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jkT L'. FUNIC,
imita li'.'a aiilJins.
j oils m. cTvmc,
ATTO RNE Y-AT-L A W,
JtJjTiOK OF THE PEACE.
mc4 over Moycr lli-os. lirug store.
r V. MfLLEK,
OflUoln Urowcr'abuudlng.secondlloor.roora No.l
O I'llANK ZVKR,
' ATTORNEY- VT-LAW.
OflUo corner otcjntro ami Main Streets. Clark s
Can bo consulted In Herman.
qeo. k. i:iiyi:,ri,
O.llco mi First lloor, front room of Cm..
iimiiian ltitllillni:, Mitin street, below Kx
pAUL K. WIHT,
onico In C01.UMUUN Ucii.mnu, lloom No. i, second
I., S. W1NTBKKTBKN.
KNORR & WINTERSTEEN,
onico In 1st National llank bulldln?, second noor,
first door to tlio Mr. Corner ol am and nrkot
etrects nioornsDuri,', l'a.
iiaSrtouion and Jhur.iies Collected.
J II. MAI'iE,
onico In: atzo'a butldJig ever Ulllmcjcr's grocery.
JOHN C. YOCU.M. C. Ii (lEYEIt.
YOCUM & GEYKIi,
CATA I SSA, I'A.
(Olllco fiontfult of looms oiihccoiul lloor or
tir-C'AN Hi: CONSULT KT) IN ClIMt AN.J
Members ut Sharp and Alleman'.s Lawyers and
Iiaiiker'slilrecloiyund tbu Ameilcnn .Mercantile
and collection Assoeiallon. Ill irlva piompt ami
caielul utienllon lu collection ol claims) lu any
pirtciM " I'lilli'd states or Canada, ns well as to
ill oilier pioioislonnl business eiitiustcd to them
Jackson liullillrig, Rooms i nnd 5.
"y II. Rll AWN.
ATT 0 RNE Y - AT-L A W.
omco,cornerot Third and Matn streets.
ATTOTINE Y-AT-L A V,
BLOOM SBURG, PA.
Olllce lu Urowcrs' Uuildlng, 2nd lloor.
-y K. SMITH,
Attorncy.ntl.nw, Berwick. Pa.
C'lii lie Uonsulted in Ocrnmn.
FIRE AND LIFE INSURANCE
COMPANIES IlKI'llESENI KI),
C3"OHlco Hist door below the post olllce.
v , . 1IA Ifl.'f.P.V At'nriw.v.iit.I.uw.
Vy.oilleo n Drawer's building, vnd blory, ltooms
4 aim u.
' B. McKELVY. M. D..Suricon and Phy
. slclan, aortli aldo Main streot.below Markol
L. FRITZ, Atlorney.nl Law. Office
. , lu COLUHUUN umiaing,
M. DRINKER, GUN & LOCKSMITH
Siwmg Macblnosand Maclilncry of all kinds ro
ll ,irOU. UfKlll UUlBb XJUUU M, UlWIUBUUiU, mi
R.J. C. R UTTER,
onico, North Maikel street,
l!looicstur, 1 a
nit. VM. M. REBER. Surceon nnd
L Physician, onico corner of Hock and Market
T R. EVANS, M. D.. Sursteon and
j . l'hyslo'.an; O llco and ltesldenco on Third
CIlllISTIAN F. KNAl'P, BLOOMSIiUIiG.I'A,
OME, OP N. Y.
JIKItCIIANTS', OK NliWAIlK, N. J.
' LINTON, N. Y.
heso rLD coiii oiiATioKS nro m ell seasoned by
.ii.n ntui vtuie TKHTku mill halo neer )et had a
loss tettled by any court of law. '1 heir assets aro
ail luvesieii in soliu sKtuairius uiu iwuiuiuiu,
bazaidof niiBouly. ....
lushes iiioiii-ri.v nnd honestlv adjusted and
paid as soon as determined by CiimsruN r.
1 Tlio pec ilo of Columbia county should palron.
Ullioung. ,cy wliero losses If any uio settled and
iiald bv un of llierown elllons.
1 NIOMITNIXS. KOUITY. 1'Alll DIIALINCI.
KlfKIISlINTS TUB FOLLOWING
AMERICAN INSURANCE COMPANIES
North American of Philadelphia.
Franklin, " '
I'ennsylvanla, " "
York, of I'unnsylvanla.
llauover, of N. Y.
uum ilh, of Ixindon.
North ilrlllh, of London,
omco on Mirkot Slrtet, No, 9, llloomsbprg.
oct. u. I"
ON T1IL' KUUOl'EAN PLAN.
Viotov Kooh, Propx'iotor.
Dooms nro heated by steam, well ventilated and
VUUUIII.J IUHH31.VM. , I.."! ...........
lii I lii, r-tl v.
1 nils to order nt all hours Ladles and Rents
restaurant furnished wllh all delicacies of the
Location near I), L..C W. It. II. Depot, Scranton,
w A -KZWrm DLI IAIILK .MDN tosell
W JilSS A &i,&9t our if"i n A in 1 lino
. of Fruit nnd Ornair.eniai ini. nuruun, uu
Vines. Ilo. a, tie. boveral huinlnd vailelles
r.nvit. Al-ui Intrnitucer and noli- proprietor
f MOUIIK'H DI.WOND orape. Liberal terms
of Fruit and ornamental Tru Miruos, orupo
vineu n.. ice. huveral liuniln d vai let tod In
IS BITISli 3ENDEB, ("F''"i
Lots of People Say,
Hero Is Solid
A. 1 TESTIMONY
frnin llnr.I 1V....1-I..
.1Iaclilnl,t nnd llulliler.
"I have been troubled jonrs wllh kidney and
Madder dimculty, After uilng four bottles of
Item's Klilney and Lher llnMEiir Iliavo bci .1
completely cured." Wllllac C, Clark, Mason ai.d
"Health Is belter than wenlih." C
Mr.aeorpo Ivarc. MachlnW. 1131 llldgo Ave.,
rlilHdelphla, l'a., snyn : "My disease started when
J was quite a young lad by bntlngweak kidneys.
I have tueil Jiut sli liulosof Hunt's Kidney and
I.Ucr Hemedv, and I solemnly proclaim, '1 feol
like a new man.'"
"Good counselling no price, obey It."
Mr. Henry Williams, Mechanic, East Bridge,
pert. Conn., says! "About two months ago I
caught a heavy cold, which settled In my kidneys.
I got a bottlo of Hunt's (Kidney and Liver
Kemf.iit nml with the first doso began to gctwcll."
"Light suppers makes long lives."
l'rnnlr B. T.ri. m N. V. n .MT T? T Tt,l.
Tails, N. Y.,.IiineB, 1883. says: "My father, 02
j.."" "in. ii in i-vitru Kiunuraim uinutier aiscase
lor !-'0 years, urination causing ar.nto tinln. Tim
Weakness was so great ho was obliged to wear a
rubber bag. Twelio botllcs of Hunt's Kidney
IIemeot completely enred him, and wo consider H
remarkable. Wo cheerfully recommend It."
"Deeds nro better than words."
Hunt's flvlilnev nnd Llrprl Tlewrnv Una ttnul
the test of time. 1 1 has been beforo tho public for
twenty years, and has cured ciery year thousands
of iieoplo stitTcrlng from various tllcascsof the
Kidneys and Liver, and kindred disorders, whohad
failed to get relief from doctors nnd who expected
never to bo cured. 'Ihottsmds of testimonials
irom sucn persons nuest us value, send for book.
"Alls wcllthnt ends well." "
Sold by all druggists. Trlco S1.S3. S
HUNT'S HEMEDY CO., Providence, It. I.
N. CltlTTKSTON, Ueneral Agent, N. T.
OF PURE COD LIVER OIL
Almost as Palatauloas Milk.
Tlio only prrrniatlon of COD LIVED OIL tint
can be taken re.ulily and toleratod for a long tlnia
by delicate fctomaths.
AMI IS A llll'IFDT mil rnwwTiov,
S ItOH I.OI ,Ulinills. IMMM, (ILL
Kit 1 1. Iirilll.in. fill (HIS AMI HlltOATTli
H.('flt)S anil nil W.tSll.MI fllsllllDUIS l)V
(IIILlilil.X ll U inuiillr.ua In In rrnnlts.
l'rcscnbed and endoraed by tho best I'hysloluis
in tho countries of the world.
FOR SALE UY ALL DRUGGISTS.
the popular favorite for dre -int;
the hair, Kestoring the ailor
when ray,aiui preventing I )an
drutT. It cleansci the tc.nl n,
stom the hair fatlin. and i
turc to please. 50c. anJ gi. sizes at DrugcUn.
The Best Cough Curo you can oso
and the best I. noun jirc entire of Consumption,
Parker's Tonic kept in a home u.t sentinel to
keep sicknesi out, Used i'icreetly it keep the
tlooJ pure and the Stomachy IJer and Kidneys
In work-in j order. Coughs and Lvd$ vanish U:
fore it. It buildi up the health.
If you suffer from Iebihty, Skin Erupt font.
Cough, A&lhma, Dyspepsia,, Kidney, Lrinary or
Female Compl tints, cr any disorder f the Lutig,
Stomach, Uowels Itlood or Nerves, d n't wall
tilt ) ou are sick in bed, but Use I' At K n s To sit.
to-day ; it will civc jou new life and ir.
HISCOX At CO., N. V:
Sold by Drujsists, I-rgi savins Luyinj $: siie.
Burdock Blood Bitters
Purify the Blood.
Burdock Blood Bitters
Sound. Refreshing Sleep.
Burdock Blood Bitters
That Tired. Weary Feeling.
Gknts: I liavo been subject to Sick
Ilcndacbo for years, uml liavo tried, in
vain, many advertised remedies nnd sev
eral physicians, but nil to no purpose. At
last I tried your IS. Ii. Hitters without
much fultli, I nilmil but today I can
truly say, that after taking tho third bottlo,
I have not suffered from it. I recommend
it to nil my friends; several have been
cured by it. My little (jrandson was per.
mancntly cured of Biliousness and oleic
Headache, which wcie 60 severe as to
causo convulsions. They have all ceased
eincc be commenced the use of li.U.li.
M11S. I). C. BOOLE,
Orange, Luzerne County, Pa.
ARE CURED BY THE
Hosts ofDooplouao and rooommead tills por
ous piaster bosausoltlithestrongeitandbest
cvcrknowii. WbcuoppUeU to any sort of soro
ncsa, or wcaknoaa itaotainatantly, removliLff
piln snd strenstaeninj th parts. Prepsrcd
from Surundy Pitch Caaada Balsam, and tlio
entlro inodiclaal virtuoaof frcsU Hops. They
never burn or Irritata -always asotUo, sttmu
lsto and streusthea wealt and tired tnusolos
Quick relief for sudden pains. All ready to ap
D for? 1. 00. jtiauei on receipt 01 pneo.
ORNAMENTAL IRON FENCES,
OF CAST CU WHOUG1IT IKON.
1 lie ioiiu mi; biiuii B 1 iiu 1 iii 1 .iuiiiiv. uu, u.
tho several lieautltuUtyleaot Fencomanutactuml
by tho uuilfii.li'uea.
rorlieauty ana Diiraniltty they arounsurpasa
ed. hut up by experienced bauds and warranted
to give saiiaiacuou.
Prices ami spooimeiis of other de
signs sent to any adilross.
A LOVER'S GALE.
"Jiistlook nnrt listen, girls 1 Wlml
n wind storm for tlio first of Jliy I
Perlinps wo had belter not no." nnd
Mrs. Kntikel turned nwny from tlio
window nnd paused in tlio process of
drawing on licr cloves.
"O. motlier," remonstrated Helle,
"joii don't inenn lo say that you'd be
wining to miss seeing 1110 procession
for fear of having your hair blown
noout n bit. Sho isn't ut all patriotic,
is she, MissMyeisI"
"Littlo Miss Myers" looked up and
nor iin moved, out no words enmc.
However, nobody noticed tho dress
maker's unusually imlo faco and uvi-
dent ngilatioti, and "good-bye, Miss
Myers, tho threu called out gnyly live
minutes later in thev slnrted olf for
tho II:iiikm building, on Hrondwny,
iviiltu 11 wiikiuw nun ueeu ri'servuu
"Good-bye,'' responded Mis Mver?.
and tried to cni'.lo as she spoke;" but
wnen 1110 uoor ciostii ami she w;ts
alono sho bent over tho machine with
a very grave faco and n mind that was
not so much absorbed in her work ns
i" the associations and recollections
this solemn holiday never failed to
1'nnoramawHo thero passod before
her montal vision tho old homestead in
tho South, tlio honored father taking
up arms to dofend his all, tho saintly
mother cotntnittiug her child into
God's keeping, when, homo and hus
band both snatched from her bv war's
cruel red hands, sho sank beneath tho
blow, liien eamo tho imago of tho
handsome, happy - hearted young
Northerner, Henry Dean, who twenty
years ago had been visiting at the next
plantation, and whom the bring on
Sumter had called away from the girl
ho had loved tho day after he had spo
ken, mid kIii', w hen the spark of ic
bcllion had tlarcd up into the fierce
blaze of civil war, and her father had
enrolled himself among the forces sent
to resist tlioso other forces with her
lever in tho lanks then had she
smothered every lingering hope of a
possible reunion, and cet herself tlio
task of forgetting. lint she never
could forget, and soon gavo up the
endeavor, and as the years pased by,
and no word came to tell her he had
escaped tho fate bravely met by so
many thousands of his countrymen,
Agnus loved to think of him as lying
in a soldier's grvo in some sunny
cemi tery, whero birds came to sing
and mate in the springtimo and beside
which a mother often sat.
No Gnu knew Inr story; that is,
knew nothing beyond tho-o baro facts
in that sadly familiar ta'o of the im
poverishment and scattering of fami
lies following in the footsteps of tho
war. Everybody was kind to the
quiet, demure litllo dressmaker, and al
though light-hearted girls liko Helle
and Helen ltunkcl sometimes rallied
her for refusing the offers they were
sure her fair face and amiable disposi
tion mif!t have brought her, Agnes
knew thero was no in dice in tho
words, only thoughtlessness, and boon
fo-gnt tho sting ot them.
On this 30th of May, then, the past
of twenty years back" was being re
vived in her memory with more than
usual distinctness. Outside tho un
seasonable wind moaned drearily
around the corner, now and then bang
ing a shutter, and always whirling
ahead of it little clouds of dusl. But
the sun shone biightly and the side
walks were filled with holiday throngs
on their way to view the procession.
The seivauts h id all been given leuvo
of absence, so that Miss Mveis was
alone in the house, lint timid though
sho was by nature, she was now rather
inclined to take comtort in the feeling
that there was nobody by to break in
upon her thoughts.
Up and down, up and down went
htr feet upon tho treadle, and the
woik glided stiadily out from under
the needle, and all tho whilo the work
er was silently recalling that last day
. ...1. 1 .... .1. c. .. . .r
wuii mm 111 inu sunny oouin, mat wane
homo from the neighbor's, thnl promise
to sue nun again on lliu morrow a
promise never kept, for Sumter cauiii
'Ah-I 1 What was that?" Miss
Myers gave u littlo scream as she
spiaug up Horn her chin1, hlie had
quite forgotten the prii.eiit,:iiid thought
for tin 111-tnnt tl at she had actually
heard the lirinu' of the guns that had
sepaiated Inr fiom her love, lint it
was only tho ringing of the tilephono
call over her head.
"I suppose I ouuht to nnswer it."
she decided then, and taking down the
ear pieeo she put her mouth to the
transmitter and cried 'Hello."
In spito of her recent solemn
thoughts, indeed in view of them, Miss
Myers could not foibear smiling as she
spoke, tho homely word; with no ono
present nnd visible to whom it could
bo addressed it seemed liko mockery
of herself. Sho had only ii'ed the
new invention once or twice before,
and when presently tho sound of mar,
tial musiu came to her faintly but
mcasui ably clear through tho 'phono
she stood listening as if entranced.
"Some window mu9t bo open whero
tho parade is passing," bIio reflected,
'Perhaps it is at the llaiues' and they
want to send a message to me."
At this moment "Hello" was called
out nt the other cud of the Jine. It
was a man's voice, and remembering
how sho had heard the girls respond;
Miss Myers answered again, "Hello 1
who aro yon !"
"Henry Dean. Is that you Aunt
Juno I'm down at the depot; jtait
for Baltimore in ten minutes, and
theught I'd say, 'how do you do' and
'good bye.' Ilavo found another clue.
Pray heaven it may lead to something.
Ilr.vo you any messages for tho
Thero was a pause, while Miss Myors
stood there nt tho instrument, clutching
the ear pieco as if it had been n rope
that was lo s9vo her from drowning.
ISy a supreme elloit of will she had re
covered from tho shock the mention of
that name had given her, and now her
brain was reeling with doubt, uncer
tainty and longing. What ought she
lo dot Should sho reply ami tell who
she really was, or not t It vim o idem
that there was sonuthing wroi g with
tho wires, and that Mr. Dean imagined
himself to be talking lo his aunt.
What claim had tho "little Miss Myers"
upon him now, alter all these j ears t
Very likely ho was happily married
and therefore, was it not Miss MvciV
BLOOMSBURG, PA., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1885.
plain nnd simplu duty to say that sho
i.u ....I l a .. ... I .1
...... in.. .inn, M.iiiu, mm iiivn
back to her work t"
Hut ono Beiitcnco respecting a cluo
no was louowiug up iiolil her fast.
Could it bo horself he was looking for f
lSiiltimnle w4 in Ihn Smith in iol...
not open her lips nnd declare that sho
. I . 1.. V I ... A , .
whs neru in new iorK waning tor mm
to come to hurt 4 et what if sho
should bu wrong and tho "cluo" should
turn out lo refer to something else a
mnttcr of business T At this insiant a
peculiar clicking in tho instrument
warned her that the wiro might bo
switched off any momont and her op
portnnity ho los't.
"Hoiry," sho called out softly.
It ivai lilt! immn tin linil naC.nl linn
to give him twenty jears ago, and it
now cninu to ner nps anil passed Irom
them into tho instrument almojt be
foro sho realized it was spoken.
"Agnes! Is it you t Whero aro
you t Sticet and number instantly be
foro lliu connections ''
Sho henrd no morn, hut in n rr.mii
called out tho Hunkels' address, then
ming up tho ear-pieoi nnd dropped
into the chair with n lace as whito as
snow, lot even now llm instinct in
work was urong within her, and not
many minutoi had elapsed beforo her leet
Werenimill nil llin trnmlln ntwl llw, whirr
of tho machine oneo more filled tho
room. Now, however, its accompany
ing rythm in her brain was not nil in
the past tense, for, "Did lie hear mo?
Will ho come Will he come 1" kept
up its ceaseless throb lill it seemed as
if the words tmmt lie Riiteimil in
overy seam of tho shirt sho was hem
Hut as timo went bv llin littlo 1iimo.
maker tried to prepare her heart for
"I mav hnvil Irn.nnnil it nil U'tiilr.
listening to the playing of the 'March
'I'l l. . . . .
inuuiii wjorgia, so many blocks
away," she said to herself. "It's 20
veais since wo nartcd ami lie u-n. '()
then ami I 10. Absence, they say, is
the tomb of love, and though, of
course, with mo" Hero Miss Myers
sprang up with tho second littlo scream
sho had given that morning.
Tills time. iimvever. it. ti'ii. Tint lliu
telephone, but thu front door bell that
i i . i , i
nan stamen tier.
"I IllUSt Olieil it mvaMf Ihnrn'a nru
body else," and sho huirifd out to tho
siairs. l dare say it a only tho milli
ner's boy with Miss Helen's bonnet."
$Hut was it for the sake of tho milli
ner's boy that littlo Miss Myers paused
to give her hair a smoothing before
tho hat-rack mirror in the hall And
surolv no milliner' Imv wiw oirnr en re
ceived on his husincAM rnnmU n ihw
one, when tho "door u in opened and
uiusun nooony remembered now or
i . .i . .
uy wnmii on a tableau that would
have dcliL'htod tho until rf nnsalnv Aiwa
Iticket over the way, could slio but
havo seen it.
Yes. it was "Hnrrv." tu'nnfv vnfivo
older, to bo sure, but handsom'er, if
possible, than ever, with not a gray
hair in his head nor h u'i-mlrln mi hU
face, and with such a passion of lovo
in ins ueep time eyes that littlo Miss
Myers was fain lo hido her nwn frnm
tho dazzle ot it and nestle close in
thoso strong, perfecting arms.
"And have VOtl renliv iienn Innkimr
for mu over since?" asks Agtuu pres
ently. "Yes. ever sinee T r-nmn lmeh- fr.im
Europe ten years ago," is the reply.
"I was sent there by tlio doctors to re
cover from tho effects of a wound, and
I wrote you nearly a dozen lcters then.
I know, though, it was only became,
you never lecoived them that they
wero uot answered. But when I came
back an I tound all trace of you lo.it,
I (.omclimes thouulit von hml l,i.l,l,.n
yourself purposely because because 1
1.-.1 . . .. i .
mm huiiu my tuny io my country.
Yet I liever nhnilclnncil tlir, rfflntvn tn
find you and havo tlio truth from your
own lips, nnd now, thanks to tho gale,
I havo done so, and learned how bless
edly I was mistaken."
"TllO liale.'' reneutx Ahum. nnna.
tioningly, and then lie got 8 on to ex
plain how thu Wind had nnr.nnelerl
the teleohonu wires, nml tl ml it una
by thu merest chance they had been
iiuio to speak to one anouier.
"And I have interrupted your trip,"
says Agnes a fow minutes later.looking
up v'nh a smile,
"Not fur lnm." rrsnnnrl. In. n.1,1.
ing, "and when it is losunn d it must
1. 1 1! ..
mi ii iveiniiiig j iiirnuy.
Of "ouisu thero was gnat excite
ment when tho family returned and
heard of the romnnlirt linminiiiiuru ilnr.
ing their absence. Mrs. Ivitnkei was
most lioarty in her congratulations,
and Belle iniinedintelv (.liriutnnn.l tlmt
May wind storm "tlio lover's gale."
Serious Charges Matlo Against a Luzerno
John Gorman, a resident of Ilazlc
ton, and one of tho leading members
of the Luzerne County 15ar, has been
placed in a very awkward position by
developments brought out in court last
John Valentine kept a saloon in Ha
zleton in 1881, when ho was indicted
for selling liquor without a license.
John Begure, a Hungaiian, then rented
the place, and upon the advico of tho
landlord. Patrick Buike, ho went to
Attorney Gorman to havo him make
application to the emu I for a license.
Gorman, it is said, charged him 800
for his services, and told him, so
tho Hungarian alleges, to como around
in a few da) s and receivo tho license
Tho Hungarian, who was unablo lo
speak English, did ns he was told, and
in three or four days got tho license, as
ho supposed. Ho opened his saloon
Ho was brought beforo court la9t
September by tho constable of tho
ward nnd indicted for selling liquor
without a license. Gorman told him
to plead guilty, which ho did, and was
sentenced to jail for threo mouths.
The Hungarian, who paid his uionoy
for tho license, did not understand tho
proceedings ami appealed lo somo of
ids friends, who procured another law
yer to Investigate the matter.
In court it was brought out that
Gorman gavo tho Hungarian Valen
tine's old license, which, of course, was
useless, and lold him to plead guilty,
with tlio expectation that his client
would not know the wrong dono him
and would quietly servo out tho term
Beguro alsos.vears that ho paid Gor
man $27 for a rovonuo liceiibo which
he never got,
1 Jks A
DEATH OF GEN. McOLELLAN.
NT.UKAI.OIA OK TI1F. 1IKA11T TUT. OAU8K.
General Gcorgo 1$. McClellan died
suddenly at threo o'clock Thursday
morning (last week) at his country
residence, St. Cloud, Orange Mountain,
N. J.. Ilo was seriously troubled with
nouralgia for tho first timo about three
weeks ago. When ho returned, about
a month ngo, from his trip to Califor
nia wilh his family, ho was, to nil ap
pearances, in robust health. Ho lived
ids usual quiet life in his breezy coun
try seat on Orango Mountain; visited
the city occasionally and tho peoplo of
Orange often saw tho sturdy, gray.
moustached veteran in his carriage on
tlio drives around the city. His son.
Max McClellan, had gone back to his
college work at Princeton, and his
wifo and daughter wero enjoying tho
social pleasures of "tho mountain,"
previous to their removal to Now York
for the Winter. This ehango usually
occurred shortly beforo Thanksgiving.
About three weeks ago tho General
was seized with sharp neiirnlgio pains
in his left 6idn. His physician, Dr.
John S. Leonard, of Orange, was
called in and pronounced it as a caso of
neuralgia affocting the heart. Tho
General was prescribed for and the
pain did not recur. Thero was little
anticipation of anything serious at the
time, and Mrs. McClellan was present
at the meet of tho Essex county hunt
scarcely two weeks ago. Only tho
day before tho Genoral enjoyed his
customary drivo into tho town and
showed no symptoms of illness. After
dinner Mrs. McClellan called at tho
house of a neigobor and tho General
sat. in the drawing room talking with
his daughter. Miss May McClellan, aud
her friend, Miss Maroy.
THE FATAL ATTACK.
At IO.I.j o'clock General McClellan
left his daughter and her friend and
started to go up siairs to bed. Imme
diately afterward ho was heard groan-
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ing uii inu man's, lie nau oeen at
tacked by an accute and violent pain
and a feeling of oppression in tho
breast and was for tho timo unable to
move. Tho servants assisted him up
stairs and Dr. Seward was summoned
by telephone. The phvbician arrived
at 1 1 o'clock. When ho entered tho
bedroom of tho Genoral ho found his
patient in oxtrcmo agony.
Tho tremendous strength of tho
General's constitution uavo the Doc
tor hopes that ho would livo through
tho attack, which, however lasted from
eleven o'clock until threo o'clock.
Throughout these four hours of tor
ment McClellan wrestled with a foe
more unrelenting than lie had over met
when the Southern chivalry were ar
rayed against him. About three
o'clock there was a change. The eyes
of tho patient began to grow brighter
aria ms lace, that had been white with
pain, began to recover its usual ruddy
hue. Ho gavo a long, deep high o'f
relief, smiled faintly and said: "I feel
easy now. Thank "God. I havo pulled
HOW THE KSI) CAME.
Then ho sank back upon tho pillow,
as if exhausted, closing his eyes. Tho
doctor, who was watching his face
with extremo solicitude, saw the unerr
ing sign of approaching collapse and
whispered to Mrs. McClellan: "I fear
ho is dying." It was but too true.
His father-in-law, General Maroy.who
lives in tho next villa, was hurriedly
sent for, but beforo ho could arrive
General McClellan raised himself upon
one hand, half opened his eyes and
fell back dead. When General Marcy
onteied tho room tho tears of the la
dies told him what had happened.
When tho news was received in
Orango all tho Hags in the city wero
dis-played at half-mast. Whilo not an
active citizen of Orange and living at
somo dislanco from tho town centres,
General McClellan w.n an old resident
and bail long been a familiar figure on
thu drives and in tlio parks.
1I0N0IIS TO TUB 1IEAII.
Tho President sent tho following
telegram of condolence to Mrs. Mc
Clellan: "I am shocked by tho news of your
husband's death, and, while I know
how futile nro all human efforts to con
sole, I must assure you of my deep
sympathy in your great grief and ox
press to you my own sense of affliction
at the loss of so good a friend.''
The following Executive order was
"Tho death of Georgo B. McClellan,
at ono timo the Major General Com
manding tho Armies of the United
States, took plaeo at an early hour
Thursday morning. As a mark of
public respect to tho memory of this
distinguished soldier and citizen, whoso
military ability and civio virtues shed
lustre upon tho history of his country,
it is Orded by tlii President that tho
national flag be displayed at hall-man
upon all tho buildings of the Executive
departments in this city until after his
funeral shall have taken place."
Secretary of War Endicolt issued
"With ptofound regret tho Secretary
of War announces to tho iirmy tho
death of General George IJ. McClellan,
formerly Major General Commanding
the Armies of tho United Statos.whieli
occurred at Orange, N. J Thursday
morning. Tlio namo and fatno of this
distinguished soldier and citizen is
known throughout tho republic. As
tho organizer of tho Army of the
Potomac ho mado it capablo of accom
plishing great deeds. Tho lessons ho
gavo it wero nover forgotton and tho
spii it with which ho animated it con
tinued through all its eventful history.
Subsequently, as its leader, ho rendered
great services to his country. His
pure and noble oharactor. his unselfish
devotion and tho duty ho performed in
the hour of peril will cause his memory
over to bo cherished with prido by tho
peoplo of thu United States."
It is definitely learned that General
McClellan eamo very near being made
a member of President Cleveland's
Cabinet; that he was tendered tho
Russian Mission and declined it be
cause of business engagements, and
Hint, within twenty-four hours provious
to tho General's death, tho President
had concluded to offor him nn appoint
ment as a member of tho Civil Servioo
HIS AltSlV ANll CIV1I. CAUKKII.
Gen. McClellan was born in Phila
delphia Deo. 3, 1820, and iu anothor
month ho would havo been fifty-nino
years old. Ills father was Dr. George
McClellan, tho founder of Jefferson
College, a ccntleraan of standing and
culture and descended from an eminent
Scotch family. His full namo was
Georgo Brinton, the first coming from
his father, tho second from tho maiden
namo of his mother, who was born
near Philadelphia, and who was a lady
of superior furco of character as well as
of much refinement. Tho houso in
which Gen. McClollan spentlhis child
hood Rtood nt tho coiner of Seventh
and Walnut streets. After somo pre
liminary schooling ho entered Pennsyl
vania University in 1810, nnd remain
ed there two years. In June, 1812, ho
was matriculated nt West Point, and
was. graduated in 1840, not yet twenty
years old. Ilo Btood second in tlio lar
gest class that over went fiom tho Ac
ademy, and the studies which ho rank
ed highest wero geology and engineer
ing. Ono of his classmates was the
late Gen. "Stonewall" Jackson.
SI'.ItVlCi: IN THE MEXICAN WAll.
Tho Mexican war was then iu pro
gress, and tho battles of Palo Alto and
Kesnca do la Pal ma had but recently
been fought. Young McClellan was
given a lieutenancy in a company of
sappers and, miners and went imme
diately to join tho American army in
Mexico. Ho took part in the siege of
Vera Cruz and was subsequently at
the battles of Cerro Gordo, Pucbo,
Contrcras nnd Cherubuseo. Ho was
nlso present at tho capture of the City
of Mexico nnd, when ho had returned
homo in 1818, was brcvetted captain
for distinguished bravery in thu assault
there mado by tho American forces.
His entire conduct in the Mexican war
was highly pleasing to his superior of
ficers and ho began at once to achieve
that great personal popularity with
which he was favored throughout his
ON SI'KCIAI. .MISSION KOK THE OOVEItN-
After his service in Mexico he was
stationed with his company nt West
Point. lie left West Point in June,
lS.'il, having been ordered to assist iu
constructing tho works at Fort Dela
ware. In 183-1 ho was sent out to the
West Indies to select a coaling station,
and soon after his return ho was made
captain of tho First Cavalry. Shortly
came an order directing him to bo one
of a military commission lo proceed lo
Europe and report on tho conduct of
tho Crimean War, then in progies?.
His leport was published in 1801, just
as our civil war broke out, and attract
ed attention by its clearntBs, simplicity
and scientific insight.
Soon after his return from the Cri
mea he resigned his commission as cap
lain in the army with theintention of
devoting his life to civil pursuits. Ho
accepted the place of chief engineer of
the Illinois Central Railroad, which
had but recently been completed. He
went out to Chicago to live and was
soon afterwards elected to tho Vice
Presidency of tlio Illinois Central. In
1800 he accepted the Presidency ol the
St. Louis and Cincinnati Railroad (now
Ohio aud MissisippP, and was holding
that position when the war began in
1'IIO.MIT ACTION AT THE OPENING OK
In April, 1801, he was summoned to
Columbus, O., and requested by Goy.
Denuison to organize the volunteers
that wero Hocking in from all direc
tions. Uy an act of the Ohio Legisla
ture he was made Major-General and
put in command of the Department of
tho Ohio, which included not only that
State but Indiana and Illinois as well.
He at once set out on a campaign
through what i s no x West Virginia.
On the 22d of June ho arrived at Graf
ton, and the battles of Philippi, Rich
Mountain and Garrad's Ford wero soon
afterwards touglit. He compelled iho
surrender of Gen. Pegram, and con
gress passed a vote of thanks "for tlio
series of brilliant victories which ho
had won on the battlefields of Weetom
Virginia." His success at once at
tracted tho attention of tho entire
North, and a month after ho had drawn
up his army at Grafton ho was called
to Washington and mado Geiioral-iti-Chief
of tho armies of tlio United
States. This quick and marked recog
nition on His part of the Government
met with tho iieartiest approval of tlio
people throughout tho Northern States,
who had been greatly encouraged by
the decisive campaign in West Virgin
ia. General McClellan was then less
than thiity-live years old, and was the
beau ideal of a holdier in personal
beaiiug. It was a tremendous respon
sibility that fell upon his Hhonlders,
but he at once set about to retrieve thu
fortunes lost at the disastrous battle of
Bull Run. His first work was tlio or
ganization of tho vast body of troops
in and about Washington. By thu
loth of October he had put in com
pact, ellicieut form an army of 130,000
men the largest army of course that
had ever been organized on tho Amer
ican continent, and one of tho largest
brought together in modern times.
His superior military training and his
close study iu pas; years now served
hjm a good purpose. He stood at the
pivotal point of all tho military opera
lions of tlio North, and the lapidity
with which ho systematized his forces
nnd put them on a war footing must
forever challenge tho admiration of
overy impartial observer.
THE I'ENINSUI.AH CAMI'AION.
Ilo took personal command of the
Army of the Potomao and led the fa
mous peninsular campaign, which at
ono timo threatened tho overthrow of
Richmond and the sudden ending of
tlwwar. Gen. McClellan confidently
believed he could crush the rebellion
with a fow well-directed blows, and
nover ceased to ho indignant at tho au
thorities in Washington for interfer
feronco with his plans and failuro to
supply him witli tho reinforcements he
asked for when his army was beforo
Richmond in May, 18G2. It is here
that that difference of opinion nnd ir
ration aroso betweeu him and Secretary
Stanlon which finally resulted iu his
being relieved of the command of the
Army of the Potomae,aud about which
there has been a ficrco discussion from
that time to this.
It was just previous to this changb
of base that ho sent tho over-memora-
blo despatch to Secretary Stanton, the
closing words ot winch aro as follows:
"I feel too earnestly to-night, I have
seen too many dead and wounded
comrades lo feel otherwise than that
tho Government has not sustained this
army. If you do not do so now tho
game IS lost. If I save ibis nrmv nnw
Itell you plainly I owo no thanks to
THE COLUMBIAN, VOL. XIX, NO 43
COLUMBIA DKMOUItAT, V0I..XL1X, NO 3D
you or any othor perrons iu Washing
Ion. You havo dono your best lo sac
rifice this nrmy."
During tho Peninsular campaign ho
fought tlio battles of Yoiktown, Han
over Court. Home, Williamsburg, Fair
Oaks nnd Malvern Hill, and whilo ex
editing a diflicult nnd hnzirdous llank
movement in changing his baso from
the Chlcknhominy to thu James liver
was engaged in almost constant fight
ing for seven days. In llio meantimo
Gen. Hillock had been installed ns
Commander-in-Chief at Washington
nnd McClellan thus shorn of part of
his authority. Ono of tho first acts of
Ilallick win to order McClellan lo fall
back from beforo Richmond to York
town and Fortress Monroe. In August
Gen. Pope lost tho second baltlu of
Hull Run, and Gen. McClellan was
put in command of tho defenses of
Washington. Gen. Leo started to in
vndo Maryland and Pennsylvania, and
Gen. McClellan was again put iu com
mand of tho Army of tho Potomac
and ordered lo intercept this move
ment of the enemy, lie trained tho
great victories of South MouulaVn and
Autielam, and Lee was driven back
ins unjust nintovAi.
Fault was found with him because
ho did not pursue tho enemy after the
victory of Aniiutam, gained Sept. 10
and 17, and hero was tho turning point
in his military oireor. His own ex
planation of why ho did not follow
Leo's army was given in a report after
wards publisod, and is as follows :
"Iho night, however, brought with
it grave responsibilities ; whether to
renew the attack on the lHth or to do
for it even with tho risk of tlio enemy's
retirement was tho question before me.
itlcr a night ot anxious deliberation,
and a full and careful survey of the
situation and condition of our army
and the strength and tho position of
tho enemy. I concluded that the suc
cess of an attack on tho 18th was not
ceitaiu. I am awaro of the fact that
under ordinary circumstances a gener
al is expected to risk a battle if ho has
a reasonable prospect of success. At
that moment Virginia lost, Washing
ton menaced, Maryland invaded thu
national cause could not afford lo ru-.i
no lisks of defeat. Ono battlo lost, and
almost all woutdjhavo beeu lost. Leo's
army miglit;then havo marche I as it
pit used to Washington, Baltimore,
Philadelphia and New York.
Gen. McClellan was superseded on
tho night of Nov. 7, 1802, by Geu.
Burnside, aud was ordered to report at
Trenton, Nv J. If ho had kept com
mand of the army it is at least prob
ablo he would have met tho reverses
that befel Burnside and Hooker, who
THE TESTIMONY OK Mil. UI.AtXE,
It is interesting here to quote what
Mr. Blaine has said io his "Twenty
Years iu Congress" on the order reliev
ing General McClellan. It is rcinaik
able coming as it does from so strong a
political enemy :
"Tho reasons for this sudden and
peremptory order wero not given, and,
if expressed, would probably have been
only nnd assertion of tho Utter impos
sibility that tho War Department and
Gen. McClellan should liarmouiously
co-operato in tho great military move
ments which devolved on tho Army of
thoPotoiuac. But tho timo of remov
al was not opportunely selected by tho
Administration. He had
rolled back the lido of invasion by a
great battlo in which for tho first timo
the army of Leo had been beaten. He
was now marching forward with his
army strengthened' for another con
llict, and without explanation to tlio
country or to himself was deprived of
his command. A largc part of tho
peoplo and of tho public press and an
overwhelming majority iu tho array
wero dissatisfied with tlio act and be
lieved that it would entail evil conse
Alier this tho words ot uen. .Mc
Clellan himself on the same subject
may bo given :
"Hie nimy had need ol rest. After
the terrible experiences of battles and
marches, with scarcely an interval of
repose, which they had gone through
from the lime of leaving for the Pen
insula ; tho return to Washington ; the
victory at South Mountain and again
at Autielam, it was not surprising that
they wero in a large degree destitute
of tlio absolute necessaries to effective
du(V. Shoes wero worn out -, blank
ets wero lost -, clothing was iu rags ; iu
short, the army was unlit for active
service and an interval for rest and
equipment was necessary. When tho
slowly forwarded supplies eamo to us I
led tho army across tho river, renovat
ed, refreshed, in good order and disci
pline and following tho retreating too
to a position where I was confident of
decisivo victory, when, in the midst of
tho movement, whilo my advance-guard
wa actually in contact with the enemy
I was removed from my command.''
lucre is liaully room lor doubt that
if Gen. McClellan had been permitted
lo carry out his own plan of operations
ho would have captured Richmond ami
ended tho war al least two yeais be
foro it was dono by Geu. Grant and
with anahnost incalcuable saving of
life and property on botli sides. Ho
yielded without complaint to tho order
of removal and took no further part in
tlio war. Ho did not resign his posi
tion in tho army, however, till Novemb
er, 18G1. When ho yisilcd Boston in
tho winter of 18G.LG1 ho was most on
tliusiastically!receivcd, as ho had been at
other places, and was presented with a
i . i
NOMINATE!! 1011 rilESIDKNT.
In JllllO. 18G4. ho delivered nn ml.
dress at the dedication of tho Soldier'
Monument at West Point which at-
ti acted much attention throughout tho
country and much strengthened tho
Botiliuicul that nlreadv evlsleil in ilm
Democratic party in favor of his nomi-
nation lor tlio rresidenoy. Tho lJemo
cratio National Convention did not
meet till tlio last of Aucnst. 1801. Mo
Clellun was nominated on iho 80th and
at once, onteied tLo campaign agaiust
It was, of course, a hopeless strugglo
under tho circumstances of a deinrmin.
ed, powerful and hostilo Adminlstra
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inn at v as i hL'ton. but it is i tin on n
ion of many peoplo that ho was iu
fact clectod lo tho Prcsidonoy, It U
known that enormous frauds wero com
milted in taking tho "soldier vote.
which was dono by Slnto agents. The
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slent advertisements must bo paid for beforo In
serted except whero panics huvo accounts.
Legal ndvcrtlscments two dollars per men ror
hriHilnHertlnnn. nnd at that ralo for additional
Insertions without refeif nee to length.
KieeutnrVL Administrator's, nnd Auditor's no
tices tdrco dollars.
Transient or Local notices ten cents n line, reir,
Cards In the "Butiness Direttoir" column, on
dollar a' ear for cacli line.
Clellan retained forovor afterwards tho
lovo and devotion of ono of tho great
parties of the country.. Ho had lived
nt Trenton up lo tho timo he resigned
his commission in tlio army, but after
that eamo lo live iu New York. Ho
wont to Eutopo and did not return till
1808. Somo timo later he was in
charge of the conlruction of tho Stev.
ens lloating battery at Hobokeu, N. J.,
upon which was expended over 82,
OJD.OOO, and was appointed Supoiin
tundeiil of the Department of Docks of
Now York City, which place ho re
signed in 1872, In 1877 tho Demo
crats of Now Jersey nominated him for
Governor, and ho was elected by tho
hrgo majority of 12,000. His admin
istration was it wUo and Bafo ono nnd
gavo great satisfaction to tho peoplo
of his adopted State. Sinco the expi
ration of his term lie has taken no pm
whatever in public nffaiis.
PERSON A I. Oil Alt CT EltlSTlCS.
Gen. McClellan was a i.iau of most
distinguished bearing. Although small
iu stature tho "Littlo M'ic" of army
days and unbounded popularity with
Ids soldiers ho was a marked figuro
in any company. A splendid head
poised on stalwart i-hoiildiurs, a classic
and even noble face, a biilliaut eye, a
most frank and animated expression
when in convocation, but tlio faco iu
reposo full of thoughtful d'gniiy
Theso personal characteristics gave him
an individuality that ranked him first
in almost any assembly .Whilo
abroad ho was icceived willi a hospi
tality at tho courts and other dislin
guished circles of every capital of Eu
rope ho visited such as h-a never bjcn
extended lo an American witli ono ex
ception Gen. Grant.
Gen. McClellan was a most charming
conversationalist. Few men of his
generation have had such wide nnd
closo acquaintance with foreign and
American politics, with literature, an
uienl nnd modem; with art, with the
llieorica of religion, Christian nnd pa
gan; with history, with military affairs,
of course, ns he. He had a delightful
manner, unassuming lo a degreo and
gracious, and a peculiar quality of hu
mor. As a raconteur ho was, pcilinps,
tiniivalled by any American. His re
tentive memory waB full of reminis
cences, personal and acquired from ex
tensive reading. Ho had, besides, that
quality whiuli a great Frenchman has
declared to be at oneo tho rarest and
most excellent in man or woninn ho
wn- an eloquent listener."
Gen. McClellan wns a deeply relig
ious man, although his religion was
conspicuously unobtrusive. Ho had
family prayeis overy morniug and
Destroy Offensive OJors.
There is no means moro certain to
bring disease upon members of a fam
ily than allowing infectious matter to
remain upon the premises. Tho offen
sive odors that arise from damp places
decaying vegetables in tho cellars, un
cleaned sinks and privies, are almost
cetlain beforo tho sultry season is over
to eugender some malignant disease
upon those who by gioss neglect fail
lo disinfect in proper time the atmos
phere around then).
Copperas, called hulphato of iron,
dissolved in water, one-fourth of a
pound to a gallon, and poured into a
siek drain as often as needed will keep
it Bwcet. A littlo chlorido of lime, say
half a pound to tho gallon of water,
will havo equally as good an effect,
and either ot these costs but a few
To put ify cistern water take a pound
or two according to the amount of
water of caustiu soda or a similar
quantity of concentrated lye, and put
into the cistern ; this will disinfect
stagnant odorous waters, and tlio cost
is nothing compared with tho benefit
derived. It is said that two grains of
alum to a pint of water that is not fit
to drink render it peifectly clear and
pure, and the taste of alum will not bo
perceived. A littlo pulverized alum
thrown into a pail ot water aud allow
ed to stand for fifteen or twenty min
utes will precipitate all tho impurities,
and leave it perfe illy clean. A larger
quantity put into a well of impure
water will very much improve it-
A damp cellar may bu i edified by
sprinkling coppei ns, chloride of lime,
or oven common whilo lime over tho
tloor. Tho most effective of anything
that wo ever used to disiufict decay.
ii.g vcgetiblc nutter of any deotipliun
is chloride of lime. Ouu pi und may
be dissolved in two gallons ol water
where it is dtsiiablo to use it iu any
liquid form. Another excellent ab".
soi bent of obnoxious smells is plaster
of Paris, one patt to three of pulveriz
Tlio reason that lluro nro so manv
unwholsomo kitchens that cannot bo
attributed lo the lack of means to puri
ty them, but to the tdolhfuluess of
thoso who have becomo accustomed lo
breathing foul air, yet they complain
wonderfully when called upon to pay
nature's penalty for disobeying na
turu's laws. A few pennies expended
now for purifiers mav save heavv doc
tor bills, and will certainly pay in eotn-
ioit wuen surrounded by a healthy
atmosphere. Tribune and Farmer.
Over one million boxes of Acker's
Dyspepsia Tablets sold iu tho past
twelve months, purely upon their
meiits. Why suffer with Chronio Con
stipation, Dyspepsia, Sour Stomach,
Sick Headache, Heartburn, and Female
troubles, when J. II. Mercer others
rou relief and positive cure in tho
)yspepsia Tablets. Ilo sells them on
Thero aro scores of persons who aro
suffering from some form of blood dis
order or skin disease, such as Scrofula,
Boils, eta, elc. After a practical test,
J. II. Mercer asserts that Acker's Blood
Elixir will certainly curo all such dis
eases, including Syphillis and Rheuma
tism. Ilis net a patent nostrum, but a
scientific preparation, ho guarantees it.
Thero is still living at Manchester,
England, a woman numid Drake, who
was born September 27. 1785. Her
husband belonged to the Twelfth Light
Dragoons, nnd sho accompanied tho
regiment to tho field of Waterloo.
She was present during thu great bnl
lie, and for eight hems nfriMul thu
doctors in unending tho wounded.
Her mental fnculths me remarkably
well pieseiveil. She can uad tho
smallest print without glauce, nnd tnu
knit and sew.