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The Jobblni Department ofttao Colombian ti very
SSR.h !h"l0,K,JoP 1'r'n"BWIllcoinp.irofavor.
ator tholnrfro clllra. All work dono on
Bhort notice, neatly and atmoderato prices.
Transient or Ixicnl notices, ten cent ft line, resfii-
lar advcrtnemcnts halt rates.
J S BITTENBENDEn,;"""0"'
BLOOMSBUUG, PA., FiUDAY, AUGUST 4, 1882.
THK C0LUMU1AH, VOL. XVI, NO ill
COLUMBIA UKMOUIIAT, VOL.XLVI, NO SJ
cards the 'Business Directory" column, ono
dollar car for each line.
omco In 1st National Hank building-, second floor,
nrt door to tho right. Corner of Main and Mar
ket streets, llloomsburg, I'a.
omce In Knt'a llulldlne.
Q 11. & W. J. IIUOKALEW,
omco on Main street, 1st door below court Houio.
JOHN M. CLANK,
;MOmca over Schuyler's Hardware Store.
HEfe oWo In Drowcr's bulldlnK,9eoond'noor,ri
om No, 1
Ilfoonuburg, Pa, .
r FilANK ZAIIB,
omco corner of Centre and Main Streets. Clark's
Can bo consulted In Oerman,
EO. E. EL WELL,
New coujmbun iiuilsino, liloomsburg, Pa.
Member of the United States Law Association.
Oollectlons made In any part of America or Eu
.pAUL E. WIUT,
omco In comjubuh boilpino, itoom N. second
i 1 floor.
Omco In II. J. Clark's liuliolnir, second floor, llrst
door to the left.
Oct. e, -so.
JOHN C. YOCUM,
.11 CATAWISSA, I'A.
. .Omce In building formerly occupied by II. J. Ileo
'! I der.
" Member of tho American Attorneys' Associa
tion. Collections made In any part of America,
Jan. e, 1SS3.
!; J ATTpRNEY-AT-LAW.
k Jackson' Building, Rooms 4 find C.
May e, -SI. BERWICK, FA.
I i y Catawlssa, Pa.
Office, corner of Third and Main streets.
I. KN0KK. L. B. WINTSKSTXEN.
KNORR & WINTERSTEEN,
Dnic InTst'Nattonal Bank bulldlnir, socond floor,
"llrst door to tho left. Corner ofMuln and Market
BtreeW Btoomsbure, Pa.
t&"Pennons and Bounties Collcchdi
J H. MAIZE, "
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE.
omco In Mrs. Ent's Bulldlngf, third door from
Main street. May so, '81.
M. L. EYERLY,
0'iectlona promptly made nnd remlttod.
omco opposlto Catawlssa Deposit Bank, em-38
Ah. FRITZ, Attnrney.at-Law. Office
, In Columbian Building, Juno 34, "81.
D BUCICINGnAM, Attornoy.al.Lnw.
lAi.onice, Ilrockway's Building list floor,
BToomsburg, Pcnn'a. may 7, 'su-t t
li. BARKLEY, Attorney-at.Law.
. omce In Brower's bulldlnsr, 2nd utory.Ilooms
" B. McKELVY, M. D.,8urgeon and Phy
. slclan, north Eldo Main atreot,bclow Market.
R. J. 0. RUTTER,
PUTSICIAN & HDHQKON,
omce, North Market street,
OR. WM. M. REBER, Siirfieon mid
Physician, omco corner of Hock and Market
T R. EVANS, M. D.,
J , PhyBlclan, (Omce and Resld
enco on Third
p M. DRINKER, GUN & LOCKSMITH
Hewuie Machines and Machinery of all kinds re
paired, OriKi Uousi Building, Bloomsburg, Pa.
AVID LOWENBERO. Merchant Tailor
If Una St., above Central Hotel.
y H. HOUSE,
BjX)OMsiiURa,Coi.uJiiiiA County, Pa.
All styles of work dono In a superior manner, work
warranted as represented. Tkktu Kxtkict
id without Pain by the use of Gas, and
free of charge w ben artlflclal toetb
omce oror Bloomsburg Banking Company,
7o be open at all hourt dunng the day,
W.R. TUBBS, PROPRIETOR
0PP0SITK COURT HOUSE.
Iuge and conronlent sample rooms. Bath rooms
hot aud cold waterand all modorn conveniences
Is again at his old stand under KXCIIANdE
HOTEL, and has as usual a l'lKST-ULAKS
UAUBBRSHOP. Ho respectfully solicits tho
patronage of Utsoldcuatonierbatid'of tho publlo
generwur, juiym, aou
R. I. L. RABB,
Mala street, opposlto Episcopal Church,
ir Teeth oitractod without pain,
oct. l. ww.
Y"AINWRIQHT & CO., !
WHOLESALE OIIOOEJIS, 1
tkab, syrups, coffee, suqait, molasses,
mc, sricis, bicirbboi)1,4o., 4o,
N, E. corserecond and Arch streets. !
HTOrdoni will receive prompt attontlou
SPEING. AND SUMMER OLOTIIINQ.
The uptown clothier, has lust received a lino lino
of Now Goods, nnd Is ptcparcd to mako up
SPRING AND SUMMER SUITS
For Men and Boys In tho neatest manner and La
GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS,
1-IatSi Gaps. &o i
Always on hand. Call nnd F.xamlne. EVANS'
BLOCK Corner Main and Iron Street!,
STOVES AND TINWARE.
E. "3- BEOWER
Has purchased tho stock nnd Business of I. 11ft
ifonbuch, and Is now prepared to do all kinds pf
work In his line. Plumbing and (las Fitting a
specialty. Tinware, Stoves,
In a great variety. All work dono by
Main Street corner of L'ast.
N. S. TINGLEY.
Announces to tho public that he Is prepared to
do all kinds of
promptly and nt reasonable prices. Now Is the
season for a
NEW SUMMER SUIT
And Tlngley's tho placo to get a proper fit.
Shop 3rd door Columbian Building, Main street,
ffl. C. SLOAN & BRO.,
M tnuracturcrs of
CARRIAGES, BUGGIES, PHAETONS,
SLEIGHS, PLATFORM WAGONS, &C.
First-class work always on hand.
KEPAlllIXa NEA TLYDOXE.
Prices reduced to suit the times.
W. KC- CAETEE.
CONTRACTOR & BUILDER,
SPECIFICATIONS FOK BUILDINUS,
Jobbing of all kinds promptly attended to
All work warrantctl to givo
feb 3d '82-om
WM. F. BODINEi
IRON ST., BELOW SECOND, BLOOMSBDItO, I'a.
Is prepared to do all kinds of
Plain and ornamental
BOTH DEC0UAT1VE AND PLAIN.
All UIimIm orFnriiittirc Rciuilrcd
and made as poo1 sin iiuw.
NONE BUT FlltST-CLASS W011UMEN EJIP
LOVED. Hatimatct IVTado on all Wort,
WM. F. BODINE,
BLOOMSBUR& PLAKING MILL
Tho underslcned haTlnir put his Planing Mill
on Kallroad street, In tlrst-ciass condition. Is pre
pared to do all kinds of woik In his line.
FRAMES, SASH, DOORS,
furnished at reasonable prices. All lumber used
Is well seasoned aud nonu hut skilled workmen
ESTIMATES FOR BUILDINGS
furnished on application. Plans aud spcclncn
uoos prcparcu uy an experienced uraugaismuu.
Bt F. SHAEPLESS,
FOUNDER AND MACHINIST,
WEAR L.& B. DEPOT, BLOOMSBUaO, PA.
Manufacturer of Plows, stores and all kinds of
Casttugs. Lnreo stock of Tinware, Cook stoves,
Koom stoves, Stoves for heatlnp storcs,school
houses, cuuicncs, m: aiso, urfu hiock oi re
pairs rorclty stoves of all ktnds.w holesalo and 1 ctall
.such as Flro Brick, Urates, uav.centrcs, &c.,stovo
Pipe, Cook Boilers, Spiders, cako Plaies, Larire
Iron Kettles, Sled Soles, Wagon Boxes, ull kinds
of Plow Points, Mould Uoardi, Bolts, Plaster, salt,
7LiYVi MAA UJlJi, A-C,
I7HKAS IIHOWN'S INSUHANCB
1 AUKNOV, Moyer'a new hutldluf, Main
sueet, llloombburb', Pa.
lltna Insurauco Co., of Hartford, Conn, JT,T3,Sil
hoyal of Liverpool,,,.,.
Flro Association, Philadelphia
PhuMilx, of Loudon ,
l.oudou Lancashire, of England
Springfield Flro and Marino
As the aeencles aro direct, policies nro written
for tho Insured without auy dolay In (he
onice at Blooinshuri;. Oct, i$, 'sl-tr.
C1I1U8TIAN F, KNAPP, BLOOMSIirjIlO, I'A,
BUITISII AMEUIOA ASSUHANCE COMPANY.
OEHMAN FIHE 1NSUKANCE COMPANY.
NATIONAL FII1B INSUHANCK COMPANY.
UNION INSUHANCB COMPANY.
These old coxroRiTiOHS nro well seasoned by
ago and nax testbd and have never yet had a
loss settled by any court of law. Their asset
aro all Invested In solid escvuiriiisand aro liable
to tho hazard of nun only.
Losses raourrLY and iionistlt adjusted and
paid as Boon as determined by Ouhistiik F,
UNirr, tricoL Auint and Aujcauia Bi-oous.
The people of Columbia oounty Bhould putron-
and paid oy ono of their owncltliens.
PK0MP1NESS, EIUITY, 1'Allt UKAMNO,
ALWAYS ON HAND
AT THIS OFKJCE
Impurity of tho
unil nil Dtneniics
rnimril 1y Do
rniijicuiciit of Liver, llimoln nnd Kldnc)-.
symptoms or a i)isn.sr.i) i.ivr.it.
Bid Urcathi Pln In the Side, mmttlm the
f Ain U fill under the MmuMer-tiUde, inhtalen for
theumatUm (t general tn of appetite ; Bowels
Kenerally costive, sometimes Altetnatlnft with lax
the head Is troubled with patn, Is dull nnd heavy,
with considerable loss of memory, accompanied
with a painful sensation of leaving undone something
which ought to have beendonei a slight, dry cough
and flushed face Is sometimes an attendant, often
mistaken for consumption: the patient complains
of weariness and debility; nervous, easily surtled;
feet cold or burning, sometimes a prickly sensation
of the skin exists; spirits are low and despondent,
and, although satisfied that exercise would De bene,
ficlal, yet one can hardly summon up fortitude U
try It in fact, distrusts tsery remedy. Several
of the above symptoms attend the disease, but cases
have occurred when but few of them existed, yet
examination after death has shown the Liver to
have been extensively deranged.
It slimilil ho ttsod by nil person, old and
young, whenever nny of tho above
l'oramia Traveling or LhlnR In Un.
Iiraltliy Irficnlltlm, by taking a dose occasion,
ally to keen the LUer in healthy action, will avoid
all Miliaria, lllllnus itttnrkis, IJItzinest, Nau.
sea, Drowsiness, Depression of Spirits, etc, It
will Invigorate liken glass of nine, hut is no In
If Ynu Imvo ratcn nnythlni; Imnl ot
illROotlon, or feel heavy after meals, or Mi'pp.
leds at night, take a dose and you will be relieved,
Tlmo nnd DnctnrV llllln will ho saved
by ulwajd kccplni; tho Itcgnlator
In the llonsel
For, whatever the ailment may be, a thoroughly
afe pnriratlve, nlli'iiillvi, and tonlo can
never be out of place The remedy Is harmless
nnd dues not lnlrrfiTci stltli business or
IT IS l'UIlIlLY VIlOirTAIlLK,
And has all the power and efficacy of Calomel or
(Juinlne, without any of the i.,jutiuus after cllccts.
A Gov, nmr'M Ti'stlinniiy,
Simmons Liver Hcgulator has been In use In my
family for sime time, and 1 am satisfied it Is a
valuable addition to the medic d science.
J. Gill Snoutm, Governor of Ala.
Hon. Ali'xiimlop If. SIpjihriH, of Oa
says: Hasc derived sonic benefit Irom the use of
Simmons Liver Regulator, and wish to give it a
"Tho only ThlnR- Hint never- falla to
Itollovii." I have used many remedies for Dys
pepsia, Liver Affection and lability, but never
have found anything to bcnct'.t ine to the extent
Simmons Liver Regulator has. I sent from Min
nesota to (leorsis for it, nnd vi onld send further for
such a medicine, and would advise nil who are sttn.
llarly pfficted to give It a trial as it seems the only
thing that never fails to relieve,
P. M. Jakney, Minneapolis, Minn.
'f1-' T: V ,,11,"1 say i From actual ex
perience hi the use ol Simmoi s Liver Regulator in
riy practice I have been and am satisfied to use
and prescribe It as a purgative medicine.
Sf"Talf only the Genuine, which always
has on tho Wrapper the mil Trnde-Mnrk
andSlBiiattirn or ,J. II. ZI1ILIN & CO.
rORJSALE BY ALL DltUCGISTS.
That's a common expres
sion .ind lias a world of
nicaninrf. I low much suf
fering is summed up in it.
The singular thing about
it is, that pain in the back
is occasioned byso many
things. May be caused by
kidney disease, liver com
plaint, consumption, cold,
nervous debility, &c
Whatever the cause, don't
neglect it. Something is
wrong and needs prompt
attention. No medicine has
yet been discovered that
will so quickly and surely
cure such diseases as
Hkown's Iron BiTTKRS.and
it does this by commencing
at the foundation, and mak
ing the blood pure and rich.
Logansport, Ind, Dee. l, 1880.
Tor a long time 1 have been a
suiierir fiom stomach and kidney
dtseave. My appetite was very pocr
and the very sni.ul amount 1 aid eat
disagreed with me. I was annoyed
vciy much from nuii.rctention of
urine, I tried many remedies with
ro success, until 1 used Brown's
Iron Litters. Since I used that my
stoaiach does net bother me any.
My appetite is simply immense. My
kidney trouble is no more, and my
general health Is such, that I feet
like a new man. After the use of
Brown's Iron Ilitterifor one month,
1 have gained twenty pounds iu
weight. O. B. SAttuCNT,
Leading physicians and
clergymen use and recom
mend Brown's Ikon Bit
tkrs. It has cured others
suffering as you are, and it
will cure you.
DR. J. B. KfiAROHISi.
disco VEiiBit lov"nk. AUCniBI'S
A POSITIVE CURE FDR FEMALE COMPLAINTS.
Tlila remedy will act In harmony with tho IV.
malo fjetem ot all tlmc, nnd aim Immediately
upon tlm abdominal aud uterlufl tuu'clef, andru
storothcmtoaln'oltliy f.i.d ttrong condition.
Dr. 51 trclilel'rf t'lcilnu t'lithollcuu Mill curu fall
hitf of tho w.imh, Louciirrliiea, Chronic Inflamma
tion ami I'Iccrall'in nt tho Womb, Incidental
IImorrlia'r'o or rioodlnfr, Painful, Puppri'a"ed
a..4 Irregular MriiilritMlon, Kidney Cumplalut,
Barroniiom iitidlsirpci tally nduiilrdtolbo clmtiN
ofUfe. Soud for pamphlet f ice. All lelltru nl
liinulryfrci'lynuwwd. Addren n iilm'. Pur
..lu by ulldrucrlsu. Neirtle SI prrl.otllr,
)ldlu yl.od. Be tnro nnd axle lor Dr, Mur
chlsl'a UtcilioCalhcIli.ou. Taltanoollicr,
Moj'ci Brim., Wholesale AgeUM, Blooiath irj Pa,
IS A SUf'iE CURE
for nil tllecnaoB of tho Kldnoya nnit
It baa i ocUlo action ou thla most Important
or. ai 1 las H to throw otr torpidity and
1 , 1 OmulaUns tho healthy aeoreUou of
tU l;Je, aud by keeptne tho bowel In fre
uoiuUUou, erToctlue ita regular discharge,
ItactlCtlliUii laalarla, liavo tlia cbilla.
aro bilious, dyapeptlo, or oonstlpatod, Klduoy
Vort will uly rcllovo and Quloltly euro.
In tho Spring tocloauaelhoCyjtcia, ovory
ouo ahould UVo a thorouch ooumo of It.
SOLD BY DllUUUlcJTU. I'riceni.
Sf) 1 0 !fi20l,cr nioma, amplea worth 15
u 10 'Putreo AdlicsuHTlNai N .t Co' Port.
iiuivh ul, -ly
DaiiEliters, Wives, Molhersi
Llttlo hrook I I.ltllo hrook I
Yott hao Biich a happy look
Such a N cry merry manner, o jotl swerveand
curve and crook
And your ripples, one and one,
Reach othera hniid'Biind run
I.Ike lattirhln little eh liron In the nun.
Llttlo brook, Hint; to mo j
Slnit nbottt a Imintiletieo
Thattnmhled from a llly-holl and tfriunuted mum
Wlnir, llecaii'so ho wet tho illm
Of hU wlnvpi, nnd had to swim,
Whllo the water utiipi raced round and
laughed at him.
Llttlo brook, slnjf a sonp;
Ot a leaf Hint sailed along
Down tho ffoldcn-hralded tentre ot your citrrvlit
And a dragon fly that lit
On the lilting rim of It,
And rodo away and wasn't Beared a bit,
Llttlo brook, laugh nnd leap,
Do not let tho dreamer weep ,
HlnghlmnlltheBongd ot summer till he sink In
Hottest sleep ;
And then sing soft and low
Through his dreams ot long ago
Sing back to him the rest ho used t
,rimfa HVii'toimli llilty in tUJhston Transcript,
There's not a human heart but feels
At limes a longing for tho past,
When Homo fond memory o'er It steals,
And some old spell U round It cast,
It may be some forgotten bliss
That filled and thrilled It long ago ;
A dither's smllo a mother's kiss,
A hitter's lovo th it made It glow.
Perhaps, In happier days gone by,
A deeper love was then enshrined,
Which gao a lustro to tho cje,
An Impulsi) to tho youthful mind i
'Till like a llower loo early chilled,
The don rone pined and passed away,
And anguish deep that bo-)m Illled,
Which lovo had thrilled u brighter dy.
Tho faces that In childhood's homo
Had grown fatnlll.tr to the eye,
A row Hit us still where'er o t oam,
Vhatocr scenes around us He j
Tho melodies we love to hear
In other lands, when llto was young,
And he.ird again by fancy's ear,
In all tho charms ot mother tongtto.
Where'er on earth wo may sojourn,
In frlild zone or torrid elltne,
Our thoughts through llfo would fondly turn
To other days endeared by lime.
And thus, at times, the heart 111 feel
An t nriitvjt longing tor tho past ,
When some fond memories o'er It steal,
And some old spell Is round It cast.
Patrick I'. Durkan.
Wuhiul iust linishuil hrertkfast. Tom
lititl down the uLC-spoon lio hail been
playing with iiiul lookptl nuross at
"Aunt Anne, I think I'll take a wife,"
lio siiitl, exactly in ho mirht have said,
1 think 1 11 tuko aiiutliiToni ot coiiec.
"Take a wife'?" reiii'iUed mother, by
no means lueeiving the, in formation us
tranquil as it hail 'been given. "What
"Well, I don't know," answered
Tom, thoughtfully. "It's a notion I've
got iu my head somehow. .
"All noii!.uiise ! sain mother snaipiy.
"Do you think so?" said Tom, appar
ently doubtful, but not in the least put
"Think so. I know it. What in tho
world can you want of a wife? After
all these years we have lived so com-
l'irtalilv together to linnj' home some
body to turn the house upside down !
Ami then, what is to come of that poor
Tho "poor child" that wax I red
dening at being brought into tho argu
ment in this way, was about to speak
fur herself, when loin interposed,
"1 in suio .May knows 1 wouitl never
liavo any wife who would mako it le?s
a home for her don't you May 1"
"1)1 coiiim', saitl J.
"Ami I'm Hiui' she knows nothing cf
tho sort," persisted mother, "nor you,
either, Tom Dean. How can you an
t-wer fur what a wife may lake it into
her head to do, mice you get her tixeil
hero 7 You can't expect her to forget,
iw you do, that May has no real claim
"i hat 1 have no real claim on her, 1
suppose you mean, ma am, loin put
in lor a second tune, just as 1 was thor
oughly iineomfoi table. ''I'mt, for all
that, I intend to help her that is,"
added Tom, with one of his short-sighted
blinks sideways nt me, "as long as
she'll stay with me, eh, Mary t And
whoever ha, anything to say against
that arrangement will have to go out
of my lini'o to say it not that I'm
uliaiil ot any such result in this case
aud, one the whole, Aunt Anne, I
should liko to trv the experiment."
Mother smiled m'iuilv, but Tom was
so evidently bent on his "experiment,"
as ho ealloii it, that sho gave up the nr
"Vou can diineo if you aro ready to
pay the piper," she said shortly. "Anil
pi ay, how soon tlo you mean to bo mar
Tom's fiusu IVll a little, at this ques
"Well," said he, "I can't say exact
, 1 suppose we'll have to be eimat'eti
"What !" said mother, opening her
eyes; "why, you never mean to say,
Tom, you haven't spoken to her yet?'
"iSotyet, answered I inn, cheerluly,
'Time enough for that, you know, af
ter I had spoken to you,'
"Well," she said, "if it was anybody
else, I should say ho was cracked; but
you were never liko other people, and
'never will be, Tom Dean. Hut. at least,
you havo fixed upon tho lady f "
un, yes," jausivereti Tomj "but it
you will excuso me, Aunt Anne, I
would rather not say an) tiling about
her just yet i for if if anything should
happen it wouldn't bo pleasant for
either party, you know.'' With which
veiled allusion to hU possible rejection,
Tom took his hat and left tho room.
Our household was rather queerly
put together. There is no paiticular
reason why 1 should havo been of it at
all, lor 1 was not really related to Tom,
or even to "mother," in I called her,
though 1 nin sure wo were as dear to
each as any mother or daughter could
be. She was tho second wifo of my
father, who, liko most ministers, had
been richer iu graco than In goods, ami
loft us at his death with very little to
live on. Then it was that Tom Dean
had eonio forward and insisted on giv
ing a hoiuu to his aunt and to ine,
whom ho hail soaieely seou a do.on
limes in his life before, That was ex-
nctly like Tom "queer Tom Dow," as
his friends were fond of saying, "who
never did anything liko anybody else"
I suppose, In spite of his clear head
for business, there U no denying that
ho was whimsical; but I am sure, when
I think of hU unfailing generosity and
delicacy, I can't help wishing there
were a few more such whimsical people
in the woild. Naturally, at tho time I
am speaking of, my opinion had not
been asked; all I had to do was to go
where mother went, and, while sho
gave her energies to tho housekeeping,
give minu to growing up, which by this
time I had pietty well accomplished.
Hut perhaps for that very reason for
ono sees with different eyes at 12 and
18 for my posititin in tho house had
already begun to seem unsatisfactory
to me; autf the morning's words put it
in a clearer light, since it bad been used
as an argument against Tom's marrying.
I knew that mother had spoken honest
ly, believing that such a step would
not be (or his happiness; but was he
not the best judge of that? I know him,
if reflection should bring him round to
her opinion, to be pel fedly capable of
quietly sacrificing iiis own wishes for
ely sake, who lutd not the shadow of a
maim on him; so it must be my part to
prevent his own kindness being turned
against him now. Still, it was not so
easy to sec how I was to provide for
myself in case it should become advis
able. What could I do ? Draw and
sing aud play tolerably, but not in a
manner to compete with tho hosts that
would be in the fields ngainst me. Iit
eratuioT 1 had read so many stories
whose heroines, with a turn ot the pen,
dashed into wealth and fame. That
wouitl bo very nice, only 1 was not
the least bit literary; I had never even
kept a journal, which is saying a great
deal for a girl iu her teens. The "line
arts," then, being out of tho question
for me, what a remainder! Thero was
some clerkship, or a place in some fam
ily, and and there was Will Hroom
le'y! That may seem like going away from
the point, hut it was not. I was matter-of-fact,
but I could see well enough
what was going on right under my
eyes, and I had a pretty clear idea of
what was bringing Will to the house
o often us he had taken to coming late
ly. Thero Was a "situation" then that
would give mo the homo lite I liked
best, and felt myself best suited for;
but would it answer in other respects?
I overcast tho long seam I was sowing
twice over, I was bo busy trying to
make up niymind whether Hiked Will
Hroomley well enough to pass iny
whole life with him; and even then I
had not come to any decision, when I
was called down stairs to Letty Wal
ters. Letty was tho prettiest, I think, of all
my friends, and certainly tho liveliest,
Tom called her "the tonic," and used
to laugh heartily at her bright speeches.
I stipposo it was this that made mother
fix on Letty as his choice. When I
came into the sitting room I found a
kind of cross-examination going on. It
was amusing to anybody in tho secret,
as I was, to watch mother's artful way
of continually bringing the conversation
round, as if by chance, to bear on what
she wanted to know. Hut it all amount
ed to nothing, either because Letty was
too good a fencer, or because sho really
had nothing to betray. Hut, when Tom
came home, mother took care to men
tion that Letty had called.
"What, the tonic ?" saitl Tom. "Too
bad I missed."
"Hut for your choice being already
made," said mother, with a covert
scrutiny of his face, "I dare say you
might have as much of the tonic as you
"Hut I go on the homupathio princi
ple, you know," answered Tom, with a
twinkle in his eye.
After that mother's belief in Letty's
guiltiness wavoml. Her suspicions
were transferred from one to another
of our acquaintance, but always with
the saint) unsatisfactory result.
"It passes my comprehension," sho
said to me desparingly ono day. "I am
positive I could tell the light opo by
Tom's faco in a minute, and yet I havo
mentioned everybody we know."
"Perhaps it is somebody wo don't
know," I suggested; "some friend of
his we have never seen."
"What! a perfect stranger?" said my
mother, sharply. "Never talk to me,
child; Tom's nut capable of that."
I was silent, for I did not want to
worry her; but that wits my opinion all
Tho sumo evening it was rather
more than a week sinco Tom had hurl
ed that thunderbolt of his at us moth
er beijan about it openly.
"When are you going to introduce
your wifo to u, Tom? I suppose you
have coma to an understanding by this
"Oh, there's no hurry," Tom said, as
he had said before, but this time did
not speak quite so cheerfully. "Tho
fact is," ho continued, "there there's a
rival iu the case."
'A rival!" repeated mother, with un
"Yes, a yoiinu fellow younger by a
good deal than I am," and Tom's face
assumed an absurdly doleful look, "He
is always there now, I confess I don't
see my way clear; I'm waiting for her
to make up her mind."
'Ami she's waiting, most likely, for
you to make up jours,'' said mother,
forgetting iu her propensity to right
matters, that sho was playing the ene
'There's something in that that nov
or occurred to me," said Tom, his faco
brightening. Mother saw her mistake,
and made a counter move at once.
"Hut the ways of my timo aro old
fashioned now; young ladies, nowadays,
tako matters into their own hands. If
she cares for you, you nny bo pretty
suro she would n't havo waited till this
timo to let you know ittliat is, I judge
by tho girls 1 am in tho habit of seeing;
but if this ono is a stranger to mo "
(hero mother riveted her eyes ou Tom's
face; oh, dear, my unfortunate words
"if she is an entire stranger, I cannot
pretend to form nny opinion of her, of
"Of course," replied Tom, absently.
"Not that 1 havo any such idea," ro.
sinned mother, Krowincr warmer. "I
Iiavo said, nntl may say again, that to
uriug a perieci stranger minor this
roof Is not mv opinion of vou. Tom."
1 I felt mother's words like so many
pins and noodles; for Tom was lookltio
meditatively across nt me. and. thnuurli
that was just a way of his, it seemed
now as if ho wero reading in my face
that tho opinion was mIiio nud that I
concern mo. I felt myself, for Very
vexation, getting redder every moment,
till it grew Intolerable.
"It is so warm hero," I said for an
excuse, turning toward tho French
window. "I am going to get a breath
I went out Into our little strip of
garden ground; Tom followed. I
thought I should never havo a better
opportunity to say what I had to say,
so I waited for him by the bench under
the old pear trco. "Sit down here,
Tom," I said, "I havo something to say
"Ilnvoyou?" said Tom; "that's odd,
for I well, never mind that just yet.
What is it, Mav?
"Tom," I safd, still surer now he had
misjudged me, and more resolved to set
him right, "I want a place."
"A place?" repeated Tom, puzzled,
as well he might ho by this sudden and
indefinite announcement; "what kind of
"I don't know," I said, for indeed,
my ideas were of the vagueit. "I
thought you might, being in tho way
of those things. Now, pray, Tom," I
went on quickly, "don't fancy I am dis
contented or anything of that sort.
The truth is, ever since I loft off school
I hayo wanted t something to do, and
had it in my mind to speak to you about
With this I looked at Tom, fearing
ho might bo vexed; but ho did not look
vexed; only preoccupied.
"1 tlo know ot a place, as it happens,
.said, aftor a while, "only I'm not
ro how it would suit you."
.t.vi, uuu DVVH, DltiU Jt If lltllO
"Well, it's a sort of of general use
"Why, it must be to run errands,"
said I, laughing "And where is it,
"Well," said Tom, hesitating again,
"its with inc."
"How very nice 1" I exclaimed. "How
soon can I havo it?"
"The sooner tho better, so far as I am
concerned," said Tom, and with that
he tinned and looked at me, and direct,
ly 1 met his eyes I know somehow, all
in a moment, what it was ho meant:
ami I knew, too, both that I could not
have passed all my life with Will
Hroomley, and why I could not.
I am suro Letty Walters, who inter
rupted us just then, must havo thought
my wits were wandering that evening,
and, indeed, they were; for I was com
pletely dazed with this sudden turn
tilings had taken. Hut Tom, who had
the advantage of me there, took it quite
cooly and laughed and talked with Let
ty just tho same as over till she wont
It was pretty lato when wo went in.
Mother sat where we had left her, knit
ting in tho twilight.
"Wasn't that Letty Walters with you
a while ago?'' she said as wo came in.
"Yes," saitl I, with a confused feeling
of an explanation or something being
necessary; "sho just camo to bring the
now crochet pattern she promised me.''
"H'm 1" said mother, as much as to
say sho had her own ideas as to what
Letty came for.
Tom had been wandering about the
room in an absent sort of fashion, tak
ing up and putting down in the wrong
places all the small objects that fell in
his way. He came up and took a seat
by his mother. I became of a sudden
very busy with the plants in the win
dow, for I know ho was going to toll
"Wish nio jo', Aunt Anno," said ho,
"it's all settled'
"Settled, is it ?" said mother in aivy
thing but a joyful tone. "So it's as I
suspected all along. Well, you havo
my best wishes, Tom; perhaps you may
bo happy after all; I'm sure I hope so."
This wasn't a very encouraging sort
of congratulation and Tom seemed tak
Qftrtfl cnnii " am1 T ItWMint la
en aback by it.
"I'm sorry you aro uot pleased," ho
said, after a pause; "I had an idea somo-
how you would be.
"I did not know from what you indir-
ed. Hut, there, it's no use crvincr over
spilled milk. You'll bo married direct
ly, 1 presume. 1 must bo looking for
a house," and mother stroked her nose
reflectively with a knitting needle.
"What for? said Tom; "J thought
of keeping on heie all tho same."
"1 never suspected otherwise, said
mother. "Of courso I did not expect
to turn you out of your own house."
"Hut what is the need of looking out
for another then?"
"Why, for myself."
"Kor yourself?" repeated Tom in a
tonu of utter amazement. "CJoing to
leavo us just now ? Why, Aunt Anne,
1 never heard of such n thing.
"Now. Tom,' said mother, speaking
very fast, and making her needle fly in
concert, "wo might as well come to an
understanding at onco ou this subject.
I am fully sensible of your past kind
ness now just let me finish I say I
appreciate it, aud have tried to do my
duty by you in return, as I hope I
Bhould bo always ready to do. I wish
an goon to you and your wife, anil shall
bo glad to help her if I can, but to livo
in the samo house with her is what
would turn out pleasantly for neither
ouo of us, and, oneo for all, I can't do
"Aunt Anne," said Tom. mishinrr
back his chair and staring in mother's
excited face, "either you or I must bo
out of our wits."
"It's not ine, then, st any rate.'' re
torted mother, getting nettled.
Amusement and a certain embarrass
ment had kept mo a silent listener so
tar, but there was no staudint: this: I
niv.il iu sjiuiin, uut cuttiii nut, luriatlgll
"I think you aro all out of your wits
n.uu iuuuilt, muting suui piy.
it nni nus mo oiiiiu v it s no laughing
"You don't understand each other."
i gasped; "oh, tlearl it s not Letty of
oh, dear!'' and relapsed niraln.
"Not Letty? repeated mother, turn-
ingto iom, "then why did you tell
mo so i
"I never told you so," Bitid Tom.
"Why, yes you did," persisted niotl
"You camo in nnd told mo you wero
going to bo married."
"Yes, so I am," said Tom, still at
"Now, Tom Dean," Bald mother ris
ing and confronting him, "what do you
meant Who is irolnu to bo vour wife?''
"Why, May, of course," answered
"May 1" ami thou, aftor a nauso of
4 liioxprcssiblo astonishment, it was moth-
er's turn to laugh. "Do you mean to say,
Tom, it was that child you wero think-
ng of all the while?''
"Why, who else could It bo ?" said
"Well, said mother, "I ought to
isivo remembered vou never did do any
thing liko anybody else. Hut, still, why
in the world ditl you go to work in such
a roundabout way ?"
"i wanted to seo how you took to my
ilea," said Tom.
"And how do you suppose wo wero
to guess your ido'a meant May?" moth
"Who else could it bo?" repeated
Tom, falling back ou what ho evident
ly found unanswerable argument. It
was no use talking to him. Mother
gave it up with a shako of tho head.
"And you won t want another house,
hen. Anno?" said Tom. suddenly.
That set mother off again; Tom joined
wun nor, and altogether I dont' think
wo ever passed a merrier cvcniiiL' than
tho one that made us acquainted with
How we Digest.
To make the process of ditrestion
simple, let mo say that It begins in tho
mouth and ends in the liunrs. A man
swallows a mouthful of bread. Wo
folio it down tho lesophatrtis to his
stotnash. It now. bv a peculiar motion
of tho stiiinach, and ns it touches here
and there, gastric juice starts out, liko
sweat upon the forehead, and wets tho
After a couple of hours rcvolviinr
about within the stomach, tho bread
is changed into something that looks
ike buttermilk. This is chvme. Now
tho gate at tho riuht end of the stom
ach opens and lets this chvmo nass
throuiih the (list parts of the intestine.
There two new liquids aro poured in,
ono from the liver tho bile tho other
from the pancreas tho pancreatic
uice. These induce certain changes
n tho litiiiid bread which makes it re
semble milk. Now it is called chvle.
Innumerable little mouths, which open
within tho intestine, suck up this milk
or chyle, carrying it to a small canal
ami thoracic duct which lies upon the
backbone, and through it runs up tho
upper part of the chest and is poured
into a larixo vein iust under the left
collarbone. Through this vein it
reaches the right side of tho heart, and
is tlion forced into the lungs, when it
coined in contact with the air. Now a
wonderful change comes over it. This
is produced by the addition ot oxygon
to tho milk like fluid. For a given
quantity of this chyle, a still larger
quantity of oxygen is added, and the
compontid which comes of this union
between the bread and tho oxygen is
the nutriment which supplies tho wants
of tho system. What takes place in
lungs is more important than anything
that precedes it, iu the process of di
l'or example, a man may live on
fried salt pork, hot saleratus biscuit
and strong green tea (I don't know of
a worse dose), if he lives on the West
ern plains and breathes pure air, he
will have a purer blood, healthier skin
and will bo freer from humors, than
another man who lives upon the choic
est grains and fruits, but who constant
ly breathes the air of a close, furnace
heated house. In other words we may
truly say that, in considering the great
tuuction ot digestion, tho lungs really
play a more important part than the
It is really vital that tho first and
last step in digestion should be well
Llone. I' ust, chew well, and last
breathe well. If those two duties aiu
well performed, a substantial contribu
tion will bo made to our welfare. Jlv
Dr. Dio Xmcis.
A nusband's Preparations.
The other morning when a Detroiter
seated his wifo in a car on the Miohi-
au central to mako tho iouruey to
Chicago alono he took a look around
him and said to her;
"Now, love, if you should want the
window raised hero aro a dozen gentle-
nen who will break their necks to ac
"If you feel lonesome and want
somebody to talk with about affairs in
lt,gypt, Noahs ark or tho ice period.
don't hesitate to call upon any of these
"You won't know enough to leavo
the car at noon nnd get your dinner,
and yott had better ask some of them
to accompany you. If they offer to
pay for your meal don't bo squeamish
"Of course not."
i ou want io read to pass away
time, it so, any ot those gentlemen
will bo only too happy to purchaso you
half a bushel of tho latest books and
magazines. He careful to save 'em for
mo to read when yon get home."
"Anil you say to them we havo been
man led four years; that wo do not live
happily together; I am a domestic
tyrant; you have strong thoughts of
procuring a divorco: vou feel that vou
could love the right sort of a husband ;
you like oranges and peanuts ; you aro
innocent and confiding; you have
never traveled; you aro afraid of get
ting lost in Chicago, and you will bo
over so much obliged to any ono who
will get you a hack, seo to your trunk
and pay all your expenses, (tood-bve.
, i, -
And wasn't it strango that not ono
siuglo mini iu that car even spoke to
tnai lany in a nun ot three hundred
how's tiik. n.vnv.
"i low s tno nauyv "ills croup is
better this morning, thank vou. Wo
gave him boiiiu of Thomas' Kelectric Oil
as you advised, doctor, and shall give
nun somo more iu an hour or t-o,
Next day tho doctor pronounced the
A lady whoso husband was tho
champion snorer of tho community in
which they resided, confided to a female
mend tho following painful intcll L'cncc:
"My life has not been ono of unalloyed
delight. I havo had the measles, tho
chicken pox, tho cholera, the typhoid
luvet, nun iiumiumatory rnciiinutisni
lint 1 nover know what real misfortuno
was until l married a burglar alarm,"
Care-worn persons, students, weak
nnd overwovkid mothers will find in
Hrowu's Iron HiIIhim
which gives strength mid tone to tho
When an operator goes into an unde
veloped field nnd puts down a test well
ho naturally desires to havo tho profit
of his riek. It costs him something
liko SG.OOO to put down that wildcat
well, for which, in most cases, ho gets
no return, for the majority of wildcat
wells produce nothing. If ho finds a
rich sand, however, nnd can keep it a
secret for n while, ho has a fortuno in
his hands. Ho can sell oil short,
knowing that when it is known that a
now field has been discovered the price
will go down. His most direct oppor
tunity, however, is to lease the land in
tho neighborhood of his well, to bo sold
again at an enormous profit as soon its
it is known that it is productive terri
tory. So ho gunrds his secret with
every npplianco he can invent. His
most dangerous enemies aro tho
"scouts." They arc paid to discover
whnt ho is trying to conceal.
Almost every prominent oil broker
has a "scout" regularly employed to
keep him posted on tho latest doings at
tho front. 'Daring, cautious, patient,
untiring, unscrupulous, and honest, the
scout must add to the experience of a
driller the subtle judgment of a broker
and the keenness of an operator. In
the shadows of tho night he cams his
salary lurking about in tho neighbor
hood of a now well out of gunshot of
tho guards about derrick ; lying often
in tho snow or in the swamp for hours
with his uoso and ears stretched above
tho shelter of some friendly log to
catch the smell of gas or the gurgle of
flowing oil ; sneaking up to the tank
houso to get a peep in it possible;
watching tho motion of tho walking
beam ami estimating the depth of tho
tools thereby ; ready to bribe a driller
or exchange "shots with a guard at a
IIo sometimes spends weeks watch
ing ono particular well. 11c studies
the habits of tho men working on it,
notes if any of them aro likely to suc
cumb to tho temptation of his brandy
flask, jots down the hours when each
one takes his nap, marks which way
their faco3 are mostly turned in thoir
rounds, and if ho catinut court thur
favor, doviscs somo scheme to get in
side their guard and at their secret. In
tho gray ot tho morning ho rules away
to the nearest telegraph ollico and com
municates with his employer before tho
market opens. It is a mystery when
he sleeps. Alnust any time of the day
io may bo seen loitering noout wner-
over there is a crowd, picking up ac
quaintance with the few drillers ho
Iocs not already know.
The emoluments of tho work are oc-
casionly of a size to compensate for any
iimount ot hardship, l'or instance:
"Si" Hughes, who got the Anchor oil
company a pointer on 610, has been
taken into the company with the ollico
of superintendent and a cloar tenth of
their profits. His spring's work will
net him not less than S1."0,000 ; but
there is a well-defined path circling
through tho woods around G-tC, worn
by tho leet ot those who worked as
hard as ho and got nothing but their
salaries, llow Hughes got his itifor
niation is still a mystery. IIo is said
to claim that he lay under tho derrick
for nineteen consecutive hours, but tho
prevailing impression is that ho bought
tho secret lrom one ot tho guanis.
In the course of an experience ineet
ng the other evening with Captain
Peter Grace, one of tho men who put
down tho CIO well in this district, lio
told me the true story of the mystery.
Much has been written about it, more
probably than was ever printed about
in oil well be I ore, but tho captain told
mo a lew tilings winch wero now.
This wonderful Cherry Grove district
owes its development to tho misfortune
of George II. Dimmick. IIo had been
wieeked financially over in the Coal
creek legion, and Captain Grace s"t
him to work out this way rather to
give him a chance to recover than
irom any other motive. Land could
be leased for a dollar an acre, and tho
experiment was not very costly.
"When the tools broke through the
shell of the sand about 10 o'clock on
the morning on tho 1 1 th of March,"
said Captain Grace, "wo know wo had
touiid wealth. The oil filled up a bun
ked feet before wo could get the tools
out. The pressure on us was tremen
dous Wo drove a tight fitting wood
en plug !l feet long to the bottom cf
thu well, poured the hole full of oil,
screwed iu the casing head, anil set tho
tools, which weigh not loss than a ton,
on top of it. Even then when the well
flowed it blew tho casing head off and
sent the tools a Hying up tho derrick.
"Ono trick wo played to dicehe
the scouts I think has nover got into
print. I took a torpedo man into a
room in the hotel at Warren ono day
very mysteriously, but took good caro
to havo a scout "seo 'me do it. Of
courso thu scout immediately hid him
self iu tho adjoining room. I told tho
shooter, with my voice trembling, that
I had put my last dollar into tho Gift
venture and had found no oil. I must
get some Appearance of grease iu onl r
to sell my lease and get out whole. 1
arranged with him to go out that night
and torpedo tho well. Well, wc went
out with a nnike-beliovo torpedo fiil ed
th wnter. The scouts wero at our
heels, of course, and watched every
motion. Wo went to tho well iu tho
dead of night, and thero went through
the lorin of shooting the well so accu
rately that even thu guards about thu
well wero deceived. The noxt morn
ing thoy complained that tho smell of
dynamite had given them tho headache.
Sharp as they were, tho scouts wore all
taken iu and did not find out tho trick
until weeks afterward. llradford
Uy unthinking, Hurdock
considered a weed, mid its
growth, unpleasant smell,
reutiereii u, tnono "not knowing its
virtues," a nuisance, and yet tho root
has long been acknowledged by sa
vants as most invaluable ns n diuretic,
aiierient and blood puiilier. Hurdock
Hlood Hitters embody all its good
qualities. Price Si. 00.
"Is there such a thing as luckt" nskn
a correspondent. There is. For In
stance if you go homo at two o'clock
iu tho morning, after promising your
wifo to ho iu early, nnd find her imhop
mid don't tumble over nnv ehnl
i luck, but it isn't to ho depended on
Oil City Jhrrick.