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of tlio imlilhhcM, until nil nrre.irn ro iiult , but
loni continued credits will not boijivcn.
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oljlcei must bo pa cl for Inndvnnco, unless rt respon-
bio pfraon n Columbia county assumes to imv
ho subscription duo on demand. 1 y
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JO B PRINTING.
Tlio.Tobblnf Department of tlio Coujmm an Is verr
complete, anil our Job Printing m compare favor,
nblr wltli thntor tliolnnto clues. Alhvork done on
snort noUco, neatly and at moderate prices
T K. WALIiKH,
omco In 1st National llank bulldlne, second door.
SM0, rlB lt' uornorotiUln and Mir
ket streets, llloomsburir, Pa.
Offlce In Ent's Building1.
Q 11. I1UOKAM3W,
omco on Main Street, 1st door below Court ltouto.
JOHN 31. OLMUC,
omce over Schuyler's ltardwnro Store.
Ofllco In nrowcr's bulldlng'.setond floor.room No. 1
T FRANK ZAKR,
omco corner of Centre and Main Btreots. Clark's
Can bo consulted In aerman.
Q.KO. 13. EIAVELL,
New Columbian UcitDiNa, Bloomsburg, ra.
Member of the United States Law Association.
Collections mado In any part oi America or ku
pAUE E. WIRT,
offlco In Columbian Bmt.niNa, itoom No. 2, second
JJERVEY E. SMITH,
omco In Mrs. Knt's Building.
Sept. 16 w-1 y.
Ofllco In H.J. Clark'd lliillrtlntf, second floor, first
uoor to mo leu.
Oct. 8, 'so.
S. KNOBB. L. 8. WINTSRSTKKN.
KNORR & WINTERSTEEN,
A ttovney s-at-La-w.
omco tu 1st National Hank bulldtnir, second Uoor,
tlrstdoortotholcft. Corner of Main and Market
streets Bloomsburc Pa.
IQT Pensions and Bounties Collected,
J II. MAT'iE,
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE.
OUcolnMrs. JJnt's Building, third door from
Milnstreot. May 20, '81.
JOHN C. YOOUM,
omco In NKwa Item building, Main btreet.
Member of tlio American Attorneys' Associa
tion. Collections mado In any part of America.
Jan. s, m.
A K. OSWALD,
Jackson Bullillug, Rooms 4 and 5.
May 0, SI. BERWICK, PA
" ATTOR NE Y-AT-L AW.
omco, corner of Third and Main streets. '
"Yy-M. II. SNYDER,
omco In Low's Building, second lloor, second
door to tho left,
can bo consulted In German. nug is '82
"7" E. SMITH,
Attorncy-ntLnw, Herwick. Pa.
Can bo Consulted In German.
FIRE AND LIFE INSURANCE
C3"0nice with tho licrwlck Independent.
l. BAIIKLEY. Altornev-st.l.aw
omco In llrowcr'a building, 2nd story.ltooms
"D nUOKINGIIAM, Altorney-nt-Law
XV. omce, Hrockway'a Building ;iBt floor,
Biooiusburc, Penn'a, may 7, 'so-t f
B. MoKELVY, M. D.,SurKeon and Phy
. slclan, north sldo Main street.below Market
L. FRITZ, Atlnrney.at.Law. Offlce
m uolumbun uunainir, junoS4 -81
j p M. DRINKER, GUN & LOCKSMITH
Hewm? Machines and Mauhoryof all kinds re
pilred. orKKA hoosk liulldlns, llloomsburg, ra.
I I I yj. itux livu,
I'UTBICIAN & SUHOKON,
omco, NPrth Market (street,
DR. WM. M. HEUER, Sur(,'eon nnd
I'tlVSlOlfin. (IIIICA enmpr nf llnol nnrt nr.tt-Uat
T II. EVANS, M. D.. Surgeon and
ft .PllVfllnlnn ifnfn an VacH.niti. nn FPhl.il
generally. iuivi tw.t
TK, I. L. RABB,
Teeth oxtroctcd without palo.
uct, i. im,
R. TUBBS, PROPRIETOR
Ol'I'OSITB COUltT HOUSE,
0. E.ELwSU, . . .
J K BITTENBENDEn,fP"Prlotci'
WE HAVE GOT IT.
A Gi'aiBMl JLisa
FALL AND WINTER 0THING.
A. J. EVANS,
The uptown Clothier, has Just received a nnolino
omewuooa3, nna is preparea to make up
FALL AND WINTER SUITS
For Men and Boys in tlio neatest manner and La.
GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS,
HatSi Caps, &c-.
Always on hand. Call and Examine. EVANS
uLouii corner Jiain and iron stroets,
y II. HOUSE,
I5LooMsiiun(i,ConiMiiiA County, Pa.
All styles of work dono tn a superior manner, work
warranted as represented, thktu .xthact
kd witiioot Pain by the use of Oas, and
free of charge uhen artificial teeth
omco over llloomsbure Nanking company.
lo be open at all hours during the dat
Bt F. SHARPLESS,
FOUNDER AND MACHINIST,
NBAS L. Is B. DErCT, BL00MSBUSO.PA.
Manufacturer of Plows, Stoves and all kinds of
Castings. Largo stock of Tinware, Couk bloves,
Itoom stoves, stoves for heating stores,school
houses, churches, Sc. Also, largo stock bf re
pairs for city stovesof all klnds.whotesalo and retail
,8iicli as I'iro llrlck, tlratos, Lla,t.'entrts, &o.,stoo
Pipe, Cook Hollers, Spiders, Cuke Plates, Largo
Iron Kettles, Sled Soles, Vgon lloxcs, ullkluds
of Plow Points, Mould lfoards, Holts, Plaster, bait,
BONE MANURE, tic.
11AGKNCV. Mover's new
street, llloomsburg. Pa.
.Iltna Insuranco Co., of Hartford, Conn, I,078,SJl
uujrui ui i.iverpout ,,
Klre Association, Philadelphia
London & Lancashire, of ISngland.,
Hartford of llirtford..
Bprlngdeld l'lro and Marino ,,
As tho agencies aro direct, policies are written
for tlio Insured without any delay tn the
omco at llloomsburg. Oct. 28, 'fll-tf.
CIIUISTIAN F. KNAPP, ULOOMSDUKO, I'A,
UUITlUn AMEItICA ASSUHANCE COM PAN V.
HKUMAN Klltl! INSUHANtlK COMPANY.
NATIONAL P1HE INSUItANCK COMPANY.
UNION INBUHANOE COMPANY.
Theso old corfokatioks are well soasoned by
age and YiMt tsstkd and have never yet had a
loss settled by any court of law. Their assets
are all Invested In solid mccrntTissaud are liable
to tne nazara oi rim only.
Losses promptly and uokxstlt adjusted and
paid as soon as dotermtned by Cukistian P.
KNArr. spiciil Aoint and Adjustik Hloows
The DOODle of Columbia county should natron-
Ize the agency wbero losses If any are settled
and mid nr ono of their owncttlzens,
PHOMP1NM58, JttJUITV, PAIlt DEALINO.
BH1-KS3SNTS Till FOLIWIMQ
ASIERIOAN INSURANCE COJIPANIKS
Lvcomlnirof Muncy Pennvlvanta.
North American of Philadelphia, Pa,
Franklin of "
Pennsylvania of "
Parmersot York, Pa.
Ilanovor of Now York,
Manhattan of New York.
omce on tiamei street, no, s, moomsburg,
A llonicliohl Arttrln fur Unlvtr.nl
I'nr Nrnrlnf nit.t
MALARIA. Hr"V l"0r","!
Pux 3trn.ln)i. nml
nil:;iiiliiKloii.I)rmr., Ptnoni waiting on
the bkk should use It freely, Scarlet FcvcrTm
never been knonn tn tprcad where tho Fluid w.u
t'low lever hs. been turcd will. It nfter
bluck vomit lind tiikcn plncp. The wont
c.-ue, of Diphtheria yield to It,
lVprrtlanclSlckI'cr. ' fUt.VtX.POX
pnm refreshed and and
1!im1 Sore. ,ri vrnt. P1TTINM of Small
SLlS l!iui!l!n8 W"h I r"x I'KKVIMTKII
I m p it r o Air made 1 A m';mher Mmy fam.
harmless nnd purified. ' Y ,WM 4cn Wlll
ForNareThriiiitltlia fJ,?,1,-P0' Iv,ejlhe
sure cure. . Iiuul , the patient was
Cmititglnn rleslrovcd. delirious, was not
l'nr I rmtod I'crt, Pined, and was about
CliUblnlns, I'll on, the house aealn In three
ClmflriKs, etc. ?,e?V' an;' .n" oth
ltheiitiintUin cured. ha" T.J.- V: P"K-
HortWIilloCnmnlrx- "on, i iiuaueipma.
loin secured by its use.
nnip a-rvrr preventca.
Tn mirlTv (t Itcii.ll.
Clcansn the Teeth, I
it can t be surpassed,
Cntnrrli relieved and
1 tu rn relieved Instantly,
liv. ,.,,... ,
The physicians here
use Darbys 1 luid very
successfully In the treat
ment of Diphtheria,
1 ouiids healed rapidly.
or Wrel.iLl I'm,...
Stlnpi. etc. ' Trtlnr .lrlp.t n
I used the Fluid durlns Cliolt rii prevented.
rur present amicilon Willi sjicith punned
tdrici rever wan ue neaicj.
elded advantage. It Is I" cilHMofDi-nthlt
uiuispcn'iuic to me SICK1
room, Wh, !'. Sand.
should be used about
Ihe corpse It will
roRU, E tie, Ala.
prevent any tinpleas
The eminent I'hy.
M l:in,. l.M.UUON
SIMS, JII. I)., Now
York, urn "I in
convinced Prof Darbys
Prop'ii l.ii tic Fluid is a
vain alls disinfcLtant."
niidcrhllt Unlsorslty, Nuilivllle, Trim.
I lestiry to the most excellent qualities of Prof.
Darbys Prophylactic Fluid. As a disinfectant and
determent It is both thcorctlcaliy and practically
superior to any preparation whh which I am ac-qualnted.-N.T.
Luiton, Prof. Chemistry.
Dltrbys lTiihl U lteeomnu-iideil by
lion. Alrxandbr If. STcrnnm, of Ceorcli-
Hev. Liias K Debms, D.D., Church it the
Jos. LuCfNTK, Columbia, Prof.,Unlvers!ty,S.C.
Kev. A. J, IIattlk, Prof., .Mercer Unlvcrsily;
Kev. Oeo. F. Pimicn, bishop M. Fl. Church.
INIHSl'JjNSAlH.i: T KVKItY IIOMli
icrrcctly harmlc.s. Used Internally or
.. ??,;"lllJy for Man or lleast.
1 he Fluid has been thoroughly tested, and we
have abundant evidence that Itha, done e cry thine
here claimed. For fuller Information get of voul
Druggist a pamphlet or send to the proprietors,
r ,J Ik zi:ir.f .V CO..
Manufacturing Chemists, P1I1LADF:L1
August, 82 ly
That Buown'sIron Hitters
will cure the worst case
Will insurca hearty appetite
and increased digestion.
Cures general debility, and
gives a new lease of life.
Dispels nervous depression
.and low spirits.
Restores an exhausted nurs
ing mother to full strength
and gives abundant sus
tenance for her child.
Strengthens the muscles and
nervcs.enrichcs the blood.
Overcomes weakness, wake
fulness, and lack ofenergy
Keeps off all chills, fevers,
and other malarial poison.
Will infuse with new life
the weakest invalid.
37 Walker St., Ilaltlmorc, Dec. i83i.
For six years 1 have been a great
sdfierer from Wood Di&easc, llys.
so debilitated that I could not retain
Anything on my stomach, In fact,
life had almost bicomo a burden.
Finally, when hope had almost left
me, my husband seeing Hhoun's
Irox ISiTrnii advcriised In the
paper. Induced me to give it a trial.
1 am now tallns the third bottle
and have not felt so well in six
years as I do at Ihe present time.
Mrs. L. P. O.iriiN.
Brown's Iron Bitters
will have a better tonic
effect upon any one who
needs " bracing up," than
any medicine made.
March, 8, v, ly
DR. J. B. R1ARCMISI.
disoovehkh o$ 'mi". jiArtoniBrB
A POSITIVE CURE FOR FEMALE COMPLAIKTS.
This remedy wl!l act In harmour with thn IV.
mala fyetom nt all time, mid ufco liniufillalely
iik,u iiioaiHiuiuiiitii uuit uicriuu iiiufcie., and ro
ttorathcmtoaliraltby and klrnug condition.
Dr. Marrhlst's I'tcl Ino Cutbolicon HI euro fall.
Ing of tho Miinib, Leucnrrhrea, Clironiclnllamnm.
Hon and Ulcerullnn of tho Womb, Incidental
lIinorrliaro or Floodln?. Painful. Sumirr.sed
ni. J IrroguhrMciielrilullcn, Kldnry C'mnplalut,
llarrenucm mid Is crpcrlclly adapted to tho rhauro
of Life, Send for pamphlet lice. Alllvlteraol
inquiry irceiy iihswctcu. Auurcas as nnoie. I'or
pilo by alldrnrclsU. Nesvhlzo 81 Pcrbolilr,
ObUIn Wl. .li). Ho suro mid nek for Dr. Map
chlal's Utetlne C'atliollcon. Takoiiocthcr,
MoyerUros., Wholosalo Agents, llloomsburg Pi
HAG CEES'i PROVED
Tim lillDCOV AllnHi..
Pooo alamo back or disordered mina lndl.
oato that you aro a victim r T1IEH DO HOT
llESITATEi uao Kllaey.Wort at onoo. fdrun.
ffuurooororaenaitjanail wuupceaily ovei.
aomo uio uuieaso unu roatoro lioaltliy asuon.
n PiSilnti noroompumupooultaj
laftCttilivCJa to your sex. audi aa naln
and weakncs3oa. Kidney. Wort U unsurptuiaed,'
aa It will act promptly and .afoly.
ri"ierOes. Xaoi lUnoucrotoutlort cfurlao,
brl tilu'itcTrnp7dpoolta,andd'.U itra : Mng
jali.i, all tUy yield 1 1 it. curiuvo iw,:rj
Dailite, Wives, lliiers!
BLOOMSBTJRG, PA., FRIDAY, JANUARY
OK, MIL PAKCIIMKNr's .NHW CI.II'.NT.
Jlr. l'.ii'chnioiit concrallv rccfirdcil
n now client with a certain amount of
distrust, being nn old fashioned family
suituiivi ui uuinui viinvu nutiuuri, Willi
:t verv rcsticctablo ami wealthy oontieo-
tion. Hut John Downing camo to him
niiii tin iiiiiuiiiiuuuii jruiii a leitauic
source, and at a glance Mr. Parchment
was favorably impressed with him. IIo
turned out to be an elderly gentleman
somewhat infirm, with nn air of imnor
tanco and quiet dignity, which tlio law
yer had learned from cxnerienco to as
sociate with a good rent roll nnd a
Ill .! .1 .1 . . - .
IH'iiiicuuuii ioi mo unco ierecniH.
Mr. Downing commenced by anolo
gizing for tho lateness of tho hour ho
had chosen for Ins visit, it heinc bo
tween 0 and 7 o'clock in tho evenine,
Observing that tho old tietitleman was
muillcd itp to the eyes, and spoko in a
iiuiHsu winspcr, as inoiigii no was sill.
ierniK irom some aiicction oi tlio c usl,
Mr. Parchment remarked unon tlio im
ptirdenco of his venturing out after
"If it docs me nnyharni I shall havo
to bear I ho consequences, replied Mr,
Downing very sharply. "Tlio fact is
nobody knows I havo como out. At
the. present moment I am supposed to
no common to my room with bron
Mr. Parchment opened his eves at
this, but said nothing, while the old
gentleman indulged in n quiet chuckle,
which terminated in a ht ol coughing.
"I I nskedour mutual friend, Gen
oral Turnbiill, to introduce mo to a so
licitor of eminence, on whose discretion
nnd integrity I could rely, said Mr
Downing, when his cough ceased. "Ho
gave nio a letter lo you, audi have
taken tho earliest oppoitunity of
calling. I wish to make a lresh will,
Mr. l arciunent.
"So 1 anticipated," said tho lawver.
who had guessed what wat comiii!'.
"1 intend to dispose of my property
tn a manner that my relatives would
not improve of, continued Mr. Down.
ing, "and therefore 1 wish to have my
will drawn by u gentleman of eminence
and standing in tho legal profession."
"A wise precaution' said Mr. Parch
" I shall also ask you, as a niattor of
business, to act us one of my executors,
said Mr. Downing. "It will then bo
your duty to uphold tho will in caso it
should bo disputed.
"I hardly think, sir, that my business
engagements will permit mo to accept
iiiu uuiciy iiqnieu too lawyer, who did
not relish the prospect ot beingmado
respoiistuio ior ino vagaries ot an ec
"I said, as a matter of business. Of
course I should not think of asking you
In n.t fi,,' ,1,-itltitifr '' u'it.1 At..
... ..ww ..ub.i.i,, fLI J-UI lUlly,
"1 will leave you 500 guineas for your
tioiiDie, atiu nesiues uiai lliero will pro
bably bo a good deal of profit attached
to tlio winding up of my estate."
Mr. Parchment perceived from this
speech that he had to deal with a
shrewd, clear-headed man, and hothcrc-
loie telt lei-s hesitation about comply
ing with his wishes. No doubt thu lo
gnoy and the prof-peet of future busi
ncsshad iheiriiilltiencoalso, though tho
lawyer alTected to be quite indifferent to
these inducements, llerellectcd a few
momeiiis, and then said
'Well, Mr. Downing, it will denend.
of cotnse, on the natiuo of the trusts."
"lhero will bo no complication, for I
propose to leave everything to one nidi
vidua!, replied Mr. Downing. "I
mention that I am a bachelor, and mv
only near relation is a nephew, who has
uenaved badly to me, so 1 nm deter
mined to disinherit mm.
.T P .
"ii, as you say, tne matter is amto
straightforward, I shall havo no objec
tion to net," said .Mr. Paichmtnt, taking
up Jus pen and drawing up a sheet of
paper towaids him. "Will vou uive
iiio iiiu necussarv insiruciions lor your
"I leave evervthinfi to Kdward Alfrod
iiusketli, and 1 appoint him oxecutor
...til. . ' ..!.! II.. T
iiiu sun, Bam .ui, jjowmng, read
"And who may Mr. Iluskelh bo V
inquired tho lawyer, as ho wrote down
"-My man valet. I sunnoso von
ought to call him," answered tho old
"Dear mo !" exclaimed Mr Paieh-
ment, leaning back in his chair. "Ami
you leave him everything ?''
'Of course. You seo vour duties will
bo veiy Dimple."
"Hut havo you considered, Mr. Down
ing ? A man in his position
"I know all that I" inUiviinted the
old gentleman, testily ; "that is what
every one will say, and that is why I
wish a lawyer of respectability liko
yourself to act as my executor, in order
to protect his interest". You will find
Husketh a very decent fellow, well edit.
cated and to on nnd quite gentleman
enough to mnko better use of my money
than my nephew could."
Mr. Parchment said no more, as it
was quite clear that Mr. Downing had
leiiueiateiy inane up ins mind. After
ill, tho lawver felt no interest in Iho
lisinhcriU'd heir, and ho know instinc
tively that his new client was not a per
son likely to ho swayed by impulse ot
to take a sciiotis thought without exer.
oWug his judgment. He thereforo
drew up the will according to instruo
tions, not omitting tho legacy to liim.
self sand Mr. Downing called and exo
cutcd it in duo form thu following ovjh
ing, insisting upon paying the fees on
tho spot. Tho will was conlid etl to Mr.
Parchniont's enro, and tho new client
took his departure, apparently much re
lieved in ins muni.
Hut tho lawyer felt verv uncomfnr.
table whei he icllectcd upon tho mut
ter. The dea of a client b equenthing
inn piupi-uy tu it eervaut, to mo excltl
sion of his own iclatives, was repug
nant to Mr. Parchment's old-fashioned
notioiiB of justice and decorum, and
his conseienoo smote him for not hav.
ing prottHtcdmoro strongly aguinct such
a disposition. To caso his mind he re
solved to call upon .Mr. Downing and
make an effort lo iiiduco him to modi.
ty hts will in tavor of tho nephew ; but
whs projrci was ino outcome of several
weeks' uneasy rellectiou. and, in accor
dance, with tho legal propensity for
procrastination, he put oil' his visit fiom
day to day, until ho was shocked nml
startled lo hor of thu death of tho oh-
eel ot Ills solicitude,
Mr. Parchment was too practical to
worry himself with vain rcgicts, nnd
no thereloro at onco proceeded to (Us
charge the duties imposed upon him by
tho will. IIo found tho iortunato lega
tee a sleek, clean-shaven, quiet manner
ed, middlo aged individual, answering
very well to his lato master's descrip
tion of him. Mr. Husketh expressed
mild surpriso when tho important news
wns communicated to him, but showed
no emotion whatever. Though ho
treatcdMr. Parchment with respectful
deference, tho lawyer could bco that ho
intended to manago his own affairs, and
not likely to develop into a tractable,
confiding client. Pethaps it was ow-
.li . Tir n
ing to circumstances mat, xur. i-nrcn-inont
conceived a strange aversion to
his co executor so much so that ho
did not feel very loyally disposed to
On the other hand ho sympathized
very much with the old man's nephew.
Arthur Downing, who camo up to town
to attend his uncle's funeral. When
Mr. Parchment informed him of tlio
purport of tho will, ho bore his dissap
pointmcnts so bravely, without a trace
of anger or resentment, that tho old
lawyer's expression of condolenco had
a gcnulno ring in them. Arthur Down
ing explained that ho had incurred his
uncle's displeasure by marrying against
tho old man's wishes, nnd was thereforo
not surprised at his being disinherit
ed. At tho samo tirao his undo had writ
ten to him a letter shortly before his
death, in which ho did not repeat his
threat of altering his will, and Arthur
JJowning had conic up to town in the
full expectation that ho was his unclo's
Mr. Parchment was much struck by
tho magnanimity which the young man
displayed towaul Mr. Husketh. Far
from attributing his rivals good for-1
titno lo chicanery or unduo influence,
ho said that his uncle had always dis
trusted tho man, and was not the least
likely to havo consulted him about tho
disposition of his property. He ex
pressed Ins conviction that Husketh
was a highly respectable person, and
frankfly admitted that his long and
faithful rervico entitled him to substan
tial benefits from his lato master.
When tho young man proceeded to
say that ho must now resign his com
mission and emigrate to the colonies lo
begin lifo afresh, Mr. Parchment felt
that ho would gladly forfeit his legacy
if ho could Hud a flaw in old Mr. Down
ing's imiust will. However, ho knew
very well that tho document was per
fectly valid on tho face of it, and he,
therefore, had to content himself with
wringing ArthurDowning's hand sym
pathetically as they parted with mu
tual expressions of good will.
This interview, though it tended to
incroaso tho lawyer's autipathy to Mr.
uuskctli, served to satisfy him ot tlio
man's integiity, and ho therefore took
the necessary steps for proving the will
without delay, leaving his co-executor
to dispose of the testator's furniture
and household effects. As old Mr.
Downing, though a rich man, only oc
cupied tho upper part of a house in
liarewood Square, his domestic attairs
wcro easily arranged, and tho lawyer
was much impressed bv tho cool, bus
inesslike manner in which the lato
valet set to woik.
One evening, about a week after the
funeral, Mr. Parchment was prepaiing
to leave tho ollice, at an unusually early
hour for him, when Mr. Husketh was
announced. Iho ex-valet appeared
less placid and self-possessed than usual,
and asked Ihe lawyer to let him have a
loan of 200 for a few days, until tho
probate of the will could bo obtained.
riiough surprised at the request, Mr.
Parchment asked no questions, but at
onco wroto a check for the amount.
Husketh was anxious to receivo the
money in cash, but as the lawyer could
not accommodate him and the banks
were c'osed, he had to bo content with
an open check. Having handed over
tho draft, Mr. Parchment directed his
confidential clerk to prepare a formal
receipt for Mr. Hiisketh'ssignature, and
hurried oil to keep an appointment.
Next morning, whwi lie reached tho
office, his clerk, an intelligent yonng
fellow, who had a desk in tho corner of
Mr. Parchment's room, closed tho door
behind him with an air of mystery, and
"If you please, sir, I ventured to
stop that check you gave Mr. Husketh
last nigiii. '
"What i ' exclaimed Mr. Parchment.
niito nghast. "How dale you do such
a thing without nsking mo V'
"Wl ion old Mr, Downing signed his
will, Bir," said tho clerk, hurriedly, "I
wns ono of tho attesting witnesses, and
I noticed that ho had a singular scar on
the back of his hnnd."
"Well, and what if ho had?"oxclaini
cd the lawyer, iriitably.
"it is a siiigularcoincidenco that Mr.
Husketh has a preoiselv similar mark
on tho back of his hand a scar liko a
burn just below tlio wrist. I noticed
it when ho signed tho receipt yesterday."
said tho clerk, impressively.
ueioro air. rarohmont had limo to
comment on this communication,
another olerk cnteredthe room, fol
lowed by n young woman, who did not
wait to bo announced but pushed
herself in front oi him, and con
fronted tho astonished lawyer with (lam-
ing eyes. In her bund slio held a slip
of paper, which ho recognized as ono of
his own checks, and the circumstance
helped him to indentify tlio young wo
man ns the servant maid who ha I open
ed tho door lo him when ho called at
Harcwood square to announee to litis,
kotli his good forttino.
"What is tlio meaning of this t" siio
cried, holding out tho slip of paper with
"l am sorry, said Mr. Parchment,
perceiving that it was tho check ho had
given to Husketh'. "There has been a
misunderstanding, I'm afraid. Pray bo
"Misunderstanding 1 Yes. I should
think so 1" exclaimed tho young woman,
penning ui a snnii anu excited voice.
Ho told mo I had only to go to the
bank, and I should get 200 sovereigns
for that, instead of which I am treated
liko a piokpojket and sent over here.
1 know it was only n trick of his. Ho
watit;d inoto go without money, but I
knew him too well so, then, ho gives
iiiv sum iu ijlllUb I11L.
"Where did ho want you to go t" in.
ired Mr. Parchment, pricking up his
"To Holland first, and then to ioin
me in a woek or two. as soon n.t fm'd
got tho money," replied tho young wo-
muii, wno sceiuou carrion away by fur
ious indignation j "but alter being treat-
ed liko this, lie won't get mo out of tho
COtintrV not ho 1 I nan Rpn hi rrninn i
ho wants to get mo out of tho way be-
vituru x aucn iuu inuuii-inu menu-spun
pd. alv.tnnoA anmttwlrnl
"If you tell mo what you know it
Ml I . "a. . .
win no to your ndvnntage, said Mr.
Parchment. With sudden intnrnat.
"I don't know what ho has been up
to, it you mean that," replied tlio wo
man. viciouslv i "T ntilv u-iali T HL1
Hut you nsk him why ho come crcepin'
in ono evening dressed in master's
clothes, and so disguised that I thought
n, was ino master himselt lor the min
ute, though I knew poor Mr. Downing
. . 1 t
IVII1LI UllSltllia LIJ1J 111 III II1I1VI1 I1H1II1
"Hless mv soul I" ivr0.fi!mi.l Wr
Parchment, nearly jumping out of his
eiinir. "uan you anemi aro you
awaro whether tho lato Mr. Downing
had a scar on thu back nf his rmlit
hand, liko Mr. Husketh has T"
i "1 11 swear he had not, for I nursed
him through his lato illness," said the
Mr. Parchment droit: n Innrr lirmlli
ami exchanged asignilicantglanco with
his clerk, who nt once took a cab and
drove to Scotland vard. whiln tho law
yer despatched a briof telegram to At-
Something in the Bed,
Judge Pitman has a habit of sliunintr
his watch under his pillow when ho
goes to bed. Ono night somehow it
slipped down, and as tho judgo was
restless it worked its way down toward
tho foot of tho bed. After a bit, whilo
ho was lying awake, his foot touched
it ; it felt very cold : ho was surnriscd.
scared, and jumping from tho bed ho
"My gracious, Maria, there's a toad
or something under tho covers I
touched it with my foot,"
Mrs. Pitman gavo a loud scream and
was on tho floor in an instant.
"Now, don't go hollering and wak
ing up the neighborhood," said the
judge. "You get a broom or some
thing, and we'll fix tho thing, mighty
-Mrs. Pitman got tho broom and gavo
it to tho judge witlt the remark that
she felt as though snakes wero creeping
up and down her legs and back.
"Oh, nonsense, Maria 1 Now, turn
down the covers slowly whilo I hold
the broom aud bang it. Put a bucket
of water alongside of tlio bed so that
wo can shove it in and drown it.''
Mrs. Pitman fixed tho bucket and
gently removed the covers. The judge
held tho broom uplifted, and as the
blnck libbou of tho silver watch was
revealed, ho cracked away at it thrco
or four times with tho broom, then ho
pushed tho thing off into tho bucket.
Then they took the light to investigate
tho matter. When tho judgo saw what
it was, ho ssid :
"I might have known ; its just liko
you women to go screeching and
fussing about nothing. It's utterly
"It was you that mado tho fuss, not
me," said Mrs. Pitman.
"You needn't try to put tho blame on
Then tho judgo turned in and growl
ed at Maria until ho fell asleep. Far
mer and Manufacturer.
A Tear of Orime.
MUItDF.KS, IlXF-CUTIONS, I.YNCIUNCS AND
AN APPALLING LIST MOB LAW IN TIIK
SOUTH AND WLST STATISTICS OP
TIIOSK WHO SUFF'F:nF:D DEATH
uv Tttinn own hands ok
AT THE HANDS OP
During tho past year, says tho Now
York livening Telegram, crimo has
1...L1 :Vi. tt..:..i o...-.
uiiii, iiifjii Li.wuivm in tut; uiuivti ouiieri.
On an averago thero havo been each
day two murders and ono suicide. On
the other hand executions havo averag
ed only two in a week aud lynchings
one. Since January 1, 720 persons
have met their deaths at tho bauds of
their fellow-men. Ono hundred and
twenty-fivo wero mysterious murders.
There weio fifty-two wife murders, five
murders of husbands,six parricides,four
matricides, fivo fratricides and two
sororicides. Forty children wero killed
by their parents. In twenty-thrco of
the crimes there were two assassins, in
three instances thero wero three of
them. Twenty-four of tho murderers
committed suicide and ono died in
In regard to murders Now York
ldads with 131 ; 70 of theso wero com
mitted in this city and U in Htooklyn.
Tho other States and Territories rank
in tho following order: Missouri, 44 ;
Virginia, 43 ; Pennsylvania, 40 ; Ken
tucky, 37 i Texas, 31 ; Illinois, 30;
Now Jersey, 30 ; Ohio, 28 ; Massachu
setts, 27 j Arkausas, 24; Tennessee,
21 i Indiana. 10; North Carolina, 19 ;
Georgia, 10; Mississippi, 15; Colorado,
; California, 10 ; Iowa and Minne
sota, 9 each ; Alabama, Connecticut,
Maryland, Michigan and Wisconsin, 8
each ; IiOiiisiaua,Maine and South Caro
lina. 7 each : Kansax .mil lflmiln Tu
land, 0 each ; West Virginia, 5 ; Ari
zona, District of Columbia, Indian
Ten itory, No, v Mexico, Oregon, Utah
and Wvominur. 1 each i FhnTiln Vnvn
da and New Hampshire. 3 each . Tin.
kota, Nebraska ami Washington Terri
tory, 2 each : Delaware. Afnntniin nml
Vermont, 1 each.
Ono hundred nnd one persons paid
tho penalty of their
during tho past year. Of this number
ninety-eight died on tho gnllows and
three wero shot, tho sceno ot tho execu-
tions Of tho latter beimr tli n Tn ilt fin
territory. Of those who forfeited their
lives fifty-two wero negroes, thirty.
eight wcro white, eight wero Indians
nnd two wero Chinamen. Tlireo wo
men wero executed. Ono wns hanged
ill (ieOlL'ia. with lour innn fnr linstinr.
committed n murder nt a camp meet
ing, another was executed in South
Carolina, with her brother-in-law, for
murdering her sister, nnd ih
ou tho gallows with two men in North
sviiroiina ior killing her husband,
l'.ighty-eight of tlio executions wero for
murder, fivo for arson.threo for treason,
two for lying in wait nnd stnbblng and
three for asHniiliim. wn,i mm,, ......
sons hanged for treason wero thrco In-
Mitiu scouts, executed by tho United
Stntes authorities at Foit Grant, Aii
zona. Two brother wero hanged to
Bother in Tennessee, nud two oousiiw
THE COLUMMAN, VOL. XVII NO 2
COLUMBIA DBMOUHAT, VOL.XLVI, NO 4J
died on tho samo irallnwn in IVnnavl
vania. Of the murders expiated, six
Wcro those nf u-it-ru mm (Lot nt n In, a
w..w .111,, V. f. 1 1 1 .T '
band, nnn nf it ann mm nt n .l.inM ,....
of an nunt, ono of n daughter-in-law
ntid nt,, ...no n,.!ll...1 1 t
uuiiinmi.t:ti in prison WHO
f . i ., .. 1 . .
ui uiu executions wns that ot Uuitcaii,
ior mo nssassmalion of l'rcsident Gar
field ; ono that of tho Indian chief,
Hravo Hear, and two occurred in New
York, llinsn nf Hi nil mm n,wl 1 n!,,l,in
on Apul 20 and May 19, respectively.
ino wi executions aro divided among
inu Bovcrat otatcs anu Territories as
follows: Georgia, 11 j South Caro
lina, 9 ; Louisiana, 7 ; Missouri and
North Carolina, 0 each : Dakota, llli-
nois, Indian Icrntory nnd Pennsyl
vania, 5 each ; Kentucky, New York,
Tenncssco and Texas, 1 each ; Alaska,
Arizona. Arlrnnnno lt Itaaiaal tilii ritnl AT;-
ginia, 3 each; Alabama, California,
Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Dis-
inetoi vvoiumuia, Pionda, Idaho, Ne
vada, Now Jersey. New Mr.
Oregon, I each'
JlldffO Lvnch. dlll-ilin- tlm nntl Uvnlvn
months, has been verv Iiiiav. lit liia
ordore fifty-seven persons wero put to
death in punishment for various crimes.
Thero wero twelve doublo and four
triplo lynchings. Thirty-four of those
ii nuuiu ollllIlll.il f juaiiuu was lHIIIUlCU
groes and ono nn Indian, who was
hanrrWl in fi.ilifnmSn. Of dm tlfi,..
seven lynchings, thirty-four wcro for
nun tier, ini eu ior nuino stealing in iiils
sotiri, two for cattle stealing in Colora
do, two for cotton stealing in Texas,
two for robbery and attempted murder
in Louisiana, two for murder and stage
robbery aud twelvo for other crimes
which the residents nf tlm Krmili nnn
West generally punish with death. The
linnrrintva lis, mnlia nA ,,tr.l1n.,nn nnm
"o"fc 1 "j iiiiiiiici; cuiii-
mittees occurred in the following States
nnd Territories : Colorado, 0 ; Ala
bama, ! ; Kentucky, Louisiana, New
Mexico and South Carolina, 1 each ;
Kansas. Missouri nnd Wnaliiiurini, 'l.-
ritories, 3 each ; Arizona, Florida, In
diana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Ohio and
Terni. 2 nnrdi Avln,,uno n.ii;f,,
Louisiana, Missouri, Oregon, Virginia
iiuu Wisconsin, l each.
Three hundred anil oiirlit .v.tlu-nn nw.
sons in various parts of the country,
having grown tired of life, ushered
themselves into eternity by means of
the pistol, gun, knife, razor, fire, the
rope and various other ways. In Now
Ork 123 llPI'KnilCl P.nmmittn1 Dii!nb1,i nrwl
ill Hrooklyn thero wore 20 cases. Of
all tho States and territories Now York
ranks first, with 181 cases ; Jersey, 38;
i ennsyivania, 27 ; Uhio, 21 ; Mary
land. 13: Missouri. 1(1 TUinnia O .
California, 7 ; Arkansas and Delaware,
i eacn ; Connecticut, Massachusetts,
North Carolina, C each ; Alabama. In
diana, ueorgia, Jlaitie, fthodc Island
and Virtfinin. .1 nneli . 7"icl,w,( nt
Columbia, Louisiana, Mississippi and
New Hampshire, 3 each : Kentucky,
Michigan, Vermont and Wisconsin, 2
A Diamond Dealer's Orime.
TUP. LAST FAMOUS JtUItDKIt SF.NSATION
IN TIIK HUB IS 'CI I F.LI KU, I'A IMS.
SillCU 1871 a Polish .Tru- nnntvl
Rapoport. had been residing in n miitr.
of apartments at No. 99 Hue Richelieu
with his eighteen-yonr old daughter
Adele, where ho carried on the busi
ness of a diamond inprr-linnt. Tin liml
been judicially separated from his wife
lui-uiopasi nve years.anu tho guardian
shin of his daughter lind linnn
to him. Hapoport had engaged the
services oi a governess, who was the
only one to throw any light upon tho
motive of tho Clitnn whiMi lina snaf
shocked Paris. From the evidence of
this woman there seems to have existed
inexplicable dissensions liotu-nnn fmli
er and daughter. Hapojiort often be
came enraged at nis ciuid, and toward
inu nisi ins temper had becomo moro
harsh and dimtreroiis. A fnu- lnva
ago whilo at breakfast, becoming angry
at his datlirhter lin U-nnl. Inlili rnnm
and seized her so roughly that sho
screamed for help. Tho governess fol
lowed to find out tho eauso of tho
noise, and tho ruflian released Ihb
daughter, who immediately went to
her room in tears,"and refused to put
in an appearanco during tlio remainder
of the day. Tho governess attempted
to reconcile, them in tlio courso of tho
day, but when she spoko to Hapoport
ho answered : "let her beg my pardon."
Tho peacemaker reported this speech
to Adele, who finally refused to make
that concession as sho was not to
Hapoporl'B face tho next day boro
tho marks of a sleepless night and his
haggard faco and wild eyes frightened
tho governess, who again attempted to
bring about a reconciliation. Hapo
port discharged her, and tho governess
went to her room that night with hor
riblo presentiments which, unfortunate
lv, wero too booh realized. About 8
o'clock in tho morning of the 12th
inst., cries of "Help 1" "Murder 1" wero
heard coming from Allele's room. Tho
cries wero uttered by tho young girl
herself, who, scantily dressed, was seen
trying to escape from tho window of
her room, which oveilooked Huo Rich
elicit. An invisible hand rudely drew
her within nnd tho report of a pistol
wns heard. Thoso who had seen tho
poor girl hastened to her room, but the
door was found to bo locked. Tliev nt
onco sent for a locksmith, who arrived
with tho comhissnry of police As soon
as tho door was opened, poor Hulo
Adelo was found lying across tho bed,
with her feet on tlio lloor. Thu furni
ture nnd tho walls gavo ovidonco of tho
terriblo struggle mado by tho poor vie
tim to savo her life. Her hoart was
pierced by a dagger, which was found
nt tho foot of tho bed. 'A doctor wns
called in, but his services wero uscloss,
as sho was then dead. After replacing
her body upon tho bed, seaich was
madoi for tho father, whose absence at
this timo seemed strange. They enter
ed tho adjoining room that tho dia
mond merchant used for a counting
room, where they found hiln also dead,
a rovolver lying by his sido having end
ed tho nwful tragedy.
On tho mantlepitco thoy found tho
dagger sheath corresponding with the
futal weapon which had ended tlio
young girl's life, beside several lotters,
among which was one to tho Jewish
people, nsking for burial in consecrated
ground, nnd another to tho cominissnry
of police, which was addressed to"Jus
tice, thu press and to my friends," and
containing theso few laconio words ;
IB 00 18 00
800 IS 00
1100 18 00
19 00 SHOO
IS 00 iSOO
S3 00 MOO
80 0) 100 00
Two Inches. 100
Thrco Inches.,.., 4 00
Four Inches...... ooo
quarter column., mo
II nit column 10 00 Hon
SlCtlt nilvertisementa mint! Iia nnlilrnrlielnrn lnu.rr
Yearly ndrrrttspmr-nlj. rAtnl1t miArtriv. rrrn.
.ell except where parties havo accounts.
Legal advertisement two dollars nor Inch for
three lnaertlnrm. nnrl nt that. rntA fnr nilillllnnal
insertions without reference to length.
, Executor's, Administrator's, nnd Auditor's nollcra
thrco dollars. Mustbo paid tor when nscrted.
Transient or IJhcAl nntlrea. ten renta alln. rnrii.
lar advertisements halt rates.
dollar n year tor each line.
"tho ingrnliltido of my daughter has
been tho catiso of my suicide." Hapo
port did not speak of tho crime, yet
that atrocious project must hnvo been
premeditated. Young Adele had been on
very friendly terms with a friend of her
father's, a Spaniard who had just fur
nished n rich suito of rooms for herself
and father in tho Chnussco d'Anten,
where tllOV wcrn to irn tn rnaiiln n fnm
Hapoport had been very successful in
business, but his rapacious nnd usurious
tinturo had earned for him n vptv An.
plorablo reputation. His customers
ilwiiihcu JlllllulliSll irum IIIU
different play houses on tho boulevard
whore ho wns frrniipnl.lv bppii T?nrw.
port was a gamester, but as it was ru
mored that his manner of winning was
far from fair, ho had been blackballed
from many clubs. Thn rpnann nf Ida
separation from his wifo cannot bo ex-
piaineti. alio is n remarkably hand
some woman and a relativo of Johann
Strauss, tho composer, and when separa
ted fmirl licr Inmlmtiil Jim ilnnlainri nfitm
court upon the guardianship of tlio girl
was severely criticized by thoso who
know tho family. Hapoport had given
the poor girl a most dreadful educa
tion. IIo had got her in the habit of
coming to fetch him each night at his
club at, a lato hour, and would tako her
into nSnht restaur. I a u-lw.i-n llm mnaf
terrible depravity stared her in tho face,
rni , , ... .
moso who navo uecn at ino uasmo
d'Enghien cannot havo failed to seo
this stranco cnnnln of f.ithrr nnl
datighter,vsurroundcd by tho worst of
people, ino result ot this teaching
can bo readily foreseen, and it is nono
tho less certain that, thn iliiiinnnd mnr.
chant wns awaro of it and accepted tho
tesponsiuiiiiy. no at last becamo in
fatuated with tho Spaniard already
mentioned and Hannnnrt knew nf it.
since he was to reside with liis daugh
ter in mo apaniard s home, thereforo
thu theory of naternal indtrmntinn mil
not bo nllowcd. Nor nan mndnpsa lin
advanced, as tho diamond merchant
iook no step without due deliberation.
The motive of his crime cannot, there
fore, bo understood and tho only person
who can solve tho mystery is tho wifo
vi uiu itaaaasiu.
Circumstantial Evidenoe in Italy-
a nF.MAKiCAUi.i: stouy op coincidf:nces
in tiif: poet nnowNiNQ.
Dy nobcrt llrownlng In tho Whitehall nevlew.
Mr. Drowning camo back from Italy
in the autumn with a curious story of
coincidences. The story is divided dra
matically into two parts, whereof tho
fiiBt was enacted late lii tho summer of
last year, when Mr. Drowning found
himself with his sister in a remote
Swiss valrV'y on tho confines of Italy.
oiroiung auout in tho evening whilo
dinner was preparing, they paused be
foro going in, to admire tho calm and
reposo of the valley that lay stretched
before them, whon'their talk suddenly
turned to tho subject of murder, and
each began to speculate on what their
conduct would bo if they should bo so
unfortunate as to find a body. I say
unfortunate, for it is well known that
in France, Switzerland and Italy tho
presumption of innocenco is most
strongly against the pcrsoii lighting on
a corpse, instead of, as in our law, tho
presumption being in his favor. They
could hardly settle as to whether they
should or should not give information
to tho authorities and so escape tho
annoyance of being detained on their
journey when they found themselves
at their inn door and dinner ready. Tlio
next morning, as they wero about to
resunio their journey, tho landlord at
tended with a long faco to inform tho
poet that it would be impossiblo to
have the two horses for his carriage, as
onu was wanted to bring in tho body
of a man found murdered early that
morning at tho head of the valley.
Questioning him, Mr. Browning found
that in all likelihood the- murder had
been committed after tho conversation
of tho evening before, and that tho
body had been found by a man digging
potatoes just about tho spot where his
Bister and ho had stocd discussing tho
probabilities of their conduct in caso
such an event should occur.
Pait one ends on tho departure of
tho travelers behind tho ono horse ;
par', two opens in tho autumu of tho
year, when Mr. Browning paid another
visit to the rcnioto Swiss valley, again
in company with his sister. Remem
bering tho incident of last year, they
asked tho landlord if tho murderer had
ever oeen discovered, when ho told
them no ; that tho man Btispected (who
had found the body.) had thrown him
self out of his prison window, tinablo
to bear tho thought of a trial and tho
possibility of his wife and children in
want, and had since died ; and that it
was supposed the murdered man, an
Italian, had been stabbed in a quarrel
by his companions, who had escaped
over tho frontier. Further, as on tho
previous year, dinner preparing, ho
took them to tlio spot where tho body
was discovered, and thoy found them
selves standing exnetly where, on tho
very evening of tho crime, they had
speculated as to what they should do
in caso of such an event. To heighten
tho dramatic effect of tho coincidence,
they learned that no crime of violence
had been committed in the valley for
tho last hundred years. A gentleman
presont when this Btory was told capped
it with ono of a yet moro curious chain
of coincidences." Ho was traveling to
Doncaster on business, and, turning to
tho first sheet of tho Times, wns
amused to see, immediately below tho
announcement of his wife's giving
birth to a son, tho announcement thnt
tho wifo of a similarly named husband
had iierfonned the samo kindly ofllco
on tho samo dato. At Doncaster, in
tho ollice where his buaiiicBS called him,
ho was introduced to his namesake,
who, traveling down in tho Bamo carri
age, had been equally nmiiBed. Nor
did tho coincidence end here, for, at
tending tho race-eoursu later in tho day,
somu ono in the betting ring put his
hand on his shoulder, and limning him,
roughly said, "You owo ino 20 r
Turning nngrily, tho man dropped his
hand at once and npologizod profusely,
declaring ho had for tho moment mis
taken him for it friend.
Mark Twain failed to answer a letter
written to him by Serjeant Hallantiiie.
After waiting a reasonable time tho
latter was so exasperated nt not receiv
ing an answer that ho mailed Twain a
Bluet of paper nnd n postago stamp as
n goutlo reminder. Mr. Clemens wroto
back on n postal : "Paper and stamp
received j please soud nn envelope."