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l" mjmbun, consolidated.
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ThcJob rrlntlng Department of tho CotxMiittN
rnfvifttnti etc It contains tho Iaipgi nowthn.
and m.utl ry and Is tho only onlrc that runs job
rres es by wer. Riving us tho best facilities, lis
(mates futiu tied on largo Jobs.
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onlec over 1st. National Dank,
met in sifs nutidins.
J OltN M. CLAHK,
ATTOHNE Y-AT- LAW.
juinot: OP THE PEACE.
n.i'e over Mover llroi Drug store.
M V. MI Mj KB,
onico In llro war's bulldlnff.seeond lloor.roora No. '
ATTOK NE Y-AT-L AW.
onico corner of Ccntro and Main Stroots. Clark t
Can bo consulted In German,
1E0. E. ELWEtili,
Ofllco on First floor, front room of Cot.
nuniAS UuUdhig, Main street, below Ex.
pAUL E. WIlVT,
Offlco In Columbian BcitDiNO, Kooro No. J, second
fir' BLOOMSBURG. PA.
B KN0BR. t. S. WIHTSBSTKIM.
KNORR & WINTERSTEEN,
omca In 1st National nauk bulldlny, second floor,
first door to tho left. Corner of Main and Market
streets Woomsburg, l'a.
tSfPenswm and Bountiu Oolleckd.
J II. MAIZE,
omco in Malzo'sbulldlig. over Plllmover's grocery.
JOHN C. YOCUM. C. E. C1UYEU.
YOCU.M & GEYEU,
(Offlco front suit of rooms on second floor or
News Item bulldlns.)
5W-CAN BE CONSULTED IN GEIiMAN.:
.Members of Sharpnd Alloman's lawyers and
llanker's Directory nnd tho Atnei lean Mercantile
and collection Association. 111 gi e prompt and
careful attention to collection 01 claims m an
part of tho United states or Canada, as well as to
all other professional business entrusted to them
Jackson Building, Rooms 4 and 5.
y. II. 11 II AWN.
Offlce, corner of Tlilrd and Main streets.
OlUcc In Browcrs' Building, 2nd lloor.
Attomcy-atLaw, Berwick. Pa.
Cm bo Consulted in German.
FIRE AND LIFE INSURANCE
ftTOfllcc first door below the post ofilcc.
CO. BARKLEY, AUorncy-at-Law,
.onico in Browcr's building, Snd story, Iio
4 and 5.
JB. McKELVY, M. D.,Burgeon and Phy
. slctan, north side Main Btreot.below Market
A L. FRITZ, Attorney-at-Law. Offlce
In Columbian Building,
Q M. DRINKER, GUN & LOCKSMITH
Siw'ng Machines and Machinery of all kinds re
P .lrcd. OrtRA IIocbK Building, lilooioflburg, Pa.
R. J. U. RUTTER,
oraco, North Market street,
DR. W.M. M. REBER, Surgeon nnd
Physician. Offlco corner of llock and Market
T K. EVANS, M. D., Burg
M .I'hyslo.an, oaco and Residence
.christian f. knapp, ijloomsiiuru, pa,
'jome, op n. y.
jjkkciiants', op newark, n. j.
linton, n. v.
peoples' n. y.
heso old roaroKATioKs nro well seasoned by
lvjo and fire tested and liaso never ytt had a
loss settled by any court of law. Their assets are
all lmested In solid secckities aro liable to tho
hazard of fire only.
Losses rRoumv and honestly adjusted and
Paid as soon as determined by christian f.
hNAFF, BPECIAL AdENTANU ADJCBTEU BLOOMSBfRO,
Tlio people of Columbia county thould patron
U thee agency where losses It any ara tetllej and
paid by one of therown cltlzona.
I'KOMITNEfcS. E(2L1TY, I'A III DEALING,
Plumber and gas fitter. Itear of Schuyler's hard
All kinds or fittings for steam, gasjand water
pipes constantly on hand.
tlItoonngand8poutlng attended to at short no-
Ttnware of every description mado to order.
Orders left at Schuyler Co's., hardwaie btoro
will Uj promptly lilted.
. fpccial atKntlon given to heating by steam and
ON THE EUROPEAN PLAN,
Viotor Koch, Propriotoi'.
Itooms aro heated by steam, well ventilated and
elegantly lurulahed. nnest liar and Lunch Coun.
ter In tho city.
Meals to order at all houis. Ladles and Gents
rettaurant lurnUhed with all delicacies of the
!.ocatlon near I). L. i w, Jt. It. Depot, scranton,
l'a. Mar W-tf
S 31TIEHBBNDBB, )
A. C. Yates & Co.
Tho Ever Popular
Clothi ng House
Of riiilrtdelphia, mo fully jireprireil to
show a new and handsome varietv of
tall and Winter Goods for Sen,
l outhx, Hoys and Children ( all under
one roof now ).
A. 0. YATES & CO.
002-004-000 C IIESTNUT ST.
. B. BROWER
(IAS FITTING & STEA31 II EATING.
STOVES & SINWARE.
All kind o work in Sheet Iron, Roof
ing and Spouting promptly
twtilct attention given to heating by steam.
Corner of Main & East Sts.,
ie is. so,
Offer to the Trade their rine Brand of Cigars.
Kino Fruits and Fine Confectionery
on hand, 'fresh every week. IMooms
biirg, Pa. Feb. 27
BLOOMSBURG PLATO MILL
The undersigned having put his Planing .VI
on llallroad street, In llrst-ciasa condition, la pre
pared to do all kinds of work In his line.
FRAMES, SASH, DOORS,
furnished at reasonable prices, ah lumber used
Is well seasoned and none bu skilled workmen
ESTIMATES FOR BUILDINGS
famished on application, l'lan- and spectflca
ions prepared by an osperlenced draushtsman
niooniKiiiii n, l'a
BLOOMSBURG, PA., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1885.
THE COLUMBIAN, VOL. X1X.NO 85
UOLDMBIA DKMOGKAT, V0L.XL1X, NO 58
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Yearlr advertisements parable auarwrir. Tran
sient advcrtlscmenta must uo paid for beforo in
serted except where parties have accounts.
Legal advertisement two dollars per tn tar
three insertions, and at .that rvo fer addlClonal
Insertions without reerf nexj to KttfM.
Executors, AdnilDtstrator's, ana Auditor's no
tices tnrcedoUars. Si,
Transient or Local notices, ten ectts a line, reg
ular advertisements halt rates. (
cards in tho "Business Director! column, on
dollar a rear tor each line.
Who always giu you Urn latest
stvles, anil cuts your oli'lbing to fit
you. Having had th' . xperi. nco lor a
number ol years in tl , T.ii'. iiii busi
ness, has learned whit in t r..il will
give Ills customers the bid Mitiffaction
for wear and style and will try to
pleaso all who give him a call. Also
Gents' Furnishing Goods
OF ALL DESCJUITIONS.
HATS, CAPS, AND UMBRELLAS
Always of tho latest styles. Call and ex.
amino his stock before purchasing else-wlicre.
Storo neat door to First National Bank
Corner Main & Market Sts.
H. C. SLOAN & BRO
CARRIAGES BUQGIES, PHAETONS.
SLEIQHS, PLATFORM WAGONS, AC.
First-class worlc always on hand.
REPAIR ISO AX1 TL Y DOSE
Prieo rcJuK'lto wit the timet,
lots of People Say,
Hero Is Solid
A 1 TESTIMONY
from nnrd TTorkLntf Men.
3Iachlatst and Dullder.
"I have been tronMed years rIth kidney and
bladder dlQcnllj. Alter utlag four bottles of
IIcst's tKWacyand Liver Rixidt I hvo been
completely cared." WllUic C. Clark, Mason snd
Bnlldcr, Auburn, K.Y.
... Ucilthls Utter than wealth."
Mr. Oeorjo Karir. Maehlatit, 11J3 HUSO Ave,,
rhlUdelpatj, Fa., i jy ; "My alf caie started when
I ill quite a yoanir lad by tstlti: weak kidneys.
I hue i! ed Jnd tlx bottles of Ucxt's tKldner and
l iter llcntDT. and I eolcmnly proclaim, 'I feel
"Good coantel hss no ptlce, obey It."
Mr. Henry WlUlami, Mechanic, East Bridge
port, Conn., tays: "About two months ago I
catsghta heavy cold, which settled In my kldneyi.
I got a bottle of Brat's (Kldacy and Liver
IlxxinT and with the firttdosebeganto getwelL"
"Light sappers makes long lives."
Frank n. Lee. cface N. Y. C. & It. II. R. Little
Falls, N.Ym Jane 8, 13, says: "Mr father, W
years old, had severe kidney and bladder dlaeaio
for W year;, nhnaUon caailog acato pain. The
weakness was eo creat he was obliged to wear a
rabbcr bag. Twelve bottles of Unrt's Kidney
Rzhist completely cared him, and we consider It
remarkable. We cheerfully recommend It."
. "Deeds ara better than words."
llrxr'a fKIdnev and Llrerl Ttrvrnr hii stood
thetestot time. It tin been beforotho public for
twenty years, and has cared every year thoaiaads
of peoplo tsfferlag from virion, dliessesof the
KldocT! and Liver, and kindred disorders, who kad
failed to get relief from doctors snd who expected
never to be cared. Thousands of teetlmcmlala
Ircm each pereoas attest its vaiae. bend lor book.
"Alls well that ends wclL"
Sold by all druggists. Price $1.55. 9
RUSTS REMEDY CO., Providence, It. I.
S. CB1TTEM0X, General Agent, If. T.
the popular fivorite for dress
ing tae nair, Kestoring the color
when gray,and preveoting Daa.
dru3. it eleiiuesthe ki,
ttoM the hir fAlllo;. and 11
gee, and $i. lues at Drurguti.
Ine Best Cough Care yon can use
and the best known preventive cf Consumption.
PASKEa's Tomc kept in a home ti a leatinel to
Veep icknes out. Vied diictectly it keep, the
blood pure and tie Stomach, Liver and kidneys
in welkins crder. Coughs and Cold vanish be
fore it. it builds up the health.
If ysu sudtr froa Debilitv, Skin Eruptions,
Ceu;h, .sthna. Dyspepsia, Kidney. Urinary cr
Female Complaints, cr any disorder of the Lungs,
St-.aach, towels, Bbod cr h'erres don't wait
till you are sick in bed, tut use Paikh's Tomc
t;-iay ; it will give you new life and vigor.
HISCOX i CO., N.v:
Sold ly Dnggutl. Large latin; buying i lire.
Billons symptoms Invariably
arise from indigestion, such as
giddiness, sick headache, Ir
regular bowels. The liver se
cretes the bile and acts like a
filter or sieve, to cleanse Impu
rities of the blood. By Irregu
larity in its action or suspen
sions of Its functions, the bile
is liable to overflow Into the
blood, causlngjaundice, sallow
complexion, yellow eyes, bil
ious diarrhoea, a languid,
weary feeling and many other
distressing symptoms. Bilious
ness may oe properly termed
an affection of the liver, and
can be thoroughly cured by tho
grand regulator of the liver
and biliary organs, BURDOCK
BLOOD BITTERS. It acts upon tno
stomach, bowels and liver,
making healthy bile and pure
blood, and opens the culverts
and sluiceways for the outlet
of disease. Sold everywhere
and guaranteed to cure.
ORNAMENTAL IRON FENCES
OF CAST CH WROUGHT IKOJi.
My husbanJ's death seomoil to unset
everything. My cister Cora catno to
Itvo with tnc, and she lul her best to
cheer me, but at times Cora was very
much out of sorts. Sao was delicate.
iccustornel to country air, London
disagrcoil with her ; tho roses vanish
ed from tier cheeks and her spirits oitcn
enough wero lower than nunc. Sbo
nut a hrAVe lace on mattcrs.uui lcoum
see ,vben her gayety w.n forced. Al
fred (Alfred was Cora's lover) was anx
ious about her.
They were to marry as soon as Al
fred could seo his way to a country
practice. I could have helped liitn.btit
Ml red was abominably independent. 1
could not sec why they could not mar
ry in bis present position. Uut I kept
my counsel. In Uora s present style ot
health perhaps it was wisdom deferring
"Well, Selina, what is your idea t"
Alfred asked, after I told him what Dr.
Magnus had said.
"Wo must look out for a house or
get you to do that for us.''
"Then I have anticipated your
thoughts as well as old Magnus' fiat.
You've often romancod about living in
an antiquated old place. Here wo
Alfred read aloud the advertisement:
"An ancient stone residence near the
sea, to let for a year or term ot years.
Partly furnished ; tho owner abroad.
Rent secondary to a snitablo tenant.
Kails near. Orchard and paddock if
required. Apply to Mr. Fortescue,Bar-ton-upon-IIumber."
"Rent secendary 1 that surely means
something would bo given annually to
an approved tenant, romanced. Alfred.
"But we ought to see the place be
fore we take it," said L "How would
it be for you to run down and spy out
The next morning Alfred sta. '
and was back tho following night.
lie painted the house in roseate hues.
It stood by itself, but was within a
measurable distance of the town. Fac
ing the Humber, the town of Hull
could be seen ; also a village directly
opposite us. For company, there would
be the procession of sail on the estuary,
and the perpetual railway trains on the
I won't call tho agent Fortyscrew
again, said Alfred, with compunction,
"he is a decent sort of a man. lie
seemed wishful to meet me. He only
asked 25 rent : when I asked him if
he did not think $1'0 would be suffi
cient he closed at once. There is anoth
er thing, Selina. A cottage is near, an
old woman lives in it, a kind of care
taker. She proffered to help you in
It really was delightful. It might
be a little rusty, but occupation would
remedy that, btaircaso and corridors
were all wainscotted.somo old portraits
banging on the walls. But in most of
the rooms tho owners had so far bent
to modern ideas as to have them can
vassed and papered. It seemed a
species of vandalism to me. There
was one bedrom that had not been
modernized, and without saying any
thing just then I decided upon occupy
ing it. As I came out upon the stair
case I looked again at one of the old
portraits ; the face had a peculiar at
traction for me. There was hardness
in it, a peculiar gleam iu the eyes
vindictive, snspicious, if not iealou.
One hand grasped a riding whip as it
Willi unnecessary' tightness. 1 ho old
care-taker, I noticed, seemed to edge
away from the portrait. Alfred had
said that the old lady was agreeable,
but we thought her extremely self-con
tained : she would "ive little more
than "yes'1 or "no" to our question;,
Mari3, one of our maids whom we had
brought down with us, declared tho
old woman boorish, but we read Maria
a lecture : we told her we hoped she
would not be disagreeable, for we wish
ed to keep on good terms with our one
When wo returned to tho house I
f ent for a carpenter. Wo had brought
havo had no excuse, but I fell bound been ill-founded. Etna's fury raced
to leave one behind, and Alfred had in his breast. His wifo had taken to
kindly proffered to sleep in the house shunning him, seeking the priyacy of
until we decided dctimteiy. iMcven her room. Occasionally tho door was
o clock I our little timepieco indicated locked ncainst him. lie swore to him
tho hour with a metallic chink. How self that he would get .at tho mystery.
puny it sounded here. I wished 1 1 Ho followed her to her room t again
could go to sleep. But in a strango tho door was closed against him, tho
house, anywhere, my first night is a key turned, and tho bolt was shot in
wakeful one. I must have got into a his hearing. In his rage ho struck at
doze when a violent stroke upon the the door once, twice, thrice with his
door, as if given with a hunting-whip, heavy riding-whip. Then, a man of
brought me back to complete conscious- powerful strength, ho took up a heavy
ncss. it had a lrtgbtlul sound in my chair and shattered the door. As the
car, and, I must confess, terrified me. door cave way he caught sight of some
It awoko Cora, I felt her grasp me con- thing what was nover known and
vtilsively. iieforo I could speak or dashed into tho room. When next
scream, thcro came in quick succession seen his wife was a timcrous idiot, and
a second and third stroke, i lay oatn- whether it was remorse or despair, or
cd in prespiration, my head achintr al
most with the fr'mht : Cora, I could
feel, shaking as with the ague.
"Don t scream! i managed to whis
per to Cora, thonch never in my life
was I nearer shrieking myself.
Involuntarily I sat up. It was moon-
licht. and there was no blind to the
window, or it had not been drawn
down. Cora clutched me and pointed
to the wall, ihcre was an undefined
"Look! lookl'' gasped Cora.
I obeyed her tresture. The some
thing was reflected in the mirror. I
closed my eyes and opened them again.
.My heart stood still. It was no opli-
the result of an accident, his body a
week later was washed ashore. Bat
tho cloaked figuro was not seen to steal
away, the emissary ncvor returned to
Versailles, and after a timo tho crazy
"And is there a secret chamber I'' I
asked, a "creepy" sensation at my back
"1 don't kuov, ma'am. I think not
Ono has never been found. Part of
the old house was pulled down, I've
heard. I should think tho family that
came to it would do away with any
thing of the sort."
something in the old woman s man
ner struck me as still evasive. I was
cal delusion. My eye miL'ht be strain- inclined to believe that some secret
ed, partly with fright, but I was sure cranny was yet in existence. Well, Al
that my imagination was playing me fred would be with us before the day
no trick. I fell back, then ventured was over.
to look again as I lay. The shapo dis- He did not disappoint us, but his
appeared gradually, the wall resuming telegram had given us some confidence,
its normal appearance. Cora had cov- Yet Cora would not go ibout the house
cred her face with the bedclothes. alone. I do not think 1 could have
"Don't bo frightened, dear : it is a prevailed upon her to visit the room in
shameful trick, bomu one may nave a which we slept. When Alfred amv
reason for keeping the housoi empty, cd, she rushed to meet him, and plac-
l could not think so, but i wished to ing her hand on bis Bhoulders, buried
inspire Cora with courage. "We will her head on his breast, imploring him
teiegrapu to Aiireu. lie win come not to desert her.
down and get at tho mystery." "Take tno away baik to London.
Alter the tricht sleeping was out ot I cannot I ara afraid to stay in this
the question. Cora would not bo in- dreadful place.''
iced to uncover her face or release "My dear, what is wrong with you!
ner grasp. I spoke in whispers, but he asked.
that alarmed her ; when I essayed a I found it difficult to get Alfred to
word sho grasped mo tighter, or there myself. Cora seemed as if she would
W33 a stifled "S shl" not bo disposed of. I had to stamp my
I closed ray eyes, opening them at foot before I could detach her.
intervals, anxious for daylight. io "One would think you were latent
get up, to leave the room, was what I upon eating him," I said with a pre-
darc not do. I dreaded the corridor in tence of displeasure,
tbe darkness. How I wished I had "Now then, Selina,'' said ho when
left a light burning, but I had seen the we were alone,"what is the grievance!"
moon. I dare not get up to light tho Briefly I related our experiences of
candle, striking the match might bring the nicht. Then I gave him tho old
some nameless horror upon me. I dare I woman's narrative, put, as I was prid
Tho following account of tho marri-
ago of b. w. tdgar and Miss Alamo
Council, of Scranton, wo take from the
New York Sun. Mr. Edgar is well
known to many of our readers In this
hiding-place, a secret chamber ! This
wall is unduly thick. There seems a
space between your room and mmo
difficult to account for. I walked
round tho house before it was dusk.
Tho courso of tho stonework is broken
into. A fissure appears to havo been
filled up. I havo been tannine alontr
that Side. KM.ivrnv. Hni.t- 9 All thinevs IipW
. t! , . I r . . W. o . ; "7."
a uu wi-ru auaruuilli; lur a IiailUI mat I xnnoiilnrnrl hn ifiu il nr nt Mian .Mftttin
sounds hollow Coi,r.ll in Mr. S. V. Kdrrar. hero this
"I havo searched." I mnrmnrr. wrw nn ir.ppdinrrlv interest-
ll.H.1 .. ffJ 1 ' 1 C I . !- . - ...
u ruu Uilll uiltl unu BUUUUIIItr Ull- I imr niTnii- Mnllin I Innno II II thn
tercntiyi old.st dauchter of Mr. William Con-
"p;bo auswered grimly j "I think ncll. who lives in a fino residence on
you had better bo getting to bed or the corner of Clay avenuo and Vino
you will be having colds. I was just Btre. t. Mr. Connell is President of the
turning in myself. I thought I would Third National Bank, President of tho
examine me room uy uayngni. Y. ung Men's Christian Association, an
Happily we were overpowered. Wo influential member of tho Adams Av
had decided that it would bo impossible enuu m. E. Church, and one of tho most
iu dhx-ii, uui uruwBincss overiooK us opulent coal operators in the Lacka
wanna region, lie has dono a great
When wo got down Alfred was
awaiting us. His face did not invito
questioning, so I thought I would let
"I've had a look round, inside and
Tte foiiowiDs snows the picket Gothic, one ot with us a couple of beds and other sun
inc louuw ui suun a mo ium. uvumv, uus v.
the several teauiirul styles of Fence manufactured
or tne unaersiffnea.
ei o v
Tnr Twmrr nnti Tiurabnitv ther are unsumass
Set up Drexpenenceu nanus ana wamuiicu
to jlre satisfaction.
Prices and specimens of other
signs sent to any address.
nnpis rtnnwvs ivm'n ivpr
h AttESCY. Mover's new buDUnj, Mala ttiwt.
.Etna Insurance Co., of Hartford, Conn
Uoyal ot Liverpool
I'lre Asaoclauon, Philadelphia
l'hcenlx, of London
London Lancashire, ot England..
Hartford ot Hartford
tprlnsneld lire and Marine
As the agencies are direct, policies are written
tonne maurtM wuuvut uvmj ,u,uc vmv
dries. The ttan had not been in the
house for ten minutes when Maria,
with a white face, rushed in upon us.
"If you please m, tho house is haunt
Such nonscuse," cried I, exasperat'
ed, "who has been tellinc you such a
The carpenter, ma'am. He ought
"He ought to know better than to
frighten a credulous girl, sillv man
jlana had barely gone, when tho
old lady appeared.
"Are you going to sleep in the pan
elled room, ma am !
"Of courso wo are, it is by far tho
pleasantest room in the house.
1 wouldn t sleep in that room
"Why 1" I asked, a little irritably.
"I wouldn't, ma'am."
"That is no answer. Do won say it
is haunted !
"No, ma'am, but folks reckon there's
"Summets," sneered I, "why this
corner of England U full of supcrsli
"Perhaps wo had better choose
another room." suggested Cora, when
the old lady was gone. 1 saw that
Cora was nervous.
Pooh, are you frightened, Cora
lou aro as foolish as they. ell, you
may sleep in .Marias room to-night
and I will sleep thero alone."
"No, I shall sleep where you sleep,
dear," said Cora, strenuously, forcing
herself to be courageous.
-io iiiniK mat in tins I'liiicuieueu
century there should bo peoplo who
believe in ghosts 1 laughed l in den
However, Maria va3 so
by the foolish carpenter's assertion, she
declared that she daro not sleep in any
room in the bouse unless alio had some
one for company. In tho end wo had
to let her go the cottage, and brav
tho nicht by ourselves.
A tarnished mirror over tho fireplace
was tho only wall adornment our bed
room had. When one looked at it tho
imauo was somewhat indistinct ; Cora
17VPTT A X'ttli' T-rfYPRF. started at her own reflection. I laugh
UjAUHAIMjJj nUiiilJ. Lj at ,icr ncrvoasnCH and succeeded
TT P rpnnRS PRnPKTF.TflR as I thoucht, u reassuring her.
" - 1 , t r
. ii iuusl aay i ten wiu ruuiu a miiv
EL.0iSBU33, fA. cerie whci)i awaj5C) j jicarj oniy Cora's
opposite court hocse. breathing. I never felt more sleepless
I T -, ,T 1
Urse and convenient samule rooms. Bathrooms in my me. i vvisueu i nau orougtiv
hot and cold water, aud art modem consciences I Iu, raaiJ3 down, 60 that Maria would
T F. HARTM.S-N
girsjsi.frs thi rouewixa
AJIE1UCAN INSURANCE COMPANIES
North American ot Philadelphia.
FraakUo, " "
Itnnsrliranla, " "
York, ot Piansjflvanta.
Hanover, of N. Y.
uueens, of London.
Sorth lirlitah, ol Lonion.
omce on Mirset street, No, i, liloomsburc.
15L00MSDCR0,C0tUMUU CoCKTY, Pa
11 styles of wort done In a uperlor manner, worX
w&rr&niea as i v , i ikulitj, ...... . . -
id wrrnocr Pam by the nae of uaa, ana
tree of chars when artificial teeth
niiw nviT Klelni's Drue Store.
7o U optn at all hourt during tht tfaj
deal to build up tho industries of
Scranton, and no man hero is mora ac
tive in business than he. His wealth
is r blimated at more than & million dol
lar!). One nf hi mnit intimate asso-
should liko to go into your cin'rs nnd warmp5t tiprsonal friends
If I find nothing more, I shall uni,i a few months aco was a lawyer
give it up. uut 1 am not going to be- named Samuel W. Edgar. Two years
ltoye in ghosts for all that," ho added ago last spring Mr Edgar's wifo died,
quickly. .... Ho and his wifo had been frequent
"It is a very incomprehensible Mll..,a ot thn Cnnnoll
thing," I returned. oau(1 there occasionally after his wife's
"1 feel that it only wants a clue, and Hpath. A littln mora than a vp.ir after
then all would be clear as daylight" tbt Mr. Edgar began to pay attention
"lint then," 1 pcrsistod, "there IS I In Mi Mnttlo nrxf l.ifur it. W.imn nvi.
finding the clue." dl,nt that they were in love.
"Uf Course, you bcllOVe in thO llhOSt." fr flnnnpil MA nnl anne-ir in TPliro
said he, acidly. tlint Mr. Edgar had won his daughter's
"I dldn t say SO," 1 responded as nffpntinna nnlil Mr. Vilrrnr mVpS him
tart?- for her hand in matriace. Mr. Connell
NOW, come," interrupted Cora, u-.n snmrisprl tn Ipnrn Trnm Mr. Edrrar
"don't you two quarrel over it, 1 tw hia danrrhtr tr.i willino-LnTm-
shall bo thankful when wo get away." ccme Mrs. Edgar in case her father was
"",cu " w willing also, but .Mr. Uonnell peremp-
bedroorn, tapping it as he had done in tnrily refused to give his consent,
his own room ; but, although he was WOuld listen to no argument on tho
convinced that the wall was; unduly qIt ,tion, and ordered Mr. Edgar to
thick, he had to admit himself beaten. c,, lg0 his visits at tbe house. Thero-
" OU can CO tO Mr. Fortescne and nfi,.r tho lnvprs ore nhlirrpd tn mpni.
explain to him that we havo decided elsewhere than at the paternal residence.
not to stay. If there is anything to but they mauaged to meet all the samo
Py- ' . without the father's knowledge. It was
"i.'ay I 1 shall not pay anything. He utidoMtood that Mr. Connoll obiected
ought to havo put in tho advertisement t0 the marriage becauso he wanted his
that there was the unusual accessory of daughter to marry a man who stood
spirit-rapping." hicher in tho social scale than Edgar
Alfred was not yet restored to eood aa hut ho vnnnn WHv Tnvp,i Eiluw.
humor. Ho returned from town though and l,nd made up her mind to marry
iu uki icuipcr. hint no matter how much her lather ob-
"1 havo seen air. l-ortescue. lie is i.,o!l,d to her doinr? so. Mrs. Connell is
He says ho sa;, t0 have been willing to let her
scarcely breathe audibly.
W ith what relief did I view the hrst
treaks of light.
Cora," said I my C3lm voice sur
prising myself "we can get up now,
it is daylight
"Let us go back to London by the
first train," implored she. "I dare not
sleep in this house another night I
honld die of fright.
"1 shall teiegrapu to Alfred. it he
can't get down we will go to a hotel at
liarton or Hull. 1 feel sure that it is
trick. Don t mention a word to
Maria nor tho old lady. Perhaps she
is in the conspiracy, she didn t wish
us to occupy this room,
Uut although I bound Cora over to
secrecv I determined to trv and pre-
ail upon the old lady to state why she
had not wished us to occupy that par
ticular room. After some preamble I
brought up the subiect, and when 1
acquainted tbe old lady that I heard
noises, she became communicative.
"I ve slept in tho house, she admit'
"Did von hear them!"
"I never slept in that room," said
she, evasively. "What were they like!"
"Like a whip,as if the lash and stock
were held in the hand.
Ah," murmured she, with an assets
tive inclination of the head.
"You haven't slept in that room!''
Vill T-1M clnA,, In If in ntr,!,, '
"No, ma'am, not for all the money P,od niSht'B resW
u ii t j r M near rac
iu iiiu wonu, answereu sue, witu aeci
"Is there any story connected with
"Well, yes, ma'am, there is.''
'I should like to hear it I should
feel better satisfied.'1
The estate came by marriace to tho
original of the portrait with the riding generally make
whip. It was not a marriage of affec- co"ld "ot hava
tion.. A young heiress was constrain- w . n 1 w aw
ed to marry a man ranch older than
herself, who had an eye upon her dow
ry. Court influence was even brought
to bear upon her. Tho heiress had a
half-brother, an unswerving Jacobite,
who had followed the Kinc to the
Court of Versailles. Allying himself
with the Pretender there was never
any chance of his succeeding to his
forfeited estates. He was too zealous
a partisan. Eventually he was entrust
ing myself, in a highly interesting man
ner. All 1 got tor my pains was an
indignant "Pish!"' followed by a mater
ialistic disquisition that I rebelled
against utterly. Causo and effect, did
clothes walk! Bah! I could believe
ray ears and my eyes.
"W e must go," decided I, "or wo
shall have Cora crazy. She was terrified."
"And were not you ?"
"I was alarmed, yes, I was frighten
"Humph you had better go to a
hotel, both of you. I will stay in the
house, and sleep in that room. I will
have a bludgeon bandy, and woe to
the miscreant !'"
"I wouldn't Alfred ; it is not worth
"It isn't ! But it is. I shall explode
the fallacy. I have never had a chance
before. I feel iu honor bound to make
I taw that it was useless attempting
to dissuade him, aud decided that we,
too, would risk another night in tho
Cora was in great alarm when Al
fred acquainted her with this decision,
but his quiet and derisive laughter, if it
did not wholly reassure her, quieted
her. I could seo that Alfred thought ;u chosU vet"
f i j r i 1 t,
ur;i was asuauicu oi uer ieur., uuu "How do VOU
mat l, alter an, was tne more gumuie
uioso your eyes Cora, and get a
said 1, as she nest
led near me.
"I don't think I can sleep, I feel so
anxious for Alfred."
But soon I had the satisfaction of
hearing her regular breathing. I
thought I would keep awake, but 1
dozed off. I had no sleep the previous
night and when I miss a night's rest I
generally make up for it after. I
slept many minutes
awakened by a peculiar
noise. Uur room was contiguous to
Alfred s, but tho walls cro thick. It
"Listen ! wbisperod she, in sorao
I strained my ears. Faintly came
what sounded like measured steps.
1 bey would cease ior a momont or
more, tben be resumed, it was a new
phase of the ghost's vagaries.
"W bat aro you coing to do I uora
not half a bad fellow.
should never think of levviuc black
mail. Tbe house, he says, is uncanny.
lie wishes it was blown up.
Y o were seated at breakfast at
Shrewsbury, Cora at tho head of tho
table and very nicely sho posed as
mistress, I proudly assert Alfred hid
den behind a morning paper, when sad
denly Alfred dashed down his news
paper, so startling Cora she upset her
cup. lie raised the paper.
"Listen I ejaculated he impressive
" 'Cumous Discovehy in an Old
House. Tho workmen employed in tho
demolition of an old stoco residence
near Barton-upon-IIumber (lone a con
spicuous object on the Humber) bank,
have exposed to view a genuine secret
chamber. 1 he bouse has long enjoyed
the reputation of being haunted, suc
cessive tenants complaining of noctur
nal noises. A couple of skeletons
daughter do as she wished in the mat
ter, although sho preferred that Mattio
sho'ild obey her father. About a week
az-i .Miss .Mattio told her father she
was to be married to Edgar this morn
ing, ahe said that she bad fully deter
mined on that course, and that nothing
could change her determination. Mr.
Co iiicll is S3id to have told her that ho
would both disown and disinherit her
if s' c married Edgar, and as Miss Con
nell has a strong will like ber father
the scene is said to have been stormy.
List night tho news of the approach
ing marriage spread through the neigh
borly od, and at 8 o'clock this morning
then' was a crowd at the Adams Avenue
M E. Church, where the marriage was
to take place. Mr. Connell was not at
home when bis daughter left thero Una
mo'ii'ng, probably for the last time.
A b. nit all sho took with her was tbe
travelling costume which she wore.
brought to light and other relics give The parting between Mattio and her
wiur iu a itauuiuu iuai a iernuii trag
edy was, at a far back time, enacted in
the old house. A competent authority
declares the bones to be those of male
and female, and an indentation on the
larger skull points to a violent death."'
"Now then, Alfred," said I, with
some self-complaisance, "how are you
going to get over that T
"Bah 1" returned be impatiently and
I obstinately, I ara not going to beliovo
ed with a mission to Entrland. tbern to asked, anxiously,
hold secret meetings with and gather "I am going to Up at Alfred's door
the strength and disposition of those and ask him it lie is all right."
not inimical to tho Stuart cause. The "1 dare not stay alone."
Hanoverian nartv were annrised of his "1 shall not bo away a minute, lou
descent upon the coast, and, without would not have any harm come to Al
making the knowledge public, a watch "cu '
was tet. The recusant was warned. "I shall go with you."
and succeeded in escanintr cantnre. We each slipped on our dressing
hiding at successive bouses. He had gowns and encased our feet tn slippers
natural desiro to seo his sisters a
mother's children aro nearer than a
father's at his sister's houso ho knew
he could bo safe for a time, tho conti
guity of water facilitatiug escape
moreover a secret passage existed in
tho bouse, only tbe direct heir being
entrusted with the se:ret ot its post
Self-contained, dreading more than
disliking the man who had been forced
upon her, no confidences ever passed
between husband and wife. The wife's
coldness probably exasperated a hus
band prone to suspicion and icaiously
lie had always imagined that his wito
mother is said to have been very affect
ing. At 8J- o'clock the Rev. Lowis C.
Muber, pastor of the church, married
the cuuple. Only a few of tho young
lad 'a relatives were present Tho
bii'ie and groom took breakfast at tbo
resi Jcnce of James S. McAnulty,
wh -io wife, a sister of Mattie, has
stu d by her during her troubles at
home. Mr. Edgar is a man of excel
lent character and has a fine law prao-
tlts bride will not go homo again
account for those mile- her father foreives her. This
noises !'' I pprsisted. "You will admit forei.oon Mr. and Mrs. Edgar left tho
that you neara the whip on the doori city nn their wedding tour.
"it, id a mystery, ana, as an sucn,
must remain one, said Cora firmly.
HIS MOTHER SEEKS HIS CUSTODY DT
MEANS OP THE LAW.
to steal aloni: tho corridor to Alfred's
door. He evidently heard us, for his
door opened with such suddenness Cora
gayc a utile scream.
"Ob, it's you ! " said Alfred, a little
ungraciously. I found he was disappointed.
"lou may thank you stars 1 didn t
rush at you. I thought, hearing your
stealthy tread, it was somo rascal steal
"Have you heard tbo cuts at the
door ! " I asked.-
"I heard somelhincr, I should have
been stone deaf if I hadn't" trrowled
he. "I got to tho doer as quickly as
had somo prior attachment i tho years possible, but I was too late,
strengthened bis belief. At ono time
he had hung about the court, suddenly
iio retired to the country, and ui a way
immured inmselt and ins young wifo.
He was not one to wander far afield.
It seemed his mission in life to watch
and guard his wife. Her life became
almost intolerable. Her brother's ap
pearance, though welcome, inspired
new tear, it she cochded in her hus
band, her husband might betray
him. Were she reticent, ho gain
the slightest hint, the demon
of jealously would bo aroused.
Some whisper that a cloaked figure
nad been seen in the vicinity was whts-
pered by serving maid to serving man,
and reached theSquiro's ears. He was
I convinced that his suspicions had not 1 scot
Perhaps 1 felt my triumph, althouch
my teeth chattered aud my chin bad
nervous twitchings. Alfred was dis
concerted, but he was not ono which
"I think I havo discovered one thinci
that minor and tho moon are In con
spiracy. Thoy causo that light on the
wall. It is a fanoy of mine, anyway.
Tho mirror is old, and the glass imper
fect" "Then you havo seen the shapo on
the wall 1 "
'Shape ! " echoed ho contemptuous
ly , "it is a reflection ; maybe tho trees
outside havo something to do with it."
"Did vou hear tans ! "
"Ob, I have been tapping tho wain
Expensive F uucratH.
Tlio subject of the extravagance that too
frequently attends the burial of the dead,
is one that has been much discussed. Ev
erybody agrees that it is carried to ex
tremes, and yet no one seems ready to In
augurate a change when an opportunity is
offend. The following article from the
Jimei accords with our views s
Wc are undoubtedly arriving at that
point in our national progress when a
sweeping reform is necessary la the matter
of burying the dead. The scandal that all
men arc beginning to fear in connection
with Ihc expenses of tho Grant funeral Is
only a larger illustration of smaller in
stances equal in demoralizing power. It
is no secret anywhere that the pomp and
ceremony attendant upon the average buri
al cost twice or thrice what they are worth,
and it is equally well known that families
who can but ill afford such display from
false motives yet endeavor to Imitate it
All over the country the samo extrava
gances are apparent, and It Is probably a
fortunate thing for all people that tho
Grant exercises made such extravagances
There is no senso in coveting the bier of
any man or woman with such tributes of
flowers as make us afterwards regard Hew
ers with more sorrow than pleasure. The
show cause, returnable at Richmond 8C80n 01 aca,tt 13 n01 a W01" onc anu
on October Cth.wby the custody of tho roblnS of lle dead " for a feast or brl-
' . .... . . . - I .1.1 . . ! 1 t. ,1 . .1.1 1 1.1
person and estate ot Wind Tom.should u' ' """'"s ssmKutc
not, by tbo order of this Court, be civ- of a thoroughly depraved taste or feeling.
en and delivered to his mother or some And what could be more Inappropriate
other suitable person until tho final de- 'rom aaY standpoint than to dose a life
cree be made, and that Bethuno at the 'hat has run Its simple an unselfish course
same time and place show cause why entirely away from the strifo of publicity
ho should not immediately pay into tho wliu such a service and procession as lnev-
registry of this Court a sufficient sum llably lead to an entire forgetfulness of the
of money, a part of the earnings of simple virtues of the dead? The lives of
Tom now iu nis hands, to be applied men and women should point stronger
to tbo care and maintenance of Tom as morals than the mere burial of their breath.
turn compos mentis during tho pend- less bodies, and the morbid taste for dis.
ing of the suit and the cost of this Itti- play and newspaper notoriety, if to be
A. J. Lerdie, as counsel for Charity
Wiggins, has filed in the United States
Circuit Court at Alexandria a bill in
equity as tbe next friend ot Thomas
Wiggins, generally known as "Blind
Tom," against James W. Bethune, of
Warrenton, the former master of
"Blind Tom," and who, it is said, holds
htm yet under absolute control by an
alleged commitment of a Virginia
County Court, though "lilind Tom
never has been a resident of that State.
Tbe appeal was made to Judge Bond
Tbe bill asks for all monies Mr. Be
thune has received since the amancipa'
tion of slaves by President Lincoln's
proclamation, and that he make an ac
count to the Court forthwith. Judge
Bond has also granted an injunction
restraining and forbidding Mr.liethune,
his agents or servants, to remove Blind
Tom out of th' jurisdiction of this
Jourt iho injunction has been
seryed on Bethune; also an order to
This is about the outlino of the con
troversy. Tho questions involved go
back to tho timo of the emancipation,
and it is tho only caso on record since
suppressed at any time, should be supprs&s-
ed at tbe brink of the grave. The Increas
ing cost of funerals and the consequent fi
nancial worry that comes at a time when
men can bear it least constitute another
that timo which brings that matter up. aspect of tbe case that cannot longer bo
loms mother resides in Iew l ork. I concealed.
bhe u an intelligent old woman, and I Ilv and bv. nerhnns. it tnav occur to the
left her former home to gain tbo rights j leaders who have set these senseless styles
oi ner son, who nas worxeu tinny
years and has mado by bis concerts
thousauds of dollars, supporting the
Bethune and making them rich, while
bo himself is virtually yet a slave.
At this time of the year remember
the old saying, that "fruit eaters ueed
no doctors." But keen tho bottle of
Didn t that old woman hint at a colic-mixturo handy.
that death and burial suou'd be above foslrv
ion. A timnle. Impressive service, with-
out display at the home orjchurcli or grave,
or undue lavlshness In any way, cannot
but cornmenu itseu to an. .nu wuo can
doubt that all this would bo more In har
mony with the dread occasion it would
commcmorato? If the Grant funeral shall
emphasize these facts and bring back the
burial custom to something near what it
ought to be, thero will be countless persons
to proQt, ia more ways than onc, from tho
change thus effected.