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'J-'i'i" cry nM 11 tn0 only onico that rims job
J 13. WAIiLKIt,
onioe over lat. National Dank.
AT I'ORME Y-AT-LAW.
mil li liVl J Hiding.
JtHriOK OF TUB I'EAOR.
I1133 over Mayer Pros. Drug storo.
J' K rTUlCfKY-AT-LA .
O.ll:o In Uro .Tor's bulldlnif.soconiinoor.roora No.l
Plt.VVK XV Ml,
nm jo cornjr ot Centra and Main Streets. Wars j
ean bo consulted In Herman.
r bo. m. knwixi,.
O.tb'i 0:1 t'irjt Uoor, front room of Cot,.
t!tiilAf Uuilditu, Jl.iiit street, below Ex
p.VUL. E. WIIIT,
onico In Coi.umcian licir.msa, Itoom No. 1, second
0. KN0HI1. L. B. WINTERSTEKH.
KN01UI & WINTERS f KEN,
A ttornoy s-at-Law,
ortlua lu 1st National Hank building, Becond noor,
nrstdoor to the 1- It. Comoro! ain and nrkt
streets UloomaDuri,'. Pa.
tfSTennoM and IlouUies Oollectid.
J II. MAIZE,
j Hi) lii aUc'sbulltoj. ever lilllmcycr's grocery.
joiin c. yoci'm. c. 11 ueyi:h.
YOCUM & QEYIMt,
CATA I feSA, l'A.
(Offleo front suit of 100ms on becond floor or
Miws Item building.)
rw-CAN iu:coNM'i.Ti:i)iN(ii:it ax.sj
Members ot Sharp ami Allenian's Lawyers and
Hankers Plrcctoiy mid the American Mercantile
and collection Association. Ill gle prompt und
caieful attention to collection 01 claims in uny
part of the United staUs or Canada, as well as to
ill other professional business euliustcd to them
ATTOUNE r-AT-L AW.
Jackson liuihllng, Rooms 4 imJ 5.
y. II. RHAWN.
Otnco.cornorof Third and Malnstreou.
ATTOR NE Y-AT-LAW,
B LOO MS BU RG, PA.
OIllco iu lirowers' Building, 2ml Uoor.
Atlorney-atLiiw, Berwick. Pa.
Cin Ijo Consulted in German.
FIRE AND LIFE INSURANCE
CiTOfUco llrst door below tho post ofllcc.
yi (J. HAKKLEY. Attoriu'V-nt-Law.
j oaee u llrower's UuIMIiii.', ind story, ltooms
B. MoKELVY. M. D..Hur2con and Phv
, slclao, uotlU Mia Main sireci.telow Murtel
Ij. FRITZ, Attorney.nl Law. Ollice
. , la Coluuuiau uulldlng,
1 M. DRINKER, GUN & LOCKSMITH
rowing Machines and Machinery of all kinds ru.
pilrod. OmBA llousu llulld ng, tnoomubuit:, fa.
R. J. 0. RUTTER,
Office Noith Market street,
rIt. WM. JI. REBER, Surceon and
1 Physician. Ofllce corner ot ltock and Market
JR. EVANS, M. D.. Surgeon and
.Physlolan, OJlce and Kosldtncu on Third
OTIHISTIAN F. KNAPP, DLOOMSllDIta, PA,
OMR. OP N. Y.
imtcUANTS', OP NEWAHK, N. J.
' LINTON, N. Y.
lieso cu coiii oiiATioxs nro well seasoned by
Vo nud rjBi! tkstkp and liavo never jet had a
iosssettuxlbyanycouriot law. Their assets are
aUluve&tcd In sonn heci'Iiitiks nro liable to the
lia.ardof ( he only. .... .
losses moumr and iionssti.v adjusted and
paid as soon as determined by cukistian k.
KNArr, SrSCUI. AUENrANUAUJVSlKIl IIJ-OOIISUUWO,
Thopeoploof Columbia county should natron.
Iz thea agency where losseslf any uie bottled and
raid by ono ot t her own ell l.e ns.
1'liO.MlT.NKaS. t:OU!TY. f.Mll DBA I.1XO.
T) P. HARTMAN
KKPB8KNIS THE rOLLOWINO
AMERICAN INSURANCE COMPANIES
North American of Philadelphia.
Franklin, " "
1'ennsylvunli, " "
Vork, ot luunsylranla.
Hanover, of N. Y.
lueens, ot London.
Hortli BrltLsh, of lndon.
O.llco on Market street, No, 5, Uloomsbr-rg.
,-ON THE EUItOPEiVN PLAN.
Viotov Kooh, Propriotoi1.
ltooms aro heated by steam, well ventilated and
.olet'autly f uruUheo. Finest liar and Lunch Coun
vr In 1 ho city. , .
caU to order at all hours. Udles and Oenls
rcsuiiront lurnlahed with all delicacies of tho
I)catlon near I), L.4 W, It. It. Depot, Scranton,
i'a. Mar W-tf
W. R. TUBBS, PROPRIETOR
OPPOSITE CODltT HOUSE.
Urge and convenient B.unplo rooms. Hath rooms
iot una cold water, and all modern com euleuces
0, B.HLWBIiL, . ...
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ono year for one dollar aud beemy.tHo cents.
VdE.VT.s Inevery Towniblpln this County to
sollelt hUb-.crl)tloin for tho Wkkki-v 1'atkiot
tVrllo for tenai. Address all eowumnlcatlons to
Till? IMTIIIOT1 Hurrlhlnirtj, I'a.
Tho undersigned navlnc put his Planing ill
on Kallroad street, In drat-ciass condition, Is pre
parod to do all kinds of work In his lino.
FRAMES, SASH, DOORS,
furnished at reasonable prices. All lumber used
is well seasoned aud none but skilled workmen
T.RTl MATES FOK 13 UJLUJJN UK
furnished on application. Plans and specirjca
was prepared by an experienced drauirhtsman
PHICK LIST OP
ROOFING SLAT E
ou cars at (juarry,
Xo. 1 BUto. . .
No. 1 Hit) mate
.No. S 1Mb blato.
.. , a.e)
1. 1.. 1 1 hi. 1..
S3 Lackawanna Avenue, scranlou, Pa
rASHittfll ANI IIOAIUlTll AOIINTS for
I a htJVlHidtumpkto
The world s srsatcl oldler, and the natlou's mont
l,5iwredcltlen. UiW lnlcol llanld sales. V, W.
SlMAM V. I5 AICU Mreel, VlilUtelphla
The siij)cnority of our Cloth
ing, in style anil finish, is stiil'ie
ient guiirantcu nguinst a calamity
like the above. Our largo stock
of Suits and Overcoats for Men,
Youths, J3oys and Children will
give permanent' satisfaction.
A. 0. YATES&CO.
G02-G01-G0G CHESTNUT ST.
17HKAS iino'wN's iNsun.vNcn
V AOKNOY. Meyer's now bulidlne, ilain street,
... A ssets.
.lltnj Insurance Co., of Hartford, Conn jT.ors.S'-ii
Hoyal ot Llvcriwol i3,wo,ooo
Mro Association, Philadelphia 4,lfiS7io
I'lircnlY, ot London 5,sifi,370
Loudon . Lancashire, o( England l.ttw.tivo
llfirtrnnl nt ll.iptfnnl . i n.n
sprlngheld Klro and -Marine .'.'.!.'. s.'osal&SO
As tho agencies aro direct, policies aro written
for the Insured without delay In tho onieo at
Uloomsburg. oct. 28, 'bl.
yy 11 iiousi:,
Bloom8huho,Colu5iuia County, I'a
11 styles ot work done In a superior manner, work
warranted as represented. TsuTn Kxtkact
ko wnnocT Pain by tho use of Oas, and
frcoot charge w hen artificial teeth
Ofllce over Kleim's Drug Store.
lobe open at oil hours during the rfat,
T.. nnnnnn A handsome VAHL LA.MP given
5 nni'VP.R with a 5 order tor Tea and corf.
eUUiiyep- An lron f,lono CUAMllKH
c sct, 10 pieces, or a TEA SET, 41
pieces, or a handsome HlioxzE IIANOINO LAXil'
given with a f 11) order. A CHA.MUKH SET ot 10
pleces,wltn blue, maroon or pink band or an llto.N'
aTONE CHINA TK SET of M pieces, ora OLAi-S
SET ofW) pieces gUenwlth alia order, HAND
SOME I'HHMIU.MS, consWIng ot Decorated China
Ware In Tea sets, also Dinner and Tea sets com.
blned, and Chamber sets, etc., etc, (then with
orders for lis, (so, (ss, (is and (50. send for clrcu.
lar, which wlllgUe you full particulars. UltAND
UNION TEA COMPANY, 25 South .Main St
wiiKes iiarre, ra. neautpiar
lers so li out stteet. "New
may 15 ly
ffl. U. SLOAN & BRO.,
CARRIAGES BUGGIES, PHAETONS.
SLEIGHS, PLATFORM WAGONS, &C.
First-class work always on hand.
REPA IRIXO NBA 7L Y D ONE.
Price reduced to suit the timet,
$5 0 REWARD
Every Ounoo of Ailiiltoiation
NEW" PROCESS SOAP.
TH3 WONDERFUL 3-LS BAR.
A DC ONLY 1IY
Gowans &. Stover,
Buffalo, N. Y.
For Halo by all iiittclofF grtccis.
April lo-i.) r
(0 n s w m b
Who always gives you tho latest
styles, ami cuts your clothing to fit
you. Having had tho e.ierioiico lor a
number ot years in the Tailoring Utisi
ness, has learned what material w ill
give his customers tho best satisfaction
for wear and stylo and will try to
plcaso all who givo him a call. Also
Gents' Furnishing Goods
OP ALL DESCRIPTIONS.
HATS, CAPS, AND UMBRELLAS
Always ot the latest styles. Call and ex.
amino his stock beforo purchasing else
where. Store nent door to First Rational Bank
Oorner Main & Market Sts.
E. B. 8R0WER
CAS FITTING & STEA31 HKATINH.
STOVES & IINWARE.
AH kinds of work in Sheet Iron, Hoof
ing and Spouting promptly
K"Btrlct attention flvcn to Ueatlnff by fctnam.
Corner of Main & East Sts.,
l)n nm mi
BLOOMSBUIIG, PA., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER
Lots of People Say,
Hero is Solid
A 1 TESTIMONY
from llnrd Working Men.
Machinist nnd llullitrr.
"I have been troubled years with kidney and
bladder difficulty. After ntltig four bottles of
Host's tKldnoy and Llrcr Hsmedt Ibavo been
completely cured." Wllllarx. C. Clark, Mason and
IlnUdcr, Auburn, N.Y.
"UcallhU belter than wealth." c
Mr. Ocorco KarR, Machinist, 1139 ItldEO Ave.,
1'hlladclplila, Pa.,Bny! "My dtfeaieatartcdwhcn
I wnn quite a youns ladliy Jmln!ncakkldney.
I liavo urcdjimt (Is bottlcof IlcKT'a Kidney nnd
I.her Hemcdt. and 1 tolcmnly proclaim, 'I feci
"Good counsel ba no price, obey It." '
Jlr. Henry Williams, Mechanic, East Bridge
port, Conn., says: "About two months ago I
caughta heavy cold, which settled In my kidneys.
I got n botllo of Host's Kidney and Ltrct
Hesieut and with the first dose began to get well."
"Light etippcrsmakcs longllTCB."
Frank It. I.ec, offleo N. Y. C. & Tt. It. It. Little
Falls, N. Y Juno 8, 18S3, says: ".My father, 63
yftirs old, had sevcro kidney and bladder dlscnso
for "0 years, urination causing acuto pnln. Tho
weakness was so great hn was obliged to wear a
rubber bag. TweUo bottles of IIcst'b Kidney
Hemedt completely cured him, and wo consider It
remarkable. Wo encerf ully recommend It."
"Deeds nro better than words."
Hunt's Kidney and Liver ItEMEnr has stood
tho tcstot time, lthasbccn beforotho public for
twenty years, and has cured every year thousands
of people sintering from various dleascsof tho
Kidneys and Liver, nnd kindred dl.onlers, w ho had
failed to get relief from doctors and who expected
never to bo cured. Thousands of testimonials
from such persons attest Its value. Send fur book.
"Alls well that ends well."
Sold by all druggists, Trlco S1.53. 9
HUNT'S ItCMEDY CO., Providence, II. I.
X. CltlTTKXTON, General Agent, !f. Y.
OF PUKE COD LIVER OH
Almost as Palatabloas Milk.
Tho only preparation of roil LITER OIL that
can bo taken readily and tolerated for a long tlmo
Ly dellrato stomach.
AM AS A imiKDV Ffl It roxuntPTinv,
M i:mi i.ni n micuiisv txu.tiu, a,i
mil. HHiii.m. (uiiiiis am) iiiitotr
HllHI'N ml all Dtsll.MI HIsOllliUls O
Illll.lllil.X II I. miriillnai In IU mulls.
t'rccnbeil and eiilarsetl by tho best Physicians
In tho countries of tho world.
FOR SALE BY ALL DRUGGISTS.
rPu'ar f'tvcrlte for tire
ing the hair, Kestorin" ihc c i!or
tlrulT, It clc.iiue the I in,
stons tlie hair f.illin?. ami .
ure lo please, o-. anil $i. sizes at DrucrUn.
Tho Best CougU Cure yoa can uso
and the best Vnown prevent ue of C Jiiiiunption.
Parker's Tonic J-ent in a home ita tentintl to
keep sickness out. Used discreetly it V.e?pi tlie
hlood pure and the Stomach, Liver and Kidney
in working order. Coughs and Culdi am!l be
fore it. It biiilJ up the health.
If you sutler from Debility SUn Kruption,
Cougn, Asthma, Dyspepsia, Kidney, Urinary rr
Female Complaints, or any disorder i f the I.un ,
Stomach, llowcls, llknl or Xcrvt-i, dmi't w (
till you are Mclv jn bed, but uj I'a Kru'. "io u
to-day; it Mill give you new tifu nnd t.
IIISO'K ic CU.. N. Y.
SoIdbyDru 'sts, Lircsa' ti j buiinj $i . .
an if . M-ly
BURDOCK gLOOD RITTERS,
WHAT IB H1?
A strictly vegetable prepa
ration, composed of a cholco
and skillful combination of
Naturo'3 best remedies. Tho
discoverer does not claim it a
euro for all tho Ills, but boldly
warrants It cures every form
of disease arising1 from a tor
pid liver, impuro blood, dis
ordered kidneys, and whoro
there is a broken down condi
tion of tho System, requiring: a
prompt and permanent tonic,
it never fails to restoro tho
fjufl'eror. Such is BURDOCK
BLOOD BITTERS. Sold by alt
druggists, who are authorized
by tho manufacturers to ro
fund tho prlco to any pur
chaser who 13 not bonofltod by
FOSTER, M3LBURN &, CO,, Props,,
BUFFALO. HBW 'SOnK.
WkatlsthouAOofeufftrinir with Eachache,
rain 1 n W. - 8ido or Xttp, tolatloa, Rbeuxcatlsra,
Kidney Diseases, Crlclt, Etltchcs, Swollen end
tri ed Muflcloa, Chcet and Lung trouble, or any
tortof palnorEcronocfl, cltlwr local crdctp
catodnhenallop riAatcr Mill gtvo lnrtant
da BaUaa, and tho pain-kllUnf virtue of
nopa. Tho best ttrenuthcning pUatcr ever
known. Thoutaadd tay bo. (Mdbyalldcaltri,
Elolled on reoelptof price, E5o., 5 for?100.
ORNAMENTAL IRON FENCES,
OK CAST CH WltOUOIlT IHON.
Tlio following fcliows the 1'lckct (lotlilo, ono of
Vcrlloautrami Durability tliov nro unsurnasa
oil. iwt up tjyoiirloncii Imudi nnJ warruntcd
l'riocs ami Bpcolmcna of other do
slgua Hcnt lo any address.
'vuu, my ip?
"SnE'S MY SISTER."
She's my sister, nttiiBhty boy I
Mio U kind nnd trlngi rao joy,
With her unlllng bloomlna face,
And her modest ccnllo grace,
With her volee ho sweet nnd clear,
1 .Men I do ou It now hear J
Up tlio valley now tt comes,
sn tctly, clearly, how It hums I
Softly ns llio summer bree?.e
Coming of! tho sun-warmed seas.
And that gleeful merry heart
How It pains mo when wo part,
Weeks or days are long to mo,
W hen I cannot sister see.
She Is good and sho Is kind,
she's my sliter, you shall llnd 1
S ohcrgolileu tresses curled,
lly somo fairy hands aro twirled,
This way, that way, I'.can't tell,
You may ask my pretty Nell.
And her eyes, llko diamonds aro
llcumtng brighter than yon star,
Mio can bco If you aro good,
Or could earn a livelihood.
Sho can tell you stories old,
Stories new or worth their gold,
Head her smiling beaming face,
Surely odds much to their grace,
Don't you wish my little boy,
You'd n sUter full ot Joy 7
Never then would you say,
Ugly words as ) ou this day,
Unto little sister said,
Ugly boy I you naughty Fred 1
SENTENCED TO SIBERIA.
I nm a Lancashire man and I roso
from the ranks. I hegan life as much
a oilier mill hands do; but my head
was cot tho right way on my shoulders,
and I got to bo mi overlooker. Five
and twenty years ago, when a great
English finn, whose operations extend
over many rats of ltussia, started a
cotton mill at Ekaterinburg, I was of
fered a post as manager. Ekaterin
burg is, as I daro Bay yon know, on
the Siberian side of tho Ural Mount
ains, and in tho heart of tho govern
ment mining districts. A man thinks
twice beforo ho transports himself and
his family to such a place, but I had
mado up my mind to get on, aud this
was a good chanco to ono in my posi
tion. I was not disappointed. I iooked
after the mill, and it prospered. Wo
north-country operatives aro a thrifty
folk, and liko living in a plain way. I
saved money; and as it was the policy
of the firm to keep mo in my post, and
to givo mo a personal interest in tho
undertaking, I was allowed to invest
my few hundred of roubles iu tlio
Tlieso coinmon-placo particulars
about my own affa'rs can have yery
little interest for you, sir. I only tell
them because otherwise you would
scarcely understand what has to fol
low. Ono evening, lato in our Bhort Rus
sian Summer, when tlio long days wero
fast drawing in, wo were in our family
sitting room, I engaged with somo of
tho mill accounts, and my wifo with
her sowing, when Lottie, our eldest
daughter, rushed in, and, without a
woid, fainted right away on tho floor.
This did not more frighten my wifo
and myself limit it surprised us, for
Lottio was a sensible girl, and had novel-
given way to any hysterical fancies
beforo. Wo knew that it must have
taken a good deal to upset her in that
way, and as soon as we had oontrived
to bring her round, we mado her tell us
what had been tho mailer.
It seemed that sho had been alone
in her room, when, turning suddenly
toward tlio window, sho became aware
of a face pressed closely against tho
glass and glaring at her. What tho
face was like sho was unable to de
scribe, but it appeared loo ugly and
horrible for a human beinc. If it
could liavo been called that of a man
or woman, she f-nid, sho should not
have been so frightened.
1 went out and looked round tlie
house. Nolliinj; was to be seen. Wo
knew Loltio to bo a sensible girl, but
wo wero inclined to think that her fancy
must have played her a trick for once.
Alter a lima inv wile lolt Hie room
to see about our supper. My wifo (sho
has been dead now this nine years) had
is btiong nerves as any woman that I
over know nothing over seemed to
knock her oil' her balance. Well, sho
o.unu back in a minute or two and
leckontd me to llio door. Sho was
calm enough, but I could seo by her
laco that something was wront'. blic
would not say what sho had to say be
fore tho girl for fear of frightening
her again. So sho whispered to mo
outside: "Lottio must have been right;
there is something about. When i
opened tliu door of tlio khulovy (the
larder that is) I heard something at tho
window. Whatever it may liavo been
it took alarm, and did not let mo seo
it; hut it has left its marks on tho lat
tice," I followed her silently to tho kladovu.
All was now silent there. I examined
tho fortochka as in ltussia wo call
the little window of such a place. In
Summer timo its glass casement was
removed, and it wns now only protect
ed by a lattice of crossed strips of fire
wood, l heso strips wero slightly dis
placed, as if soinu one had tried to
force them out, and thus to gain en
trance. Tho fortochka was about
large enough to have admitted the
body of a man.
Nothing was to bo seen by looking
out; for, though a reasonable amount
of twilight btill remained, it was only
enough to show things with any dis
tinctness in tho open, ami I had shel
tered tho hack of our house by plant
lug a number of young fir trees, I
whispered to my wifo that sho should
go back to Lottio and that I would
stay whero I was for a bit, and sen
whether tho robber if it was a robber
would oomo aiTaii).
It was scarcely to bo called late, yet
it was too lato for any of cur mill
peoplo to bo about, and they wero our
only ncighbori). My liouse, and ono
adjoining it (intended for another cm.
pioyce, but at that time iiuocoiipied),
btood partly within tho high wooden
fen co which inclosed tho mill; that is.
their backs opened into tho inclosuro
(tho dvor, as wo call it), whilo their
lioms looked on a iiiibliu thoroughfare
Thus our back premises wero strictly
private after the Kates to tlio mill had
hien closed; and the peison if it was
a person -who Had got to tho windows
must either hao secreted himself with
in tho dyor, or havo gained access to it
in somo improper manner, wow, now
ever, nil was as still ns could be,
Down I h.U to watch, closo by tlio
door of the kladovoy. I ohoso a dark
corner, and ono where, in tho dusk, it
would liavo been a hard matter to seo
me, but I had a full view of the lattice.
I waited till my patience wns beginning
to wear out, and then fancied that I
heard somo slight sound outside under
tlio fortockka. It was bo slight that at
first I was not suro whether it might
not bo merely fancy, hut after a liltlo
pause I heard it niiain, louder and moro
distinctly. I sat still as a mouse, and
kept a sharp lookout.
Jslowly and Gradually eomethinir
raised itself beforo tho opening. It
was a neau, out in tho uncertain light
1 could not s.iv whether If. u-nn aim.
man head or that of somo brute crea
ture. Whichever it micht be, I could J
seo t'liouuh ot it lo know that it was
such n wild, haggard, unearthly look
ing imiiK as i nan novcr looked upon
beforo. Any quantity of shaggy hair
was hanging about it, and its only
features to spcak of seemed to bo eyes.
Eyes it had passed all mistake Never
did I seo anything like tho way in
wnicn it glared at our good provisions
within. I have seen what a famished
wolf looks like, and I should hardly
think a famished wolf worth comparing
with that creature. It was ravenous
after what it saw. Up beside tho head
came two bunches of long claws,which
wrenched at the woodeiillatlico as if to
tear it down, llul thoy wero too weak.
Tho strips held fast, And then tho
thing fellto work with its teeth lo
gnaw away through.
lule the creaturo was thus oncac-
ed I contrived to slip quietly from my
dark corner by tho door, and catchiug
up a big stick went out at tho back of
tlio house. I stolo round as noiseless
ly as I could toward tho window.
Thcro were, ns I said, young lir trees
on that side ot tho house, so that with
a little care it was not difficult to ap
proach tho placo unobserved. When
1 got to within a few yards I saw that
the man for tho creaturo was a man
was still hard at work trying to
iuieu it way in.
i dropped my stick, and inado a rush
at him, and had him beforo ho knew
anything about it. Ho did not give
up quietly. Ho struggled hard des
perately, I may say. But bless you 1
lio'd not the ghost of a chanco with
me. I am a tolerably stront' man
still, as men go, and I was younger
then. I could liavo undertaken three
such as ho and thought nothing of it.
Tho poor wretch had no sort of condi-
tion.aboitt huu he was mero skin and
bouts no muscle at all. IIo was
nothing but a walking anatomy, with
a few rags by way of covering and
only a very few.
All that ho gained bylhis stnurcles
was a cood shaking, for I iravo him
ono that mado every tooth in ids head
cnaiier, and then 1 laid him Hat on
I had been long enough in tlio
country to gai.i somo knowledge of
Russia. I could uso it freely to our
mill people, and I must own that for
terms in which to blackguard a set of
lazy rascals, as most of thoso fellows
are, hillingsgato isn't a match on it.
ao 1 could mako my pnsioner under
stand me. "Now, then, my friend." I
said to him, you needn't take the
trouble to show any moro light. You
seo it won't pay. So just get up and
march quietly off with mo to tho
ouchastok" tho onehas'tok being, as
you perhaps know, cquivaleat to the
ponce station in English.
Jiut instead ot getting up and doing
as ho was told, liko a reasonable being,
tho creature contrived to wrigglo itself
upon its knees, and to hold up its
hand.-, whilo it begged of me, in tho
Virgin and all tho Saints not to hand
it over to tho politzia. It would rath
er lie killed otittight, and was ready to
no beaten as much as 1 pleased.
"My ragged tnend, I said, "you
aro a queer chap 1 Why do you ob
ject to tho police so strongly ?"
i ho poor wretch mado no direct
answer, but only rciturated Ids en
treaties, that I would not give him up.
i began to havo somo suspicion ot the
quality of my guest . "I am declined
to think," I said, "that you aro neither
moro nor less than an escaped con-
Instead of attempting to donv it. he
only begged mo to pity him as before.
Kussian law is terrible hard on thoso
who in any way assist in or conceal
tho escape of a couvict. Of that 1
was awate. But though I am a big
fellow to look at, and in somo things
can hold my own, as well as any man,
i havo always been a poor, soft-heait
ed fool in others. I was begining to
leel downright sorry for that poor
devil it was not so much his prayers
mat tcicned mo as his looks, "well,"
1 said, "supposo I don t 'givo you up.
but let you go. What then?"
Jlo would always remember me with
gratitude. IIo would go on his way
at once, and do no harm to my pro
perty. IIo was no thief. IIo had
only entered this dvor this yard to
hide himself, but that tho sight of food
had overcome him, ho was tarnishing,
ho dared not beg. IIo had walked,
how lar ho could not tell, perhaps a
thousand versts, aud all tho way ho
dared not ask for food, scarcely to
speak to a living soul. Ho was trying
iu ruaoii iiis own -village, poruaps a
thousand vorsts further. If I would
only set him freo ho would go on at
That was about tho substanco of tho
fellow a answer. Ilia appearance seem
ed to bear out his statements, and I was
inclined to believo him. "It's sheer
nonsense," I said, "for you to talk of
setting off fot- a walk of a thousaud
verstB, if I let you go. xou might as
well talk of flying. You havo not tho
strength to walk ten. You would only
fall by the roadside, you miserable
scarecrow, and dio in a ditch. I should
bo doing tho kinder thing by you if I
handed you over to tho authorities. If
l do let you go, 1 must givo you eouif
thing to eat first. Como with me."
Tho miscrablo wretch hardly boliev.
ed that I meant to feed him.aud would
havo run away had ho dared. I took
him into tlio empty house, of which I
had tho key, and fetched him as much
food iu 1 thought it safe for him to
So thero I was, with an escaped con
vlct on my hands. Had 1 been moro
prudent I should havo reflected that
tho fellow was most likely a hardened
scoundrel, quite iimletetving of pity,
and that his giatlttido would vrobiblv
bo shown citlar by robbing me, or if
lie should happen lb fall into (ho Imtids
oi Vho police, uy (jettpig uo into tron
THK COLUMMAN, VOL. XIX.NO 4".
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bio to save his own woitlilcss neck. I
ought to havo thought of those thlngnj
but, as I said before, I am a soft-hearted
old fool, and neglected to do so.
I kept him in ttiat empty houso for
soveral days ; in fact, till ho had so
far rccoycrcd Ills strength ns to bo fit
to go on. Nobody know about him,
not even tho mombcrs of my own fam
ily, for if I was doing a foolish thing,
I had sense enough to run a liltlo risk
over it as possible. Feodor Stepano
vitcli, for that my convict told me was
his name, enlightened mo on some few
points of his personal history. His na
livo village was, ho said, in tho Gov
ornmcnt of Vlndimer, and ho had left
it to get work in tho town of Inauova,
whero there ato factories. Every man
trhs t mako out a good case for him
self, so I did not feel myself bound to
placo implicit reliance on Eeodoi's
statement that he had never commit
ted anything that could properly bo
called a crime. According to his show
ing, tho solo source of his troubles had
been a differenco with an oivadnik a
police agent. I do not exactly remem
ber tho particulars, but, of conree,thero
was a woman in tho biuiness ; blows
had passed, and tho ouvanik had, by a
false charge,procured Feodor's condem
nation to Siberia for life. This, I say,
was his 6tory.
Feodor told mo that his place of ex
ile had been somewhere far up the
country.aud of tho severities he had had
to endure, and of tho tyranny of offi
cials, ho spoke bitteili. After making
his escape, the privations and dangers
ho had undergoho beforo reaching
Ekateringburg wero such as I should
not havo believed from his words, had
they not been verified by his appear
ance. For a Russian, ho appeared to mo lo
be a not unintelligent fellow, and I
pointed out to him tho difficulties ho
would find in making his way to Ivan
ova a distance of not less than 1200
versts from Ekaterinburg, as the crow
(lies ; and advised him, as ho was used
to mill work, to stay and find employ
ment wliero he was. I was weak
enough to offer to help him and seo
what could bo done in tho way of get
ting a passport for him. I5ut the fel
low was bent on going forward. lie
was resolved, he said, to seo his family
again, and ho was resolved to seo Basil
Makaroff. This Makaroff was.l found,
ihoouvadnik to whom Feodor attri
buted his troubles, and it seemed to
mo that tiiis particular hankering to
see this person meant a craving to have
his revenge. I confess that when I
had learned this much,, I felt uo desiro
to detain my friend Feodor longer than
was necessary. I was glad to givo him
something moie decent in the way of
clothing than ho had brought, and a
tritlo in money to helphim on Ida way,
and to bo rid of him.
I never expected to seo him again,
nor wished to do so ; and I was some
what startled when, a few weeks later,
among a gang of convicts which wero
being marched by a guard of soldiers
out of tho town on their way eastward,
I recognized Stepanoviich. I was
stauding close by when ho passed, and
was bo much surprised to seo him that
I somewhat imprudently, perhaps,
spoko to him by name. Rut, will you
bcliovo it t tho ungrateful dog stared
mo in tlio faco and marched sullonly
by without word or sign of recogni
tion. "So much," thought I, "for gra
Somo months later, when tho next
summer was getting well advanced, wo
had ono night an alarm of fire. Many
of tho newer mills at Ekaterinburg aro
of stone, but tho main building of ours,
being comparatively old, was of wood
It was a thing to blaze up liko a box of
matches. It was not, however, in tho
main building that tho firo had broken
out, but in somo sheds connected witli
tho main building "by a range of shop
ping. This last was stone-built, but as
II luck would have it, covered with
A good many peoplo were booh got
together.mostly our own liands.and 1 di
rected and encouraged them as well as I
couldjtogct the firo under contract. Rut
they wero a stolid heavy set of fellows.
thoso Russians, and tho way in which
they tako caro not to over-exert them
selves at a firo is enough to drive an
Englishman wild. Yet there wero
somo few who worked well, and ono
fellow in partioular.I noticed, a ragged
fellow, a beggar, I took him to be, who
really worked splendidly, and in a way
that ought to have made many of thoso
whoso daily bread depended on tho ex
istence of tho mill ashamed of them
What between tho apathy of thoso
lazy scoundrels generally, and want of
water, it was soon plain that tho sheds
which wero on firo could not bo saved,
and that what wo had to look to
was tho mill itself. Tho danger of tho
main building was increasing every
moment, for tho hro was beginning to
mako its way along tho shingled roof
of which I spoke.
I could seo what had to bo done
those shingles had to bo stripped off.
had a ladder reared against tho build
ing nnd called for volunteers to mount
it. llio height ot that root from tho
ground was considerable, and tho lira
was overy moment getting moio and
moro hold nnon it. To strin off the
shingles would bo a hard job ami a hot
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one, and it is not to bo domed, a dan
gerous one. Not ono of thoso cold
blooded rascals who had eaten our
brcail for years would como forward
I stood at tho foot of tho ladder and
told them I was going myself. I of
fered twenty roubles fiftv roubles to
any man who would help me. Rut it
was of no use.
Just when 1 was 'about to mount
alone,tho ragged stranger fellow.whom
I had before .observed working so vi
gorously, camo running up. IIo had
been too busy in another placo to know
what was going forward soonor. That
was scarcely a tune for taking any par
ticular notico of people's looks, yet I
had nn impression that ho wns not al
together a stranger to me.
Ho looked up to tho roof. Tho do
lay ot thosu tew minutes had given a
fearful advantage to tho firo. "Thero
is death up there," ho said; "is saving
this mill so very important to your
"If it is burned 1 am a beggar. Kv'
ery kopeck I am worth in tho world is
in it. A hundred roubles it you will
help mo save it.'
"We can talk of tho reward nfier
ward," ho said, as ho sprang nimbly
past mo ami up the milder uuo a cat.
I was following, loo oagerlv, per
haps, to bo careful, and I am n heavy
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came, with akneo so much twisted that
1 could scarcely stand. It was no
longer in my power lo climb to tho
Rut from whero I propped myself
against a wall I could scj that ragged
fellow, who was tqi ami doing enough
for threo or four ordinary men. You
should havo seen how ho sent tho shin-
fries rattling down. Seen fiom below,
te seemed at times to be working with
firo all round him, but ho wont on with
out minding it, 1 never saw an En
glishman let alone a Russian go to
it with a belter will. I hoard tho peo
ple round me say that ho worked moro
like a fiend than a mortal man and so
he did. IIo handled tho burning wood
as though his lingers had been iron in
stead of hVsh nnd bone, and scarcely
fcpineil to shrink from tho tlamcs that
blazed up round his face. IIo novcr
appeared to rest or stay for breath till
he had succeeded in cutting off tho
communication between tho lire and
I mado tho men below set tho ladder
as handily as thoy could for him to got
down, and ho did his best lo reach it.
But ho must havo been qttito used up,
besides being pretty much blinded and
stiffocatul with tho smoke. Anyway,
he lost his footing, and down ho went
through tho rafteis,and crashed among
the burning rubbish below. It was an
Wo got him out as well as wo could;
and such a scorched, smokc-blackcncd,
smashed up copy of God'a imago I
should never wish to see again. Rut
ho was still alive, and to tho proposal
to carry him straight to tho hospital I
said, "No ; lake him into my house.''
So they took him in.
After wo had got tho fire quilo un
der and mado all safe about tho mill, I
limped lo the side of tho bed whero
they had laid tho poor fellow. lie had
camo round a bit by that tune. IIo
tried to open his eyes, but it seemed to
mo that tho fire and smoke had not
left him much power of seeing witli
them. Ho spoke, however, moro dis
tinctly than might havo been expected,
and his first question was whether tho
mill was safe.
I told him that owing to his pluck
it was. 1 was surprised to find that
ho recognized my voice, and still moro
when he named my name. "You do
not know me." ho said and, indeed,
it was not likely that any ono should
know such a crushed nnd shapeless
mass of cinder as ho was "You do
not know me heodor Stepanovitch.
Thoy caught mo and took me back. I
knew you when you spoko to mo in
tho Sireot, but dared not answer, lest
they should suspect you of having lie
friended me. I havi.' escaped from
them again, and am going homo to
Ivanovo. I must seo my wife, and
that villain Makaroff."
Ho lay a little, and then added: "I
am glad I was here to help you to
night. 1 am glad thoy did not tako mo
again beforo I got here. I do not think
the politzia will tako mo again."
And thoy did not; for ho was dead
within an hour of that time.
Grant's Test of Strength.
nm ixrrr.n in which he koiut.itei
his EAiti.v i)i:atii to nn. mouolass.
Tho current number of the Century
magazine has, in part, a re-production
of a letter written by General Grant to
Dr. J. II. Douglas whilo on Mt. Mc
Gregor, and iu tho text of his partially
reproduced lettor the General made
referenco to a previous letter in liko
strain. The prompting causes of that
previous letter and tho letter itself aro
given. Gpneral Grant reached Mt.
McGregor Juno 1G, and that night ho
slept ten full hours and well. Next
afternoon ho sat upon tho cottago pi
azza alono and in deep thought. Sud
denly, as though after mature reflection
he had formed a resolve, ho summoned
Harrison, his servant, and started down
tho steps and walked to tho bluff of
tho mountain. Thero ho ant upon a
ustio chair, witli eves bent to earth.
his features drawn and tense, and an
expression of interception on his face.
le had set himselt to a test of Ins own
Blrength. Hu wanted a basis for per
sonal judgment uf his condition, and
found himselt weak beyond an expec
tation. Ho went slowly ba'ik to tho
cottago aud icached his room discour
aged and disheartened, and that oven-
ug, sitting on tho piazza as tho sun
wont down, he wrote a calm statement
of his convictions as lo Ids own condi
tion. This ho handed to Dr. Dougias,
and it was tho "previous" letter referred
to in tho General's reproduced letter in
th Century. It is hero given:
JJocTOit : binco coming to this beau
tiful climate and getting a completo
rest for about ton hours I liavo watch
ed my pains and compared them with
thosu of tho last few weeks. I can
feel plainly that my system is prepar
ing for dissolution in threo ways : Ono
by hemorrhage, ono by strangulation
and the third by exhaustion. Tho
first and second aro liablo to como
at any moment to relievo mo of my
earthly sufferings. Tlio timo for tho
arrival ot tho third can bo computed
witli almost mathematical certainty. I
havo fallen off in weight and strength
very rapidly for tho last two weeks.
There cannot bo a hopo of going far
beyond this timo. All any physician
or any number of them can do for mo
is to mako my burden ol pain as light
as possible I do not want any phj-
sician but yourself, but I tell you so
that if you aro unwilling to hayo mo
go without consultation with profes
sional men, you can send for them. I
dread them, however, knowing that it
means another desperato eftort to savo
mo and moro suffering.
i litis it was Ur. Uouglas that nicht
sent for Dr. Sands.who enmo next day,
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General and told him that thero
was no danger of sti angulation nor of
hemorrhage, nnd exhaustion was a
question that could not bo diecussed.
Thero aro scores of perFons who aro
bulTcriug from some form of blood dis
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Elixir will certainly euro all such dis
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scientific preparation, ho guarantees it.
After a thorough lest J. 11, Mercer
most positively atseits that Acker's
English Remedy is tho best inediciuo
for asthma, cioup, coughs, whooping
cough aud ail lung troubles that can bo
iound. Afck him about it, for ho fully