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Tho Job rrlntlhg Department of tho Cotountiu
H Tory complete It contains the latest new tV
nnl m ich nerr and thn ninm .V..'W
proves by power, giving us tuo best facilities.
inftes furnished on largo jobs.
T E. WALM5H,
O.Tlco over 1st. National llank. momib l'
vr tr. punk,
Olloo In Snt'a llulldtng.
J OIIN M. CLA-UK,
AT TO H N E Y- AT-L A W.
JUdTIOK OP THE PEACE.
O lice over Moycr Bros. Drug Storo.
ATTO It N B ?-AT-L A W
onico In llrowor'a bulldlog.socond floor.room No. 1
onico corner of Centro and Main Strvcts. Clark a
Can be consulted In Ocrman.
"I Y.O. K. KLWEI.L
O.llco on First floor, front room or Col
BMiiiAN Uialldlnj:, Mum street, below Ex
pAUL E. WIKT,
Olflco In Columbian Ucildino, Hoom No. a, socond
L. B. WINTIRSTMN.
A ttovnoy s-at-Law.
OMeo In 1st National Dank building, second floor,
nrst door to the left. Corner of Main and Market
streets Uloomaburg, Pa.
SS'Penswns and Bounties Collected.
J H. MAIZE,
omoo In Maize's bulldlJK. over UlUmcyer's grocery.
JOHN C. YOCUM. 0. E. 0KY3It.
YOCUM & GEYEH,
(Omce front suit of rooms on second floor of
Mjwb Itim building.) ...
rw-OAN UK CONSULTED IN GEnMAN.jU
unnliers ot Sharp and Allcman's Lawyers and
T.?I,iirtory and tho American Mercantile
Jackson Building, Rooms 4 and 0.
-VST. H. HUAWN.
omce.cornorof Third and MalnHtreetiu
-gr- v. WUITO,
B L 0.0 M S B U R 0 , PA.
Office In Browcrs' Building,! 2nd floor,
IOUAEL P. EEULA,
Conveyancer, Collector of Claims.
LEOAL ADVICE IN THE SETTLEMENT OF
wAnUn in llnnHnr'a till MdlnL' with V. V. Hill
meycr, auorney-awan, num.
ooms, 2nd lloor
y. E. SMITH,
T B. MoKEIiVY, M
n.-Rurueon and I'iij
; .siclan.nortn an
siclao. north sldo Main Btreet.below Marl.et
AL. FItlTZ, Atlnrncv-nt-Law,
, Front room over I'ost ooice,
Offlce, North Market street,
at HKltRH. Surceou Olid
onico corner ot Hock and Market
-r t puanh Af. T).. Burceon and
I m,vJiian (lAlce and Hosldonco on Third
. "J ,
OniUSTIAN K, KNAl'F, ULOOMHUnUQ.PA,
MEKCUANW. OF NEWAHK, N,
i'LINTON, N. V.
J'EOl'LES' N. Y.
TheBa'oLD cortobations are well seasoned iby
,i..niiDIUD.,nmi hnvfl never vet had a
loss settled by any court of law. Their assets are
au invested In solid bucukitim aro liable to the
"Wr'iSSaS- and honest" Stedand
paid as soon as determined Dy L,uniiin r,
The people or uoiumuia cuumj .u.
te the agenci where losses If any are settled and
lze the agency where
VMt.M.?:i,X5' "J?,,,Zvvaui DEALINQ.
ti uy unu ui inc
aiPB3iNTU thi follow ma
North American ot 1'hlladelphla.
Vranklln, " '
lennsylvanla, " "
York, ot l'unnsylvanla.
Hanover, of N. Y.
Ouoen&j ot London.
NortuTBrltlsh, of Iindon.
Otnca on MirketBtroot, No, t, Uloomsbure.
S. P. HAGENHUOII, Cleiik.
This well-known hotel has boenfurnUhed new
from top to bottom,
Th nmnriiton who 100k POSSCSSlOn April J St
bum oivon tun niiu-n a comDleto renovatlnc The
travelling publlo wUl receive tlntt-class ttentlon,
J K 3ITTEMBEMDEH. , frosrlotori.
TO LOOK AT TO-DAY I
And Where to Buy Cheap.
THE NEW I'DEAI, CO.
Opposite the Iosloflicc.
Is ollcring bargains tins week in an uncqualcd variety of La
dies' JJnen Collars.
A Hautlsomc Choice of Children's Neckwear.
Elegant Novelties in Children's Caps.
The Rest Corset for -loc. and upwards.
Large Assortment Turkish Tidies.
Ladies' Kid Gloves, in 3, 4, o button.
Naif dollar's worth for a quarter; a quarter's worth for 12c. and
12e. worth for (!e. Nothing like this offer in this city.
How can wo oiler Embroideries at half price ? Simply
because we got them at halt wholesale prices. It woman t be lair
not to let
our lady friends have
7"AiNwniaiiT & co.,
WHOLESALE GROCER ,
TKAS, SYItUI'S, COFI'EE, Sl'OAlt, MOLASSES,
IHOK , Sl'IOBS, BI0AHI1 SODA, KTO , KVO.
N, E. Corner Second nnd Arch sts.
fOnlera will receive prompt nttentlon.
HLOOMSllUItO.UOLUMIlIA Countv, Pa
All styles ofworkdonolna superior manner, work
warrantee, as representee tkktu hxtbact
d without Pain by tho use of Gas, and
Ottlco In Barton's building, Main Street,
below Market, live doois below Ki m's
drug store, llrst lloor.
lo be open at all hours during the da
Nov u -Lr
lor wording people, senuiu cents post.
afjt, una Ave mil iium juu uii, u tujut,
valuable sample box of goods that will
n:iv in the way or inaklmr more
innnev In a few d.ivs Hull vou ever thought tioshl
bin nl. nnv business. L'nollal not ledUlied. YOU
nun live nt linnin iimMvork Insoaio tinioonly. or
all me mile .u 01 00111 sexes, 01 an ages, gruuu-
evening. That all who ant woik may test the
business, we make this unparalleled oner: 'lo all
successful. M cents to f5 eaMiycunea every
wild aie not wen saiisiieu ul- yiihsciiu u ii
for the trouble of writing us. Full particulars.
directions etc., sent tree. Immense pay absolute
ly sure iur an wnu sum at uik-c. nun t uciuj.
Addiess Stinson Co., I'ortland, Maine, dccltl.
M. C. SIM & BRO.,
CARRIAGES BUGGIES, PHAETONS
SLEIGHS, PLATFORM WAGONS ac.
First-class work always on hand.
REPAIRING NEA 1L YD OKI..
Prices reduced to suit the times.
BLOOMSBURG PLANING MILL
Tim nnrtnrslirned havlnc nut MS Planlne ll
on ltallroad street, In nrst-eiacs condition, Is rre
pared to do ailKinu9or worn mum nun.
FRAMES, SASH, DOORS,
furnisnen at roisonahleprlces. All tumber uscd
Is well seasoned and none but skilled workmen
ESTIMATES FOR BUILDINGS
omprjpired by in oiperlenceddraushlsman
.,.iqhi nn annl nation. Flan ana epeciuu-
Mi 'III Mm
Five Cold and Two Silver Medala,
awarded In 18S5 at tho Expositions of
New Orleans nnd Louisville, and tho In
ventlons Exposition of London.
TUo superiority of Corallno over horn
or whalebone has now been demonstrated
by over flvo years experience. It Is mora
durable, more pliable, moro comfortable,
and never breaks.
Avoid cheap imitations mado of various
kinds of cord. Nona are genuine unless
"Dit WiKsen's Cohalinis" Is printed
on lnsldo of steel cover.
rOR SALE BY AIL UADIKU MIRCHAKT3.
353 Broadway, New York City
ieb & r cms.
in presents given away, send us
cents postage, and by mall you wl 1
..at f-. n ti.tcl-flim nt frnoiU of lai'L'O
lr..,, ii.iif win start you In work
hat will at once bilmr you In money faster than
anithlnB elso In America. AH about the SW,fOJ
in presenli with each box. Agents wanted ev.
crywliere, of either sck, of all ofca, for all the
lime, or bp.uo tlmeouly. to work for us at their
own koines, rortunes forallwotkcis abirfilutely
assunnl. Dontueiay, ii, iiahwt ....,.; v
tho benefit of our fortunate
Is a Complete ANIMAL BONE MANURE
From the mMv llteont. West Chetr, Pa., o( Ne
vernier Kth. 18M.
(3. W, Diimprain, ilrtnpybrooll.linugt lis some vory
nico l(MtklnRarn. He Lad 20 acres iu enm this joar,
which h mamirpd with lluiicti iV: foils' I'clr
lirntril Sa.i rinioplinli. HiscropH a hiono.
lie hits no particular name for his corn except ' Rood
corn," a cnni that ho has jrrown for ten yeiint paat,
RvlcrttnK the rMHtl Ions ago from several ditTerent
arii'tiwHctf corn, and each) ear he (a vpry particular
tonflncttlie btet mm for need. He has raimd aa
much nn 80 htiwlifils nl ahcllcd corn to the acre. His
cro'i this J ear in larirpr than that of lat year.
COATIBVILLE, 1., JuneMh, lv5.
J I PKnntN8: lhaveUHoillHl.'oirsSa.iPllOfl
I'll TKKeveri1 )eam totlnn it thoroiinhly In the amo
tlt'l J alonKHi'le of other mAkcw coatuiK iM to $36 pr
ton, and limt that I et eiually Rood and better re
sults from liamth'non corn, wheat and Brasn. Icon
mtl.T it aa k.hhI and Uivin-t ajmilixtr as 1 have found
in tho market, and certainly the cheapost."
Hicu'd W. ScnnACK.
TaU Clair. Pa.. March 2th. 1.
lUunil X Sonb: "I loulit twosacksot ItuiiuhN
K'J't I'luMpluitP from J U Aniersnn.your acent,
in and put I Ot) lbs. t the acrw, and I (rot 'Jt)
burU of buckwheat fn.m39 acres. HodertSimb.
or itiv hum:
I Feb 26
of our WorkH. Meui
tons per year, and Htill
and liitlmeil t trr
riowir Iknit. :
dlllrrent klmH. ANorU
the (nova Kill! It film
Ilia nlili Clovi. Palltol,
Hthemolt conplctl work
or the kind ever pub
Centiin Etamni Tor
a HKiiiDle cony, iilHO our
Tll'lll I-IVITI. 11IKIK.
price in uKPni". Agenta
uanlcd ivinenatra; Aa.
AMCRICAN PUB. CO.. 17 IHrtb Ttulb tlrtll
A T .DAXS' TKIAU.
1 K A Full Net of
Yonrs. Scud for
K. C. HOWE CO.,
Apr. 5 17W.
Ornnil Prle Mednl, ParU, IS?.
Aak your Grocer for It. Wm. lr'Tloppcl,Mfr.,
North 1'ront Btrct't, I'lULAllELl'lirA, l'A.
51.73 por rod and up...".: .1-
All kind) of Iron Fences, GatM, Flro Fir "
tHM 1 riNCi
I liliiiiiiil jUI
HLrjl riKc ciCMc!
Iron Work in all styles.
Coal Screens a BDCCia'.tv.
Iron Ladderi, Wheels 4 Creating.
Bljckimtthlng In all branchai. Eitimalti furnlihed,
EAGLE IRON WORKS
Cor. Union & Caual Sta.
march 12.80-1 y
W. R. TDBBS. PROPRIETOR
Lair csftml convenient eamplo rooms. Iiatn rooms
hot ana cola water, ana all modern conveniences
I iiaaia hend 10 cents postage, m wo will mall
A MIT ou fiw a rojal, aluub.e, sample box
II till 1 of Koodsthat will put 5011 in tho way
ai 0 iiiaklutT i.tor inoiiet at once, than
anything else In America. Both scxesof nllnnes
can meat homo nnd vorK In spureiime, or nu ino
ttino. Capital not required. Wo will start you.
Immense pay sure for llioao who start at once.
bTI.NSo.N CO., I'ortland, Jlc. (novsoiy
N.W.&YER k SON
Cor, e"!ii-tiiiit mid i:inbtli M,.
llrcche .tdtrrtUriucnla for this Taper,
til IMAI tout Lowest Cash Rates rritr.
iW,"AYER & SOW'S MANUAL
bend kls cents for post
I l'VI'airin age, andiecelofree,ae-Oat
A UI 1 I I ') uox of s-odi vhUli wll
1 h I f.ll lielp you to moru money
fl I I LII I'i. right away than any thlui
11. 1 ltlUUi eiaom ,,a WOrld. All. ot
either sex, buceeed from
tliBthour. The broad road tolortuno opens bo
fo 0 thu workers, absolutely suro. At ouco ad
dress, Tnt'K Co., Augusta, Maine, t M85
At tlili aajoti nftitrtr tmrf on mA to dm ntn
nrtof tonio. I1ION ntr Into almmt prfry pby
iofatri preiioriptiou for tboM wbo ned tulldliitf op.
For riiktirpM. I.nlinf1p I.nrk of
j;nrrffT, nr., It HAM M i:M'(l-. and It
tho mijy Iron modlcino that In not lnlurlonn.
It Krirlrlir tho Illooil. ln luortili'H tlio
lHyAtciii(lFitorpiAi)pctltpf Altffl IHffrntlou
It do nntblncken nr Injure the teth, CKunebcnd
Ache or produce constipation other Iron mtUeint$tto
Vn. (). II. Ill nr LEV, a K'sdinff rhi-eiclAji ot Hpriuif
" IJron'B Irou Hlttpre N tt thoroughly (rood medU
cine. I use It in my practice, nnd find Itn action ex
ca)i All other fdrmi of Iron. In wekn", or slow con
dttton of the sji'em, ltroirn'ri Iron Ulttci Is usually
A positive n8CoHlty, It It all that la claimed for It.'
Dn. W. N. "WATrns, UI Thirty-ficoond Ftrwt,
fleorpetown, I. CJ., inya' " Hrown'a Iron Hittera la
thelnnloof the bro Not li inn bettor. It creates
appetite, girefl strength and improves digestion."
Oannlue ha aboro Trade Mark and crowied rod Ilnea
on wrapper. Tulto nn otbrr. Made only by
11UOU.N CIIKMIOALCO.. IIALTIMOItE,MI.
tho poputar favorito for drwlnff
the luiir, Iletorlnpr cotor hpn
proy, and pmventin(( Pnndmtr.
It clcannod tho walp, Ptopa tho
hair fallinir, and in pure to please.
60c and 81.00 at Dm pels tit
Tho best Cough Cure you can use.
And tho beet preventive known for Conmimptlon, It
cure bodily painn, and all disorders of tho Stomach,
Bowels, LunfTfl, Liver, Kidneys, Urinai y Orgnns and
all Female Complaints. Tho fetble and sick, ptrug
gUng against disease, and slowly diiftlntf towards
tho gTavo, will Inmost caws rccoer thtlr health by
tho timely use ot 1'ahekk'b Tonic, but dt lay U dan
serous. Tako tt In tbuc Sold by all Druggist In
largo bottles at 31.00.
Too safest, surest, quickest and best euro for Corns,
Bunions, Warts, Motes, Callouses, Ac. I tinders their fur
thergrowth. Btopsallpaln. Glresnotrouble. Slakeitho
feet comfortable. Hinder-corn cures when everything
else falls. Sold by Druggists at lfe. Hi3Cox&Co.,N. V.
A Philadelphia Lawyer
lromlncntIn his profession. Bays: "Don't put
my namo tn print but rcler nny one you wl&li to
me.ana 1 will ptadly tell wuat tho Jiusnltm
JlhrittnatUtn Cure has dono f or me.'
Tl.t3ffent.eman was so larno ono would hava
tlioiiffht aim a crlpplf, and yet Three nnys'
uso or our remedy straightened him out allrltf lit.
Mr. O. AV, Bakfr, a loading nnnufnetcrer ot VflU
mlnijton, Del., wntos lic. 17th Yrara tho tirwt
day I hefton to ue the Kuwait Kheuicatuna tJuro, re
lief followod and my comfort diily increased. The
of my lirabu Itocame more and more natural until I
felt nodirwoinfort either walking orworkinjj. I know of
nothing which has so quick and wondrous au ctfeU.'
Onnof rhilai(tphKs oldet merchant. Mil, C. G,
BnCKlus, residm 445 Mala htroot, llei mint own, says:
" The Itustlan Hlwumatism Cure liaa taken nil the pain
out of my daughter's arm and neck, hhe had Buttered
greatly with it for months.
We hive testimony of this sort Bumclent lo
satisfy tho most skeptical. But if you hae tho
lltieum.itUm you want relief rnther than testN
mony. You can get It quick, ture, permanent,
Uy sendln?; lor tho
DeNCriptlTP imtnplilrt, with tKtlmont.iK free.
( II IIIU1II1I, IIHJ, I1IU111IU1I.11.
An yr-L H In not tn tio found nt the Rtoros. but ran
onlv t)o hiul iy cncloimtho uinouut aaabool uml
&ddrccfilr.ir the American pioi'Victors,
PF AEILZtn BROS. & CO.
Sl'.l-VJl .'Iarui t Mrcc:, i'lillnilrliililii.
CURES ALL HUMORS,
from a common ltlolrli, or I'.ruplloii,
to tho uoitt scrotum, snlt-rlai'iiiu,
"ri'vrr-xoro.," scaly or ICouuli Skin,
111 6hort, nil tllwtiecs ouusod tiy lmi blood mo
ronnucicil by this powerful, purifying, and
InvlKorntlnif mcillcliu'. (iicut HaUuix t 1-
CCrat rupiuty Ill-Ill IJIIUl-I u m-muu IUHUI-UI.-1-.
Ksneclnllt- has it numttit-U'd Its pnu-ui-y In
curinir 'I'ctlcr, llow Hush, HoiN, Car
Imiit'lt'x, sort. H)., Srrofuloui. Sum
and Suollliiu, tllp-.lolnt IIUi'in-c,
Wlillo sui'lllimv i. (line, or illicit
cents in tnmiw lor u Inree treatise, with col
oied plutus, on Skin li'iises, or tho same
amount torntii'iUN. on sciotulmii Allcctlons.
" j iaii sa.aiijaf e.-i mi, i.ii
ThormiKhlv ctVnnMj it by lisllnr Dr. I'lrree'n
(ioliteu illedical IlKmt cry, and i;ooil
dlgoitloii, a (air skill, Iinojnnt !!-
I., Vlllll WI UHii, i.liW F-..HI.M. ."-' ...
COIIDtillltioll, will bo (-e.tal.ll- hi l.
uhlth la Si-roliii.ii. ! -i"t ot tho
a.uiii.i.. U momntlv anil (irltlililv lillCHttd
ami cmed by this (iod-triven leim-dy. if token
Itctoio tuo last Btuuesoi in.- ui-i-n-niiu itm-iicu.
From its wonderlul power mer this terribly
fatal disease, when llrst utreilnjr this now cel.
ebrnted icmedy tn tho publle. Dr. 1'iF.iiCB
thouirlit wilontly or uiiltinsr it his "Coll.
fcti m p( I on Cure." 1 nt d'Umlnncd II id iiiimo
m inn limited lor u i . dlrlnc which. Horn Its
wondi-i'fulcombiuiith . .1 totiie, orbtu nutl.ui-
ill'-. II ll'fllT 'P. PI III I-! Il- IliMIIIT. tllll 1LI111(IM.
peam-ul, nnd bull .: . puipt'i Ui-n 1 nntiiunU'd,,
not only ns n lemc. ) i r cunuiiipiiun ox uiu
inn,??, nut ior mi
Liver Biood, and Lungs. ;
If vou feel dull, drowsy, debilitated, liavo
sallow color of skin, or yillowlsh-brown epoti
011 fueo or body, ticnuent headache or dlzil-
mw, bad tusto In mouth, Internal heritor cbllU.
alternating with hot flashes, low splilts and
gloomy liorebodlmrs, liivmilnr appetite, and
coated tonirue, you ino sulleiinir from Iudl
Best I on, liynpepiilii, and Torpid I, Her,
or "llllioumic." In many coses only
part of thco symptoms aro exptilineed. As
11 lpinedv lor all such ensie. ltr. IMerce's
(ioldcii lUoillcnl Dlacoiiiry 1ms no
Voi'lVcak l,oim, Qplltliie of
MiortnoHH 01 aareaiii, airoiicuiiiBt
ft..,vrn rmiulib. Coiifciiimillun. ana
kindred Hllectlons, It Is i soveiefftn remedy.
Bend ten cents In stamps tor Ilr. Pierces
book on Consumption,
OH 0 MOTTLES
World's Dispensary Medical Association,
Proprietors, 003 JIaia St., DUfTALO, N.Y.
icvvcg S LITTLE
onS fttVt T.TVP.TJ
ANTI.HIMOITS and CATIIAIITIO,
Sold by llriiKKlntx. cents a Mai.
is nlfercil by the proprietors
P( or ill', huire's Catarrh Hemedy
1,,1-n ciiuf, nf cntiirrh which t her
.Hill 11 lit Ollfll.
11 J Ull llll, T II .. U.U
tho nine, otrenslvo or other
wise, piutlul losiiol cmclUnsto,
or pressure tn head, )fni have Catarrh, 'vhou-
n,la r,r r-nar-a ti-riiilmltn 111 t-dllfillllintion.
Dr.Safrn'st'AT.'.niii! Hi mei-v t ines the wont
cniesof Catarrh, "l olil 111 tlio
ami Cntnrrlull iicauaenu
t btatned and all paleut business attended to for
ouronice Is opposite tho U. 8. Patent Oflice, and
we can obtain Patents Id less timo than those re
mote from Washington.
PCII'l ll-UU-.-! UI UIU.1,,11-,. HWIIOU RIU'.
entabtlliyfreeof charge, and we tnjke no charge
wo1'ef.lT'K the supt.ot
Money order niv., iiuu to oiiuiais of the i'. s.
references to actual clients in your own btatoorl
euuty, write to
Ks A. CirsHJ V yui, ,
an.tf uppoal , alcnlumco' ".
m m " BE51
FRIDAY, JULY 9,
THE 110BBY OF ONE HOLMES.
Among tho friends of my collego
tl.iys was ono Holme, from Western
Now York. Ity reason of u slightly
jorky gait, which ho nftorwnrds over
came, ho wns known by his clasHtnatB
ns "Frog" Holmes. This also served
lod'stlnguish him from another Holmes
in tho samo class, who, from an unfor
tunate propensity, horo the alllterativo
and rather unenviable titlo of "Hog"'
Holmes. Assigned to the suno dor
matory with tho former, our rooms ad
joined, and, though hu was ranch older
than I, wo booh became on moderately
intimate lcrm. Thcro was nothing
remarkable about him ; of only fair
attainment in aporls and studies, ho
was neither a toast with tho students
nor a favorito with tho faculty. His
means wcro restricted j painfully so, it
spemed to most of us, who lived on a
liberal scale. This was betrayed by
bin meagro vardrobe,nnd by his choico
of n boarding house, whoso reputed
honors were second only to thoo of
tho medical school itelf. Ho Beemed
weighted down with a cense of injus
tice, too, as though the world owtd
him something belter than I hi cot, and
was not good tor the deb. Tho ono
thing that never failed to rotisit him
from depression, even in his senior
yeais, and cause him to throw off his
general reserve, were ttoiies of travel
IIo i.uisaeked tho libraries fur such,
and nothing camo amiss, from tho
prosaic narrative of old Hakluvt to
the latest tlighty fiction of Jules Veine.
Many a time havo I caught, him rovcl
iug in tho dire dangers of heroes by
land and sea ; and he would vow with
enthusiasm that as soon a3 he could es
cape the acaJcmiu walls to emulate
their example as far as modern circum
stances would admit.
"Think,'' ho would cry, "of what
glorious times tho English fellows of
tho Alpine clubs must have in storm
ing a peak liko tho Matterhorn, which,
of a bright afternoon, floats its snow
banner as a flag of deflanco to moitals
below 1 What cxhilaiation to over
come its dangers, and writo your namo
and address in tho loftiest snow banks
if you like, after the ambition of auy
true Yankeo 1''
Ho derided tho impossibility of pene
trating to tho North Pole, aud was
willing to bet, with a confessed inabil
ity to put up tho stakes, that it would
yet bo done. Ho would grow fairly
adow even on such Arctic themes as
this, despite his poorly furnished, half-
heated room. Colonel oellers and ho
might have shaken hands over that in
nocent deception of tho red isinclass
Ono of his early exploits, I remem
ber, was an attempt to scalo East
Hock. 1 hose familiar with tno more
striking topographical features of Now
liaven know tho sheer precipice ot
that picturesque cliff, facing tho city,
where tho trap rock has broken away
abruptly, not unlike tho basaltic col-
nmns which aro seen defined better at
Habbit Rock, across tho Quinnipiao
and beyond Jlast llavcn. 1 hero is
scarce a foothold for a mountain goat
with his sharp hoofs, much less for a
human being with no sucli special pro
Holmes found it out to his cost, too;
and thoso of us who had gono as wit
nesses to his foolhardy effort were ob
liged to hasten to tho top by a round
about path and lower him a ropo ; for
half way up he had reached a point
whero retreat was as impossible as
I progress, and whero tho support was
i so slight for his clinging hands and
lett that his strength was well nigh ex
hausted when our aid came.
On another occasion, deaf to remon
strance, ho swam out from tho light
house to a rock near by in tlio Sound,
at tho risk of his life, and was brought
bauk in a boat. Thesti are but illus
trations of what an erratic course ho
was liable to run at anv time, the queer
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combination that ho was of discourse
ment biought on by poverty and of
physical prowess ever longing to as
After graduation, when wo had all
shaken hands nnd sworn never to for
get each other, 1 lost sight of him.
Ho failed to put m an appearance,
either at.iho triennial reuuion or at
subsequent ones, nor was there any
word from him ; and, inasmuch as ho
made no sign, ho passed out of my
recollmien except tor his pet title,
which was always
a good illustration
01 ino itiiicity oi couego nomenclature,
a voar or two ago l nan planned to
take the day boat from Now York to
iiuiiity. it, was a origin, summer
rv rrt 1 1 rr I
uiu, warm as tno uay migni, bo on
shore, the river breczo was too strong
except for thoso well provided with
wraps, and presently tho group dimin
ished ; as many Bought tho moro gen
ial quai tors aft ll.o cabin, whero tho
suiishiuo fell aud lay undisturbed on
1110 receptive backs 01 tuo people, or
011 the white boards of tho deck.
I skimmed llio papers in a desultory
way, incident to a constant diversion
by scenery on river and Bhore, one's at
tention is drawn off by all sorts ot
sights ; one moment by a puffing littlo
tug, Btraining overy bram and cable
with a great train ot canol barges t an
other moment by tho prctoutious steam
yaontoi a W a)l street grandeo,who may
iivo at Irviugtou or Tarrytown, and
who comes down to tho city every
morning by this royal walor way to
deal 111 margins on tho very gram ho
pai-scs en route, pcihnps to a thousand
times its actual value.
After exhausting tho contents of mv
literary pack my eyes full upon tho 0110
peisoii who more than the other at-
traded it before. It was that of n
middle-aged man, appsrently 111 good
health, well equipped for travel, with
iicnty ui rugs uuei ujuoa ami tuo very
atest Btylo of palo leather satohel, but
ihero was an ennui in his every move-
ment, aud In such features as wcro (lis -
uernible under a heavy growth of beard.
instinctively 1 bocamo convinced that
thero was something either pconliar in
his history or in his pesent condition.
1 nero wcro others, also, not tar trom
mo who seemed concerned about tho
same individual, for, 110 matter ho
miioh ho might change his
, . ..
I trom ono part of tho boat to tho other,
hot content with mero observation,
I some ono of tho company followed
him respecttully but surely,
vVhero wa8 ,,0 magnetism 1 Wcro
I thoy drawn towards him by his pos
I session of a valuablo Bccre t T That ho
was a suspected criminal, shadowed
by a detective, presently flashed into
my miud, nnd developments forthwith
served to corroborate this theory. If
he strayed, naturally enough it seemed
to me, to tho edgo of tho railing, thoro
wandered after him a man who, be
traying thu athlete in gait and frame,
certainly kept ono oyo upon my sus
pected fellow traveler I was suro of
that and tho other one, may be, on
tho life-preservers in tho racks above
thoso valuable- life-preservers in the
racks above thoso valuable life pro
servois which aro invariably out of
order and unatlninnblo if au accident
occurs. Nor was tills espionage abat
ed nt meal time. Wo went to dinner
nt tho samo hour nnd sat alongsido of
eacli other. Thcro a single moment
convinced mo that mv companion had
not been i eared in tho luxury ho w.n
now nblo to commnnd, for whenever
he used his napkin ho bent his head
forward as ho must havo dono when a
boy to meet a Fcant-cut tnblecloth. So
much for a solitary hint cf earlier his
tory. Not far away there seated himself,
with evident reference to our position,
an entirely different persecutor this
time; ono with scrupulously neat cloth
ingjinely chiseled features and thought
ful brow, and, if I could judgti by tho
way he carved his chickon, of firm and
skilltul hand. There was no communi
cation betwe'cn him and my neighbor
across tho table, except now and then
a glance of partial recognition of each
other's presence, aa though they were
not total Btrangers.
I beeamo fascinated with the ap
parent mystery, and could not but at
tempt to fathom it, feeling ail tho
whilo half ashamed of my ill con
cealed curiosity. At the landing at
Albany three men whom I had singled
out as specially attached to my horo
gathered somewhat closer about him
than before, aud I fully counted on
seeing hint lod off by officers of thn
law, who should havn been notifiod to
apprehend so important a fugitive.
Of what had ho beer, guilty ! Was
it that ho was making a bco-lino for
Canada, that ready rofugo for a certain
class of felonsj or were tho evidences
of his guilt gathering about him so
rapidly and so unmistakably that he
would not bo permitted to pass the
happy boundary which meant his free
dom; or was thcro some worso crim.'
than forgery or defalcation on his con
science and on his track that was
hounding him to death t I though'
over the moro heinous offenses in tho
category of crime, any of which might
pertain to this case. There was no
telling. 1 was confident Iwas to bo
separated from my unhappy compan
ion. Tho Kataplan House, with its
bountiful table, well known to all trav
elers, was to bo my lot, and his possi
bly a prison cell.
Juaijo of my surpnso when 1 saw
Judgo of my surprise- when I
him also rogister his name closo to
inino, anil that namo (you may ho sure
1 was bound to see it) was Holmes,
Hero was a ray of light. Tho features
of my old college acquaintance became
outlined through his hirsute exterior
now that I knew who ho was, and with
a groat senso of relief, as though a
Court of Justice had pronounced him
innocent after an exhaustive trial, I
clapped him on the shoulder, intro-
duced myself, and greeted him warmly.
In a tew moment wo were talking
of tho old times and old friends and
with a certain dash at our present ps.
tales. My fctory was quickly told.
Tho books I fondled now were the day
book and tho cash-book, with tho led
ger as chief book of reference, instead
of tho Latin dictionary. Uut his ex
perience was tho thing that interested
mo most, and I felt that what I had
imparted must prove a poor quid pro
quo. There was a slight lingo ot tho
old reserve as I propounded a few
questions, although theru certainly
could not be tho same oauso for it as
before, for I havo said his personal out
lit and general stylo in which ho travel-
ed betrayed amplo means. My ouriosi
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ty, by no means saltshed with Bimplo
identification, I determined Bhould bn
satisfied to the utmost, if possible, bo
fore I retired that night.
My history, ho premised, "has been
rather a peculiar one. You know my
old fondness for travel. 1 had hardly
hoped to bo in position to gratify it,
but my father dying shortly after 1
left college betrayed tho fact that in
etead of being poveity-stricken, as his
family supposed, he had been saving
nnd skimping all tho whilu to keep up
a largo life insurance of which we were
aiiogeincr iguoraut. i. loritinu coum
.illnrmtlint. i imnrn lit A fillMnno f.nilM
not nave como moro suimeniy or uuex-
pectedly had it dropped from tho sky.
"ill uiu twiuming ui 110 e-yo iuv 011-
niiniclniinoa iirurn til tl i rtfii 1 finri thd
V " '""iV."
oumstances wero changed and
wnoio ouuook 01 my me eiiueroiu, i""
effect was not merely ouo personal grat
ification at being able to loilow my
own fancv as to a career, but there
grow upon mo with all tho strength of
hereditary uisiinct a determination to
follow my father's footsteps as a bene
factor in my death. Being a compara
tively young man, tho premiums would,
I argued, bo light, and, moreover, 1
could begin in a moderato way. My
other ventures prospered, and as thov
prospered I increased my insurance.
As the miser counts his gold greedily,
so I oftentimes fingered over tho neat
ly folded policies which wero already
...I.... n.,,1 iiAiititn.l llialt full t.nltiit
and 'dreamt of tho beneficent results V0?'"0 oxtreniely distasteful sub
.i.:,.i. i i.i r ii. i. lect to him at tho last. 'I he labor of
from their realization.
"Strango as it may sobm I had as
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much enjoyment from tho imaginary
post-mortem distribution of my wealth
a wealth which mould becomo avail
ablu only by tho final act of my exist-
once, ns must havo in tho actual possess
ion ot lilo itseii.
"Tho Scriptural inquiry of tho Kevis
ed Version, " hat snail a man give '.n
I exchange for his lifo!' seemed lo have
1 lonmi 111 my buui us answer, viz. ; a
I largo legaoy of uisurauco money to
postei ity. Iu short, it beoamo a pas
1 sion villi me to bo tho most heavily in
I sured man that ever lived, nnd 1 stretch
cd tho limits ot tho companies to their
I utmost tension with my risks. As the
I insuranco piled up so my plans grow
moro extensive. A inuvorsiiy model
10 ed on a nowplan should bo founded 011
w my grave, and charitable institution,
say nothing of my nearest relatives,
Hiioiiid rise up, wiion 1 could 110 longer
tor myself, ami can mo messed.
An eager lUtmier as ho elaborated
his projects, I chimed in an occasional
"yes," or somo other conventional form
of assent. 1 ho idea was au entirely
novel ouo 10 mo, ami on nasty consid
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eratlou of it, it seemed to bo nn excel
lent uso of one's 11101117. Hero ho was
firmly fixed on a rock foundation of
tho various equitable?, miituals, ton
tine.', nnd benefits qualified by tho
main Stalej of tho Union, and fairly
boxing tho compass, whoso nams uro
rendered amply familiar to every ono
of us by tho frequent visits of tho
agents with their tabular statements of
unique advantages. "Thore can bo
no drawback to thic," I Bald. "It is
setting up a dead certain thing on tho
future." I fancied I must havo been
deceived by appearances whilo aboard
tho boat. There rfas nothing moro
harmless than an ambition of this sort,
"You aro mistaken,'1 exclaimed In
with warmth. "Any excess implies n
pennlty. What bocamo a devouring
passion with mo has brought its bur
dens, and ns I yield moio completely
to tho passion, so the burdens havo be
01110 moro heavy and grievous to bo
borne. I feel templet! day by day lo
throw them off, only that I cmnot bring
my mind to Bicrifico my favorito
schemes now bo long nurtutcd."
I begged for an exphnation.
"Do you not see,'' responded he, "in
sured, as I am, for a million dollars or
more, that my life is too valuable to
tho instiriuco companies to be lost if
there bo a possible way to precrvo it 1
Every day that I live is money in their
pockets, or rather in their safety vaults.
I first became aware that other people
wero taking a lively interest in my ex
istence when bathing ono day at Long
Branch. I had been carried far beyond
my depth by the undertow and I had
no idea how my strength was wasted
until I headed for the shore. I thought
1 was gono for good, but unexpectedly
a bold swimmer came to my relief and
brought me safe to Bhore. I was pro
fuse in my thanks and ofb-rcl to re
ward him handsomely, but his manner
persuaded me that it was his duty rath
er than any philanthropic motive that
prompted tho rcsouo. Shortly after
ward, whilo traveling in tho West, I
think in Texas tho stago was halted
by road agents and our lives imperill
ed. Two of tho passengers, however,
immediately transformed theiLselves
into thoroughly armed guards, and the
nttaek was repulsed at tho enemy's cost.
But 1 hardly realized the extent to
which I was oared for until ono day,
choking at tho table, my neighbor on
tho left pprang to my assistance and
extracted nn offending fish bono. My
independence had gono forever. I was
not permitted to ascend the Alps with
out the now indispensable companion.
If I wanted to sco 'Life in the Metrop
olis,' as tho play-bills put it, and take
in the characteristic quarters of old
London or Paris, thero must needs go
with mo a slugger, who might give
odds to John Sullivan ; and you havo
no idea how daik the shadow of a
shiold over ono's head till you have
walked beneath it for years. Insur
ance companies by mutual agreement
simply paid tho expenses of these life
preservers in human form. It is sus
ccptablo of simple arithmetical demon
stration. The interest on a million dol
lars at the legal rale is about $105
per day, to say nothing of tlio accumu
lating interest upon it unpaid. This
would procure fair talent in tho way
of swimmer, slugger and surgeon and
pay thoir traveling expenses as well ns
when they wcro called upon to move.
When on tho water I am in the care
of tho first, on slwro ho turns mo over
to tho second as tho Captain turns over
to tho mato his vessel in port. And I
might multiply instances of whero my
appointed guardians havo stepped be
tween mo and harm until you would
fancy I w.ts reciting afresh tho 'Tians
migfations of Indur.' that story of Mr.
Barbauld which entranced ns when wo
"But this,'' he continued, is only ono
phaso of tho interest I excite. My
icalth has becomo n matter ot tar too
much concern to thoso for whoso ben
efit it is supposed to bo insured. Tho
institutions which havo been apprised
of their position as beneficiaries at my
death bcciii to exist in an unpleasantly
expectant attitude, and tho prayers of
the managers are rather for my pros
perily, I fancy, than for my long life.
ihov havo actually gone so iar when 1
might bo indisposed to incur oxtra ex
penses and bo sorely put to il to meet
tho samo on my recovery. My rela
tives, loo, whom 1 visited, always
seemed to inoto be engaged in wonder
ing why somo lucky cucumstnnco did
not carry mo ott, l'lentv ot people
werodving daily who could not hall
so well bo spared. It may be fancy,
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lit,, tlin ntilinitutt i.lni ....rcuna inn nnt.
el.ii10i,,ss ,ias ,wv -.. n0 COncep
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arQ t0 savQ mi 1 HcrQ VQU se(J a0 two
opposing, not to sav contending inliu-
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encos one desir ni and iUBistinc on
tho maintenance of mv life, tho other
secretly, if not openly, craving its
end. Tho poor doctor, whoso practico
cannot bo limited to siirgorv, is with
mo a! way. There ho is now, watching
lost I burn another strong cigar ero 1
go to bed.
1 saw that ho was tired, and wo
parted. In tho morning early I was
off, nnd wo met no more. l'oor
Holmes, tho burden ho Bpoko of so
feelingly was too much for him. Death
camo soon despite all precaution, and
last May 1 rend his Bimplo obituary.
I la had provided against publicity ot
his career or his idiosyncrasy, which
guardians ceased, and tho only note-
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lightning calculator dropped in on me
a few days ago. Taking him for a
likely customer, I lout him tho oloseat
attention timing tho skirmishing that
usually precedes business, when ho tic
veloped into an insuranco agent, with
out the ono redeeming feature of blot
ters. Prom him 1 secured tho paper
whloh I hero submit, with tho explana
tion that barah 1), Holmes wns a fa
vorito cousin of tho deceased, and
that ten nlhnr checks of equal amounts
woro distributed among his heirs and
bonoficiaries at his death.
Justice Field tells how his prido had
a fall. W hen ho was a young man ho
was particularly proud of his cicct
to form aud (ino curling hair. "Walking
I ouo day with boat! well up, ho ran
against n cart unit Injured his kno
1 The injuiy resulted in pet piaueut lame
I ncss and a consequent stoop in
1 shoulders. Afterwaid hard study pro-
I duced brain fever, and a Uy-MUtor
I cured tho fever and dcs'.royed his
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Very High Life.
THE IMl'OSSIIIII.ITV OF Cl'TTINO A 8WKI.I.
ON SIX 1101,1. tltS A WEEK.
With a young man of limited finan
cial resources and a foiidnesSi for the
opposilo sex difficulties sometimes nriso
that aro as embarrassing as oan well
bo imagined. No young man wishts
to know among the genllo sex that ho
is anything short of n vcritablo nabob.
So long as ho can dress protty well and
look as though ho commanded a bank
account of no small proportions hu can
sail along very smoothly, but n timo
will -joinu when tho winds of adverse
circumstance blow upon him, and
nolhing but tho shrewdest management
of his craft will save him from exposure.
A young man doesn't liko it known that
bono Uh tho outside show is a pocket
book ns empty as the cradlu when
Tho writer was talkitig last night
to a resident of the cast end who has
n very hniidsomo house, a very nice
family nnd a very lucrativo business.
Ho is still young enouth to enjoy a
good joke, even if it were upon him
self. And lie related a littlo story of
the days when he whs struggling along
on Si a day and trying to Tiavo a nico
time. He camo lo Pittsburg somo fif
teen years ago, and though he had a
hard time of il, ho has passed that
point long ago where a dollar is the
size of a mountain.
"I will tell you," said he, "of a little
opisodii in my lifu that I don't think I
will forget as long as I live. I had
como up to the city from a farm down
tho river and was working in tho city
for Si a day. I always did liko good
clothe?' and ho looked down over his
lino garment", "and it was pretty hard
for mo to get along on my salary. Well,
aftur I had been hero for some time, a
young lady who lived neighbor to mo
down at the farm,camc up to town and
was visiting out in Liwrenceville. I
went out one night to call on her nnd,
as she had never been at an opera or
play, I proposed that she should go
with mo tho next night. Sho was very
glad to go. Well, tho next evening I
started out for her. I had SI. 15 in ray
pocket, and couldn't have raised a cent
moro if I had been compelled to at tho
point of a revolt er. IIowcvtr,I thought
that I could get two tickets for Si, aud
that would leave lo cents with which
to come into town, aud I depended up
on tho Btieet cars being stopped after
tho performance so that we would have
lo walk homo. I was in great spirits.
At that time tho academy wis ouo of
thu high priced theatres io town, and,
wo went there. I boldly walked up to
tho box, got two fifty-cent tickets, and
then we started for the entrance. I
showed ray tickets and tho door-keeper
told mo lo go up stairs. Well, wo
went up. I presented tho tickets, and
what was my astonishment when this
door-keeper said to mo : 'Next gallery.'
iiy this tune 1 was lecling like 1 ought
to j.-o out in tho alley and blow my
head off for a tool. But theie was no
help fot it, nnd wo again ascended a
flight of stairs. When the door-keeper
saw us ho whispered to mo: "You
musn t bring that lady in here. Why,
there's nobody up hero but boys aud
111011. It A'ouldn t do at all."
"I did not know what to do. I
hadn't a cent in my pocket. A bright
thought struck me, aud I turned to the
young lady from the country, who I
havo no doubt was wondering what it
all meant, and said : 'Come ; we'll go
home. 1 hat man there insulted me. I
won't patronize suoh a house.' And
with every mark ot indignation on my
face I escorted tho young lady out to
tho street. A new difficulty arose. I
had 110 money left for street car fare.
It was two milts out to Lawrenceville.
There wa3 no way for it but that we
should walk. I took that girl up on
Liberty street, whero there wero no cais
and walked her out to Lawrenceville.
But I promised to tako her to tho opera
house, whero I told her that thero
would bo a play the next week that
was worth something. And I did. I
got enough money to do thu thing up
111 good stylo tho next week. Hut I II
never forget the agony 1 wns in whilo
I was wandering around limt night
trving lo got into tho academy on two
lilty-tsent tickets. les, .Mr, it is not
safe for a young man to enti r society
on SI a day. 1 lint young lady married
a very wcallhy man nlterward, and
tho first timo I see her I am going to
tell her all about that 'insult' I received
at tlio academy that night. I think
she will enjoy it. l'ituhury Oironicle
WISE, Cl'ItlOlU, ANll UNTEItTA ININO CI.IP-
PINOS THAT Wll.l. A MUSK ANll
Bull fighting for tho expert must bo
very nrohtaule. I ho cruel espada of
Madrid, Lartijo, is employed during
tlio suuimor season for 0,000, and last
winter in the province hu made jLIO,-
000. He killed il5 bulls without a
singlo accident to himo!f.
When ladies find tho color of their
Iresses iuiured by water-placo lemon
ade thoy usually try to restore it wilh
hartshorn. If, after making this ap
plication, they will rub a littlo chloro
form over tho spot, they will generally
obtain a much moro satisfactory result.
Railway men aro beginning to con-
lcmn tho locomotive headlight, which,
la... . - :. ; - v
uy uiu way, is nut m uso m ruropo.
I MH,n. an.. il,n, it ! . I!nln nm r. ..tl...
. x ,1VJy c,,y HI..I, IV ICl UI UIVIU UI IU UV1I1.V
hoy say mat it is ot littlo or no utur.y
and its powerful illumination tends to
render indistinct tho colors ot signal
lights on tho track ahead.
Tho largest price by the square inch
ever paid for a painting was lately
given by tho U110 d Aumalo lor the
'l hreo Uraces, by Kapliaol, from Lord
Dudley's gallery. Tho prico was
$l:i5,000 or as tlio picture is only sov
en inches square, 2,500 per inch.
Tlio Northern Railway of Itiifsia Is
using peat as fuel to a great extent,
and Haves half tho cost of wood or coal
by tno operation. Tho peat is found
chietly near Moscow, and is cut mostly
by Bteani machinery, which can pene
trato to n depth of twenty feet from tl 0
surface of tlio hog.
Canadian lumber doalera aro now
glad to buy the black walnut fenoj
rails which farmers split and used as
thoy would any other timber twenty or
thirty yeats ago. Tlio long exposure
lias seasoned the wood thoroughly, and
it is valuable as matirial for chair log),
spindles, and other email articles.