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OI.UMBtAlUMOCIUT.BTAROnill NORTH, and CO-
I hit ml Weekly, eerr 1'rliln.y .HomlnR, nt
M.ODMSIIUIKI, UOIAIMMA CO., I'a.
iTTWii holi.Irs per jTc.tr. l'o subscribers out of
tlii) p'inty I no torma iiro strictly In advance.
if.lo oiwr Ulvuiuiiiiioil rxropt nt thu option
ot tu publliliors, until nil arrearages aro paid, but
long oontlnuodcredll-i will not bo given.
All p.tpur.t Hont out of thu Htnto or to distant post
o:n.!iu in 'in bu ptlcl fnrlnadvAnce.unlesiarospoii.
albio p.imn In Columbia county assumes to nay
POSTAil IS is nulongor exacted rrom subscribers
JOB. PRINTING "
complete; and our. lob Printing will compare favor
sbly wlilithatottholargoctllex. Allworkdonoon
hort notlco, noatly ana at moderate prices.
p E. WALLEU,,
oil-o over IsUNatlonU .lank. Moom
iiiilmla .tat' liult'ltng.
Q It. I1U01CL.'.V,
' AT rOKNIS Y-AT-L AW.
onico over 1st National Hank.
fOIIN M. OLA.UIC, , .
AT rOUNEY-AT-LAW. -
JUdTIOE OF TUB PEACE.
oruce over Moycr liros. nrug Store,
omco In Drowor'a bulldlng.second floor.room No. 1
omco corner of Centro and Main Streets. Clark j
Can be consulted tn German.
f EO. E. ELWELL,
Niw C0t.uxiiiN;lJDiiJ)rNa, llloomsburp, Pa.
Mombor ot tho United States Law Association.
Collections mado In any part of America or Eu
pAUL E. WIRT,
Offlco tn coLuuotAN doildino, Room No. i, second
KNORR & WINTERSTEEN,
omot tu 1st National Dank bulldln?. socoud floor,
flrstdoortotheleft. Corner of Main and Market
atroeta Uloomsbure, Pa.
t&"Peiuiont and JBounlia Collected.
T IL MAIZE,
omco In Malio'a building, over IHUmeycr'a grocery.
q u. brockway; .- . .
OiUco in his bulldirisopposite.Court House,
2nd lloor, Uloumsburg, Pu. wpr Vi '8'i
JOHN C. YOCUJI,
oaioe In Niws Itih building, Main street.
Member ot the American Attorneys' ieeocla
tlon. . .
Collection? made In any part ot America.
Jan. s, lsii.
A K. OSWALD,
Jackson Building, Booms 4 and 5.
Maya, fll. UKItWICK.PA
RHAWN & ROBINS,
ATTO RNE Y8 - AT-L A W.
Office, corner ot Third and Main qtroota. (
y. E. SMITH, '
iUtorney-atLaw, Berwick. Pa.
Cm bo Consulted in German.
FIRE AND LIFE INSURANCE
5a"OfQco first door below tlio post oIUco.
U. BARKLEY. Attorner-at-Law
. offlco lu Ilrower's bulldlog, nd story.llooms
' H. M.iKELVY, M. D .Surgeon and Phy
, lti.tu,ii'irtb ilia Main utroot.bolow Markot
VL. FltTTZ. Vtl'iniBV-rtt Lw Ollieo
, in n ir.umu m building,
M. DRINKER, GUN & LOCKHMITH
e.vtug UachlQSsaad MAJMnoryof all kinds ro-
airuu. urnHA uoo.ii uuiuiui;, uioumuDurg, i'&.
R. J. 0. RUTTER,
Offlco, Ncrth Market street,
Dloomsbuff , Pa
W), M. IlEHEU. Sureeon and
PUyslclan. OOtoe corner of Hock uad Market
T Ri EVANS, -M. d!" fJurReqn and
U .Physician, (onioe aa,lti)iilJnou.on Third
Brx)OiiauUHd,Coi.UJiuiA County, Pa.
All styles of work done In a superior manner, work
warranted as represented. Thitu Extract
id wituoot pain by the use of (las, and
freoot charge when artificial teeth
omco over Bloomsburg banking Company,
'lo be open' at all hours during the (Wj
Nov, is-iy ' '
OIIIIISTIAN V, KNAPP, ULOOMSUUHO, PA.
IIOMK, OP N. Y.
MKKUllANTS', OK NKWAHK, N. J.
CLINTON. N. Y.
PHOl'LKS' N. Y.
Theso old coRroiiATioNs aro well seasoned by
ago and rum tistiiu and have never yet had u
Ions settled by any court ot law. Their assets aro
Ml Invested lu boliu sscuhities are liable to the
hazard of rim only.
Losses f komftly and hovistlt adjusted and
nald as boon as. determined .br Christian r.
UNAI'P, BrXCIAL ApiNTND,DJCSKH lllXOUIBURO,
The peoplo of Columbia county should Wron"
le the agency whero loshcslt any are tettled und
Piaiu Dy one oi iiteir own riiuens.
PHOJin'NKSSS, KQUITY, PAIH UHALINO.
Uool iity rur .4irrnl. iloo lu loo prr
tuu. uiuilr f lllnir uurlJriuiil New llUlurj.
fr'uluoiiHttiiil llft'Uttt llultlfaiif IlivtVui Id
WlllD g J, C. Jtt'Curily .V In., l'iililliill,
mar itt-ly uld
J K BITTENBENDEu, I
Are Offered at
LOWEST POSSIBLE RATES,
G. A. Buckingham,
Medical Superintendent of the Sanitarium.
Devotes spcclnl attention to Epilepsy,
Kcrvous Affections, and Diseases of Women.
Patients received at the Sanitarium on
reasonable terms for board and treatment.
P. S. No charge for first consultation,
apr 27. '83
B. F. SHARPLESS'
Near L & B Depot, Bloomsburg Fa.
Manufacturer of First class ranees In
different styles, cook stoves, pallor stoves
and stoves for lientitie; storcs,Rcliool houses,
churches Ac. Large stock of tinware and
stove repairs, such as grates, lire brick, lids,
m ABD SECURE BARGAINS.
Oct 20 tf
ThoSoieDceofLife. Only 1
BY MAIL POST-PAID.
'Kxhausted Vitality. Nervous and Physical Debil
ity, Prematura Decline In Man. Krrors of Youth,
and tho untold miseries resulting from Indiscre
tion of excesses. A book tor eiery man, young,
middle-aged and oliL It contains 133 prescriptions
for nil acute nndchronla discuses, each one ot
which Is Invaluable. Bo found by tho Author, whose
experience for Si years Is such as probably never
ueioro ieii to mo iul 01 uny puysicum. ijiAjpaKa,
bound In beautiful French muslin, embossed
covers, full gilt, guaranteed to bo a liner work m
every fonse mechanical, lltornry and professional
than any other worlrsoldlilthlscouuCry forli.W,
or tho money will bo refunded lu every Instance.
Price 'only f LOO by mail post-paid. Illustrative
sample o cents, send now. oold medal awarded
tho author by tho National Medical Association, to
ino omcers oi w uicu ne rciera.
The Sclenco of Ufo should bo read by the joung
for instruction, and by tho afflicted for relief. It
will benetit all hmiaon Lancet.
TheroIs.no member of society to wuoin 'mo
Sclenco 91 IJfe will not bo. userul,.whether youth,
parent, guardian, Instructor or clergyman. -lr-
Aauressiuu l eauwiy iieuium insiuuit:, or m-
W. II. Parker, no. 4 liulflnch street, llosion, Mnss.,
who may bo consulted on all diseases requiring
skill andexpeileiico. Chronic and obstinate diseas
es and that fiave baffled tho iint I bklil of
another physicians a spo Illlllj clalty.
Such Heated iucce.tulf 11 1 1 tyi.ti I ly.
wlthoutan lns'ancuuf LIL 1 OJ'jIjI ! tall
ure. Mention this paper.
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AMERICAN INSURANCE COMPANIES
North American of Philadelphia.
I"ennsylvania,. " "
York, of Pennsylvania.
Hanover, of N. Y.
Queens, of London.
North llrltlsh. or London.
Offlce on Mtrkit Street, No, 5, Dloorasburg.
oct. 4, v-iy
I7IREAS BROWN'S INSURANCE
1 AUHSUY. Mover's now, building, Main
street, Bloomsburg, Pa. ' '
!tna Insurance Co., of Hartford, Conn , $I,OT8,S10
lloyal of Liverpool.;, 13,600,000
Wlrn AHHnelatlnn. fhlladelnhla 4.105.110
PUiunlx, of London 5,'2Ca,3I
London & Lancashire, of England . i,Ti,970
Hartford ot Hartford 3,'2I3,0."0
Springfield Plre and Marino, a.oia.tbO
As the agencies are direct, policies nro written
for tho Insured without any delay In the
offlce at Uloomsburg. oct.ss, '8l-t
BLOOMSBURG PLANING MILL
The underalgned having put hie Planing Mil
on itaiirptu oireci, in nrt-cias uuuaiiwu. u pre
pared to do all kinds ot work In his line;
FRAMES, SASH, DOORS,
lurnisned nt reasonable prlceg. All lumber used
Is well seasoned and none but skilled workmen
ESTIMATES FOR BUILDINGS
furnished on application. Plane and speclflca
tions prepared by an experienced draughtsman
I back. Niw eJitlou. Nw WnJinifl, Nw illutlutlom
I fiora ftw !efcl(U. iuitfljly Keit vp. bunt low prkt,
AJapteJ lo all cUtf. belli i iigU. Aycuii dwlnif bif
work. likCHtlltNTTBItUk, Tti tuadwiuttt frulLciul
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A DreaVMcdica.l.Yfork on Manhood
? "at:!: mm
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Who nltvays gives you thu latest
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you. Having had the experience lor n
number ol yenrs in tlio Tailoring Busi
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give Ills, customers the best satisfaction
for wear and stylo and will try to
please all who givo him a call. Also
Gents' Furnishing Goods
OF ALL DESCltlPTIONS.
HATS, CAPS, AND UMBRELLAS
Always of the latest styles. Call and ex
amine Ids stock before purchasing else
where. Store noi door to First National Bank
Corner Main & Market Sts.
ORNAMENTAL IRON FENCES.
OF CAST CR WROUGHT IRON.
Tlio following shows tho Picket Gothic, one of
the several beautiful styles of Fence manufactured
by the undersigned.
For lleautv and Durability thev nro unsumaa
cd. Set up by experienced hands nud warranted
to give saiisiacuon.
Prices and specimens of other de
signs sent to any address.
I & HESS
KHOM 885.00 TO S12.),00.
MATERIAL AND WORKMANSHIP
WILEV i nUSSKLL'S
LABOU PiVINO TOOLS
Head Qaurtcrs for
Iron, Steel. llorbcshoea
Nails and W a (r o n
.Makers' und lilack
Store J: Waicrooma
IS Franklin A(, also
lin Avo., nud lift Cen
SCI! ANTON I'A.
may 23 1 y
E. B. 8R0WER,
OAS FITTING & STKAS1 HI5ATJNG.
STOVES & TINWARE.
All kinds of work in Sheet Iron, Hoof
nig nid biouting nroiniitly
tvstrtct attention given to heating by steam.
Corner of Main & East Sts,,
M, C. SLOAN & BRO.,
CARRIAGES BUGGIES, PHAETONS
SLEIGHS, PLATFORM WAQOfiS, &C
First-lass work always on hand,
REPAIRING NBA TL YDONE.
rrlcet reduced to tult (he (imei,
Ml nn 111 cimii
BLOOMSBURG, PA., FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 1884,
To the SMOKERS of
Bull Durham Smok
The genuine has picture oi
BULL on every package.
For particulars see our next
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PHYSICIANS ENDORSE IT HEARTILY.
"Kidncy.Wort la tlio most luoccMful remedy
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MKidneyWort la always reliable"
Dr. n. K, Clark, So. Hero, Vt.
"Kidney Wort haa cured my wife after two yeara
EuUfcrtntf." Sr. 0.t.8iutunerUntE)unlim1a&.
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it has cured whero all clno hail failed. It In mild,
butefflclont, CEIt TAIN I.N 1T8 ACTION', but
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jtltc New Ufo to all tho impdt-Unt organs of
the body. Tho natural action of tho Kidney la
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Ia this way tho worst (Ujcaaoa aro eradicated
from tho system. t t a
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svordera will recelre vromut attentln
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LATi: 1 LIFH TO LOOK FOlt JOY YET NEV
1:11 TOO LATH TO MILMO.
Headers of Hawthorne's "Houso of Seven Ga
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ford Pynchcon, w)io had been unjustly Imprison
cd blnco his early manhood, said, alter his re
lease, : ".My life Is gone, and where is my happi
ness l Oh!glo mo my happiness." Hut that
could be done only in part, as gleams of warm
sunshlno occasionally fail across tho gloom ot a
New England autumn day.
In a letter to Messrs. Illscox .fcco., Mr. L. II.
Titus, of Pennington, N. .1., bays : "I have suffer
ed untold misery from childhood from chronic dis
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Mr. Titus Is genuine and voluntary; only ho docs
not adequately portray tho suffering ho has en
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and I know tho caso well, no Is now peifectly
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YOU CANNOT GUT WELL AT IIOMK.
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UINGHAMTON, N. Y.
A GOOD PLAGE FOlt T11H SICK.
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ot invalids who desire a pleasant und Christian
home, stands on high ground with plenty ot
shado. Personal nttentlon given to every patient.
Electricity and uaivauism in ineir iiiiierent luoui
llcalious n speciality. Prof. .Mills has given many
years of study and pructtco totlilsbiunch, and
hundreds will testify to his skill.
send for circular, slating what paper you saw
tlllsln. PKOF. HL'NKY SlILLit
Mrs. A i.i r iu.uii .-vuli..
Lock Ilo 07. Jllnghamton, N. Y.
Sept. 7 'B-l-ly.
OonUnutdrom fail v (ft.)
How Watch Cases are Made.
The many great improvements intro-
ilunsl in tho manufacture of the Jos. lion.'
Gold Watch Ciuie, have led tn similar ini-
proveiiiciits In tlio making of bilvor cases.
Under tho uld iiietliods. eacli part of a
silver caso wai mado of several pieces of
metal boldered together, requiring a great
amount of cutting and soldering, Yihich
bolU'liul tho metal und gavo it tho pliability
of lend rather than tho elasticity of silver.
Under tlio improved methods, each part
of tho Keystone Silver Watch Caso is mado
of one solid jilcco of metal hammered into
shape. Tho advantages nro readily uppar
cnt, for every ono knows that hammering
hardens tlio metal whilo soldering softens it.
To test tlio superiority of tho Keystone
Silver Watch Case, take ono of 3 oz. weight,
prcbs It squarely in thu center when closed,
nnd it will not give, whilo a caso of sanio
weight of any other make will givo enough
to break tho crystal, Tlio Kcystouo Silver
Watch Caso is mado only with silver cap
and gold joints.
Sf.d I tr.t tLp la S171U. W.Uh Cw. FittarWi, rkll..
dliht. fur kMl4 llluilr.t.4 I'tupM! .tuning b.
Jwm Hum Md K.jiUm W.uS Cmm .ri miit
(TO U continual.) 1
t- - -t r --1 --fn r
I bit besldo tho sinking fire, , ,
Wnteli tho Weird faces, In lift glow j,
All through the titght I sli6uld not tlrf
llut thoy havo failed long ago.'
All-dust to duH-tho last'rcposo- 1
Abhea to ashes l-'well I know
II01T surely this halli lieen with thdso,
1 hose whom I loved so long ngo. .
How surely this with Iflo will bo I
From every potty Joy nnd Vt oe,
Prom fancied slight from Jealousy ,
Mado freo.nnd sato n,U I long ago.
And j ct may some tilings with us stay
As on tho water UlUes blow
In whilo and green Ju?t as they lay
In Whltb find jjri'en, bb long'ogd.
'Tls pliasant now to think, "Perhaps
In memory's light one's fa'eo may glow ';"
"Out upon tlmo 1" for nil things lapso
In that sad, dreary long ago.
Hut whch'l'ni (lead don't! thou forget
Thou whom I used to treasure so j
Yet may ono tear thine eyelid wet,
lJecauso I loved thee long ngo I
"Wolcom'd liomc, Alf, my boy I"
My lrd,tlicr grasped, my hrttkl ns be
said theso words, and, did hot release it
nihil ho lind led hie lin tho tinic-lioii-01'cd
steps of our ancestral home and
bjgmi lo assitt 11m 1 16 unfasten my
"And how aro you, my lad 1" ho
continued, without giving' mo limo to
reply to his hearty reception. "y Uy,
yqu look as brown as a berry, and cer
tainly iiono the worso for your fifteen
I hail just returned to lidiglaiw aUer
having endured the trying climatu of
India for fifteen years, and had lias-
ened at' oneo 'to tho old mansion
where I had been born, and which
was, at tho timo of my story, in tho
poseesion ot my eldest uiomer, oto-
ilien. Our family bear the honored
name of Stanley, and aro 11 younger
iraueli ot the noble House ot that
name. 1 hey hart been settled tor
many centuries' in a wild part of tho
Northwest Uiditig of Yorkshire, upon
an estate that was very beautiful from
an, artistic point of view, but very poor
from a pecuniary aspect, nnd conse
quently many ueiieratioim of vonncer
sDns had been force,! to, push their way
.1 V. t ii.i nr.. i.-ir
liuu iiiu wui iu us x mm. iiiy iiiiu-
brother, Stephen, was 12 yoaM older
than i was, and hnd always regarded
md witli an affection more fatherly
than brotherly,, .delighting 111 giving
me pet names, and even when years of
foreign travel had tainted my original
ly lair complexion and silvered my
hair I was amused by the way in
wljieh, upon this, our first meeting after
many years, ho ignored the present,
and kept up the old manners and say-
lias which had characterized him
when I was a boy at Stanley House.
A substantial repast was provided
for me in tho old diuingrooni. and
after I had done justice 'td it and the
gray-headed butler (who had olliciated
11 my fathers time) had brought in
tlio wine, Stephen and I were soon
deep i4n conversation on topics peculiar-
lutciesiing to in i
"So you think tho old place is
changed V ho said musingly, 111 reply
to n remark that had fallen from me.
'I havo not noticed it, but it may be,
it may be."
"Indeed it is, htepueu, J, said ; "and
I think you are allowing tlio best part
of the house to fall into decay. ISow,
11 my fathers day the V est wing "
"Hush !'' ho cried, interrupting mo
with a startled look in his eyes. "Don't
mention that, for heaven's sako 1 She
oved those rooms.
In a moment I had grasped his
'Forgive me Stephen !'' ,1 exclaimed
as the terrible truth Hashed across my
mind) and I saw I had opened an old
"There is nothing to forgive, Alf,
my bov, no said, looking into tno
bright lire with an anxious, troubled
lace. "1 on could not Know ot all the
horror of that terrible time."
Indeed I'conld not ; fdr I was but a
oy when I went to India. Neverthe
less' I had heard sulliuieut whilo thero
of my brother's unfortunate marriage
to conviiico mo of the pain which my
illusion to it would irive him. J. had
heard how he had married a beautiful
girl, and how fondly ho had loved her,
and how, after tlueo mouths of mar
ried life, she hud deserted him. With
whom or whither she had gone no ono
knew ; and her name had becomo al
most a forgotten sound at Stanley
I changed the subject of conversa
tion and tiivd to mltko him foTgctthc
unpleasant recollections which my
words hud raised, by relating some of
tho most amusing adventures th.it had
befallen 1110 whilst nbroad 1 but, though
ho listened with interest, and seemed
to fry to shako oil tho gloom that had
settled upon his mind, ho never quite
regained his wonted cheerfulness du
ring tho remainder' of tho evening, and
rumen earn' to resi, excusing niiuseii
1 -V I 1,- i 1 . 1 V 11-
by saying it was his custom.
Among thu evils ot civilization
which mv somowhat stormy lmssaco
through life hall taught riio that of tato
hours was by no menus tho smallest ;
and knowinir, it would bo useless for
mo to turn into bed before midnight, 1
put, on my hat, lit another cigar and
strolled into tho grounds to got n
breath ot lrcsii air.
It was a fine summer night. The
moon was sinning brightly from a
clear starlit sky, I knew every fpot
of thu ground, and visited many of my
iavoiilo haunts, and 11 must uavo been
nftor 11 o'clock before I began to
think of returning. My cigar had
gono out when I reached tlio bottom
of tho long aveuuo of tall trees, and
beginning to feol chilly I wnlked somo
what (liucKly townrds tho House,
crunching tho gravel boneath my feot
as I wont. As I drew near tho front
door my attention was attracted by
tlio sudden appearanoo 01 a man bear
ing a lantern, who had cvidoiuly heard
my footsteps, lor ho Btopued and
awaited my approach. At first
thought ho was ono of tho servants
but upon drawing nearer l was sur
nrlsed to find it was mv brother
hastened to speak to him, when, to my
great astonishment, after glanclnc at
iqe eagerly, ho turned away without
any sign pf recognition and hurried
rajpidly in the direction of tlio West
wing. My first intention was to call
out after him, but upon second thought
, 1 ucciueu not to o so, :or 1 was per
Humled that he had seen nud recogniz
ed mo niid that perhaps my company
might Hot bb desircdj so' I entered tlio
house nnd was sbon ill bed and nsteop.
Tho noxt morninir when 1 enmo
lown stairs I found Stcnhcn already in
llie breakfast room awaiting mo. Ho
was standing' with his back to tlio fire.
"Good morhing, Alf," lie said, smil-
tig In his cheerful manner. "Vou nro
tin exception to most lovers of late
hours, I !see."
"Yes' I replied ; "I sleep soundly
and therefore liso early.''
' "You'll find tlio nights Jong ami dull
Lore, I'm nfraid, after the excitement
to which yottVo been accustomed."
"Oh, no, not at all," I Said. "Thero
fire so many old a6eiatidns about
Stanley House that I think I shall
never be dull here. Now, last night I
strolled through tho grounds nnd did
npt return until close upon 'midnight."
''Theso lato hours seem to bo a vorv
stupid custom and one which I could
never cultivate. I think, my boy, that
you would havo been muoh wiser if
yen had turned in when I did atid
slept until morning."
"Why, I daresay I was in bod, be
In bed beforo mo!" ho repeated.
with a puzzled look'. What do ybii
"I mean just what I say that I
was in bod and asleep before you were,
unless you finish your test anil rise be-
1010 is p. m."
You must be joking, Alf." he said.
incredulously. 'I was iu bed by 9
o'clock nnd was up this morning at 0."
"Srtfnlv Vrt.t mtlQt l.n miolntDn Qln
ihen, for I met you on your doublo at
he top of the avenuo last night as I
was returning to tho house."
'"Impossible I '
'"Indeed, I did. I would havo spo
ken to you, but you hurried away and
I thought you had seen mo and wished
to, bo atono."
"It could not have been mo. I was
never out of tho house after 7 o'clock."'
all that day I was haunted by the
ecollection of what I had seen on the
previous night, and of tnybrother's de
nial. I had heard singular stories of
Stephen being a somnambulist before I
had lelt iMigland, and could not help
wondering if ho was still addicted to
reaks ol that kind ; but I had never
seen him walk in his sleep, and as 1
hud only half believed the tales T had
betm told, I was not Inclined to accept
this explanation as' a solution' of tho
problem. However, I was determined
to sdlvo tho mystery.
As soon as all were, in bed, there
fore, on the night following that on
winch I had, arrived at Stanley House,
I again went out into the' grounds, do-
tcr'mined,if I met tho mysterious person
follow him and discover who ho was.
The moon was shining fitfully from be
hind tho stormy clouds that' uow'and :
again obscured her disc, and a breeze
of wind stirred and whistled in tho
branches of the trees. I paced upon
tho grass beneath tho tall elms that
pointed their foliaged branches to the
tiqwning 6ky'. I had taken up my
point of observation just in front of tho
Wc9t wing of the house, which had
been so long shut up and left to fall
into decay. So great indeed had been
my brother's horror lest any portion of
it should be touched by human foot,
that not only had ho boarded up every
window and door that had communica
tion without, but he had also caused to
io built up overy door tliat had given
access from it to tho main body of the
My head was full of thoughts of my
boyhood as I walked to and fro. I re
membered many happy days spent in
those rooms, for they had been my
fathers favontes; and it was not with
out a pang of regret that I looked at
them, deserted and ruinous, simply be
cause a false woman had also loved
I had waited until past midnight
and had almost given up mv quest a9
lopeless, and was about to return to
the houso when I heard a footstep on
the damp gravel walk approaching. I
drew back into the shadow of the
trees ami peered forth into tho dark
ness, tor at that moment a thick cloud
shut out the light of tho moon. Nearer
nnd nearer tho footsteps came, and at
englli tho glimmering of a lantern
shone out on the darkness. The man
tearing tho light went up to tho prin
cipal entrance of iho West wing,
where ho paused, and a moment later
I heard a key nhoot back the heavy
lock ; tho next instant tho light and
the man disappeared as the door closed
Animated and excited, I stepped
iitickly but softly across tho gravel
walk to the door, whero for a moment
I paused nnd listened. A footston was
ascending thu creaking staircase. I
waited until I heard it on the second
flight before I tried the door. I found
it open, and entered softly, closing tho
door behind me. lietoro proceeding
further, I cautiously took off mv boots.
and then I ascended the cold clammy
stairs, mat smelt ot tno tomb.
From tho second landjng thero open,'
ed a suit of apartments, which I re-
membered had beou called tho strong
rooms, because thoy were in tho very
heart pf tho building, and had fow
windows and only one door for ingress
or ogress. Tlio heavy oak door that,
opened into these, rooms I found was
ajar, and a bright light streamed out
between the opening. To iny great
astonishment, when I entered this
room, 1 heard voices in tho apartment
beyond. At first I was so amazed that
1 could not distinguish a single word
that was spoken, but as I become calm.
and after drawing close to tho door of
tho room, tram wluoli tho souud pro
eceaen, i distinctly ncaru a woman a
voiou iu tearful accents saying
Oh, if you really love me deliver
1110 from this place. I What have I
done that I should bo forced to bear
this punishment t Have I not loved
with a true- woman's love T Speak to
me. Do not look at 1110 with eyes so
glassy that they seem to see 1110 not.
give ino ono word, so that I may hear
vou as tho p-auio btephen that you were
beforo this fearful maladv overlook
you. Lot mo again seo the light of
heaven and tho faces of my friends."
I crept softly nearer to tho doot; and
got into position from which I linnhi
partly distinguish tho occupants of tho
room and their surroundings. It was
a handsomely furnished apartment
nan uouuoir, uau drawing-room. ISv
cry luxury which tho heart or brai
could desiro was scattered about in
cuuivsa vaiievy, in uiu centro 01 mo
-it . T , '
tie: Columbian, vol. xviii jtoiw'
COLtJMJHA DBMOOIIAT. VOL ILYIII, NO It
floor stood my brother, but with mioh a
strange, wicked frenzied expression on
his face that) had I not known his fea
tures well, I should hfivu thought it
could not b. hn Before him kilelt a
woman whoso faco was buried in her
"Yod shall not leave mo thus P sho
cied, ns ho turned to go. "I must, I
will have my liberty 1"
Sho had started to her feet and ran
Id tho door, but Stephen still without
any chnhgo in his fixed, staring counte
nance, sbizcd hfcr rfjughly by tho arm
and pushed her 'from him, and walked
quickly towards thu door. I had hard
ly timo to draw back into thu Rhadow
of a heavy curtain, when he entered
tho room whore I was nnd walked quick
ly.aordss to the landing closing this last
door after him and locking it. Thus I
found myself also a prisoner. I heard
his footstep descend tho stairs nnd thou
the round died slowly away.
For a few moments I stood puzzled
as. to what oourso I was to pursue. I
knew it would bo useless to attempt to
force the massive lock, or when morn
ing came to try and attraU tho outer
world ; for, as I havo said, tho rooms
were strong! v built nnd situated in the
Very huart 'of the West wing, land the
few windows which had of'yoro let in
tho light of heaven to them had been
filled Up with strong masonry. I was
aroused from my thoughts by a sob
from tho occupant ot tho next chain
ber. Going up to tho door which Ste
phen had closed aftor1 him I knocked
and then entered. My tap had evi
dently not been heard, for I found the
graceful form seated in n chair in an
attitudo which betokened despair, her
head leaning1 for ward and her beauti
ful dishevelled hair falling id waving
folds, about her.
1 had walked up to her and placed
my hand upon her shoulder.
"Oh i" nnd she turned 'towards me,
her pale', tearful, horror-stricken faco
then shrank' away in foar. "Who aro
you'T Pray do not hurt me. I know
1 am helpless."
It was some time beforoil could con
vince her that I was really ti' friend';
for so long had she been buried in theso
rooms that her mind had becomd al
most unhinged and hersenscof percep
tion blunted. Uy degrees, however,
I made her' understand who I wa9 and
how I had coma there j and then', in
answer to my questions, I gleaned the
history of her captivity.
vv hen my brotunr' married her she
as a handsome young girl of 18. nnd
ho was verging on tho period of mid
dle age. For three Inonths after their
marriage ho had been kind and atten
tive all, in fact, that a wife eould do-
sir6 of her husband! Just at the end
of that timo, however, he discovered
accidentally several letters which had
been' written by her before her mar
riage: to a former lovdr: ar.d for some
days nfterward ho' was moody joalous
and strange in his conduct' Ono night
he entered her room with that fixed,
frenzied, wicked look upon his face
which she had never seen there beforo,
but which had marred his features in
all interviews with him sinqe, and
directed her by signs to follow him,
mandate which in her terror she
readily obeyed. Ho conducted her to
gloomy chamber, lighted only by a
small oil lamp, and then left her, lock
ing tho door behind him. At Intervals
afterwards, ho visited her, bringing
food and clothing with him ; but al
ways coming in the night, and bearing
himself in a silent, changed, peculiar
manner. At length he led her back
again to her own suito of apartments
(those 111 which 1 had discovered her),
where during her absence ail the win
dows bad been built up, thus cutting
oil communication with tho outer
world. Hero he visited her almost ev
ery night since, bringing her the nec
essaries of life, coming like an appari
tion and going as he came.
"1 think those foolish letters of mine.
sho said, in conclusion, "written beforo
I had learned to love my husband, havo
turned his brain. I was warned before
married him that ho was affected by
tho' peculiar malady of sleep-walking,
and that when under its influence he
not' onlv lost completo control of his
eason, but, also seemed to live a double
life; When awake he was generous,
frank and good; but when iu asomnam
bulant stale, I was told, ho Aas mo
rose, jealous, wicked- in a word, insane;
and that in his waking hours ho had
no recollection of what took place
or what ho did when iu this latter
Fortunately I found I had mv now-
uur-iiasK, in my pocket, and thus was
ablo to set myself aud my unfortunate
brother's wife at liberty; by exploding
I took my protegee to tho rectory.
wpero tno rector, who was an old col
lego friend .of mine, was not a little
surprised to receive such visitors at so
early ail hour,
Boforo returning to Stanley House, I
lode on the rector's cob to mv broth-
er'aj doctor, who lived about three miles
away, and consulted him upon Sfcph
ei'$ sad condition. Ho told mo that
ho was quite iiwaro of iho facts
Ot Iho case, but that ho had not
for. a moment thought the malady
could havo been capable working so
IIo suggested that in all probability
a crisis 111 tho diseaso would now be
reafched, brought about by tho mental
s ook w ucn ti e uiscoverv 01 tun en.
capo cf tho captive would givo when
next tno somnambulist visited the West
wing. T ho result of this crisis would
either leave him a hopeless manio or
oompictoiy euro htm,
Ai tho doctor s request 1 arranged
to meet him thu saino night at 12
o'clock, in order to watch my brother's
movements. 1 then rodo back to tho
rectory, and from thero proceeded at
01100 to aianioy nouse.
Alter resting 111 my room for
short whilo, I came down stairs, and
found btephen moro cheerful and gen
ial than usual, all unconscious, podr
fellow of the fate hanging over him.
At night my urothor retired to rest
lit his usual time, aud I went out into
tho grounds to meet tho doctor, about
an nour and a nait afterwards. When
I met him wo proceeded (o the West
wing to watch tho effect of tho shock
of, discovery Upon tho patient. A
soph ns wo readied tho door I saw that
Stpnhen had been boforo lis. for tlio
door was ajar. With a heart that beat
fast with my feare, I hurried into thu
house, and was about to run upstairs
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lowing closely, carried n dark-lantern
rtnd its light soon revealed tho bleed
iif form of my unhappy brolher.
"lie, Is dertd," the doctor said, rising
from his knees aftor making a hasty
examination cf tho body. "In his
flcn.y ho must havo dashed himself
doWu the stairs', l'oor fellow 1 We have
been too late to savo him I"
Five years have lied slhcq that timo.
Stanley Hoime has been noVly painted
and renovated, and again hold a hap
py bride and bridegroom. A fair faco
Idokfl over my shouldor as I write and
Ill-ops n tear upon tho paper Unit con
tains a history of her sorrows, lint a
Rinilu flits about her lips as I kiss her ;
add wo look out together upon the
beautiful scene, iu the midst of which
stands our home, and forget the dark
ness of tho past in tho brightness of tho
( Hired Men and the Lw.
, Few farmei s, have a correct idea of
the extent of their liability for acts of
hired help. Judge Parish, in a lato
address beforo tho Grand Itajiids
(Michigan) Farmeis' Club, explained
the rules of tho common law in rela
tion to tho torts and neg)igcnco of
farm employees. Tho farmer accord
ing to this authority, "is responsible in
.images to third persons for wrong
acts or negligences of hired help oea-
sidning injury, whether the act bo one
ot omission or commission ; whether in1
conformity to his orders or even in dis-
obedienco to them, by negligence,
fraud, deceit, or even wilful miscou-
tf ct. si) long as it was in the course of
the employment. For instance i Tho
farmer has a liorso altected With tlio
glanders or heaves, and tie orddrs his
hij-ed man to take it out on tho road
au'd sell it or trade it off. IIo is told
not to warrant or recommend tho
horse, or to resort to any jockey tricks
inlorder to make a sale. Tho first per
sop met is stumped for a trade. The
hired man is asked if thu horse is
sound, and he answers, "Perfectly so;
not a blemish or fault about him, ; and
that he would not be afraid to warrant
him." Tho trade is made, and tho em-
Idver is 1 ablo .for the deceit, becauso
thi swindle was iu the course of em
ployment. 1 ,
i Hired man in driving n. neighbors
cow out or Ins employer s corn-held,
killed it with a stone. Tho court held
the) employer liable for the value of tho
A hired man taking by mistako a
ag of bailey instead of oats,fed somo of
the) grain to the horses, put a clevis in
tho bag and left lt'm the old place,
saying nothing about tho matter. Tho
farmer hlled tho bag with cars of corn
and took it to tho mill; in grinding the
oleVis injured the cracker. The farmer
was held for the damage.
A farmer is liable for trespasi of his
ired man. ilnnn hnnestlv in thn rnnrsn
of jiis employment as cuttiug timber
on land of an adjacent proprietor.
tt being tho duty ot the employee to
nload h certain load of wood, and by
throwing it overboard ho accidentally
or purposely wounds a by slander, tho
employer is liable. Hut if the uuload-
ng was no part ot his duty at the time.
there would be no liability. Tho test
ot responsibility is not whether the act
was dono nccording to instructions, but
whether done in the prosecution of tlio
work ho was doing for his employer,
If tho hired man, in performing a par
ticular act in a particular manner, de
parts from instructions to inflict a wan
ton injury on a third person, the em
plover is not liable.
Wo give the nbovo as both impor
tant and interesting information, and
to impress upon farmers tlio necessity
of extremo caution in choosing helti.
Thero are other-grave reasons why caro
should be exorcised in this matter, but
this Is sufficient for tho presenti Negli
gent, careless help can inflict serious
oss upon their principal, oven when ho
thinks himself least liable. 1'rairie
Smarter than Ferdinand Ward,
"I'm a sinaiter mau than Ferdinand
Ward," said a vouug business unau in
New York recently. "My vife, who
has' got more sense than a dozen men,
heard about tho big profits that Grant
& Ward paid their customers, anil kept
at mo until I put S500 iuto their gov
ernment contracts. Pretty soou I drew
out a thousand dollars. Then I put it
back, nnd there came out fifteen' bun
died. Hack that went, and out camo
two thousand. This seemed like pick
ing1 blackberries. Hack it went, and
out it camo again, just as natural, aud
so I sent it back again, and it doubled
tho whole business doubled. It beat
any game I over saw, and I havo tiied
them all. Why, if a roasted pig with
a kpifo and fork stuck iu its back had
conio before a huugry mt.ii he couldn't
nnvo been more surprised, 1 put it all
in again, and the bigger it got tho
moro it seemed to grow. It was just
like rolling off a log. All I had to do
was to put tlio money back, and out it
camo incieased every time. Well, it
went along, and my'wifo nnd I wens
tremendously excited. It was better
than a horso raco with tho racers neck
on tho last quarter. At last my $f00
had grown to 10,50Q. Then iny wifo
said : "Take out that S10,00D. It's
my 'speculation, and I claim that mon
oy. Wo will havo a brown stono
house beforo next Sunday." I told her
sho 'was crazy, and I was never so mad
at ncr in my uiu sho insisted that wo
should tako'onr profits and lcavo in tho
original capital, Thero was a level
head for you. I seo it all now, but I
felt very Hheenibh when I called on
Grant X- Ward far 10,000. I told
Ward his business beat anything that
human brain ever eenceived. and that
I was sorry that I had to tako tho
moiioy ; that 1 thought my wife was
about the biggest goose that ever lived;
mat sue didn t know the alphabet ot
speculation, but that it couldn't bo help
ed. I exiuessed my determination to
leave in the original capital, nnd prom
ised him thnt I would never draw it
out until ho said so." '-Has ho over
said bo !" "Not yet. IIo still has got
the original capital, but I have been
smart enough to beat his game out of
$9500." "And your wifo T" Well,
she lfas got tho brown Etonu house.'1
A fashionable jeweler says that fobs
aro completely out of style, for every
day wear, and aro only wprn iu fujl
dress, with peudaut seal charpis,
Heavy chains have had their day, ai)d
aro as objectionable ns fobs.
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