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ontce over Schuyler's Hardware. Store.
p V MIMiEB,
ofllco In Browcr's bul!dln?,second lloor.room No. 1
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omco In Colombian Bcimjino, Itoom No. i, second
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May 20, '81 .
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2iul lloor, Uloomsburg, Pit. upr 13 '83
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door to the left.
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Attorncy-atLaw, Berwick. Pa.
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r H. BARKLEY, Atiorney-(-i.sw
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oruce, North Market street,
TU. WM, SI. REDEH, Surgeon nnd
Wl'hyslolan. onoo oorner of Hock und Market
T R. EVANS, M. D.,
It , Pbysta'an. (Ofllco and Itestd
enco on Third
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HoCkl, and has as usual a I'lltsT-CLASs
BAltUBHSIlOP. Ho respectfully solicits the
patronaito of his oldoustomors and of tho nuoito
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Largs and convenient sample rooms. Bath rooms
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KerTous Affections, and Diseases of Women,
Patients received nt the Sanitarium on
rensonnUe tctms for board and treatment.
I. S. No charge for llrst consultation,
npr 27, '83
BL00M8BURG PLANING MILL
Tho undersigned hiving put Ills Planing Mil
on ltallroad street, In tlrsUemss condition. Is pro
pared to do all kinds of uork in his line.
FRAMES, SASH, DOORS,
furnished at reasonable prices. All lumber used
Is well seasoned and none but skilled workmen
ESTIMATES FOR BUILDINGS
furnished on application. Plans and epecinca
nuua prupurcu uy uu espenuncea araugn'sman.
STOVES AND TINWARE.
E. 13. BROWEH
lias purchased the Ktonknnd Business of I, Ila
genbuch, and Is now prepared to no all kinds of
work In his line. Plumbing and Gas Fitting a
specialty. Tinware, stocs,
NqES HD !"jEJEtS,
In a great variety. All work dono by
Main Struct corner of East.
WM. F. BODINEi
IUON IT., BELOW SECOND, BLOOMSBUUO, PA.
is preparea to ao an Kmos oi
Plain and Ornamental.
BOTH DECOUATIVE AND PLAIN.
All klu (In of'Furnltiirc Ucpalrctl
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NONE BUT FIRST-CLASS WORKMEN EMP
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CARRIAGES, BUGGIES, PHAETONS,
SLEIGHS, PLATFORM WAGONS, &C.
First-class work always on hand,
REPAIRING XEA TL Y DONE.
Prices reduced to suit the limes.
I5i.ooi3in;it(i, Columbia Countv, Pa.
All styles of work done in a superior manner, work
warramca as represeniea. i bktii cxtkict
xu without pain by the use of (las, and
free of charijo hen artificial teeth
oillcc over Bloomsburij Ilanklng Company.
7o be open al all hours during the day
B, F, SHARPLESS,
FOUNDER AND MACHINIST.
NEAR L. & B. DEPOT, BLOOMSBUUO, PA.
Manufacturer of Plows, stoves and all kluds ot
Castlnifs. Larue Btcck oflluwuro, Cook stoves.
Koom btoM;s, stoves for heatliii; stores.fcchoot
houses, churches, Also, largo stock of re
pairs forclty stoves of all klnds.v, hoiesale and retail
.such as Fire Brick, urates, Llaf.centres.&cstole
Pipe, cook Boilers, spiders, Cake Pluies, lirfO
Iron Kettles. Sledsoles. Wstron Boses. all kinds
ot Plow Points, Mould Boards, Bolts, Plaster, Salt,
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London & Lancashire, of Enclaud.. , 1,709,670
Hartford of Hartford 3,313,000
sprlosfteld Fire and Marine , 9,082,(85
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for the Insured without any delay In tho
onico at Uloomsburg. Oct, a, '8l-tf,
OnillSTIAN F. KNAIT, BLOOMBBUIltl, PA.
UHITIHII AMERICA ABSUttA.NOE COMPANY
(IBHM AN PIKE INSURANCE COMPANY.
NATIONAL FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY.
UNION INSURANCE UUMFAN Y.
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to tne uazara ni rius oniy.
bosses rsogrrLT ana uunistlt aujustea ana
paid as soon as determined by Cuhistun F
KNirr. srscuL Auknt and Adjdstih Iilooks
The nooDlo of CoMmU oounty should oatror.-
tto ths agency whuro losses If auv are lettled
ana nam nr onn oi lunir uwn ru izens
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l'or Scarlet nnil
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Soro Throat, Small
I Pox, 3teAsles, nntl
nil Conlaclmn )lviii. Persom waiilngon
lh Sick thould me it freely. Scirltt Fever hu
never been known to tpread where the Fluid u
med. Yellow Fever has been cured with It nflrr
black vomit hnd Inkr-n phief. The wort
cilei of Diphtheria yield to It.
sons refreshed and and
Ilftl Sores pruvent. l'lTTINO of Small
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Darbys Fluid. . . . ,
Impure Air made A member of my fam.
harmlcij and purified. ,JJtn .'
For Soro Throat It l a f'"?1,1 P0,"' ncd the
lure cure ui" l"c Patient was
C'ontllRlon destroyed. n?1 tjelirlous, was not
Kor Fronted Vvvt, l1,l;d lnJ wa? ,?l,ul
Chllblnlns, lMIos, 'le house again In three
Sort AVhlto Complex
ion secured by its use.
Ship Fever prevented.
To jntriry the llrcntli,
Clenmo tho Teeth,
it can't be surpassed.
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An VKuiZfii A I A. StoLLRNWERCK.
Stings, etc. Tetter dried up.
I used the Fluid during Cholera prevented,
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Scarlet Fever with de-1 healed,
elded advantage. It is In CHRes oTDeath it
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room. Wm, F. Sand-' the corpse It will
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The eminent l'liy.
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KIMS, SI. D., Now
Yorlt, says: "I am
convinced Prof. Darbys
. Prophj lactic Fluid is a
I valuable disinfectant,"
amlerl.llt University, Nashville, Tenn.
I testify to the most excellent qualities of Prof,
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detergent it is both theoretically and practically
superior to any preparation with which I am ac
qualnted. N, T. Luiton, Prof. Chemistry.
Ilarhjs Fluid Is Ilecommcnded by
Hon. Alexander H. Stephens, tf Ccorcii:
StJingen "n'y ' MS' 1J'U" Church f
Jos. LECoNTE.'Columhla, Prof., Unlversity.S.C.
Kev. A. J Battle, Prof , Mercer University;
Kev. Geo. I. Pierce, Bishop M. K, Church.
indisit.nsadi.i: to i:vi:ky homi:.
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l r, ??1lrna',1' fjr S,'ln or l!ca",
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Thla remedy will act In harmony v llh tho VV
mala fjtem nt all times, and linuicdlotely
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tore theni lo a healthy and trong condition.
I)r, Marehlul'a Uliiluo Cathallcon will euro fall
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I. BOLD BY AU. IIUUUUUIU. iHOO II,
YAINWHIOIIT c5 CO,,
THAN, HYUUPS, COFFKK, BUOAll, MOL VBhbS,
KICK, HrlCta, BICiKB tool, &C, 10,
N. K. Oorner Becond and Arch streets,
lirordern vlU rocclvo prowptattontlon"
tQsyWPATHIZEWITOTS THE HOPE Off
is! fWm k
Dattptfirs, Wives, ioiMrs1,
lOOTSTEPS ON THE 3TAIHS.
In tho tpilet hush of evening;,
As we watch the tlylntf light
Fadlncf Into murky Bhnilows,
sinking Into dusky night i
How often from our musings
Ot life's sorrows and Its cares,
Do wo turn and mutely listen
For tho footsteps on the stairs.
And when midnight's slumber gently
Calms the weary heart to rest,
And tho soul In Joyful Wons
Of our childhood's days Is blest ;
hen tho past, with nil Its muilo
And Us old remembered airs,
Wnko ui from our dreams vrc listen
For tho footsteps on tho stairs.
When tho heart with gtlef Is burdened,
With Us dally toll nndpaln,
And we feel the sun of pleasure
Wilt not rise for us ngain ;
And Ihe spirit breathes Its sorrow
Forth In silent, voiceless prajcrs,
Then wo long to hear the mustc
ot the footsteps on tho stairs.
In tho home of tho hereafter,
Whcro their ivnlllng spirits stands,
Watching for their loved one's coming
To that purer Iwttcr laid j
Then their nngel lore will tench us
To forget all caithly cares j
only then wo ce.iso to listen
For tho footsteps on the stairs.
Miss Abigail Burr wasulittlobi'own-
pyuil old mind who lived in n little
brown old liousc with her cat, JJebby,
and her wonian-of-all-woik. Prudence
sharp of tongue, long of visage,
browner ami older than the miilress
herself. There was nothing of grace,
nor beauty, nor sweetness about Miss
Abigail's life: everything was dry and
hard and husky. Indeed, some tieoplo
were so uncharitable as to say that her
heart was like a very much dried-tip
kernel in a nutshell, and would rattle if
she were to bo shaken hard enough.
t... T .. t. I -1! t .. . ,
DHL i never quite ueucveu inai. l al
ways said there was a soft spot in Miss
Abigail's heart, to bo found when tlio
time came to tint! it.
One siiriiiK twilight a bov ooencd
Miss Abigail's garden gate and walked
up the path between the lows of strag
gling lilacs. Ho was not a boy who
lived about Caperstown, or he would
not have daruil venture, I am sure, for
Prudence's sake, besides having nothing
to venture for. He was an unkempt,
starved looking little specimen of lui
mmity. His coat was a woild too long'
and patched at the elbows; and his
trousers were a woild too short, and
patched at the knees. His hat was
guiltless of brim, and through a hole in
Urn crown bobbed a little tuft of hair
which had once been brown, but was
now woefully faded. He went straight
up to Miss Abigail's porch steps. Miss
Abigail was bitting on the porch in her
highbacked rocking chair, so intent on
binding ofT her stocking heel that she
heard neither the click of the gate latch
nor the footsteps on tho hard-trodden
path; and sho did not look up until the
boy's figure interposed itself between
her work and the fading sunset lights.
He doffed his tattered hat crown. "If
you please, ma'am, will you may I
have something to eat f
It was not at all a tramp's manner of
asking; theio was a manliness in tlm
voice which Miss Abigail could not lieln
but notice. Perhaps that was tho rea
son she looked at tlie boy sharply for a
moment beforo she answered. At that
moment, Prudence, tall and angular,
stood in tho door, with a shawl thrown
over her head, and her right hand
swathed with soft cotton.
"I'll have to git Jonas Harrow's man
to do tho inilkin', Miss Abigail," said
she. "I can'l. I've burnt my hand that
The boy looked up quickly; "Can't
I could I milk for you?"
As 1 have intimated Prudence did
not like boys; and that she sometimes
expressed her dislike in a very forcible
manner, many of the villago uichins
could testify. Now, sho surveyed this
boy, standing by tlio porch steps, from
his bare brown head, not forgetting tlio
faded little tuft, in dumb astonishment.
"You might let him try, Prudence,"
said Miss Abigail, thinking rather du
biously of the nervous, mouso colored
Alderiiey in tho yard.
"Iohored on a farm alllat summer."
explained the boy, eagerly glancing
from mistress to muid. "I want some
supper, and I'll be glad to do something
to pay for it."
"Well, you kin try it. said Pnidnncc.
after, a momentary deliberation. "It's
belter'n beggin' u favor, anyhow."
She led the way to the kitchen and
took a shining tin nail fi
"Heie's tho milk nail," said sho to
tho boy, who stood waiting; "an' tho
cow's in tho jard yonder. Pay d;iy
conies when the work's done."
And Prudence smiled grimly as she
went about netting out a lunch of I
ami butter and cold meat. Sim Mi.
morally curtain that thu Highly Alder
iiey heifer, used only to womankind,
would bo much moru likely to spread a
pair of bovine wings and fly awav than
allow herself to be milked bv a l,nv.
"Ho can't do it," sho said to Miss
Abigail, who presently broiiL'bt Imr
knitting-work into tho kitchen. "The
heiterll send him sky-high!"
Hut he could and he did, Soon ho
appeared in tho doorway, his pail brim,
ming with snowy foam.
"Well, I nover !" ejaculated Pin
denco. "You didn't think I could?" said tho
boy, smiling benignly.
"No, I didn't," admitted Prudence,
and straightway, in her astonishment,
sho added to his faro a segment of ihu
"Wasn't there a bit of cheoso loft
from tea?" asked Miss Abigail.
Prudence thought them was, and
while sho was fetching it from tho eel
lar tho boy gave himself a healthy
scrubbing nt the pump, coining in from
his ablutions fresii and i tidily as a roso.
Ho was very hungry; thero was no
doubt of that. Ho looked at Miss Abi
gail with a deprt'untlng smile, as Pm
denco carriod olf tho bieaibplatu for a
third replenishing. "I'm pretty hungry,"
said lie. "This is tho llrst bito I've had
since morning, and it tastes good,"
su iiu rune n inn, poor soiii, .Mjss
Abigail thought of a little brother who
dieil years and years before, pro his
tuntior ieei began to Joel thu pilcks in
life's path, How strang. that tho sight
of this litth) vagrant satisfying his
uiuviiig ut nor Kiioiien tablo should
l,l-,(l, . Iir... ....... .....1 1 1 ,t 1 .
i iivi iviiiumurtiiiuu uiu mil it win.
had so early put off tho mortal for tho
FRIDAY, MAY 18,
Presently, when tho boy had finished
his repast, he laid his knlfo and folk
across his plate with a methodical pre
cision which it pleased Miss Abigail lo
sec i and then ho glanced from Pru
dence, standing near with her arms
akimbo, to Misg Abigail.
"Thank you for my supper," said ho.
"Maybu I'd best bo getting along. You
don't want a boy to work, do you i"
"A boy to work !" echoed Prudence.
"Did I ever I"
"No, wo don't," said Miss Abigail,
shoitly. And then it was straugo
enough that sho could not help thinking
again of that frail little lifo which had
blighted in thu bud so long before I
"How far aro you going I" sho ask
ed. "I dou'i know, ma'am."
"And where have you conic from !"
proceeded Miss Abigail.
"Trescott, ma'am. Mother died there
three months ago."
Tin ro was a pathetic quiver in his
voice. And then, with a littlo question
ing, ho told his simple story. Ilisiiamo
was Harry Olinslead, and howastwelvo
years old. He had lived in Trescott a
long time, ho ami his mother; they
were very poor, but thov had kept a
littlo home together. His mother had
taken in sowing nnd ho had worked for
neighboring farmers summers and gone
to school winters. And ho had been
happy, for all they were so poor, until
"Then I stopped with Dea Staples a
spell; he said ho wanted to try me. Hut
they were going to bind mo out to him,
bo I run away."
"None to blame, nuthcr," interposed
Prudence, with a great deal of emphasis.
"I've seen old Staples down to Trescott.
He's that moan that he'd skin a mouso
for tho hide and taller."
"I've been trying nlong for a chance
to work," continued tlio boy, smiling
faintly. He was very near lo tears now,
but ho held them back sturdily. "Hut
hero don't anybody seem to want me."
Miss Abigail was moved more than
sho would havo cared to own by this
recital. Even to her, who had lived
for self so long, there was something
indescribably pitiful in tho thought of
this little wanderer battling along with
tho world, buffotted by fortune,drift
ing hero or there, as ohanco might dic
tate. It had grown dark now tho lamps
jiad long since been lighted, and there
were luiitteriugs of distant thunder in
jhe air. "It's going to rain," said Miss
Abigail. "You needn't go to night;
you may sleep in the stable loft."
Harry thanked her.
Tho storm broke with great violence.
And whilo Abigail listened to the sharp
peal of thunder, and the pouring of the
rain against tho windows, sho thought
of the lonely littlo wayfarer in the sta-
Lble loft with a new, strange throb of
Morning came, merry with bird-song,
and glistening with myriads oi rain
drops. Prudence was up betimes, but
early as it was, sho heard tho sound of
an axo in tho wood shed; and when sho
opened the door Harry smiled at her
from his post by tho chopping bloek.
"I don't think I paid enough for my
supper I eat such a lot." ho said; "so
I've split some kindlings; and I'll milk
for you this morning if you want mo
Prudence brought tlio milk pail with
out a word. Hut when she had prepar
ed Miss Abigail's morning meal sho
made ready :t good substantial break
fast for Barry also. When he had eat
en it ho took up his hat crown.
"C4o out tho way you come In," said
Prudence, "Velse you'll bring back bad
Harry gave a littlo incredulous laugh,
but hu went out to tho porch. Miss
Abigail was there, taking deep breaths
of tho fresh air, and sho bade him a
kind "good morning as ho went off tho
litpp and down the path again between
the lilacs, exuberant in growth but
meagre in bloom.
"1 wonder why inv lilacs do not Ho w-
er more freely." This Miss Abigail said
to l'nidence, who had followed to tlio
"I dunno," answered Prudence.
Hairy heard and turned. "I guess it's
because you leave tho old blossoms on,"
iio said, hesitatingly. "Mv mother
used lo say I must pick tho blossoms
oil' ono year, if I wanted any tho next."
mm men no went out ot the gate,
closing it carefully behind him, and
along tho moist brown highway.
"That is a very uncommon boy,"
said Miss Abigail, looking after bint
with serious eves.
"Yes," assented Prudence, "bo's a
cleaver "nough littlo chap for a bov."
"To think of his knowing nbouL the
lilacs," continued Miss Abigail, medita
tively, "I must cut olf all tho flowers
'iAnd ho got as good a mess of milk
from tho heifer as I could havo done
myself with u well hand," Prudence
"Yes, ho would havo been hundv
about milking and getting the wood for
vou,'' said .Miss Abigail.
"An bringin' tho letters from the
post ollice," proceeded Prudence. "It's
a good piece over to tho village, in
"So it is, said Miss Abigail. Sho
gazed reflectively nlong thu road whicl
wound, serpentine, to tho littlo hamlet,
a inllo away. Harry was climbing tho
hill, a mere, pitiful, lonely iiisiguiiiinnt
atom in tho great body of humanity
Miss Ab igail s oyos lillod.
"Wo might havo kept him," sho said.
"Tain't any too latu yit 1" put in
The two women lookod in each other's
"If you could make him hear," began
"Sit.. ! .11 '
p or answer Prudenco strodo to tho
1 i .
man, ami sent a long, quavering cry
Hut tho littlo figure thoy wero watch-
nig pioiuieii steadily on.
"tiinimo tho old tin horn outer tho
kitchen, Miss Abigail!" called I'm-
denco, excitedly. "Quick!'
Miss Abigail, Htaid spinster that she
was, without a thought of tho ludicrous
ness of tho proceeding, ran to the kiteh
on, snatched tho horn from itH nail and
ran out with it to Prudenco. And Pro
denco put it to her lips and blow a blast
so long and so loud that it startled thu
birds into nileuco and sent the echoes
ringing from lullsidu to hillside.
"Ho o'u hear that if ho u'n huarmiv
thing," dim miitured.
Ho did. Ho stopped Prudenco flour
ished tho horn in frantic excitement.
There was n inouient. of suspense, nml
then Prudenco turned to Miss Abigail
standing by tho gate.
"He's a-couiing back," she said.
When Harry, breathless with the
haste ho had made, reached the cottage,
uiss Abigail was waning ontiio poroli.
ntr .....? i .' i
"We've mado up our minds to keep
you," said she, "as long as vou don t
give too much trouble."
"Oh, thank you. ma'am 1" cried Har-
ry. "Indeed HI try to plcaso you.'
I am suro ho has succeeded, for tho
lilacs have hi en in bloom threo times
.I.ij. I 1 . 1 1 ! t., t, I
Bitivu wiiii, inunuiig, ami no is Willi UI8S
vuigau yet, growing tan anu strong
anil manly as the years go bv. Ho tills
the bit ot a farm, which had so long
lain unimproved, and m winter nttends
school al tho village, whero ho is in ex-
cellent repute. He is, withal, so faith-
fill and helpful and kind that Prudenco
is lam to a loineginaiize tno norn alter u
this fashion! "Ilarusomu Is as harusomo
does, an' you're deservin' of a lied o'
velvet, old horn, for tho good deed vou
dono that day." Good Cheer.
Lightning Strikes Oil.
Last 1'i'iday morning, whilo a lierco
thunder storm prevailed, lightning
struck an oil lank at the works of the
national fttorago Uompany, at (Join-
iiiiiiiiffii, uiiit.siiiL; iiiu must, uisitstroiis I
urc mat, nas neen seen in many years,
i lie tank struck stood among a num
ber of others, and, when smitten by tho
bolt, exploded with a deafening roar,
scattering tlio oil in all directions.
Tho burning petroleum poured forth in
a uery stream and iiowcd down toward
tho river. Threo hugo tanks, each
holding L'0,000 barrels of oil, stood in
tlio way, and
way, and as tho burning fluid
reached them they exploded simulta-
neotisly, with a report that was heard
many miles away. 1'ieees of iron were
imown i ar across tno uver, and the
names raged with a nerceness that
pi omi-eii to destroy tno entire woi-Ks.
ianK auer tame was urea oy the
mazing on, ana a dense biacu FmoKc
arose, enveloping tno city ami attract-
tug umiisaims oi spectators to tno
scene. 1 he storehouse, an immense
uricK uniKimg, was soon wrapped in
.is : i ii
unci-it. inu engine nouse,
the on and water pump houses, two
iiiiiii-rgruiiiiii mints, uiu
viipumvi onu, two waieiiouscH, anu
too cooper ana piacKsmiih shops were
aiiacneu. llio tracks ot the I'ennsyl-
I'nnin 1?ntlinn.1 ht.1aia. n1n., I... tl.n I
1..IH,. ..,n v...,, niuuu inn liiusi; ujr tiiu
.win..-, buuii un mv, .uiu buvuiui
oil tanks on ears were only saved by
tho expedients of covering them with
a thick layer of dirt. A long trestle,
belonging to tho railroad and running
to Hlack Tom's Island, was entirely
destroyed, and tho surface of this bay
was covered with burning oil
Tho fire departments wero quickly
upon tho scene of tho fire, but a few
minutes' work sufficed to show that
nothing could bo done toward extin
guishing tho flames, and all efforts
were turned to preventing their spread.
Whilo thus engaged near to tank No.
7, it exploded with a deafening report,
and blazing oil was thrown for a great
distance in every direction. The Chief
I'mgmeer and a number of men were
within ten yards of the tank when it
exploded and wero only saved by the
fact that tho burning oil passed over
their heads. They succeeded in esc.ip-
ing unharmed, but six men, who aro
supposed to havo run toward tho river
when the explosion occurred, were
caught by the flames.
I ho loss, as well as it can bo estl
mated at present, is about $1,000,000.
Ten tanks, eight containing oil and
two naphtha ; a number of buildings,
live lighters loaded with oil, G0,000
empty barrels, and several hundred
tons of coal wero consumed. For
tunately tho flames wero confined to
the South side of the railroad track.
loss as about $200,0110, fully covered
by insurance. Tlio oil was owned by
different parties, and some cars which
were burned belonged to tho Ponnsyl-
Tho works wero tho largest of tho
kind in tho United States, and covered
torty acres. Half of the snaco was
burned over. It is not thought that
the bodies of thoso burned can bo re-
covered, as thoy must havo been utter-
1.. -.1 .1 - . 1 .
ly consumed in tho intenso heat.
Deserted Oil Towns.
Ilunlt'ltn In lluillnctoii lltiwkne.
but it thero is a picture ot desola
tion it is an oil town that has been
left ; that has gone off by itself and
.lied. 1 hu dismantled derricks stand
about like so many tombstones. The
deserted houses, with their shattered
wiiiuutvp, iuuk us inuiigii uiu crown,
.!..! . , 1 . i 1 1 , i
i ..... i, ...i. .. . n.,.....i. ii. . l
iiying away to tne new on ueius, nan
cruelly put out tho oves of the old
town lest it should follow. The doors
hang in crippled fashion on paralyzed
hinges ; they have forgotten their old
hospitality of the "flush "times ;" thero
is neither welcome or rejection in their
half-open attitude but they look as
though they stood ajar to save tho
gho.sts tho trouble of hunting for tlio
keyhole. 1 ho dismal creak ot tho walk
ing-beain is succeeded by a quiet infi
nitely more dismal. The merry song
o lino rigger nas ceased, and tho voice
01 llio liounilic Slugger mingles
no longer with the defiant
ghout of tho rustlor. Tho gin-
mm iiun jj.ihheii iiway, aim uo louper
lllim UYL'll (III il Hlllf'lL1 M111II. 1 111! CI11U1
neys tooplo over and wear the disl.eart-
ened look of a hat out of season. Even
tho tramps shun the town, nnd thero is
a general look of a linen duster in Do-
....... 1. .... a il. .. ....it.... a IT .. 1 1 .
cember about tho settlement. Usually
one or two ot the poorest houses aro
inhabited ny ono or two dejected fami
nes, woo seem 10 wonder wnat nicy
aro staying thero for. I havo often
wondered why tlio few people who ro-
iiiain in the tlesoited oil town did not
move in i ue ncn nouses, nut they nov-
IT 110. iney llio Usually llUOl) 0 W lO
(iiu too dolefully poor to follow tho
tno now oil nelds, and they
, they remain in thoir own
muses, i ney take tho lences and thu
Boulters and thu porches and llonrn
IIOili lltO lM'OpeiiV Ot tllOir absent
nau tlio tanks on tho Morth sido yfJ a al ot eighty in tho past year, preicndi!.
eaiiflit firii I lis loss u-nulil linvn lifon Tho increaso in Pennsvlvania is fort. v. I t. : ...i.. .
" . : 1 i . v , , , ' y . xt is not, wiiul vim see tuat manes
enormous. 'Ihe National Storage tight- Nebraskas total grew from 1 ,5 vou 0)Uar among your friends; it is
uompany lose on the buildings and io bui, ana Illinois' trom 8UU to OOt. what .you don't tell"
tanks, on which thev estimate their A year ago Massachusetts had 420 -.'r
wealthier neighbors for lire wood, but stationed in theo homes, and one can vovcrs two hundred nnd two pages of
it never seems to occur to them to estimate, by tho knowledge he may 1,10 docket, each page containing fifty
move into tho mansions ami burn up havo of family life in Ameiica how two lines.
nun "ii iiiin-n, i nun i kiiuw w
, - .. . , .. .
iney Hi) lor a living. 1 Ollel! WOllder
ihfV tlnil't KlMlt .1 B'lhvn.i 'I'l.nf (li,
' - -
any other business fails,
And it requires ho littlo funuturu : nut
i If "fT""1'1"1510"1""1
half bushel of sawdust.
THE COLUMBIAN, VOL. XVH.NOSO
COLUMBIA DEMOCRAT, VOL. XLV11, NO 11
If you will cut this out nnd ntick it
in your memorandum book, you will
find it convenient for reference", nnd bn
sjiared tho jtroublo nnd expense of wri-
iciiers oi inquiry to tho newspa-
On and nfter October 1. 1883. letter
postage will bo two cents for oach half
ounco or fractional part thereof bo
ttveen nil points in the United Statr-s
Tho rato will then bo the samo on dron
11. 1 -11 - - ,
ituiurs ami an outers. HO changes
"vu neon mane in rates on other class
cs of matter. x
On nnd alter tho 1st of Jnlv. 1883.
you can obtain at anv money order of.
hco postal notes in sums of 5 and tin
dor by a feo of threo cents. Thesn
postnl notes will be made payablo to
bearer without corresponding advices.
iney win oe mane payable at any
money order omco within threo months
of tho uatc of issue. After tho lapse
ui mat time tno nouier can obtain the
par value only by applying to the post-
olllco department at Washington.
un and alter tho lstof.Iu v. 1883.
yo can obtain a postal monev order
for as largo a sum as 100. The
present limit is S.iO. Tho rates on and
auer mat dale tor orders will bo as foN
iSot exceodinir SID ... m ,Di,tu
O " "
From 10 to lo -
Tho nostnl nntis will, tin ilnnlit
found more convenient in one respect
than tho fractional currency was, since
thev can lm nhtn'mrxl for nnv nnml.or
ot cents under 85. There will also 1)0
less liability to loss by theft than thero
,vas when fractional notes were used
lor transm ss on Himnr-li tlm nmila
esnoe.inl v if tlm .loimiii.iont ,ia i,i.
ment in prescribing tho size and form
ot tho notes and in selecting thu paper
on which thov nrn in lu rintn,i n
the ot tor mm fi, will i ino
., . . '
ventent in that t '.nv nan on e lm nl.-
tamed at money order offices at a con-
uargo cities. It will be observed that
after tho first of October tho cost of
sending anv sum under 5 bv postal
.. "til " " -
note win be .) C3uts 1 cents postagj
ami ;i cents tee. Ulucaao Times.
According to tho George P. Howell
r. a -vt T-.,
iv xiu. a jvniuiiuun newspaper uirec-
l0,'y for 1883, it appears that the news-
papers and periodicals of all kinds
published in tho United 'States, the
.territories ana uanada have reached a
total 11,802. This is an increase of
584 over the total for the preceding
year. The publications issued in tho
United btates anil Territories, exclu
sive ot Uanada, number 11. 106. of
which tho lerntones possess 324.
f bo total for tho United States, exclu
sivo of tho Territories and Canada,
exceeus me corresponding total tor
J882 by -194, and tho total for tho Tor-
ritories, given above, shows an excess
of ninety-ono over tho number reported
twelve months since. A comparison
of the present totals for each State
with tho totals furnished in the edition
of the Directory for 1882, shows that
in thirty-two States, and in tho Dis
trict of Columbia, thero was an in
crease, while a slight decrease in threo
other Mates the newspaper suspensions
exactly balanced tho newspaper
laking tho States onu by one, tho
newspaper growth in some is very
cuiisitieruuie. j ne present total in
New iork State, for instance, is 1,-
now tho number is 438. In
the now papers outnumbered
tho suspensions by eight, and Ohio
now has 738 papers instead of t)!)2.
The most remarkable cliaiiim lins on
enrred in the Territories, in which tho
da'dy papers havo grown from forty-
three to sixty-three, and the weeklies
1ml to 243 Dakota being the chief
area of activity. The number of
monthlies throughout tho United
States and Territories grow, during the
year, from 070 to 1,031, while tho
dailies, in that time, have added sixty.
six to their total. In tho Dominion of
Canada tho number ot dailies has in
creased from eixty-four to seventy-four.
although tno tot-u ot weekly papers ex
hibits nine change.
i - s-iii i w-w
jiish unariotto V. llawes, in a ic-
cent lecture on tho pianotoite, stales
some interesting facts : Tho modern pi-
anoforte was born in 1771, in the mind
of Christofofori ol Paduu, I tally, and
is a successor of the instrument known
in Nebuchaduez.ai's time as tho
I'lio first piano seen in England was
mado by Father Wood, an English
monk oi liomu ; and it was tor a long
umu witnout, a nvai, tno wonder am
delight of all who heard it j but about
the year 1700 sonw ingenious median
ics camo from Germany to England in
search of emiilovmint n mnnnfnitn
makers, and tins e.ivti tlio iiwtritnwutt
an impetus ; it wa.9 a party of twelve,
who wore hence called the apostles,
I ( III I innfllll 1sit.ii.-ia ii.iu ..,-.
increased. Hetter music has been
wnlten for tho pianofoite than for any
other instrument. Wo need only to
study tho woiks of llethooven to bo
convinced of tho wealth of harmonious
combinations which havo been the
people, besides the exiuiisito enjoyment
which tlm nnmin lii-, ,.tK, aL.L.,.,.
Years ago pianoforte, niusio constituted
a very modest portion of a imuio sol
lei'V Mlnct- i null' it lilla tl,,,, C,.. l
I ; f - v. w-. Klin w
IS she Ives, nnil innkm: tin ,.lii,.f l,u!
ness. Over two thousand comnositinn
of this instiument havo been published
I'm Amnr'ma nlnnn. 'rin.rn t,. ,n
I ' " tivs v IV-ll 1 1 1 1 1 "
lion fam lies in tho United Si
it is Hneakimr within limm,. i
I tltion u nnnrlii nf n tntllw'.ii iiic.Kiiis.i.i..
I I , ..vi'iing IWILljnuil
iai i largely mo amtiKiiiiniits nf tim.n r.,.,.t
l.' O 'rf ........... ... unv mi ii.
lies hid nt linimt .ttiil u'liliin tli,, t ii..
... -.!...! 1...- 1 i . '
i vnuir. swii'iu iiiiiMU on itm iiinm-i nm,
trihnti-s ihn f ft i iit nt iuii linn n( tliiiSss j...
I - - - t I'viiivil Ul I I 111 1 I'll
iovment. C'onld nnvtMn.r nlm ...i.
u btftuted to promote the homo lifo
Ijes of DBxismq.
Ono Inch fa oo
Two inrlies too
Tlirco inches,..., 4 00
Pour Inches. .... too
ouartpr column.. 6(0
Yearlr advertisements pajblonurterly. Trnn.
slent advertisements must bo paid for beforo Insei
ed except where parties hnvo accounts.
Local advertisements two dollars per Inch for
Uiren insertions, nnrt. nt that rale for additional
Insertions without refcrenco to length.
Rrnflilnr'a AitmlnUI rntnr'H. And Alldltnr'snOllCCS
three dollars. Must W paid for when nserted.
Transient or Icol notices, ten cents a line, re ru-
lar advertisement half rates.
cards in tho 'liuslness Directory" column.onii
dollar a year tor each line.
The Country Press. -
Tho Milwaukee Sun says: "Wo do
slro herewith to renew our pledges of
dovotlon to tho country journalist of
the state that wo havo known in other
days, and assure them that our heart,
beats warm for our native land. When
wo think of tho hard drudgery most oi
theso enterprising, indefatigablo work
era do in a week, and the small amount
of thanks and cash they receivoi in re
turn, we feel as though something wns,
wrong somewhere. Why it is that In'
some localities tho peoplo do not apprc:,
clato the importance of a good nows-,
paper, and sustain it by a liberal pat
ronage, thus making it a better paper,
is one of the most unaccountable things
in tho world. We have no urgent call
now to say what we do, but we tell tho
people of every locality where a paper
is published, no matter how small and
insignihcant tho paper may be, that
every dollar they pay for subscription or
judicious advertising puts two dollars
in cash in their own pocket. Wo have
figured on it, and wo know. It may
not look so on its face, but it is
very deceiving. Lots of schemes that
look as though they had millious in
them, like tho man who is suro he can
pick out the right card in three-card-
monte. fail lo return anything like mil
lions, while other schemes that do not
seem to amount to anything scarcely
pan out whole handfuls of nickles un
expectedly. And the country newspa
per is of this class. AVo aro not at lib-,
erty to givo tho wholo thing away, by
explaining tho particulars, but country
people may rest assured that wo under
stand tho matter, and that wo arc not
steering them into any trap door game,
that will let them down out of sight,
Subscribe for your local paper and pay
for it in advance, and if vou feel at tho
ot the year that you haven t got
your money ;s worth then your fortune
18 made, iou can go to any museum
nnd get a sa arv ot S5.UU0 a year as a
Seven hundred millions of dollars
are annually spent for intoxicating
drinks in tho United Stales, exceeding
by nineteen millions of dollars tho
sum spent for food, and nearly one
hundred and fifty millions of dollars,
more than is spent for clothing.
Wo havo more than twenty-fivo
times as many drinking saloons "as
there aro Churches and school houses,
Nearly nine-tenths of tho inmates of
our alms houses, from eighty to ninety
percent of our crim'ma'.s, and about one
third of the patients in our insane asy-
ltuns are tho victims of intoxicating
i.- i "
Funny 1 One of the hottest places
on this hemisphere is Chili.
It's a matter of opinion whether or
not Hoscco Cokliug is a dude.
commercial lcunion Tlio return
of a pawned watch to the owner.
Louisianna is cheered by tho pros-
I'octs of big orange and sugar crops.
It you want to see a man indulge.
in tho maizy dance, tread on his pet
Tho first train passed over tho Sus-
pension bridge at Niagara March 14
jg b " '
T ' ,, ,., i ;,
.,.Le,' T. b.?, T"I ? 19
Out in tho world men show us two
sides in their character ; by tho liresido
only one. '
A woman may get to love by de
grees ; tlio best tire does not naro up
Where thero is much indention
much has been borrowed ; nature never
-v r . . . . .
xever oespiso nuinbio services ;
when largo ships run aground, little
boats may pull them off.
It is well said that a man is not al
ways making a point when he gets off
a "mirp thing.
Musicians aro in tho
habit of slur
they all speak
ring some notes j but
well of greenbacks
When a mnnicd man finds himself
locked out at 2 o'clock a. m ho yearns
for a key to tho situation
"A great ohaugo has come over me."
sighed tho small bov as ho lugged
home a big full of pennies from the
I'lio latest fashion craze is to take a
salt codfish, paint it full of flowers and
nail it to tho wall as a parlor orna
ment. When a man is at tho foot of the
hill in his fortunes, he may stay a long
l Zmn s '
", . : . , , ,
, 1 . , n la" J".1' oU'l':
' memv)' .studying ft
while more in spite ot professional ac-
minutes an engraving of a human skel
eton, "how did this man manage to
keep in his dinner?"
The largest man in the Hritish ser
vice is Lieutenant Southerlatid, of the
lutty.sixth liegnnent. lie is six feet
fo,,r chca high ami weighs about 3G4
I "I have no wealth," sl said ; "I
can rrivn von oiilv mv limut nml lmo.t "
I And then 1 in ttinnrrht. flint, if lint ltnnvt
was aa big as her hand shs was inilccd
I t . 1 ,.nt(
f , Z " ' r ' Tlm 1 1 ml ni ill it 1 7w Z
that thoy Have follower
the tenth certurv r
ed tho winters of
A recent trial has elicited tho fact
r .. i . .. i.t . .i .
samo thing, but the
gill always goes
with the hair.
Horace (5 ret loy oneo declared that
"bolting is tho inuilving nrineinlo of
our polities." Hut he hadn't consulted
ttotcoo Conklmg beforo tlelivering tho
The great mortgage recently given
by tho Philadelphia, and Reading rati-
road coinnanv. lor SlfiO.nnn.nno
. 1 J I Vw.vvv.
I lust been recnriled nt TCnrriut r.u it If
I'lio American A nrkulturht savsi
"In order lo keep ciowh from pulling
tho young com, tho grain should be
rolled in tar, nnd afterwards in plaster,
The tnr can lie mobt easily applied by
in mixing it with hot water, and Vti.riug
I in tho corn." '