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BLOOMSBUIIG, PA., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1885.
THE COLUMBIAN, VOL. X1X.N0 80
COLUMBIA DKMOOHAT, VOL.XI.1X, NO W
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nl .1 In Gut's UulldlnK.
j OI1N M. OLA.HK,
JUdTIOK OF THE PEACE.
nice over Moycr Bros. Drug Btoro.
onico In llrowcr's bulldlng.socond Uoor.rooin No. 1
i) FRANK JUItU,
omco corner of Contro and Main Streets. Clark a
Can bo consulted In German.
QEO. E. ELWBLL,
Oflloo on First floor, front room of Col.
cmiiian Building, Main street, below Ex
pAUL E. "WIRT,
OOIcc In Columbian Uuildino, lloom No, i, second
B. INOBH. Lt fl. WIHTKR8TRKN.
KNOBR & WIKTERSTEEN,
onico In 1st National Hank building, Bocond floor,
Bret door to tbo left, corner ot Main and Market
Btroots Uloomsburg, l'a.
tSfPetuiont and JJounlUi Collechd.
J II. MAIZE,
Ofllco InMatzo'sbulldlifc over lllluncycr's grocery.
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News Item building.)
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part ot tlio United Mates or Canada, as well as to
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Jncltson Building, Rooms 4 and 5.
7". II. RIIAWN.
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JJ V. WHITE
Ofllco In Browcrs Building, 2nd lloor.
. E. SMITH,
Attorney-ntLaw, Berwick, Pa.
Cn bo Consulted In German.
FIRE AND LIFE INSURANCE
ffl"Ofllco first door below the post.ofllcc.
CG. BARKLEY, Attorney.at-Law,
.onico in Browcr's building, Sud story, Hoc
1 and 5.
" B. McKELVY, M. D.,8urgeon and Phy
. slclan. north side Main atreet.below Market
A L. FRITZ, Attorney-at-Law. Office
In Columbian Building,
Q M. DRINKER, GUN & LOCKSMITH
.Swing Machines and Machinery of all kinds re
P ilred. Opera llocaa Building, Bloomsburg, Pa,
R. J. 0. RUTTER,
Offlco, North Market streot,
OR. WM. M. REBER, Surgeon nnd
Physician, onico corner of ltock and Market
f R. EVANS, M. D., Surgeon and
tj . Physlolan, Ofllce nnd Itesidoncu on Third
.CniHSTIAN P. KNAPP, BLO0MS11UIIQ, PA,
JJOME, OF N. Y.
MKItcYfANTS', OF NEWAUK, N. J.
i UNTON, N. Y.
Peoples' n. y.
heso old conrouATioKs aro well seasoned by
tijo and hiik TksTku and have never yet had a
loss teltlod by any court ot law. Their nasets aro
all invested In bOLin skcskitibs are liable to tho
hazard of hue only.
Losses I'komitly and iionestlv adjusted and
paid as soon as determined by ciihistian r.
UNAri', Bl'KCIAL AaENTANUAIlJCSrmiBLOOMSIlfEU,
Thopcoploof Columbia county should natron.
H thoo agency whero loisoslt any are settled and
paid by ouo of therown cltuons.
Pll0Ml'PNES3.r EQUITY, FAIIt DEALING.
Plumber and gas fitter. Hear of Schuyler's hard,
All kinds of fittings for stoam, gas land water
pipes constantly on hand.
Booting and spouting attended to at short no
tlco, Tlnwaro of every description mado to order,
orders loft at Schuyler Co's., hardwaro Btoro
will bo promptly Mlod.
Special attention given to boating by steam and
ON THE EUHOPEAN PLAN.
Viotoi Kooli, Propi'iotor.
Booms aro heated by ttcam, well ventilated and
elegantly furnished. Finest Bar and Lunch coun
ter in tho city. , .
Meals to order at all hours. Ladles and Gents
restaurant furnished with all dvUcack's ot tho
, Location near 1), L. W. JL It Depot, scranton,
Pa. Mar W-tt
A. C.Yates & Co.
The Ever Popular
Of Philiulclpliia, aro fully iirepared to
show a now and handsome variety of
l'nll anl Winter Goods for Men,
ioutlis, Hoys and Children ( all under
one roof now ).
C02-0W-G00 CHESTNUT ST.
E. B. BROWER-
OAS FITTING & STEAM HEATING.
STOVES &JN WARE.
All kinds of work in Shoot Iron, Roof
iiij; and Spouting promptly
""Strict attention given to heating by steam.
Corner of Main & East Sts.,
OUcr to tho Trade their Pino Brand ot cigars.-
Fino Fruits and Fino Confectionery
on hand. Fresh every week. Blooms
burg, Pa. Feb. 27
BL00IOM 'PLANING MILL
The undorslgncd having put his Planing Ml
on Ballroad Street, in rirst-ciass condition, Is pre
parod to do il 1 kinds of work In Ms 1 1 ne,
FRAMES, SASH, DOORS,
furnished at reasonable prices. All lumber used
Is well seasoned and none hut. skl'.ltd workmon
ESTIMATES FOR BUILDINGS
furnished on application. Plan aud spccllloa
tons propared by an experienced draughtsman
in f jg s ii m
Who always givt's you tho latest
ui,,1nj on.1 ,.nlj vnur r.liitliliiir to fit
you. Having liad tin- i-xporiiMico lor a
niimiicr 01 years in tnu iiunpiuifi
., I,nu Innrnml U'liril. Ill lit I'l'llll Will
lIUDn, iiwn ikuuivti ....... ... - -
civo his'customers Iho best natifnction
V t . . . 1 ..'II .....
lor wear and styiu ami win uy iu
pleaso all who give him a call. Also
Gents' Furnishing Goods
Of ALL DES0IIIITIO.N8.
HATS. CAPS, AND UMBRELLAS
Always of tho latest itylcs. Cull nnd ex.
anuno ins siock uvmuu
Store neat door io FirsiNalionalBank
Corner Main & Market Sts.
H. C. SLOAN & BRO.,
CARRIAGES BUGGIES, PHAETONS.
SLEIOHS, PLATFORM WAGONS, AC,
First-class work always on band,
REl'AUlhS'Q NEA TLY DONE.
Prictt rtductdto lull the timo.
A. W. Brown. M.D.. nf rmTHcnf n
It. I., carst "I haro nitd Hcrt'i
fKIicey dnil Ltrcrl Tiivrnrlnm
practice for ths pait sixteen Jtr,
ana thccrfnlly recommend lt as
"B a iqji and nltaiu rtincdy."
Another prominent doctor of
rroTldcnco eays that "1 am fro-
t'onj an snhitltutei for Uukt's Rld-
tryliiK them that they aro Wrthle 9
.u vuiujpaitauu 10 It,
An Old lAdy.
My mother. 7S Team nM. hn
chronle kidney complaint and drop-
ey. noinins his ever helped her
llko nnsT's Kidney and Llm
ItUlIST. Sho Ilia rfcolrf.t
benefit from 8 bottles and wo think
lt will euro her." W. w. Bander
lond, Builder, Danbury, Conn.
A Minister' Wife.
delnhla, it! "Iloxfi Kidney
and JUier ltmiDT has cared my
All lay that It Is a miracle."
General Chace of nhoda Iclnnil
says: "I always keep Hunt's Kid
ney and LlTCtj Hemiot in my
houe. Taken In small Uoaes occa
sionally at nlrtit.lt
ache, and regulates tho kidneys.
stomach and other oreans." 10
"Disease soon shaken, by IIpkt's Hexidt taken."
-' CIlITTtXIOS, N. T., General Agent.
the tMpuUr favorite for dress
ing the hair, Kettoiing the color
when gray .ami preventing Dan
druff, lt cleanse the scalp,
KtODS the hair fallinc. and is
ture to please. 50c. and $1, thes nt DruggUta.
Tbo Best Cough Cure you can tuo
and the best known preventive of Consumption.
Parker's Tonic kept In a home is a sentinel to
keep sickness out. Used discreetly it keeps the
blood pure and the Stomach, Liver and Kidneys
In working order. Coughs and Coldi vanish be
fore it. It builds tip the health.
If you suffer front Debility Skin Eruptions,
Cough; Asthma, Dyspepsia, Kidney, Urinary or
Female Complaints, or any disorder of the Lungs,
Stomach, Boweli, Blood or Nerves, don't wait
till you arc sick in bed, but use Parker's Tonic
txlay ; it ill give you new life and vigor. .
HISCOX &. CO,, N.V:
Sold by Druggists. Large saving buying $1 size.
in a gottk
C MARTIN ft Suf&cknt to stop la five
OIllHllllllU muutes the smarting, sting
ing paia of 100 burns or scalds.
It wilt stop the pain as soon as
PfllinUINP Abandaac to care a score
of colds and the coughing
that often leads the way to
Consumption. Ir will rot
itivblv case a Cough la 15
P U fl U I LU P trrt tJian enough to save
if (1 U ft 1 fl U dosen childten Choking with
Crouf. One miout her tha
first dose the hardest attack
cf Croup will be relieved
Plenty to relieve the opprte
won and wheeling of tha most
severe case of Aithmi. The
direct cures of Asthma by
this medicine are proofs that
Dr. Thomas' Eclectric Oil has
&o equal as an Asthma coif
la the above cases Dr. Thomas' Eclectric Oil can
Iws relied upon. It has given relief to tncuiands.
Keep it in your house. There Is hardly a week o(
the yew it will not U useful. "
ORNAMENTAL IRON FENCES
OP CAST CH WROUGHT IKON.
Tho following shows tho Picket Gothic, ono of
tho several beautiful styles of Kcnco manufactured
ny mo unacreisnca.
For nitftiit v nnii Durability thev aro nnsurnasa
ed. Set up by experienced hands and warranted
to t'lvo satisfaction.
Prices and Bpccimcns of other de
signs sent to any address.
OREAS HROWN'S INSURANCE
V AUKNCY. Moj er's new building, Main street,
iUtna Insurance Co., ot Hartford, conn n.ors.aw
ltnvnl of Liverpool 11.dOJ.uU0
Flro Association, l'hlladclphla 4,iw,7io
rhcanlx, of London 5,sf4,376
London Lancashire, of Kngland 1,1W,U70
Hartford of Ilarttord. s.'.ta.uw
sprlnKUiild Vlrs and Marino s,mH150
As tho agencies aro direct, policies aro written
tor tho Insured without delay In tho onico at
vioomsDurg. ua. .3, m-
T) V. HAHTMAH
KirsiKTS tbi rou-owixa
AMERICAN INSURANCE COJIl'ANlEb
North American of Philadelphia.
Franklin, " "
Pennsylvania, " "
York, of Pennsylvania.
Hanover, of N. Y.
Queens, ot London.
North British, ot London.
Offlce on Market street , No. s, Uloomsburg.
Iti.ooMsuuito, (Joi.UMiiiA County, Pa
11 stylesof work dono tn a superior manncr.work
d without Pim by the use ot Has, and
free of charge when artificial teeth
Ofllco over Kleim's Druir Btoro.
7o be open at all houri during the da
J1VY 13 .ij
W. R. TUBUS, PROPRIETOR
OPPOSITE COUHT HOUSE.
Large and convenient samnis rooms. Hath rooms
UQl and cold water, and nil modern couvcnjcnces
QUITE AN ADVENTURE.
L'ood maiiv vcara liavu t;
since ono bitterly cold nlcht, tho Inst,
night In tlio old year I was taking
tlio 7 P. M. express train from Now
York to Newcastle. Tho train stood
ready to start, bat eithor there wcro
few passengers or tlicy did not liko
leaving tho cheerful warmth of wait
ing or refreshment rooms until tho
last moment, for I paced tho platform
in gloomy solitude, trying to decido
tho momentous question whether to
travel third class, and pleaso tho cov-
ernor, or firs'., and pleao myself. My
father w.w a largo shareholder, and
took an activo interest in tho working
of tho line. Ho was not satisfied with
golting good interest for his money,
but wanted to tho very 1ml amount all
tho principal was capablo of making.
Ono of his maxims was, "Make tho
third-class carriages as comfortable as
you can, and then far greater numbers
ill travel. '
And so I usually followed his ad
vice, but, on tins night 1 felt sorely
templed to roako an exception to tho
ule. I remembered, howovcr, with an
uneasy conscience, that I was bound to
pleaso tho old gentleman just now, if
"Aro these corner seats all takeu t 1
asked of t'o ladies who were the solo
occupants of tho carriago t"
'All but, that, said tuo elder one,
poiting to tho ono opposito to hor.
1 throw in a small satchel and some
"lou aro not cointr third on a niuht
liko this, Mr. Lawson?" said the guard,
"Ucrtainly! Why uotr demanded I
brayoly ; but I felt that I was a sclf-
ctrying young man, and should most
assuredly, in my first letter home,
mako a strong nolo of tho sacrifico I
"I will net you a foot-warmer : you
will need it to nieht,"naid the euard.ns
he was hurryintj away.
ihanks! linnc ono lor theso ladies
as well," returned I.
but travelintr was heavy work, as
the rails were encumbered with snow.
My companions wcro not talkative.
Tho old lady indeed listened to what I
had to say, and now and again ventur
ed a remark on her own account j but
the young ono merely gavo monosyl
labic replies to any observations ad
dressed to her. I thought, howovor,
that sho had tho most musical voico I
had over heard, nnd felt provoked with
her for talking so little and keeping
her face concealed by a thick Shetland
veil, which made it an impossibility to
sco what her features wcro like.
At lcncth I cavo up all efforts at con
versation and sat wondering who my
fellow-passengers were, and devising a
Bchomo that would niako tho young
lady throw back her veil. As I lay
back with closed eyi's,visions of a fair
haired, blue-eyed, qentlo girl floated
before me, and already I was more
than half in lovo with hor. I was a
young man and had never before felt
tho charm of a sweet voice, and 1 de
termined that I would not loso sight of
the possessor in a hurry.
Presently 1 epencd tho window and
attempted to look out ; but instantly
thero was such a shower of fino white
snow that I was compelled to closo it
again quickly. Tho ladies shivered,
and I at onco offered my rug to tho
elder lady and then moro carofully and
tenderly loldcd my plpid about tlio
At last wo ran into Uarlington sta
tion j and, as I hastily ordered port-
wino negus to bo brought to us as hot
as it could bo made, I exulted in tlio
thought that at last I should havo a
glimpso of tho young lady's face. But
I was doomed to disappointment.
"Jfou had bettor keep down your
veil, dear, tho old lady said, turning
to her companion j "this wind will
mako your toothache worse.'1
After this 1 sat down 111 sullen si-
lonco to brood over my ill-luck.
Traveling crow worse. 1 ho old lady
was ovidontly agitated. Sho slipped
her hand in tho young lady's muff
ovidontly for sympany.
"1 am afraid wo shall not get into
Nowcastlo to-night," said I, bending
Surclyl" burst, from both their lips
in such consternation as mado mo sorry
to havo imparted such disagreeablo in
"But wo muBt bo in Nowcastlo to
night 1" said tho elder lady irrational
Iy ; and tho tears stood in her oyes as
sho added, "Do you really think thero
is no possibility of arriving to-night!"
"I am afraid ,uot, madam,'' said I ;
"but if your business is very urgent,
will try to get a telegram sent for you
from tho next Btation that is, if tho
wires aro all right."
"Ihcro is no need, thank you, ro
plied tho young lady quickly.
"Ho, thank you, echoed tho elder
one. "1 was but relieving on tho un
pleasant position wo should bo placed
n as two unprotected ladies. My
daughter too has not been well for
somo time." .
Of courso I offered mv protection
and secretly felt glad at tho probability
01 (spending sovcrai hours 111 tlio com
pany 01 "my daughter."
As 1 iinisncd speaking, wo camo to
a dead Btand. In a fow seconds tho
L'tiard onencd tho carriaco door
a - j . .
"Wo shall bo obliged to stay hevo
for tho night, -Mr. i.awson, ho said
"thero is a regular block. Lucky job
thero is some cottages just near.
"bend to cngago at least ono room
for mo and my friends,'' requested I
"This young lady is not well, and
would bo glad to get to bed, I daro
say, it such a luxury ot a bod can bo
. v. a .
"Ail ncni, sir, said no.
"I was positively informed," said
some ono in a loud voicc,"lhat tho par
ty 1 want to nnd took this train at
" ork, and I have tho warrant for his
Both ladies trembled violently as wo
passed tho man.
"Well, yon sco ho Is not hero, an
swered tho guard. "You havo socn all
"All but thoso," said tho strangor,
pointing toward us.
"I tell you ngain,'1 ciied tho guard
"that is young Mr. Lawson! '
"Yes, yes," allowed tho detective
for It was no other "I know liimj but
"Thoy aro his friends. Como witl
mo to tho station at York, and"
"But I must, and will know moro
about theml" broko in tho detective.
"Mr. Lawson," shouted tho guard,
impatiently, "will you ploaso como
nero a moment 7
"Oh, say wo are vour friends!" nlead.
cd mo old lady, "l will gtvo you a
tun explanation afterward.
"Well 7 said I, as I joined tho two
"I am really ashamed to troublo you,
sir, answered tho Guard, "but this man
will not tako mv word for it that thoso
t.1! V.. 1. ,4
muius uro your menus.
"l'crhaps ho will tako mine, said
Then thoy really aro fricuds of
yours!" lnterrocatod tho detective.
"Certainly 1 Thoy aro going with mo
to jNowoastie, i answered.
I left tho fellow In the midst of his
ologies to follow the advico civen
un by the guard
uet uack to xork as last as you
can, and know what you aro about
another timo beforo you becin insult
g rcspcctablo ladies and gentlemen."
When 1 had ushered tho ladies into
tho little sitting room that had been
reserved for us, I looked from 0110 to
the other for an explanation. They did
not keep mo waning.
"Wo aro in your hands, sir, ' tho eld
ladv said, ris'inr. nnd tnlcinrr tlin lint
aud veil from off tho head of the young
er ono, displayed to my Bight not tho
blond boauty I had boon droamini;
about, but a pale, delicate-looking
youth. I stood dumbfounded, What
descent from tho sublimo to tho ridi
"I don't understand," said I slowly.
trying to tako in all the facts of the
case. "Thon aro you really tho peo
ple! 1 went on, and thon paused.
"ies, answered tbo old lady, limsh
inc. tho sentonco for mo, "we really aro
tuo people tho detcctivo is looking lor,
but, ob, sir, havo pity on us 1" and
hero sho broko down, sobbing as though
her heart would break.
Tho young fellow hid Ids faco in his
hands and wept liko a child. After a
little whilo the old lady told mo her
story, bho had had misfortuno and
troublo, had experienced loss after loss
indeed everything seemed to havo
gone against her. At last her only
daughter loll ill. Weeks passed
on, but tuero was no improvement
ho doctor told her plainly that tho
only hopo of her recoyery lay in hor
being provided with better nourish
tnent, and ordered oxpensivo wines and
various delicacies. But tho question
was how, with her limited means to
procure these. Affairs were in this
condition when her son Paul, who was
111 a bank, embezzled somo money, in
lending to refund it, but tho defalca
tion was at once found out, and, as
thero had been other petty frauds on
tho bank of late, tho managers and di
rectors wero determined to mako an
cxamplo of the defaulter,
"And now sir, concluded tho old
lady, "wo aro in yonr hands. You
must do with us as you please. Had
not been lor you wo should now havo
been in custody.
It was no question of right or wrong;
felt I could not give these peoplo up
to justice, and at onco assured them of
my protection, although in so doing 1
felt rather guilty, for on that very
morning my lather had been discuss
ing this caso at breakfast, aud hoping
tho dolinquent would bo caught.
Wo wero detained several liours,and
was not until tho evening of tho
next day that wo arrived in Newcastle.
As wo alighted whom should I sco first
but my friend tho detective 1 Luckily
neither 01 uio,, others observed him.
After seeing to tho luggage wo entered
cab and drovo away. 1 lolt terribly
nervous, but thought it was better for
tho present not to acquaint ray com
riauions with our real position. That
wo should havo a visit from the follow
I felt certain, but could devise no plan
to elude mm.
The ladies on arriving at tho hotel,
pleaded fatigue, and wero served witli
a cup ot tea in tneir uearoom wnuo 1
had dinner, and afterward went into
tho billiard room to smoko a cigar and
think; over a way of escapo lor my new
"What, Bob! is that you'" shouted
laminar voico. "1 should as soon
havo thought of meeting my great
grandfather hero to-night as you,
Whero in tho world havo you sprung
from, man T"
And thero, to bo sure, was wild
lauching Ted Vercoe, or mad Ted, as
10 was moro irequently called among
"What if I ask you that nucstion.old
fellow7 said 1.
"Uh, it is easily answered in my
case," ho laughed. "I have my yacht
lust down tho water a Httlo way, all
manned ready for starting on another
long cruise, and had it not been for my
rasuuuy vuuuuuiitiiu muii jusi. at, uiu
last moment taking it into his head to
-11-- - ' i 1 . . . . . 1 .
get married and settlo down on land I
should havo been no ono knows whero
now. I shall bo oil directly I meet
witli ono to suit 1110. You know, Bob,
I am rather hard to please. I want a
fellow that 1 can mako a com
pauion of at times."
"Uet married, suggested l.
"That would never do. I couldn't
get rid of a wifo just when I wanted.
Mo, liob, 1 don t want a wile. I want
a mau to soo to my clothes, arrasro my
books, keep a diary of our travels, and
dino with me, or tako a hand at cards
with 1110 when 1 think good to ask him.
I givo a liberal salary."
"1 beiicvo 1 can nt you with lust
tbo articio you require," said l
"f rora your description of him,
will tako him," said Ted a fow minutes
later, "especially as you think you can
pcrsuado mm to como at onco. x ou
seo I havo a long way to go and not
much timo for it. I havo very hoavy
naVit uu woo ' "5V!
"1' ortuno favors tho brave," mutter
cd I to myself, a3 I wont to inform
l'aul 01 his danger and opportunity of
"I havo told Mr, Vercoo nothliic of
your provious history but that you aro
a gontioman wno nas been unfortunate,
and is in troublo,' said I. "Tol him
lUBt what you liko yourself, and whon
you iiku. 1 siiuu giyu mm 1110 num
ber of your room j ho is suro to bo
punctual. I shall aeo you no moro,
added, holding out my hand. "No
thanks, pleaso. Iledeem tho past
will look alter your mother and bister
for tho present. '
"So far so good,1' thought I,as I was
ushered into jno. 1U.
"WondcrH wll never cease," sal
good Mrs. Sponce, coming forward to
greol mo. "I was sutpnscd at tho
tabio d'hoto to meet Mr. Vercoe, and
now hero is Mr. Lawson!"
"Had it not boon for Ted, we should
probably havo slept 111 tho samo hotel
aim Known notning ot caen other s
presence hero," I remarkod "perhaps
havo left to-morrow without soo-
ing each other. I am ovcrduo at Groy-
stono Lodge, having been detained on
account of tho snowstorm."
"What a strango coincidence," said
Mrs. Spence. "Wo too arc on our way
10 uroyaione, ana, iiko you, wcro uo-
tamed for somo hours owing to the
snow having drifted so as to render tho
roads impassible And so you must
leavo us now for a short timo !' she
went on, as I roso to go. "I havo
ordered tea for 8:30 1 como and tako
a cup with us, aud bring Mr. Ver
"I can't answer for him, but I shall
bo delighted to como myself," said I,
bowing to tho ladies.
"Ten minutes late," growled Ted, as
I entered tho billiard room. "Havo
you succeeded !"
"Yes. This is tho number of my
friend's room." said I, handing hiiri a
slio of papor. "Now lot us havo a fow
strokes at billiards," I added.
Wo played very listlessly, talking
and now and again giving a ball a
"Eight o'clock, Bob," said Ted, and
in walked tho dotcctivo.
"Let's put more lifo into tho game,
Ted?" I said, feeling terribly un
strung. "Sorry to troublo you, sir," observed
tho detective to me, in a low voice,
"but you havo two ladies here. Can 1
sco them !"
I raised my eyebrows in surprise.
aeo my mends 7 what do you
mean, man 7 '
"Now it is just this, Mr. Lawson, I
know tho party ot whom I am in
search left York last night by 7 P. M.
express ; I saw all tho passengers but
tho two who were traveling with you.
I must aud will seo theml"
"If you must, you must," said I, as
suming carelessness I wag far from
feeling ; "but really Vercoe, will
yon oxcuso me a moment !" Then,
turning to the detective a train : "You
say you must and will soo thoso ladies
at once: well, wait a few minutes no,
no trickery ! 1 am going to havo a cup
of tea with them in their private sit
ting room, aud you can go with mo as
another friend 1 bavo lust met acci-
dcntally in the billiard room, as they
know that I met Mr. Verooo a Httlo
whilo aco. You see, I could soarcoly
enter the room and say, 'Hero, ladies,
is a policeman demanding an interview
...UU V.(l. f ' "
"Timo s up r said Ted, and wo
clasped hands as two old school-fellows
and friends will do,
"Let mo hoar from
"All right, Bob. My Secretary shall
givo you full accounts of our doings,
and now and again I will enclose a
short noto ; but you must not oxpcot
much from mo in the letter writing
My heart boat fast as we entered No.
10. What if my protego should bo
captured just at tho last moment ! I
looked liko a man ill at easo as I said:
"Excuso mo, my dear Mrs. Spence,
but I haye quito unexpectedly met this
gentloman, and, as I did not liko to
deny myself tho pleasure of your com-
pany, I havo claimed tho privilege of
an old friend and brought him with
"Any friend of Mr. Lawson's will al-
ways bo welcome; but you havo for-
gotten, Bob, to introduco him to us,"
Mrs. bpenco replied affably.
"Dear mo ! said I, protending to
laugh ; "what a breach of ctiquotto 1
Allow mo to introduco to you my
friend, Mr. Arthur Kandall. '
The follow wa3 completely crcstfal
lcn. 110 sat down, but seemed as
though ho hardly knew what to do
with his feet aud hands. Mrs. Spence
saw his embarrassment and tried to
raw him into conversation. I trenv
bled, but at that moment welcome
sound Ted and his oorapanion passed
tho door. X drew a Bigh ot relief.
"What dreadful weather wo aro hav
ing, Mrs. openco observed. "Have
vou travelled far. Mr. Randall ! Mr.
Lawson and wo wero snowbound last
night, and, had it not been so, we
should all thrco 01 us been cnioyinc
uio iobuv. ios ui oroyouo i.ougo.
as a protection. It is foolish, I know,
but I do not liko staying for a night in
strango hotel unless wo havo a con-
licman boionging to tho party.
conversation nagged, and both ladies
seemed reliovcd when I begged for a
"Do vou liko classical or nrmnlxr
music, Mr. Randall !" said I, miachiev-
ualy. I began now to fool that I was
master of tho situation
(it j V B,lu""Vu; .
; ,,'i 1 i-i' 7, . J T, 1 .., '
lul t VSZ 1 W'lh yU m
private, Mr. Lawson.
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(If I. .17' T 1 liT ...III
.7' " I'T. ;
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"But 1 should liko to roturn to York
by tho 0 train," ho bocan hurriedly.
"All right,' Baul 1, rising to follow
"You gentlemen aro not leaving be
foro you havo had somo tea !" Mrs.
bponco asked, looking bowildcrcd at
such strango behavior.
"une or bout 01 us will return 111 a
fow seconds, I assured hor.
"I don t know what apology to offer
you, ' stammered John Uobson, alias
Arthur Randall, as soon as tho door
"Aro you couvinccd of your orror !"
ucmanoeu 1 loiiny.
"Nothing is moro certain. I should
uuvvi iiiiTu uuiuu iu iuwuusul', uui iiint
wu uoj,cvi,ui iyiw ou usiviyu tuuy toon
uiu num jruu uiuiiu uy, auu mow me ittvo youow. some again wero com
up soundly beoauso I had not seen the pletcly red, but of different shades
ladlos who wore with you. It would from ton to bottom. Thorn nm n
have been a great rise for mo to tako
mat young rascal, uut, lor tho pro-
sent, tho clow seems lost. I havo a
notion ho is hiding in London."
"nuno iiKciy, 1 assented ; antf a
few minutes later I returned to Mre.
Spenco's sitting room alone.
As tho night woro on I thought it
itrango I had never beforo noticed the
soft, low inusioof LauraSpcncos voico.
1 iikod to noar nor Bing,and felt charm
ed tcn sho spoko to mo 1 aud, al
though wo nono of us had had much
, rest tho night beforo, wo did not Bop-
arato until a lato hour.
Tho timo at QreyBtono pawed nil too
quickly, but I did no lcavo thero until
Laura Suenoe had promised to mako
tne tho happiest man in tho world.
Tho nlno days' talk of tho North
isntisn uank robbery ran its course,
and then died away, to bo remembered
by yery fow. My father seemed much
interested In the affair, but felt certain
the fellow had gono to Nowcastlo In
tho samo train "that my eon went by,"
as of courso I know nothing of any ono
answering to the description given by
Time passed on. and Laura Snonco
becamo my wife, and then I told her
of my strango railway adventure. Wo
afleti talked about it, and mv wifo be
camo a staunch friend to Paul's mother
and sister. Tho lad remained with
Ted over two years and then loft for
tho diamond diggings in South Africa.
I'ot two or three years wo lost sight of
him, and then, with many other people,
wcro Btartled by an announcement in
tho newspapers stating that Paul Riv
ers, who had robbed tho N. B. Bank in
ISO-, had refunded tho full amount ho
had embezzled, with interest. A fow
months later a gentlemanly Httlo man
called at my house and inquired for
Mr. Lawson. Mv surprise may bo
imagined whon I saw Paul Rivers
standing beforo me.
"Why, this is an unexpected ploas
urel" said I, holding out mv hand.
"As soon as ever I was a freo man I
could not resist the longing to como
over and thank you for all your good
ness to mo and thoso at home," ho said
"Yon are not going back, I hope!
"Ob, yes," ho replied.
And back ho went In a short time.
taking with him his mother and sis
Paul is a rich nnd prosperous man
now. Ilo olten writes to Ted and me,
and his letters nro always full of hopo
and happiness, for ho is blessed with a
cloar conscience, a good wife, happy
childron, and an abundanco of this
The Bad Lands of Dakota.
Tboru is but little doubt that
iiad Jiands were, in rcmoto ages,
bed of somo great lako or pond that
covered tho country for miles around
about, for among tho fossil remains aro
oysters, clams and crustaceans. Be
foro or afterwards a stately forest
grew in tho bed of this lake. Mam-
moth tree trunks turned to stone crop
out from tho Bides of tho conglomerate
mounds and appear all through tho
valleys, l'otrilications aro to bo found
on all sides that aro susceptiblo of a
Ann. nnli.l, t.nn n,nkln n.liitn nll,M I
have tho appearance 01 being made ot
heavy yellowish clay, borne hunters
ten a story ot rinding in tho depths 01
tho Bad Lands an unoxplored canyon
upon riding into which they saw a
prairie dog village, and at the mouth
of each mound ono of tho Httlo ani-
mals Bitting on its haunches with paws
folded across the breast in a porfectly
natural manner. Contrary to their
usual custom the dogs did not dive
into thoir houses at tho appearanco of
tho strango visitors. To the great
surpriBO of tho latter thoy remained
motionless. Investigation showed that
overy ono ot thorn was stono dead
Tho whole village of dogs had Won
evidently killed at tho same moment
by some unknown power ages ago and
thon petrified. Stranger still, tho
hunters found scattered among tho
dogs and in tho samo condition tho
owls and snakes which aro known to
share their homo,
The petrifications found in tho Bad
Lands are marvelous. Signs of pctri
fications can bo seen hours before
reaching tho wonderful place. Whon
tho rough lands begin to break away
from the prairio in small buttes and
hillocks, almost at every stop small
pieces of detached HmbB and larger
Btumps ot trees may bo seen, and in
fact whole trees, some of them four.
five and oven six feet in diameter, lying
on tho sides turned into solid, heavy
stones. Theso trees aro partly as
opaquo as obsidian and partly as trans
lucent as rock crystal.
Tho buttes themselves, varying in
height from fifty to two hundred and
titty lcet, aro boaulitul objects to con
templato either at a distanco or short
range. Whon viewed from afar oft
th r tQ bo cr0W(le(1 cloael l0,
m,4.lin i,.,,v .,,.'
liko ocean billows stiffened and at
rest." Their tops aro of variegated
colors aud their sides aro striped with
broad bands of di Heron t shapes, the
coloring of which is very rioh. The
summits ot tbo buttes aro on a level
with the general praire, whilo tho
wholo valley of the Bad Lands is somo
hundreds of foot below. This fact
corroberatcs to somo extent tho Geo-
logical idea that tho Bad Lands' bol
t were at somo remote period tho
b01 of Sreat lakc- W''ea examined
Li0i ,i, ,.. ,(li,
I vvvo 'ivovilV IllVOb u-
and gorgeous array of color that
Is positively dazzling to look at. Tho
spectator viewing thoso stranoo
spectator viewing thoso straoco freaks
of nature for tho first time is almost
struck dumb with awo and astonishment
at tho utter lavishness and wasto of
dellcato shades and tints of all colors
that aro here so profusely distributed
1 !!-. .
over luuen ami runes 01 natures can
In somo cases tho who!
0 side of a
rith a ncj)
butto is plastered thick with
crimson that would bo tho delight of a
painters heart could ho but behold it
Uthers aro striped with alternate black
and brown, whilo again others aro of
bluo or brown or gray or clso vary
lrora a dazzling whito at their Bumtnit
to a sober dark gray at their base,
Tho writer observed a number of buttes,
uio tops 01 which wero a hry red, thu
1 luiermeuiaio being girdles ot puro
1 wnuo aim uio oases a distinct and pos
groat many bare clay and Band butlos,
and also a immbM that aro composed
of very hard
Urr uuru vitnous or pottery-iiko
siag, either a greon or
clso dark reddish color
ACKES OF llUItNlNO COAI.
Whilo tho actual composition of
mines appear to bo a crumbling, vol
canlo scoria, yet theio is little doubt
but that their present coudilion was
brought about by Bros which raged
tnrougu 1110 country 111 days gono by.
In fact, somo fires nro II burning in
tho Bad Lands, one of which, when
seen at nlg,ht from tho Northwestern
Pacifij train which paiscs near, has
tho nnpoaranco of a volcano in nctlvo
orunii in. Thero is another (Iro farther
back in tho Bad Lands which has
been smouldering ever since tho coun
try was known to tho whites, and ac
cording to Indian tradition from tho
timo when tho Great Spirit upheaved
the land with a gieat earthquake.
Tho truth of tho matter is, the Bad
LamU arc one vast bed of lignito coal,
which t uns through thobultcs and hills
in H'tlid veins from four to ten feet
thick. This lignito was probably ig
nito l by fires that sometimes prevailed
ovtr tho plains, sot by Indian?, and
the coal being in continuous veins, has
been burning, no doubt, uninterrupted
ly beneath tho surfaco for years. Per
hap long ago denso forests existed in
the!"!! Bad Lands, which accounts for
the extensive beds or lignite found
hcri1. There aro eeitainly evidences Of
a primeval growth in tho endless pot-rim-iitions
of trco stumps, and Mr.
Winser speaks of fino specimens of
fossil loaves of tho Pliocene age,
ch ii'ged by tho heat of tho burning
licnito into a brilliant scarlot, but
rt'i Mining their reticulations perfect.
The various round topped mounds
mad ) up of ink black clay, argillacu-
ou-i, limestone, triable or pulverized
sandstones, raw and pottery clay and
veins of impure lignites, tho burning
of which has fused and mixed their
material! in one confused slag, aro to
bo seen in every conceivable form.
Botweon tho mounds aro ravines,
gulubcs and meadows, many of tho
latter carpeted with tho ricli nutritious
bunuh grass so much sought out by tho
bieon whon thoy dwelt upon the bullcs
and roamed over the valleys.
a noon soil
Tho soil of tho Bud Lands possesses
fott lizing properties in oxcess. As
before remarked tho name of Had
Lauds is a misnomer, for tho country is
well watered by numerous streams
although barren of trout aud tainted
with alkili grows numerous and lux
uriant grasses (some thirty-three vari
ctio have been classified), and is a
veritable paradiso for Btock-raising
and sheep growing. Cattlemen
wuro not lohg in finding out
the truo . worth of tho Bad
Lauds as a grazing region. Soon after
tii-; conquest ot bitting Hull and tho
opening up of the country to tho
whites, it began to dawn on tho minds
of t-tock men that a section onco sought
by the buffalo as a lavorito stamping
ground must bo good paptnro fields for
herds of cattlo and shoci
Thj Marquis do Mores, a youuc aud
-...ln T,V.1, ,,l,ln.n .,..,
tirol to seize tho opportunity by turning
loose thousands of cattlo aud sheep
among tho multitudes ot mutes bordcr-
ing tnu Little Missouri, and liU exam
plu and success has caused many oilier
wise and teamed stockmen to do liko-
wisi Tho cattle shifting for thcin-
selves havo done'well (tho alkali aim
weriu ' tho purpose of salt) and witli
out rare or feeding havo como out each
se:isou in tine, tat condition, ready lor
m-trki t. Thus wo seo Pyramid Park,
tho grandest and subliracst spot on tho
American continent, not excepting tho
lelloA'slono .National 1'ark, turned in
to a grazing field for tho raising of
can If and herding ol sheep, it is a
grcaf pity that tho government has
never taken steps to preserve this re
gion nt natural wonders irom destruct
Iii a game called pantomime, onu of
the company must lcavo tho room
while tho others select a word which
she ii to guess on her return. When
she ro-entcra tho room tho others do
not rpuak, but represent in panlimirao
somo word which shall rbvrao with
the one selected; as, for instance, should
the ord chosen bo "heat," tho first
person goes through with tlio motion
to "uiit," tho second examines carefully
his feet, tho third takes a stick and
maki s believe to beat, whilo tho third
and fourth advanco to meet, and so
each one exercises his own ingenuity
in Hi, ding and acting a rhyme with
the ohosen word, until it has been
guessed, when tho last actor must go
"How Do You Liko It," is a very
amusing play and can bu participated
in by any nuinbor of porsons. One of
the company is sent out of tbo room,
whilo the rent agree upon Eomo word
which has moro than one meaning, as
pain, pane, aunt, aut, etc., when tho
person returns to tho room sho asks
oach ono in succession "How do you
liko it !" "When do you like it !" and
"Whero would you put it!" and from
the answers tho word is to bo guessed.
Achostics. Ono member of tho
' lv leaves 1110 roo,u wlnl tl10 0c
M, L ?
paily leaves tho room, while tho others
whether real or fictitious; each player
then in tut 11 represents a well-known
ohaiactcr whoso name begins with ono
of tho letters of tho word uhosen; for
iiisluuco, if Grant should bo tho word
selected, tho first with G, as Garfield,
and tho next with R, as Buskin, tho
third with A, aa Agassiz, tho fourth
N, as Napoleon, tho fifth T, as Tcnny
sou; when thoso havo been decided
upon tho ono who is to guess returns,
and turning to tho first character to
discover whom situ represents asks,
"Aro you living 1" "Aro you a poet !"
"Wei 0 you famous in war!" eta, and
wiieii 11 is iounu out uio worn begins
with G, by repeating tlio questions to
thu noxt ono they can bo guessed in
turn, unless tho word becomes known
befoio questioning all tho participants.
A very interesting evening entertain
ment can bo gotten up, by having
somo interesting story rend or poem
recited, and illustrating He most pic
turesque portions by tableaux, tho
reader pausing while tho curtain draws
back revealing tho grouped figures,
then continuing 1110 btory until thero Is
another opportunity for an illustration,
nr . r .1...
tableaux requires tasto and skill, but
with n it.,.,. tracAca nn i,n rpniiorM
very effective. Tho arrangement for
Btago and curtain is simply dono by
laying on tho floor blocks of wood tho
required height, placing over them
planks in such n way as they shall not
tip, and then covering tho whole with
cai pit or rugs. In front of this plat
foim extend a heavy wire fastened to
small hookH screwed in tho wall; the
curtain, mado of any dark material, is
attached to tho wlro by rings.