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lvmihan, Consolidated. '
usiini n ri-wy, cvrry I'rlilny .Unrntni, nt
llLOOMHIICltO, COLUMBIA CO , Fit,
AT two KOM.Aiia per your. To ntiWrlbcra out of
tliofoiinty tliou-rmsnroMrlctlylii ndvatae.
tVHn hnpcr discontinued except ot tiiu ontlon
nf Iho imfillslicM, mull nil armings aro "aid but
lontr continued credits will not Ira kWii. '
All impera Kent mil of thu stato or to distant post
wrmn In boltimbln county niiumrn to tmv
in"eounty',10l0nt!Cre,tllct':a tnm "''
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T U. WALLER,
' ATTO 1 N E Y-AT-L A W,
omco i In 1st National Hank bulldlnff, second floor,
nrit iloor to t ho riiflit, corner of Main ana Mar
ket Btrccts, llloomabur?, Pa,
omco In Knt's Building.
0 n. uuoiCAriRW,
J ' ATTOHNEY-AT-LAW.
OOlco on Main Street, 1st door below Court House.
JOHN M. CliAKK,
omce over Schuyler's llardwaro Store.
ri W. MILLER,
In Browcr's bulldlng.secondnoor.room No.l
T FRANK ZAKB,
ATTO RNE Y-AT-L AW.
omco corner of Ccntro and Main streets. Clark's
. Can bo consulted In German.
Ci EO. E. EL WELL,
New cotDMBtAN BoamKO, Bloomsbure, Pa.
Momber of tho United Stales Law Association,
Collections made In any part of America or Ku
AUL E. WIUT,
omco In Columbian Buii.diso, Room No. s, second
JJEItVEY E. SMITI1,
omco la Mrs. Knfs Building.
Sept, 15 '82-1 y.
oracolnll.J. Clark'.! Uulldlnif, second Door, first
door to tbo left.
Oct. 8, 'SO,
8. KNOBll. I- WINTIKSTKtN.
KNOBR & WINTERSTEEN,
omco In 1st National Bank bulldlnc, second floor,
first door to tho left. Corner of Main and Market
streets Bloomsbure, Pa.
t&"Pmtton and bounties Collected.
J II. MAIZE,
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE.
Ofllco In Mrs. Ent.'s Building, third door from
Main street. May 20, '61.
JOHN C. YOCUM,
omco In Nmvs Item building, Main street.
Member of tho American Attorneys' Associa
tion. Collections made In any part o America.
Jan. 5, Wi.
A K. OSWALD,
JncUson Building, Booms 4 nnd 5.
Mayo, -81. BERWICK, PA
jy- II. BIIAWN,
omce, corner of Third and Main streets.
"yM. II. SNYDER,
omce In Low's Building, second Iloor, becond
door to th left.
Can bo consulted In (lerman. nug 18 "82
y. E. SMITH,
"Attorncy-atLiiw, Berwick. Pa.
Can bo Consulted In Ocrmnn.
FIBE AND LIFE INSURANCE
fiTOnico with tho Berwick Independent.
Sit, BARKLEl, Attorney-at.Law
. ofllco In Brower's building, 2nd Btory.Rooms
t ifJnice, llrockway's Hulldlng.:ist iloor,
loumsDurc, l'enn'a. may 7, 'so-t I
llimirl VniT Af A llnrnnv.nt.T.nnr
B. McKELVY, M. D.,SurReon and Phy
,slclan, north side Mais Btrect, below Market
L. FRITZ, Atlorney-at-Law. Office
, in Columbian Building, Juno 24 "81.
M. DBINKER, GUN & LOCKSMITH
Hewing Machines and Machinery of all kinds ro
pilroil. oi'XKA llousi Building, Bloomsburg, Pa.
R. J. C. BUTTER,
omco, Nprth Market street,
DR. YOI. M. BEBER, Surgeon and
Physician, omco corner of Rock and Market
T R. EVANS, M. D.. Burgeon and
f . Physician, (omco and Itesldenco on Third
Is again at hU old stand uuder KXUIIANOK
HofKUand has as usual a FJHST-class
BAltUBUSlIOl'. llu respectfully solicits tha
patronage of hlsoldcuatomars and of tho oudiic
generally. tsijio, -ou-u
W. R. TOBBS, PROPRIETOR
OPPOSITE COURT HOUSE.
Largo aud convenient sample rooms. Bath rooms
hot una cold waUir,and all modern o)nrenltinoo
ADVERTISERS by addressing 0 BO, P. HOWELL
CO., 10 spruce St., Now Yoik, can learn the
exact cost of uny proposed lino of anvkktisino in
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S3 cents. r doc. 1D-W,
J K BITTEHBeMDER. r Proprietors.
IT'S COMB ! !
WE HAVE GOT IT.
FALL AND WINTER CLOTHING.
A. J. EVANS,
Tho uptown Clothier, has Just received a flno line
of Now Goods, nnd Is prepared to make up
FALL AND WINTER SUITS
Por Men and Boys In tho neatest manner and La
GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS,
HatSi Gaps. &c
Always on hand. Call and Examine. EVANS
BLOCK Corner Main and Iron streets,
"yy ii. house,
15loomshuro,Coi.u.miiia Countv, Pa.
All styles of work done In a superior manner, work
warranted as represented. Tebtii extkict
kd wituout Pain by the use of Gas, and
free of charge when nrtlttclalteeth
onico over Bloonsburff Banking Company.
lo be open at all hours during the da$
Be F. SH&RPiESS,
FOUNDER AND MACHINIST,
HEAR L.& B. DEFOT, BLOOMSBURO, PA.
Manufacturer of Plows, Stoics and nil kinds of
Castlncs. Largo btocV' of Tinware, Cook etoves.
Room stoves, stoves for heating slores,6chool
houses, churches, u. Also, largo stock of re
pairs forcltyslovesofullklnd'i.wholesale and retail
.such as Klro Brick, Urates, Llun.ccntres, Ac.stove
Pipe, Cook Boilers, Spiders, Cako l'latea, Large
Jrun Kettles, Sled Soles, Wngon Boxes, all kinds
of Plow Points, Mould Hoards, Holts, l'lastcr, salt,
JBOXJi MANUlii:, &c.
REA8 BROWN'S lAbUHAKCK
Jj AUBNOV. Moyer'a now
sireei, uioomsuurg, ra.
Utna Insurance Co., of Hartford, Conn, it.uts.sm
Royal of Liverpool
Fire Association, Philadelphia
Pluenlx, of London
London A Lancashire, of England
Hartforl of Hartford
Springfield Klro and Mariuo
Ab tho agencies nio direct, policies aro written
for the Insured without any delay In tho
omco at Bloomsburg, Oct. SS, 'Bl.tf.
CURISTIAN P, KNAPP, BLOOMSBURO, PA,
BRITISH AMERICA ASSURANCE COMPANY.
GERMAN FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY.
NATIONAL FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY,
UNION INSURANCE COMPANY,
These old coBroaiTiONS are well seasoned by
aire and run tkstkd and have never yet had a
lo3 settled by any court of law. Their assets
are an invested in solid gECiminxaand are liable
t.n Mm tifizftril nf fihk nnlv.
Losses promptly and iionkstly adjusted and
paia as soon as ueiermineu uy uhkistun r,
ICNtrr. srxoiiL Aubkt and Adjcstik bloous
The neonlo of Columbia oountv should natron.
lte the agency whero losses it any aro settled
ana nam or one or ineir ownmii7ons.
PROMP1NESS, EIJU1TY, PAIR UEALINQ.
Jg P. HAR'DIAN
KtrHKSSNTS Till FOLLOWlKd
A51ERI0AN ITSURACE CO.MPANIES
Lycoming of Muncy pennylvanla.
North American of Philadelphia, Pa.
IVnnsylvanla of "
Farmers of York, Pa. .
Hanover of New York.
.Manhattan of Now York,
omco on Market Ktfoet, No, o. Bloomsburg,
1 I 1 1
AST IS III
Impurity nf Iho
nnd nil DUrnes
'iiucd lir l)e
Tnngrmcnt of I.lvcr, How els and ICldncys,
symptoms or a msnAsr.n r.ivint.
Bart Breath) Pain In th Side, sometimes the
rain Is felt under the Mioulder.bladc, mistaken for
Klieumatlsm Rcncral lois of appetite! Bowels
ccnerally costue, sometimes nhernailng with lax)
the head Is troubled with pain, Is dull nnd heavy,
with considerable loss ft memory, accompanied
with a painful sensatl, m of Icavlnj undone something
and flushed face Is sometimes an attendant, often
mistaken for consumption ; the patient complains
or weariness and debility, nervous, easily startled,1
feet cold er burning, sometimes a prickly sensation
or the skin exists; spirits are low and despondent,
and, although satisfied that exercise would be bene
ficial, jet one can hardly sumincn up fortitude to
try It In fact, distrusts every remedy, Several
of the above symptoms attend the disease, but cases
have occurred sthen but few of them enisled, yet
esamlnation after death has shown the Idver to
have been extensively deranged.
It Mumltl ho used by nil persons, old and
young, vtlirnover nny of tlio nbove
IVrsnns Traveling or I.lslnj in Uu.
Iionltliy I.ihiiIIIIi ,, ,y taking a dose occasien.
a y to keen the Liver In healthy action, will avoid
all Malaria, Illllous lit lucks, Dirtiness, Nau.
sea. Drowsiness, Depression of Spirits, etc. It
will Invigorate like a glais of wine, but is no U
Yon Iinto cutpii nnythlng hard ot
(Ilgt'stliin, or feel heavy after meals, or sleep,
lens at night, take a dose and you will be relieved.
Tlmo nnd Doctor' 11111 will bo saved
by nlnnya keeping tho ltegulutor
In tlio Home!
lor, whatever the ailment may be, a thoroughly
safe purgiitlvi', ullci-itlvo and tnnlo can
neier be out of place. Hie remcly Is harmless
nnd lines not lntcrforu Mills business or
a i i1T l" ;,,,It,:r" vnor.TAnT.r,
A , 0 ,he Per and clScacy of Calomel or
Quinine, without any of the injurious after effects.
A (iovernnr's Testimony.
Simmons Liter Regulator has been in use In my
lamuy for some time, and I am satisfied It Is a
valuable addition to the medical science.
J. Oill Shuhtek, Governor of Ala.
Hon. Alexander II. Steiiheris, of On.,
sajs: Hate derlted some benefit from the use of
Simmons Liver Regulator, and wish to give It a
.,",Thn ""'y. Thing that never falls to
llrllovp." I have used manv remedies for Dys.
pepsia, Liter Affection nnd Debility, but never
have found anj thing to benefit me to ths extent
Simmons Liter Regulator has, I sent from Min.
nesota to Georgia for It, and would send further for
such a medicine, and would advise all who are slm.
llariy affected to give it a trial as it seems the only
thing that net er falls to relict c.
P M. Janney, Minneapolis, Minn.
I)r. T. IV. Musim snj-Bi From actual ex.
perience in the use of Simmons Liver Regulator In
my practice I have been and am satisfied to use
and prescribe it as a purgative medicine.
CT'Take only the Genuine, which always
has on the Wrapper the red Z Trade-Mnrk
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501 N. Fremont ft., B.di.iri ro
Dming lliu ar I vas :i
jtucil in llie stomach hy a j.ii t c
of a slitll, anil hae slIvku
from it evcrsincc. About lot: 1
ycaiioi;oitl)rouj;hton paialt -tis,
which htpt mc .u I.eJ ;.i .
months, ami the Lcit tloituis
in the city s.iiil I could iv,t
live. I tull'ci cd fearfully fi out
tili;cstion, and forovei two
j liars could not cat solid food
nnd fora hre poiti.... ol tha
time was unaljlutoit.Uincvcn
liquid nouiishinunt. 1 tiu.l
lirow n's Ire 11 Uiltcrs and now
after taking two hottlcs I am
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aud am r.ij idly hniroing.
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Indigestion, Dyspepsia, Malaria,
Weakness and all diseases requir
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BLOOMSBU11G, PA., FRIDAY, JANUARY
THE LITTLE DETECTIVE.
Not far from tlio venr 18.')0. n boltl
bank robbury took plnco in a largo
Rotitliciii city, located on tbo sborcn or
0110 of our prcat rivura. Tlio money
taken was obitlly soltl, a Inrgo tloposit
of which had hist been made. In thoso
days tho bank Rafe and vaults wero
less socuro than now, and the combina
tion lock wan unknown, Neither wevo
burglars so skillful 113 in thoso davs j
but thero wero soino who very neatly
mastered all tho looks of the bank in
question 0110 dark night, and quietly
removed its piles of gold.
Tlio whole detective forco of tho city
was 011 tho alert next day, and the eyes
of Argus watched tho lovce, tlio rail'
way stations, the streets and by-ways.
Over forty thousand dollais had be'en
stolen, nnd a reward of eight thousand
dollars was already olTereii for the cap
ture of tho robbers and tlio recovery ot
I hero was a member of tho detective
force, named Unnnnllv. u-lin liml lrtnrr
been a target for tho ralley of his fof
lows. Ono reason was that he was
very short in stature, his height being
I've feet live and his weight 0110 hun
dred and sixteen, and another was that
ho had never accomplished anything of
importance. Ho had been "kept down,"
probably to a mistaken notion of his
real worth, nnd had been generally as
signed to duty in petty larceny, wlie'ro a
sioien coat or cloak was to bo looked
up among tho pawn-brokers or dealers
in second-hand clothing.
Donnelly, too, was excitable, as a
detective- ought not to be, and on this
occasion ho entered the chief's ollice
and nervously said :
"1 know whero tho geld is r
"Where V asked lliu chief smilincr.
while suveral ollicers present winked at
"I saw them take it on board a boat
at the levee."
"How do you know Did vou seo
the coin itself t"
"No ; they didn't havo it loose in a
wheelbarrow, like coal," replied Don
nelly, a little stung. "I'm not joking,
sir, nnd mean what I say. I saw the
gold taken on board tho Water Lily."
rietiy name, anyhow, ' suggested
one of the detectives.
"How was it taken aboard!" asked
tho chief more gravely.
"in thiee carpet-bags.
"Well, how do you know tho gold
A'as in them?"
"They wero very1 heavv. for one
"And they wero carried bv two well-
dressed white men. One carried two,
and ho could hardly walk with them ;
while the other carried tho third. They
must have been valuable.or they would
have been intrusted to the darkeys."
" lien uoes the 'Water Idly' leave
tsked tho chief, somewhat interested.
"She steams uu the river for M . at
four o'clock. Sho has but a small
"Well, Mr. NelT, you and Mr. Wil
son, go with him and look at thoso carpet-bags,"
said tho chief, addressing
two of the detectives.
The three left, and in half an hour
Neff and Wilson returned in a high
state of mirth.
"Well, did you find them?" asked
"Yes, lying carelessly in a stateroom,
and tho doors wide open. Wo examin
ed them and found that they weighed
about three pounds each. Tho question
is, whether they contain four shirts and
nine handkerchiefs, or fivo boots and
"Where's Donnelly?'' asked the chief
very much amused.
"We left him at tho levee. lie was
ashamed to come back, no doubt."
"Really you fellows plaguo him too
I IJ limits
"Ye.V replied Neil: we'll destrov
his usefulness if wo keep on."
I5ut little JJoiipelly was not satisfied.
Ho called at tho bank which lml hwn
robbed, and at his suggestion tho olli
cers procured a search warrant, and
that afternoon every nook and corner
of the "Water Lily," capablo of con
cealing a dime, was soaiched, but no
traco of tho stolen inonev was found.
1110 captain was mtlignant aud tho
passengeis grumbled at being detained
half an hour. Tho oih'oers of the bank
and tho law ofliocrs whtf had executed
tho search warrant humbly apologized.
Tho chief talked of remqyiug Donnelly
from tho force.
"Tho "Water Lilv" lifnninpd 1111 tint
. . ..."
river at half-past "four, with half a
dozen cabin passengers and ono deck
passenger, Tlio latter was a ragged
dirty faced boy, of apparently seven
teen. He wauled to go to M , and
had barely enough money to take a
Tho black columns of smoite and tho
white wreaths of steam rolled up into
tho sky i tho green shores glided by on
either side, and new pictures of nature
unfold far up tho river at overy curve ;
tho passengers lounged and smoked :
day faded, night camo on, uud tho
lonely pilot watched tho hilltops and
tho stars : and tho solitary deck pas.
Hcnger, after gazing on tho rushing
water and tho picturesque shores till all
wero swallowed up in darkness, became
drowsy, went and oinwlod into a bunk
At midnight tho "Water Lily," round
ed to tie up al her destination. Steam
W38 blown off aud several passengers
went ashore, but not thoso who carried
tho threo carpet-bags. Most of tho
ciow also went ashore, as though they
belonged there, and things wore soon
quiet on tho "Water Lily," Hours
wont by j tho llres under the boilers
died out, and tho iron grew cold.
Meanwhilo tho deck passenger lay'
snoring ; nnd with dull cars and closed
eyes, how was ho to hear tho stealthy
tread of feet on tho boiler deck, or see
tho light that, about three o'clock in tho
morning, camo faintly back among the
rude sleeping-bunks? It was nt this
hour that three men moved quietly
about tho deck, ono of them carrying n
"Wo can't bo too careful. Hotter
make sure,'1 said one, in a low tone, t
"Well, let's go back and look," re
Then tho threo men walked aft, with
their light, and peered into tho bunks
They wero the captain and tho two
"Why, what'B this ?" nt-ked 0110 of
tiiu lauer, 111 n startled whisper, as tho
led light Hashed over tho ragged form
of tho snoring deck pasitiiger.
"Only that stupid vounir chap that
took n dock passagij," replied tho cap
tain. "A cannon wouldn't wako him,
"Let him sleep, then, bv all mcana.
It would bo cruel to disturb him,"
After further careful scrutiny of tho
bunks and other dark recesses on tho
after-deck, tho threo went forward to
tho boilers, When thoy had done so, a
remarkable change camo over tho deck
passenger. Without any warning,
wliatovcr, nnd without tho usual preli
minary symptoms of waking, such as
moving uneasily, turning over and
sighing, ho sat bolt upright and delibe
rately peeped out from his bunk. When
ho dfd so, ho saw some human figures
! t , . r . ,.t .1... 1 .r? , ..
moving auum 111 iroiii 01 too uouers,
and n dim light shit, ng in their midst.
Ho also heard a c,(" king sound, as of
t6ols at work an ' ig iron machinery,
and ho got out of lis bunk, noiselessly
as a spirit, and iloatcd forward over the
deck like a shadow.
Tho captain of tho "Water Lily" and
tho two passentjors with tho carpet
bags, wero standing in front of ono of
tho boilers ami tho former was at work
with a wrench, taking tho iron taps
from tho strong bolts that hold tho iron
plate in its place over tho man-holo
while one of the pniscngers held the
light in such a way as to oast nearly all
its rays upon tho work, and few of
thorn anywhere ehc. It is not unusual
for this heavy iron plato to bo taken off
for the purpose of examining or cleans
ing the interior of tho boiler i but the
ragged young deck passenger, who
soon gained 11 position from which ho
could watch their movements closely,
thought it quito remarkable that a
couple of passengers should remain on
board tho "Water Lily" for tha purpose
of watching or assisting at the opera
tion at threo o'clock in the morning.
Tho heavy iron plato was at last
freed from its place, and tho captain,
with'thc assistanco of tho passenger
who was not hclding tho lantern, set it
carefully down on the deck. Tho for
mer then thrust his hand into tho aper
ture aud said :
"Tho water is pretty warm yet, but
"Aro the bags sound ?" said the pas
senger who held the light."
"Not cooked to shreds ?"
"Can you lift them out ?"
"Yes, ono at a time. Look around
carefully first. It would bo pretty rough
to bo caught now."
"Good Lord !"
This was tho exclamation of the pas
senger with tho lantern. He had boon
on tho point of raising it above his
head, that he might bo able to scan the
vicinity closely, when a strong hand,
coming right out to tho darkness,
snatched it from him.
It was a picture that night scene
the three men standing frightened and
amazed, and the dirty and ragged liitlo
deck passenger confronting them, with
the lautem in one hand and a revolver
in the other, leveled upon them, while
his face assumed a look of lirmnese
"Put that iron plate on again ?'' ho
Biid, with a sternness that contrasted
queorly with his inferior si.a and ap
pearance. "Who are you ?" asked tho captain
in .a voice that trembled.
"My name is Donnelly. I belong to
the detective force, and am on the scent
of that gold you havo hidden in that
boiler. I knew it was 011 this boat."
Tho captain moved uneasily, took a
step or two backward, and put a hand
behind him to grasp a largo poker, used
by tho firemen. It was leaning against
a stanchion j but tho sharp eyes of the
little detectivo wero on him, and ho
"Yes, just so much as touch that
poker, and I will shoot you through
tho heart. You'd like to lay mo out
wouldn't you ?"
Tho captain withdrew his hand
quickly, and his pale, frightened face
looked almost ghastly in tho dull light
of the lantern.
"I'm not touching it," he said.
"Then don't !'' returned tho detective.
"Now I'm watching you all. Obey
me 1 A motion, a word, a look, and
I'll empty this revolver. Do as I tell
you. Put that plato on again aud make
it secure. I shall put a crow on this
boat and take her down the river again.
Do you hear?"
One of tho passengers looked long
ingly toward tho gang plank.
"I'm watching you," said Donnelly.
"Jiirt make a run for that, if you think
you can go faster than a bullet."
"Look here, officer," said the captain,
who had somewhat recovered his com
posuie, "you aro armed and have the
advantage, otherwise you would tiud it
a serious matter to interfere with us.
I see you know all, and we understand
ono another. Now let us talk like
business men. You aro pi obably a com
paratively poor man. Wo havo forty
thousand dollars hero in this boiler.
Take ten thousand of it, go your way
and keep silent
"No, sir!" saiil tho detective, emphat
ically. "I wouldn't lot you go for tho
whole sum. Do as I ordered you, or
I'll commence shooting."
Seeing that ho ivas not to bo trilled
with, the captain and two passengers
(who, of course, wero simply a couple
of pol.shed burglars) proceeded to re
place tho iron plate, under tho sharp
supervision of the detective, who warn
ed them that thov had better do it
right, as thoy must remain in custody
on board tho "Water Lily" during her
trip down tho river, and would havo to
risk the consequences of an explosion
if thoy Blighted their work. When tho
task was done ho escorted them up into
.1. 1 ! 1 r ,, , , t . . 1
tuu cuiiiii, ami careitiiiy locked them u
in separate staterooms
The dawn of duv saw the little steam
boat backing out from tho levee. Willi
n fresh crow, hastily summoned by tho
bold little detcc'.ive, sho went Hying
down the river, anil by mid-tiny was
mado fast oneo moro to tho loveo sho
had left on tho previous afternoon.
'V messenger was speedily sent lo tho
chiof's otlico and to tho bank 1 and once
moro tho steam was blown off, tho tires
put out nud thu man-holo opened. Then
there wero taken from the boiler the
bags of stolen com, which were reslor
ed to their owners.
Tho sequel showed that tho two pas
sengeis with the carpet-bags, who weru
a couple of tho lnoH accomplished
btiri'lars of tho day, had. after robbine-
tho bank, bribed tho captain of the
''Water Lily" to conceal tho plunder in
ono ot his boilers, where no one would
ever luwo dreamed of lookiug for it,
nud to start up the river with them,
without waiting for a cargo. His re
ward was to have been one-fourth of
Little Donnelly, who received tho ro
wan! of eight thousand dollars from
the bank, was no longer a Btibjict of
sport, nor a "hewer of wood and a
drawer of water," in tho pollco ofllco.
Ho had gone from tho bottom to tho
top in one jump, and for years after
ward ho enjoyed tho distinction of
being tho keenest detectivo in tho
Southwest. So much for sticking to
tho scent and "shadowing" tho "Water
Long8treet on Porter.
IIP, HOLDS THAT flOOP .lUPOJIUNT IS
llKllll'.lI THAN BLIND 0111:1)1-
Tho following letter, asked of tho
writer by tho National Jltpublicnn,
has been sent to that paper, nnd is now
given tho public for the first time :
Atlanta, Dec. 80, 1882. Gen. U.
S. Grant, Now York. My Dear Sir:
It occurs to mo that an account of
parallel circumstances passing in tlio
Army of Northern Virginia, before
and during tho second Mauasses, to
those leading to tho Fit. John Porter
trial, may be a proper sequel to your
recently published paper referring to
his case. It is but just, however, to
admit that tlio argument of those who
hold to the finding of tho court mar
tial is, from their strictly military
staudpoint, conclusive. But they seem
to iguoro tho well-recognized custom
of war that superior ollicers aro not
confined to tho rule that holds nn army
as a grand machine, limited, under all
circumstances, to tlio letter of tho or
ders of its chief, but are expected and
required to exercise duo discretion
when not in his immediato presence.
No doubt cases havo occurred in your
experience where ollicers were as de
serving of reproof for failing to oxer
ciso such disctetion as for failing to
obey orders. Early on tho !29tn of
August, 18C2, at the head of my col
umu, 1 arrived in striking distance of
tho battle in progress between part of
tho Army of the Potomac aud General
Jackson's whig of tho Army of Norl
ern lrgima. upon seeing the ap
proach of our column the Federal
troops wero withdrawn to a defensive
position, n little retired. Before noon,
as testified by myself and others bo
fore tho Scholield Hoard, my command
was deployed and formed on Jackson's
right, at "right angles to tho Warren
ton pike, and extending to and boyond
tho Mauasses Gap Railroad. As soon
as deployed General Leo indicated his
purpose to havo mo nttack. Intending
to execute his plan, I asked time to re
connoitre tho new position and the
ground intervening. After tho re
eonnoissanco I reported tho position
strong and that the sacrifice was likely
to ba such as to cause apprehension of
failure. Ho did not seem satisfied,
and was considering the propiietyof
making his orders moro definite when
information was received from General
Stuart of tho approach of Federal
troops upon my right. This drew at
tention to that part of the field for the
time, but when it appeared that this
force was hardly strong enough to at
tack, tho question ot attack by tho
First Corps was resumed As the day
was far spent, I suggested a forco re
connoissaucc at nighlfall, and prepara.
tions for the action of tlio day follow
ing. This was accepted. Tho recon
noisance, however, satisfied General
Leo aud myself that tbo battle should
not bo mado at this point. So I with
drew about midnight to tho ground we
had occupied before our advance. The
uext day the Federals renowed tho
battle against Jaokson.
ly threatened, I rode out in advance of t
my line in search of opportunity to
take my share of tho battle, aud found
a number of my officers collected tit a
point irom which they had fair view
of tho masses welling up against Jack
sou. From this point it was evident
that a few batteries, having enfilade
lire, could disperse the attack, and
somo of our batteries were ordered for
ward for tho position, and to prepare.
Meanwhilo a message camo from Gen
eral Jackson asking for reinforcements,
and almost immediately after camo an
order from Leo to send somo of my
brigades to Jackson. It did not seem
probable that the troops could reach
Jackson in time, if sent : at tho same
time there was no doubt of our dis
persing tlio attack by tho fire of our
iiitillery. Under the circumstances I
felt impelled to disregard the orders,
and to operato on my own ituli'ment.
The fire of our batteries produced ro
suits anticipated. When tho attacking
lorces wero dispersed, my command
was sprung to tho charge nnd swept
tho field. Had I thus engaged tho
day before, it is moro than probable
mat roner would havu been m good
season to tako mo on tho wine, and
would in all probability havo crushed
me. Had I stopped to re-en forco on
tho second day, it is hardly probable
mni .inckson could havo held till my
troops could havo reached him. As
you state, it was not possible for Pot
ter to attack under tho 4.30 ordor, tho
failure to do which was alleged to bo
his high crime. If wo may enpposo
mat no received tho order at 4.50, and
nan nuLOKed, no would havo given us
tuo opportunity that wo wero so ear-
utstly seeking all of ihat day, and in
tlio disjointed condition of their army
on tnai tiny tuo result might havo been
morn seiious than that of tho noxt day,
tho 80th. Now if we suppose that my
attack on thu afternoon of tho 80th
had failed, wo shall seo that the ovi
denco against me would have been
stronger than that against ' Porter.
et, with nn earnest desiro to meet
tho orders of my chief, 1 felt that it
would bo more culpable to execute
imiii to (lisoney mem. as wo wero
successful, thero was no room to ones
tion ns to tho only safe rule to guide
tho judgment in such cases. If in the
exorcise of discretion one b"comos tho
direct cause of lailure. he should onlv
be adjudged as failing in generalship.
If thu intcutlon is to bring discomfiture
ilium the nrms it is criminal, Soon
after tills campaign I wns promoted,
and assigned as Senior Lieutenant
tienerul of iho Confi-dernto Army.
n nn wgiiest respect, your most ouodi
em servant, Jasiks Lonostukct
Is your wife's health
your children sickly I
Brown's Iron Bitters. ' It
THE COLUMBIAN, VOL. XVII. NO 8
COLUMBIA DEMOCRAT, VOL. XLV1, NO
An Arizona Bull Fight.
A bull light nt Tucson, Arizona, ro
contly gathered n crowd of nbont 1,
200 or 1,400 people, nmong whom
might bo seen representation of nearly
overy trade and profession in cosmo
politan Arizonn. Tho bull fighters,
undei tho leadership of Colonel Ynnoz,
entered, mado their bow nnd wero re
warded with applause. All wero
dressed in proverbial costume, white
stocking, fancy colored nnd embroid
ered kneo breeches with jackets to
match nnd black skull caps. Yanez
in his hands held n bright red llag,
while his two assistants wero similarly
provided with short, purplo blankets,
f ho bulls, four in number, wero wildly
chafing undismayed in their separate
stalls. With ono pxcention tho pre
cautionary measure of sawing oft tho
uis ui ineir norns nnti ocen wisely
taken. Tho first bull disappointed tho
crowd and tho second added to tho
disappointment, both refusing to fight.
Thojast bull of tho three, "tho toro
Colorado," to bo fought that day was
then let in. Ho was a fino looking
specimen of his kind and built for n
fighter, from the ground up. He en
tered tho ring with a rush and lost no
timo in getting down to business.
Wherevor a red flag was waved or a
man showed himself in the ring his
lordship wns there also, and when they
as thoy always did, took refuge behind
tho screens provided for their Bafety
ho made an effort to butt them down
and follow in. When Colonel Yanez
attempted to ornament tho bull's fore
head witli a rosetto ho missed it nnd
narrowly escaped being mado into a
rosetto himself. After repeated efforts
tho rosetto wns pinned on. Now,
madder than ever, and foaming at tho
mouth, ho bellowed with rago and
charged furiously. Somo of tho es
capes from his horns wero marvelous.
To further show his skili as a bull tight
er Colonel Yanez endeavored to plant
two gaudily colored arrangements of
paper and fire crackers in either shoul
der, but in avoiding n charge he stuck
both into ono side of tho bull's neck.
The exploding crackeis drove the bull
wild with rago and pain and it looked
as though ho was going to get oven
up with his tormentors, for without
paying heed to tho red flags ho charged
tho clown witli such fierceness that it
was impossible to miss tho shock, so
down ho went and tho bull over him,
and but for tho presenco of mind of the
other men in the ring, who ran up and
by flaunting their flags in the face of
the bull drew him away from tho pros
trate man, ho would doubtless have
been seriously injured.
The next move was to lasso and
throw the bull and then clinch a rope
tightly around his body, which served
as a hand-hold to ono of tho fighters,
who seated himself astride of the bull's
hips. Tlio ropes wero taken off and
the animal sprang to his feet. He
first tried to shake the man off his
back, but failing in that ho rushed after
the others so furiously as to throw his
rider, and, quickly turning on him,
would have given "him a ride in anoth
er direction but for the others drawing
liia ittntitlnn ti.Wl. 1wif.. ll.w.n a'!.,.
'o ..vvw.wv, tt ihii IUV.II 11,L3. A11U
sport with him lasted about an hour
and was tho most exciting of tho
whole programme. Colonel Yanez,
when tho bull was pretty well jaded,
acted a little too familiar by stopping
him with his hand and was rowarded
by it slmrp kick that emptied his bob
lows of wind. That, together with a
strained wrist which mado the clown
happy, wero tho only nccidents of tho
OAMBETTa's ItBLATIONS WITH THE
MAN WHO CAUSED THE STATES
MAN S DEATH.
The New York Times has tho fol
lowing cable dispatch about Gambetta's
death : Throughout his illness his
friends havo sought to conceal the
gravity of tho situation, and above all,
me agency ot a woman in tho tragedy.
Nevertheless, no doubt is permissublo
that tho shot which directly or indirect
ly caused his death was fired by a lady
who is well known in Paris and whose
pseudonym, Leonio Leon conceals tho
patronymic ot one of tho most honor
able Israclitish families of Bordeaux.
She left her husband tho conseiller
general of the Cironde department, to
follow tho fortunes of him by whoso
eloquence in tho Raudin subscription
ami tnai sno was completely tascinalcd,
and uniting with him in 1808 slm de
serted her family. Their connection
has lasted ever since. He was impa
tient of tho chain ho could not break,
especially as a child was born the suc
ceeding year, whoso paternity ho refus
ed to acknowledge. these refusals
caused scenes of recrimination and
often of positivo violence between tho
lovers. I ho man weaned of the con
nection, and tho woman cluii" dovotedlv
to him for whom sho had sacrificed her
honor. Gambetta disliked the child.
who was sickly, but intelligent, and
lived as his nephow. Ho resembled
Gambetta in character and features,
1 wo years ago Leonio's husband died
nnd sho summoned Gambetta to fulfill
his promise of marriage, but received
another refusal. He mado an ncreo-
mont, howover, to provide for young
Lam on the condition that ho should
bo educated in Germany, Tho mother
hesitated, but finally consented nnd no
compauied the child and his father to
Dresden. This was tlio journey so
much commented upon last year by the
Kuropoaii press, which ascribed political
motives to tho presonco of Lemi Massa
bio et la damo at tho German hotels.
Jho connection was continued after
their return, Leonio going every Satur
day livening to his villa, where she was
accepted as mistress by tho servants,
and returning Monday morning in his
carriage. 1 heir quarrels nlso continued
Within a week threo disoharged domes
tics revealed the mysteries of tho ill
starred establishment. Finally the dis
sensions culminated in tho sceuo of tho
unhappy pistol shot. Gambetta, lost
his temper, giving vent to abuse and
coarso language, such as ho was wont
to employ in moments of passion. She
was exasperated, seized n revolver and
tired, lie raised his hand to turn asido
tho weapon and received his death
wound. Everything else is conjecture :
uouo but thoy know tho truth, and
Gambetta died, vet mado up sign.
can vouch for the authenticity of this
part of the unhappy storv, and 1 as
sumo tho entire responsibility for it, no
matter how difToient it may bo from
tho others which may havo attained
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Lost in the Flames.
Since tho ill-fnted steamer Lady El
gin carried its hundreds of passengers
down to a wntcrv gravo in Lako Mich
igan, nothing lifco tlio npalling calami
ty which occurred tu Milwaukee on the
morning of Jan. 10th. in thu burning
of the Notvhnll House, bos ever befel
that city. Tho flames woro discovered
just beforo 4 n. m.,nnd in less than half
an hour not only was the wholo build
ing a mass of smouldering ruins, but
fully fifty people had been swept into
eternity, and ns many more moan
ing sufferers had been removed from
tlio burning building.
The origin of the liro is shrouded in
mystery, though tho general belief is
tli at it is tho work of an incendiary.
Smnll flames have been discovered at
tho entrnco to tho elevator of tho hotel,
but thoy wero extinguished beforo nny
damago was dono. These apparent at
tempts to destroy thu building, lead
people to believe that this last and hor
ribly successful effort wns made by tho
Tho scenes during tho progress of the
fire were heart-rending nnd pitiful be
yond description. Guests rudely a
wakened from their sleep by the terri
ble heat nnd suffocating smoke appear
ed in tho window, whero their frantio
cries for aid rang on tho cars of tho
concourse of people gathered below,
but powerless to render any assis
tance. Walled in by tho sea of flame, the
unfortunates in tho building could bo
seen running wildly about in tho vain
roarch for a means of eseape, and
wringing their hands in despair. Fi
nally, driven out by tho fast dovouring
flames, overy now and then a black ob
ject would appear on tho sill of a win
dow, a piercing shriek rend tho morn
ing air nud a thud would announce
that one more unfortunate had chosen
to meet death on the pavement below
rather than in the seething mass of
flames within. Others, seeing tho dis
tance to the ground below, turned
round aud with hands uplifted heaven
ward, as if invoking divino aid, throw
themselves back into the fire.
Men who, in the daily walks of life,
have been accounted heartless and un
feeling, wrung their hands in despair,
running about in bewilderment and
exclaiming : "My God 1 This is horri
ble ? A black objet would appear on
the outside of tho windows, driven out
by tho smoke nnd lhme, a piercing
scream would rend tho air, and a heavy
thud would announco that would an
nounce that a human being had drop
ped to death on the pavement be
low. Tho servant girls were quartered on
tho sixth floor, and when tho house
was discovered to be burning they
found themselves cut off from all es
cape. Their screams could plainly
be heard in the street. Presently Ed.
Ryemer and Herman Strauss, of Truck
No. 1 appeared on tho roof of tho
bank building at a critical juncture,
directly opposite the servant's quarter,
ladder in" hand. For a moment the
unwieldy thing was poised in mid-air
and then descended with a crash
through a window of the hotel. It
formed a bridgo across the alley, and
l...r s. i . i.. !.. - -
uluuiu ii, uccitiuu steauy in position men
had crossed into the hotel. Then, amid
tho cheers of tho crowd below, they
dragged helpless creatures across tho
sleuder bridgo until eleven had been
rescued. All woro in their night
clothes and many were badly frozen
beforo reaching a shelter. A woman
in a dead faint was dragged across in
safety, but at ono time tho whole of
her body was hanging over clear of
the ladder, while a man held her by
tho ankle. Tho crowd below held
their breath in suspense expecting ev
ery moment to see tho ladder turn
over or break beneath the strain. Tho
man, however, was equal to tho emer
gency. By an effort he pulled her up
on tho sleuder bridge and finnlly pla
ced her out of danger. Tho two
brothers Clayton rescued four women,
carrying them out bodily.
Somo of tho girls, thinking that they
could cling to the outer walls and thus
escape tho tortures of roasting alive,
or that they could in some manner
clamber down tho side of tho building,
swung themselves out of the windows,
only to drop to tho stone paving of tho
alley ueiow, whore every ono ot them
was shockingly crushed. At ono timo
nine of theso mangled bodies, some of
them blackened and shriveled by tho
flames, lay piled one upon nnother.
Ot tho sixty young girls only eleven
were heard from as safe this even
ing. Ono of tho most shocking scenes
was wheu Miss Libbio Challis. a dress
maker, appeared tit ono of the windows.
She was on the fourth floor, and being
lame could not make her escape. Sho
dragged herself to the window, nnd
kneeling down as it m prayer remain
ed thero in plain sight of all writhing
in agony, tho flames lapping her cloth
iug nnd litterally roasting her alive.
The fresh air at tho window kept her
from suffocatting until sho was burned
to death. Siio clung to tho window
sill, and when tho wall fell bIio fell
Tho fate of Mr. ami Mrs. Jno. Gil-
bert was a sad ono. Mr. Gilbert is
connected with th Minnie Palmer "My
Sweetheart" company, playing tho
part of the gambler whilo understudy
ing to fill the part of Tony in place of
Mr. Graham. On Monday, in Chicago,
just beforo leaving for Milwaukee, Mr.
Gilbert married a young lady to whom
he was devotedly attached. This morn
iug tho young wifo lies in tho Morguo
dead, terribly bruised and burned, and
at thu Plaiikington Houso lies tho
husband dying, it is believed.
Tlio Civil-Servico Reform Associa
tion of Philadelphia has just published
Pamphlet No 8 of its series, "How you
may aid Civil Service Reform." It. i
a terse statement of nims and methods,
with foot-iioto refeiences to tlio various
publications of tho Associations in
New Yoik and Philadelphia which
givo details and facts in full, nnd tho
cover gives tlio prices of these, together
with a list of all tho Associations and
Secretaries in Iho United States. Tho
reader is thus ennbled to rench all tho
lUeraturo upon this important subject.
No 8 may bo obtained by enclosing 5
cents in slumps to
R. FRANCIS WOOD, Esq.,
Secretaiy Civil-Servico Reform Associ
nlion, 203 S. 4th St.,