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VT U. KUNIC,
, ' t ( ULOOUSOURO, Pi,
omco In Snt Building.
omco over 1st Natloml nantf.
JOHN M. CLA.KK,
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE.
onice over Moycf llros. Drug Store.
omco In Urowcr's bulldlng.second noor.room Ho. 1
1 Bloomsburg, Pa.
omco corner of ccntro and Main Streets. Clark-i
cm be consulted In German,
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S&'Penswns and Bounties Collected.
J H. MAT55E,
omco In Mal.o's building, over Illllmeyer's grocery.
May 20, '81.
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omco, corner ot Third and Main streets.
jUtorney-atLaw, Berwick. Pa.
Can bo Consulted in German.
FIRE AND LIFE INSURANCE
"HTOfflco first door below tlio post ofllco.
. UARKLEY, AUorney-at-Law
office lu Ilrower'a building, and story.Kooms
.omco, DroclC'vay's uutldlng.;ist noor,
bioouisburg, I'onn'a. may I, '80-t f
JO, MoKELVY, M. D.,Surgeon andPhy
. tlelan, north sldo Main stroct.below Market
L. FRITZ, Attnrney-at-La
. , In Columbian Building,
p M. DRINKKK, GUN & LOCKSMITH
sewing Machines and Machinery of all kinds re
pi'.rad. OrSKi uooai Uulldlng, Bloomsburg, I'a.
R. J. 0. RUTTER,
omco, North Markot street,
kit.' WM -M. -HKIJER, Surgeon and
If Physician, onlca corner of Hock und Market
T H. EVANS, M. D., Burgeon and
l . Physio .in, (om3o and Uesidonco on Third
t' Tonsorial Artist,
again at his old stand under EXCHANGE
IIOPKL, and1 lias as usual a FIIWT-0LAB3
UAltumidiloi'. Ho rospectfully solicits tbo
patroaago of hlsoldoustomoraand of the publlo
W. R. TL7BBS, PROPRIETOR
OPPOaiTB couut nouss.
Largs and cdnrenlent sample rooms. Bathrooms
not andoold water,and all modern conveniences
lVQUCBS.Nd publicity! rohldcnti of any
.stato. Dosortlon, Nou-Hupport. AilvM anil
appllsatlons forBtamp. W, II. I.KK, Att'y, aw
ll'ivay, N. Y. ' "r sept, lltimv
Ji "1 1 i "
II. HOUSE, ,
HVJOISI1U1(1,OOMIMIIIA COUNTV, Pa.
All styles of work dono In n suporlor mannor, work
" warranted as represented. Tkhtii Kxtsact-
id h'Itiiout i ain uy iuo uso oi uas, ana
freoot charge hen artiaclal tooth
omoa over moomsburir Ilanklnir Oomnany.
'Jo be open at all hours during (M da
John Wanamaker's Store,Philadelphia.
These are the First Days of the
already the hum of activity begins.
We launch the busy season with
that prove to be strangely low. A few of
these have been in store some days, but, to
give everybody a fair chance, we held the
announcements until the return of people
from their holidays.
A Rood lot of first-rate Cashmere for 50 cents A Bleached Muslin, full
Jerseys at 52.25. These (all wool). The new tar- yard wide, for 10c. The
are all black. The colors .iff will prevent this qual- best we ever had at that
aie 52.50. ity from ever again selling price.
A Mack Dress Silk at at this price. The best Twilled, All-
, 5 t.tnls, that until recent- A Black Albatross at 25 Wool Red Flannel we
v w .s always 51.00. cents, exactly half-price, ever sold for 25c.
AfinelilackRhadama, A fine Black Camel's The best Canton Flan-
3 inches wide, at 51.50. Hair, 46 inches wide, at nel for I2jc. We never
Half-wool Biack Dress 60 cents. could get so good a qual-
G' ods at 12J cents, which A good 36-inch all-wool ity at the price before,
is jut half-price. Cashmere at 40 cents. An extraordinary lot of
All-wool stylish Plaid An excellent Black Towels at 25c.
Suiting, 42 inches, at 50 Cashmere, all-wool, a Eight lots of Ladies'
cents. We sold the same yard wide, at 45c. and Children's Hose that
at 51.00. Avery few much ad- are on our counters at 25
Another in stripes at 65 mired Embroidered per cent, under prices,
cents. Not dear at Si. 00. Robes at one-third off of
A quality of Lupin's usual price.
These lots of Shoes that are amazingly
desirable for the prices :
250 pairs Women's 1S6 pairs Women's
Straight Goat Button, French Kid Button,
172 pairs Women s 152 pairs Women s
Straight Goat Button, Kid Slippers, 51.25.
53.25. 112 pairs Women's
245 pairs Women's Kid Tics, 52.00.
Cuiacoa Kid Button, 1 10 pairs Women's
54.25. French Kid Oxford Ties,
China and Glassware we hardly dare to
risk saying anything about, as the lots an
nounced are nearly always sold out in a few
hours of the day they are presented. Watch
the city daily papers for the announcements,
and if these lots are sold when you come do
not be disappointed, as we have new lots in
every day or two.
In Furniture. Young couples should see
The new Ash Suite of Bed Room Furniture for 525.
The same goods in Cherry for 528.
Our Works atpresent turn us out only
four suites per day of these goods, so that
first come, first served. Nothing like this
has ever been done in Philadelphia before.
A fine frame Body Brussels Carpet at
$1.25 that we are willing to endorse as a good
We are not permitted to give the
makers' names. The goods are new this
season, and fifty patterns at least to choose
The first Fall Offering of Ladies' Robes
are all-wool, of ample material, in nine varieties, dark, rich hues,
and the new patterns are on the palm-leaf order. The effect i3
much the same, if not a full equivalent, as though an expensive
Caahmero Shawl were dissected and made into a robe, as is often
done. The expense being infinitely less $25.
Also a few Wrapper Patterns, Persian, and with a decided
Oriental effect. The olive, old gold and rich, dark hucsaro sub
dued in a broad border of consistent but curious formation, 10 to
11 yards each. 2.00 per yard.
There are other lots equally interesting,
and new things daily arriving.
Samples of Dress Goods sent by mail ;
a "Postal" will receive immediate attention.
READY FOR FALL.
Our Clothing In known to bo
Mupcrlor In iiihKo and n(yle.
Wc fctmrniitcc everything wo
ncII, ii ml will refund tlio mon
ey on goodN not round n rcprc-Nontctl.
SnmnlcH furnished on appli
A. C. YATES & CO.
Lefler Builflina, Chestnut & 6th Sts.
Market Street and New City Hall.
T7UBAS HnOWN'8 lJNaUHA.fl.OE
' AOUNCV. Mover's dow bulMlDZ. M!n
Bireot, llloorasUurtr, I'a.
.Etna Insurance Co.. of Hartlord, Conn. tt.oie.W
uoyai ui iJivurpvuif n.wv.wv
i.anca'julre : .lo.oiio.oog
Klre Association. VUlladelphla .. 4,165,111
I'hamlx.ot London o,26,37S
Uiiidon Lancashire, ot England 1,100,818
llartforl ot Hartford ,13,ooo
Bprlncfleld lire and Marine , , D,0S'i,Wj
As the azenclea aro direct, nollolos are written
rnrthA inaiirHri without anv dalav In tho
office at Uloomsnurir. Oct, 88, '61-tr.
CUIU8TJAN P. KNAPP, ULOOMSBDIIQ.PA,
HOME, OP N. T.
MKIWIIANTSYOir NEWARK, N. J.
CLINTON, N. Y,
l'KOI'I.IW' N. Y,
TUobo old cORroiiiTiOMg aro wen seasoned by
ago and rial tistio and bare never ret bad a
loaa snttlodbranr court ot law. Their assets
are alllnvested In solid siouainisand are liable
to tbo hazard ot nui only.
Loojos raoMrrLT and iionxstlt adjusted and
paid as soon as determined by Cuuibtun v,
lmrr. sruoui, Aosmt and Adjcstsr iiloous
The people ot Columbia oounty should patron
Ite the airenoy where losses it any are settled
and nald or one of tholr own citlions.
PIIOMPTNIMH, KO.UITY, PAW 1) HALING.
Iff. S. TINGLEY,
MERCHANT and RI TU
,1s now fully prepared to furnish
SUITS MADE TO ORDER
IN THE MARKET AT
ALSO TO FURNISH
Ready -Made SUITS
MADE TO MKA8UUE, AND
As Good 6c Cheap
AS CAN HE HAD AT ANY
Orders taken for shirts, niiulo
Tlio only Ur.own e.icc.ao for Elliptlo I itn XI
Alio for Bpiem. a A 1.1, J Ic'.cbs. Xurvoua
WcaltncM It Inslantly ri.ll.'f ts ami curci. clcumra
blood and quickens lj ,h Urculilloii. Keutn
Ilxcs cenns of ilUcano k-J t&a tkUncia. Curca
ugly MotcUa :.-! ttu'oborn blood sores. Eliminate!
BoIH, CirbnarlcaLniEcdJa. t-n'cnnacently ami
promptly cures rural rtla. Yei, it li a cltarmlnjr and
healthful Aperient. Kills Scrofula and Klngfl Evil,
twin broth ci 3. Char.GCJ bad breath to cood, rcmor
lnetho cauas. Routs bilious tendencies and mikes
clear connexion. Ei;ualloil by nono In the delirium
of fever. A c!:anntn resohent and a mstchlc
UiatlTO. It drifts Sick Hcadac.ie like Iho wind.
Cj7Contalns no drastic calhartlc oroplstcs. Ilcllevcs
the brain of muibld fancies, rrumntlv cures Uhcti.
matlm by routlnRlt, llcslorcs Hfc-KhlnB rrcper
ties to Iho blood. Is euarantccd to cure all nervous
dliorcjcrs. C7"i:cl!atla viicn all oplalrs fall. It:,
freshes tho nlnd and Invlsoratcs tho boiy. Cures
ujs pcraia or rrmcy rciunacd.
Dlsra;csof the blood ownlt a conqueror. Eadn-.cd
In writing by ever fifty tboutand kaUri; clitons,
clerEyraen and p!'r!c:ar.3 In U. S, and Europe.
ZSTVor salo by a'l endlnBilri'Bglkts.
Tho Dr. S. A. 1 .J.raond ilcdlcal Cu. I'ropa.,
Et.Josrxn, lo. (3)
diaries N. Crlltcnlon, At-ent, New Tork City.
The Wood is the foundation of
life, it circulates through every part
of the body, and unless it is pure
and rich, good health is impossible.
If disease has entered the system
the only sure and quick way to drive
it out is to purify and enrich the
These simple facts are well
known, and the highest medical
authorities agree that notfiitig but
iron will restore the blood to its
natural condition ; and also that
all the iron preparations hitherto
made blacken the teeth, cause head
ache, and arc otherwise injurious.
IIrown's Iron Hitters will tho'r
oughly and quickly assimilate with
the blood, purifying and strengthen
ing it, and thus drive disease from
any part of the system, and it will
not blacken the teeth, cause head
ache or constipation, and is posi
tively net injurious.
Saved his Child,
17 N. Eutaw St., Baltimore, Md,
l'cb. is, 1880.
Oents: Upon the recommenda
tion of .1 friend I tried ItitowN's
Ikon ItiriHHS as a tonic and re
storative far my daughter, whom
I was thoroughly convinced was
wasting away uuh Consumption.
Having lost three daughters by the
tcrrihlu disease, under the care of
eminent physicians, I was loth to
heliivc that anything could arrest
the progress rf the disease, but, to
iny ereal surprise, before my daugh
ter had taken one bottle of IJkow h's
Ikon UllTBKS(thc began to mend
and now is quite restored to former
liewlth, A fifth daughter began to
sh w signs of Consumption, and
when the physician was consulted
lie quickly said "Tonics were re
mured," and when Informed that
the itder ajslcr was taking IIkow n's
Ikon Uittpks, responded "that Is
good tonic, take it,"
IIrown's I RON IUtti.rs effectual
ly tines Dyspepsia, Indigestion and
Wcal.ncss, and renders the greatest
alief and benefit to persons suffering
from such wasting diseases as Cull
sumption, Kidney Complaints, Uc.
A swallow In tlio Spring
Camo to my granary, ana nc.itli tlio cavea
Uayd to mako a nest, and thero did bring
Wet earth and straw, and leave?.
Day alter day nlte toll'd
Wltli patient heart, and ere iter work was
Homo Mi mishap tho tiny fabric spoilt,
And dashed It to tho (round,
She found tho ruin wrought ;
But not cast down, forth from the place sho new,
And with Iter mate, fresh earth and grass brought
And built her nest anew.
Hut scarcely had sho placed
Tho last soft feather on the amnio floor.
Wlion wicked hands, or cuanco again laid wasto
And wrought tho ruin o'er
But still her heart sho kept,
And toll'd again, and last night hearing calls,
I look'd and thrco llttlo swallows slept
Within the cartn-mado walls.
What troth Is here, oh I man,
Has hopo been smltton In Its early dawn 1
Has clouds o.teroast thy purpose, trust or plan 1
Have faith, nnd struggle on.
THE WHEELRIGHT OF BONNEVILLE.
A TALE OF NOrtSIANDY.
It was not cotifronial weather for a
walk-whun I started from Fecamp for
tlio village of Sennevillo upon a cer
tain autumn afternoon. The sky was
cloudy, the wind cold, and n drizzling
rain beat in my face. Tlio road to
Sennevillo, ascending almost impercep
tibly all the way, takes a zig-zag di
rection among tho hills, varying tlio
scenery at uvory step. At one mo
ment you, aro' looking at a steep wood
ed slope, which you imagino will have
to bo climbed, but around which you
gradually pass ; at another moment a
deep valley meets tho eye, with many
valleys antl hills uoyoncl. i hen sud
denly, without turning tho head, you
hnd yourselt staring at the distant port
of Fecamp far bolow ; and then away
out among tho hills and tho valleys
Tho hills on this autumn afternoon
wcro thinly veiled with a white mist,
drifting inland boforo a strong soa
breeze. It was a mysterious sort of
mist, which moved at a fixed level,
never descending into the valleys, but
sweeping always over them, and touch
ing only tho higher points of the land
like a passing shroud. Tho reddening
leaves upon the trees shivered and
dripped and shivered again with a
sound which seemed so melanoholy
that I was fain to quicken my stop and
look about for a house or somo human
being along tho road, in order to ro-
movo tho feeling of sadness which
crept over me. lint thero aro no
houses to he seen along tins route,
only a chalet hero and thero half hid
den in a grovo of fir trees j and not a
single person did meet coming or
lt was therefore with a sense ot
considerablo relief that I presently
came upon tlio broad highway, stretch
ing straight as a dart across a llat ex
tent of country, whore isolated farms,
surrounded snugly with trees, were to
bo seen looking liko groves planted in
well-defined squares. Somo paces
back from tho road, close at hand, was
tho old villago mn for which I was
bouud. Besitlo this aubergo at Sen
nevillo thero aro two or three cottages,
and thero is, between them and tho
inn, a wheehight's houso and shed.
This group of buildings stand alono on
tho main road. The village, which is
composed of scattered dwellings oppo
sito to tho inn across tho iiclds, ex
tends in th 3 direction of the sea, but is
partly concealed behind trees, where
tho church steeple rises up, tho only
prominent object on tins misty afternoon.
Aysr's Cherry Pectoral.
"rrrflllo.nido, Sept. 10. ISC2.
GQIJ S, " llnvluR lii't'ii subjict In 11 limn
tliiiil iiltri Hun, with froquent
iiilib, fur 11 number of roars, 1 hereby cer
tify Hint Avr.it'H Citntttv rix'Totut, gives
tno irniiit rllf, and Is tlio most cllectlvo
remedy 1 lum ever tried.
James A, Hamilton,
Kdltor of The CrrtetHl."
,,,. "Mt.nilcad,Olil,,IiinoC(i. mi.
COUGHS. " I have used A Vim's ClIEltnv
I'rc'Tiiiid, this spring for a se
vens rniiEli and Itinir triinlilo with good
effect, and I nut pleased to recommend It
to any 0110 similarly atlectnl,
1'roprlctor Olubo Hotel."
Dr. J. C.Ayor&Co,, Lowell, Mass.
Sold by nil Druggists,
AINWIUOHT & CO,,
rais, Bvitops, oofcke, huuaii, molss&s(
HICK, SPICKS, SlCiUU S0D1, &C &0,
N, E. Corner Second and Arch btrcius,
"Orders will roeclvo proinptattcnUon
As I approached the inn and was
passing tho wheelwrights I heard
angry voices, as though in dispute,
and as , I como nearer I saw two fig
ures standing within tho shed a
young man whom I recognized as tho
wheelwright, and a girl, the daughter
of tho aubergisto next door. Tho man
had a forbidding face, and at this mo
ment, when his small black eyes were
Hashing with anger and his thick jaw
firmly set, it was the face of an imp of
darkness. lie was short, almost
dwarfish, and in his hand, with his
powerful hand uplifted, ho held a largo
hammer. "Jealous !" said he, striking
a heavy blow - on the iron hoop at
which he was 'working, ''Havo I not
good reason to bo jealous T Ho is al
ways coming hero.
"That is not true, Faubcrt," said
tho girl, quickly ; "ho Beldom comes
near tjennorillo. ' olio oast at tho man
indignant glance, and her largo
eyes filled with tears.
"Ah, said Faubert, with another
heavy blow, "I dou't know that. You
meet him that's evident. I saw you
at Fecamp, in tho market placo to
gether last Saturday, Is not that true,
Mario folded her arms, and. raising
her handsome faco, replied : "What
then t Thero is no harm in that."
Tlio wheelwright answered in a pas
sionato tone, though too low for tho
words to reach mo. At tho samo tinio
ho struck heavy blows upen tho iron
iiuuii uuu iuiur iiuuwier, 111 it uituiuur
which uoro sigmhcanco m every stroke
men, looKingup, ho caught sight ot
me, nnd his angry oxprcssion softened
as ho Blightly raised his cap.
tno girl turned and welcomed me
with a smilo struggling through her
tears. "Good evening, Monsieur
Parker," said she. "Como into tho
house, sir. You look cold." Sho led
tho way as Bhe spoke towards tho nu
berge, I followed, tho sound of tho
wheelwright's hammer still riuging in
my ears as I stepped into tho inn.
On tho left hand side of tho entrance
thero was a cafe, with woodon tables
chairs ranged round tho, walls, wbcro I
taw through tho glass door somo work
men, talking loudly, unuking, and
playing dominos. Tho room on th
opposito side, which I now ontorcd
was half cafo, half kitchen. A long
table Btpod under tho windows 1 and
at tho end ot this table, nearest to tho
fire, was seated, with a cup of coffee
and a glass of cognno at his elbow,
youth in n fur overcoat, with his legs
stretched out towards tho fire, smoking
"Still raining, Mario 1" said ho
touching his small pointed moustache
"cn, M. JiConard, said iilarie,
IIo blow ft cloud of smoko graceful
ly from his lips. "Abomlnablo 1" said
ho, with a gesturo of iinpationoo. "Is
it not, Monsieur!"
I seated myself near him at the ta
ble. "Do you return to Feoamp to
night 1" I inquired.
Mario, who was stooping over tho
firo to sorvo mo with ooffoo from an
earthen pot upon tho hearth, looked up
into'his faco anxiously for tho reply.
"Yes," Baid ho. "Tho fact Is, I
must bo back in Fecamp boioro 7 o'
clock. Wo havo somo old friends
coming to dino with us 1 and," ho
added, "tho worst of it is, I must
"Not pleasant," said I. ''The night
will bo dark. Tho road is dangor
011s." "D.ingerous t" said he, with sur
prise. "Yes, M. Leonard," said tho girl,
pouring out my coffee, "it is danger
ous." "In what manner t" said he. "I
never heard of highway robbers in
He cast as ho spoke an involuntary
glauco nt a diamond ring which flash
ed on his littlo finger against tho bright
"I moan," said I, concealing my
thought, though half tempted to ox
press it, "I mean that the road is not
safe at night, because
"Because T" ho repeated, inquiringly-
I refrained, I know not why, from
mentioning what I actually feared,
though I seomed to sco tho wheel
wright's augry faco and to hear his
"Because," I continued, "tho road
winds about distractingly among tho
hills. Ono might easily stop over tho
sides, which aro steep, and so como to
IIo burst into a pleasant laugh at
It was a somewhat weak ono, I con
fess. But if I told him my truo rea
son for dissuading him from leaving
the inn that night ho would, 1 thought
havo laughed still louder ; so I mado
no reply, though I followod Marie's
uneasy glance toward tho windows.
Without it had, grown almost dark,
but tho room, which was warmly light
ed by tho log fire, was only in shadow
near tho walls. Wo sat smoking and
sipping our coffee in silence.
suddenly, JUarie, turning tier head
towards a corner near tho door, utter-
d a low cry.
"Faubart 1" she exclaimed, "is that
The wheolwright was seated at a
table near tho entrance. We bad not
heard him como in. Tho light from
tho firo flashed across his dark face as
ho looked up quiokly at Mario and
Mario hastened to supply the order.
As she filled tho littlo glass with bran
dy for his coffee I thought his hand
seemed to bo trembling ; certainly her
face had a troubled look. As I was
seated in a shadowy corner I could re
gard tho wheelwright without attract
ing his attention. I was tempted to
observo him closely ; for thero was a
cruel expression on his face. He did
not onco glauco towards inc. His
dark, angry eyes were fixed constantly
upon tho face of M. Leonard, who sat
with his back half turned towards him,
looking thoughtfully into tho fire.
Tho wheelwright remained, however,
only a few minutes. Finishing his
coffeo quickly ho went out of tho
houso as quietly as he had entered it.
Meanwhilo Mario had littho can
dles, and was moving about tho kitch
en, occupying herself in various ways,
though with a remarkably serious
Presently M. Leonard roso from his
seat and stood beforo the fire, button'
ing his coat tightly round him. "A
light, if you please, Marie," said he,
selecting a cigar from his case.
JUarie brought' him one, her hand
trembling very visibly now. "What
the matter, Mario V said M. Leon
ard, gently placing his fingers round
her wrist and looking earnestly into
"Nothing, said she, turning away
IIo held out his hand to her, and
said in a soft tone : "Good night.
bho went with him to tho entrance
of tlw nuborgo, nnd I thought that I
saw him bend down and kiss her ; but
it was dark out there, and I may havo
been mistaken. They spoko a few
words together in a whispered tone ;
then Mario called her father, who was
playing dominoes in the other cafo
with his customers, and the aubergisto
camo and shook hands warmly with
tho young man, and stepped out into
tho road with him, after which M.
Leonard started off quickly and dis
appeared in the gloom : for it was
night now, black night.
Taking a Fecamp newspaper from
my pocket 1 settled down to road,
while Mario mado preparations for tho
evening meal. The cheerful log firo
in tins JNormandy mn, blazing away
in tho ccntro of a largo onon ohimnov.
. ,,v v , .
was ti picture wuion snouia navo raised
my spirits after tho damp, chilly walk
which I had just had. But I could
not regain my usual easy and content
ed state of mind. Tho forbidding and
cruel couutenanoo of tho -wheelwright
troubled mo more and moro ; tho fiorco
blows of his hammer, his angry tone
of voice, as ho stood in the shed with
tho daughter of tho aubergisto besido
turn, had aroused my worst suspicions
1 had no confidenco in tho man ; he
appeared to mo capablo of commit'
had tho merit of being, ns far as it dead, and mado mo shudder. It was
went, omiftl in nitalitv to anv llmt I nllmrnilipr n trhnntlv rrrnntl. Tho two
could have been provided. Tho soup men, each in a circlo of light from his
was excellent 1 tho elder was tho best lantern, resembled uhantoms as thov
to bo had In Normandy, tho land of moved along with a cautious step; and,
cuier 1 and my landlord gavo mo a frequently haunted ns l was by tho
?;lass of Burgundy, and somo wall faco of tho whcel-wright, I imagined I
ruit, fresh from tho gardens, which an saw Faubcrt's dark eves distinctly in
epicure would havo praised. tho night beyond my lantern, and could
w 11011 1 nau smoKco a pipe witn tno only chaso away tho vision lor n mo-
anbergtste, nnd had chatted a whllo ment by closing my oyes.
With his nrcltv dauchter. I bade thorn Wn I ml rrnnn a tnilo or moro alone
both good night antl went to my room, tho road in tho manner described, when
abovo stairs, in a moro genial stato of suddenly somo object, scarcely larger
mind. than a glow-worm. Hashed distinctly
Somo hours after I had ictired to atrinst tho licht of rav lantern. "What's
bed I was awakened by a knocking at that 1" said I to my companions, point-
mu lruut uuui, uiui men x nuuru voices 1 ing toward tno spot, nut, wituuut, waii-
in tho road, talking loudly. At first I
took no heed of these Bounds, but as
tho noiso prevented me from sleeping
I gradually began to grow curious to
ascertain the causo of such a disturb
anco at this lato hour ; for, on striking
a light and referring to my watch, I
found that it was past 1 o clock. B
this timo tho visitors had gained ai
mission, and I now recognized tho
voioo of tho aubergisto speaking in his
loud tono with somo men at tho en
trance to tlio inn. My curiosity was
aroused. Tho incident of the after
noon again recurred to mo ; again I
was haunted by that repulsivo faco of
tho whoolwriglit. Could this visit
havo anything to do with him, or with
M. Leonard 7 I dressed hastily and
descendod. As I reached tho bottom
of tho staircaso I cnconntcrcd Marie,
looking frightened and as palo as
death. Without uttering a word sho
beckoned to mo to entor tho kitchon.
I followed her.
Tho firo in tho hearth had burned
out, A small heap of white ashes lay
thero, and behind them tbo blackened
stono tablet with tho wrestlers strug
gling with each other in their desper
ate embrace Those were tho objects
upon which my eyes fell ns Mario
nlaced a candlo tinon tho table, and
clasping her hands exclaimed: "M.
I demanded anxiously : "What of
"IIo is lost 1" cried tho girl.
I looked into her faco for a clearer
meaning to her words. "Who says
She pointed towards tho door. "The
two gentlemen who havo just arrived."
"How do they know that he is lost!"
"They havo been dining," said she,
"at his fathers houso.
turned home when they left Fecamp,
an hour ago.
I tried to reassure iho girl. "But,"
said I. "that does not provo that ho is
7 lost. There may bo many ways of ex
plaining his delay in reaohing home.
The girl burst into tears, "ono,
said she "no. Thero is only one.
Her desire to overcome tho grief and
tho terror which had evidently taken
hold of her was painful to witness.
"lell me, said 1, as soon as sno oe
came calmer "tell mo wnat it is you
fear. Perhaps 1 may be ablo to ren
der vou somo assistance."
"Indeed vou can." said she. looking
up gratefully into my faco. "Iho two
gentlemen who are now in the cafo
with my father, who aro resting hero
on their way home, havo ovidently
been drinking; they cannot take
serious view of tho affair. But I, who
know tho truth, am confident that
Faubert is tho cause of this trouble.
Ho swore to mo this afternoon that ho
would take tho hfo of M. Leonard to
I uttered an exclamation of horror,
"Why," said I, "why did you not
mention this beforo !"
"I did not believo it," said she,
"But I do not doubt it now."
"I havo been to his house," said sho
"IIo is not there."
"Aro you sure!"
I moved quickly towards tho door.
"Tho matter is sorious," said I ; "not
n moment must bo lost." As I spoke,
n loud burst of laughter camo from tho
cafo opposite. 1 glanced tnrougn tno
class door, and perceived two men
drinking at a tablo with tho auberg'iBte,
as though they had forgotten tho ex
istence of their missing friend.
JUarie looked at mo in despair.
"lhoy do not know, said sho
"1 will enlighten them at once, 1
replied, placing my fingers on the
I felt her hand upon my arm. "No,"
said sho ; "I implore you. '
"My father," said she, "I am afraid
of him. If he know of this ho would
blamo me. I am engaged to bo mar
ried to Faubert."
"To that demon!" I exolaimed,
"It is my fathers wish, sho explain
ed. "Uh, now 1 hato the man I '
Another burst of laughter reached
Quick," said I, "somo lanterns
Leave all to me."
Assuming as calm and polite a man
ncr as I could under tho circumstances,
I entered tho cafo and addressed tho
two men :
"I understand, gentlemon," said I,
"that your friend M, Leonard has not
returned this evening to his father's
houso at Fecamp. This fact is not,
perhaps, in itself very alarming. But
I havo reason to beliovo that ho has
met with foul play. I will explain my
self," I added, as tho men began to
question me, "more clearly presently.
If you will accompany me along tho
road wlucn m. Leonard tout ino ho
should tako to-uight on his return to
Fecamp, wo can talk ns wo go along :
for I think wo ought to lose 110 timo in
At. tlm linMj- nf fliiu
hind tho blazing fire, was an iron tab- Parting on this Kearch.
let with two blaokenod figures in bas-
relief, struggling in a desperato en
counter for their very lives. Tho
flames throw a constant change of
light and shadow on their faces, seem
ing to increase at momenta tho ox
pressloit ot enmity dopioted there.
Tho voice of tho aubergisto roused
mo from meditations which theso fig
ures Had called up. "Voyons, mon
sieur 1" sai'd he, from tho opposito sido
of tho tablo "soupor." Tho nubcr
giste, who was a chubby-f.iocd littlo
man, "with gray whiskers and watery
oyos, politely held out his snuff box
as ho Bpoke, as though it woro part of
tho rojiast. IIo offered, as far as I
could judge, a pinch to every ono who
patronized his fun. Ho was dressed in
a blouso over his coat. IIo kept on
his cap as ho sat at tho table, for ho
woro that, I observed, nt all hours and
, at nil seasons, indoor and out.
f If U10 supper wa9 not. sumptuous, it
Tho men readily agreed to my pro.
posal. My manner was earnest, and
my words sobered them. They soon
showed as much eagerness to depart on
tho errand as I could havo expected.
At my suggestion wo proceeded on
foot, each with a lantern of his own.
It had ceased to rain : but tho night
was intensely dark and misty. I so-
lectcd ono sido of tho road, while my
companions searched along tho centre
and upon tho other sldo. Halting con
stantly for consultation, wo marched in
a Hue, Hashing our lanterns at every
point and at every object in our courso.
After I had briefly related to theso
two friends what I had Been and heart)
nt tho inn, wo spoko no word, except
when wo stopped to oxainiuo a spot in
the valloy or on tho Blopo, when one of
us never failed to shout out "Loonardl'1
in a loud tono. Tho echo of his name,
which sometimes resounded in our cars;
I seemed to mo liko a voico from tho
ing for a reply, I cautiously descended
tho hill. "A hand 1" I cried, "and upon
it a diamond ring." The light of my
lantern nt tho samo moment fell upon a
ghastly face. It was M. Leonard 1 At
first I believed him to bo dead, but pla
cing my hand upon his heart I found
that it was still beating. A wound
abovo his forehead from some blunt in
strument told a dreadful tale. Wo car
ried him back to the aubergo without
tittering a word. IIo lingered bctweon
life and death for days. Mario nursed
him with a caro which proved how
deep a lovo she boro him. Sho saved his
About a year after this event M.
Leonard was married to tho daughter
of tho aubergisto. Tho wheelwright
has never been seen at Seunevillo since
M. Leonard declared that ho saw noth
ing before he was struck down. .The
houso and shod where Faubert livod
and worked aro still to bo lot, but no
ono seems anxious to succeed mm as
tho wheelwright of Sonnovillo. Cham
Why the Bad Boy's Va Couldn't Get Home
From'reck's Milwaukee Sun.
"Oh, people arc not all as good as
you and 1 arc," said tho grocery man,
as ho watched tho boy making a sneak
on a bunch of grapes. "But did you
go to the circus V
"Circus 1 Well, I should assimilate.
And it is a wonder I am not thero yet.
But, whatever you do, don't ask pa if
ho was at tho circus, 'cause ho will kill
you. You see pa and I drove up to
the raco track, where tho circus was, 111
tho evening, and after tho circus was
Out wo waited to seo. tho men . tako
tho tents down, and after they had
r-nnn ttrn atfll-tn1 trt flnvA Itninn Tf. wna
He (na!not ro darker than a squaw's pocket, nnd I
drovo out on tho race-track, nnd tho
old horso used to bo a racer and ho
pricked up his ears. Pa took tho lines
and said ho would drive, 'cause wo were
out pretty lato and ma would bo ner
vous. 1 told pa 1 didu t believo 110 was
on the right road, but he said bo guess
ed nobody could fool him about the road
to town, and bless me if he didn't drive
around that track about .eight timed.
Every timo wo passed tho grand stand,
which pa couldn t sec on account ot ins
eyes, 1 lattcd ; but 1 thought it lie knew
tho road so confounded well I could
rido as long as ho could.
"After wo had rodo around tho track
about eight miles, and I was getting
sleepy, I mildly suggested that we had
better stop at a houso and inquiro tho
way to town, and pa got mad and ask
ed mo if I took him for a fool. Then
he drove around a couplo of times
more, and tho man that keeps tho track
ho camo out with a lantern and said
Hello 1' Pa stopped and asked him
what ho wanted, and ho said, 'O, noth
in',' and pa drovo on and told him to
mind his business. Wo went around
tho track again, and when wo got to
tho samo place tho man was there, and
I guess pa thought it was t;mo to in
quiro tho way, so ho pulled up and, ask
ed the man what He was doing mere,
and tho man said ho was minding his
own business. Pa asked him if wo
wero on tho right road to town, aud tho
man said if wo wasn't in a hurry ho
would liko to have us drive on the
track all night, as it was a littlo heavy,
nnd ho wanted to get it in condition to
speed tho colts next day, but if wo had
to go wo could drive out tho gate and
tako tho first left-hand road.
"Well, pa was mad, and he wanted
to know why I didn't tell him wo woro
on tho track, but I told him ho seemed
to know it all, and it was dangerous to
adviso a man who know it all. flo
didn't speak all tho way to town, but
when 1 put out tlio norso ho said, 'Hen
nery, if this thing gets out your pa will
havo tho reputation of being drunk. If
vou tell of it you are no friend of mine'
So I shall not say anythiug about it,
causo its a bad boy that will go back
on his pa."
WHAT KIND 01" NOVELS DO THE INNOCENT
DEAR ONES HEAP !
It is very unusual to find a mother
who is indifferent to her daughter's
clothes. Pracitical minded women will
oven, in spito of girlish remonstrance,
insist on low heels, loose clothes, and
warm wraps, and with wiso saws and
hygienic maxims crush tho' fashion nblo
yearnings of budding womanhood for
french heels, a gentcol waist and slcovo
But what can bo said about tho en
deavor to provido for our daughters'
mental nourishment and intellectual
Thero is no more nmazing phaso of
nliio-toentli-ccntury feminine develop
ment than its passionate aud enervat
ing indulgence in nauseous montnl pab
ulum, nud the appalling extent to
which an unlimited supply of such stuff
is furnished to tho young. Tho samo
woman who is conscientiously careful
of the Bchool-companiouship of hor
daughter of twelve or fourteen years is
apparently criminally mdiitorent to tho
character of her associates in tho world
of books. Sho will watch what boy
carries hor girl's books homo from
school, but forgets to look bolow tho
cover 01 tho new novel that samo
daughter has brought back ,from tho
circulating library, stopping "thoro for
it on tho way homo.
Now this apathy or ignoranoe in re
gard to what young girls read is respon.
Bjblo for tho destruction of tho finer
tone of character of many of our chil
dren developing into womanhood, and
explains a great deal ot tho frivolity,
demoralizing coquetry and unfortunato
'affairs which from time to timo startle
tho community and bring sorrow and
disgraco 011 highly respootiblo tami
A clork at a Pittsburg stoikyard ap
propriatly refers to his salary as a sty