The Columbian. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1866-1910, August 27, 1886, Image 1
Vhe dolumfeih,Ti. it f 1.50 por yoar. To subscribers out m it.'.. . ty tho tormaro strlotlyin "dranoo. ' cot-- Afl papers sent out of the Ntata or to distant nn.t ha subscription duSZdem.nS. aMumos t0 P JOB PRINTING. Tho Job Printing Department otthe Counmaw ti fery complete. It contains tho latest Sow t . ani mK-iilnerj ana is the only oaico that "riSKES l'fw" P.""'!, giving us tlfo list facUltloS. feH lmutos fiirntoheit on large Jobs. ""-"""-a. ts- PROFESSION! CARDS. U ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, omco over 1st. National Dank. -' jr U. FUNIC, ATTOKNEY-AT-LAW. nice la Cut's Uulldlng. IILOOKSBDRO, Pi, J 01IN II. OLA.UK, ATTOHNKY-AT-LAW, JUSTICE OF TUB PEACE. ULO0M8BCK0, Pi. o Jic over Moyer Dros. Drug store. W. MILLER, ATTOltNBr-AT-LAW oflico la Urowor's bulldlng,socond noor.room No.l Uloomsburg, l'a. Y fkTnk Z-vKR, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. Bloomsbtirg, l'a. onice corucr of Centre and Main streets. Clark a Building. Can be consulted In German. 1EO. E. EL WELL -ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, Bi.ooMsiiuita, Fa. Offlco on First floor, front room of Col duhiau liutldlnj:, Mala street, below Ex change Hotel. pAUL E. WIUT, Attorney-at-Law. OOlco In Columbian lloiLDiNU, itoom No. 9, second door. BLOOMSBOBQ, PA. S. ENOBH. L. B. WIHT1STIIH. KNORU & WINTEBSTEEN, A ttornoy s-at-Law. onieo In 1st National Bank building, second floor, nrst door to tho left. Uornor of Main and Market streets Bloomsburg, Pa. tarPcnnont and Bounties Collected. J II . MAIZE, ATTORNEY AT-LAW omoe In Malzo's bulldlig. over Blllmeyer'n grocery. F. 1'. UILLMEYER, (DISTRICT ATTORNEY.) ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. CiTOnlco over Hentler's shoo store, moomsburg, Pa. JOHN C. YOCUM. C. K. UISYSlt. YOCUM & OEYEU, Attorneys-at-Lawi CATAW1SSA, PA. (Offlco front suit of rooms on second floor of Nkhs Item building.) IB-CAN BK CONSULTED IN GE11MAN..M Members of Sharp and Allcman's lawyers and Banker's Directory and tho American Mercantile and collection Association. Will eUe prompt and Kritul attention tS collection ot claWi n any part of the United states or Canada, as well as to all other professional buslncbs entrusted to them K. OSWALD, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. Jackson Building, Booms 4 and 6. BE11W1CK.PA y. 11. 1UIAWN. ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. Catawlssa, Fa. omce.cornerot Third and Malnstreeta. J V. WHITE, ATTOENEY-AT-LAAV, BLOOMSBURG, PA. Office In Browcrs' Building, 2nd floor, may 1-tf jyj-ICHAEL P. EYERLY. Convoyaneer, Collector of Claims. AND LEGAL ADVICE IN THE SETTLEMENT OF ESTATES, tc. ry-Offlco In Dentlcr's building with F. 1. 1("J; mcyer, attorney-at-law, front looms, 2nd floor Bloomsburg, Pa. lapr--ia. y. E. SMITH, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW ANIl NOTARY PUBLIC, , Berwick, Pa. MISCELLANEOUS - tj xr.ifpr.w r n Hnrueon and Phv . slclan, north sldo Main street.below Market L. FRITZ, Attorney-at-Lan. Oflico , Front room over Post Ofllce, D ,B. J. 0. BUTTEB, pnYSlCIAN tSUROBON, Office, North Market street, Bloomsburi, Fa U. WM. M. HEBEH, Surgeon and Physician, omca cornor of Kock and Market )t. J. K. EVANS, M. D.. Surgeon and .Physician, omco and llesldenco on Third atreet. piBE IN8UBANOK. CI1UI8TIAN F. KNAFP, BLOOMSUUKa.PA, HOME, OF N. Y. MKKC1IANT3', OF NKWAUK, N. J. CLINTON, N. V. PEOPLES' N. Y. HEADING, PA. These old coktokations aro well Beasoned by ave and fikd tistbu and have never yet had a loss settled by any court of law. Their assets are all Invested In solid bicukitiis aro liable to the hazard of nu only. . . . Losses raouPTLY and donsstlt adjusted and paid as soon aa determined by Cdkistun r. KMApr, srxcuL aoiini and adjuster Uloohsbubii, Pa. The people of Columbia county Bhould patron Ue the agency where losses If any are settled and pallbyoneoftherownclllions. .., PltOMlTNESS, EOUITY, FAIK DEAUNQ, V . HAUTMAN BirUMSXHTS TBI fOLLOWIMO sAMEUlOAN INSUBANOE COMPANIE8 North American ot Philadelphia. Franklin, " " I'ennsylvanla, " " York, ot Pennsylvania, Hanover, or N. Y. Sueena, ot London. orthlSrUUli, ot London. Office on Mirket street, No, i, Uloomsburg, oot. 14, l- IBEAS BUOWN'S INSUBANOE AUENOY. Meyer's new building, Main street, Arttnalm n. la ...uu.i.Muu.Q, . Assets Btna insurance Co., of Hartford, Conn T,ow.2.!p ltoyal ot Liverpool JfrSMK Lancashire..... 10,000,00! Flro Association. Philadelphia HSMIK I'hcanlx, of London MSS"? . Iandon 4; Lancashire, of England J'Jri'Es Hartford ot Hartford JSMSS fiprlngtleld Fire and Marine .W!0 As the agencies aro direct, policies are written joriuu lusurou wnuuui. uci i, ibi -v Tin tiitivk LMlltlT VPAU v Star, ion Harland, alsocontalnlogmuch valuable cent btampby need Carhlck, wercaLuie 0, UiBLWEIiIi, ,. K BITTEMBEMBEB,P"Pr,tor' AINWUIOIIT & CO., WHOLESALE QROCERS, I'lllUtlRMMIIA, I'A. TKAS, SYItUPS, COKFKIS, MJtlAll, MOUSSES, 11I0K, SI'IORS, lllOAlUI 80I1A, ETC., KIO. N. K. Corner second and Arch sts. nr Orders will recelvo prompt attention. YSriM.ng WWc .stnd lu cents post. & 'ow"da,,than eve'rt'iiSu $SS. enn Ht T ibi!?lncsa-. ""P'tH not required. You an thA?i?i'0IS?.ln.d.W0.r,t 111 6P Hmeonly.or to iSnooi??,-,i 01 "i01" soxcs' ' nU "Res, grind. evenS 8t hlf'iif,'810 . en'"1-' earned every hn-SiSSl ?" Jl1!0 want worlc may test tho S .ew.e""f ,n" unparalleled oltcr: To all KH,',,?11 satlsflcd wo will send it to pay mIX ifniISli!0 ' writing us. Full particulars, v 2,?Jictft' sf nt tKe- Immenso pay nbsolutol ft 52, '2' 1,11 wh0 8talt M once, lion't delay. Address Stinsoh Co., Portland, Maine, decls! II. HOUSE, DKNTIST, Bi.ooMsuuito, Columbia County, Pn All styles of work done In a superior manner, work warranted as represented. Txrrn Kxtkiot id wnnouT Pain by tho use ot Uas, and troeof charge when artificial teeth aro Inserted. Offlco In Barton's bulldlne. Main fctreet, below Market, llvo iloor s bcl ow ni's drug store, llrst iloor. 1o be open at all hourt during the dai Nova?-ly H. C. SLOAH & BRO., BLOOMSIJUUG, PA. Manufacturers of CARRIAGES BUGGIES, PHAETONS SLEIGHS, PLATFORM WAGONS &C. First-class work always on hand. REPAIRING NEA TL YDONh. Prices reduced to suit the times. BLOOMSBURG JLAMM MILL Tho undersigned having put his Planing Ml on llallroad Street, In flrst-ciass condition, is pre ptii cu iu uu 1111 Kiuus vi worn iu line. FRAMES, SASH, DOORS, BLINDS. MOULDINGS, FLOORING, Etc. furnished at reasonable prices. All lumber used is well seasoned and none but skilled workmen aro employed. ESTIMATES FOR BUILDINGS urnlshed on application. Plans and speclflca ousprcpiroa nyan oxporionceaaraugmsman CUAUl.ES KRUO, Bloomsburp, Pa KEYSTONE ACADEMY ! John II. IIaiiimb, I'm. D. Piukcipal. EH1I1TEENTII YEAH BLOINS AUGUST 24, 1886. Property cost IM.ooo. Campus, SO acres. Library, over s.oco volumes. More than 11,000 m apparatus. buperlor facllllles for students In Physiology. Location healthful, Instruction thorough, dis cipline strict, expenses moderate, experienced teachers, small classes, personal attention. Prepares for business, for collego ;and for teach' Inf. students prepared In Keystone ha e entered Vale and Harvard unconditioned. separate building ot brick, heated by steam, for tho use of ladles. Students travel on theD. L.V. and branches and on the Lehigh Valley at half rates. For catalogue or Information address the princi pal at Factoryvllle, Pa. m. 98-3ms, CLOTHING 1 CLOTHING G, W. BERTSCH, THE MERCHANT TAILOR. Cents Furnishing Goods, Hats & Gaps OF EVERY DESCRIPTION. Suits nwle to ortlcr at short notico and a titalwa8 guaranteed or no sale. Call and cxamiuo tlio largest and best selected stock ot goods ever shown in Coliunbin county. Store next iloor to First Nntionnl Bank, MAIN STREET, Bloomsburg, Pa. ORNAMENTAL IRON FENCES OF CAST CU WltOUOHT I HON. Suitable for Yards, Cemetery Lots and Public Grounds i Ht) 1UUUVWUK Buun a mu I ivk. i.ukiiiv. vuv ut the several beautiful slylesot Fence manufactured by tue uuaersittut-u. ed. Bet up by experienced hands and warraited un.ii.irvnni titirAtillllv ihpv Arc unsurtias to give saiisiaciiuu. Prices anil specimens of other He- signs sent to any ailuress. Address BLOOMSBURG PA. May 4-tf FRENCH'S HOTEL. C1T1 HALL SQUA1IF, NEW 0I11. niinnhitu fltv Hall and the i'Ohl (mice. This hotel Is one of tho must complete In Us ap pointments and furnlluro of ANY IliiUSL In New York Lily and Is conducted on tho EUROPEAN PLAN. ltootns only one Collar per doy, Half minute' wnlL-frnm llrnnklvn ItlliL'e and Elevated 1L . II tlr.ou nt rnra nnwu fliA itndr. MOhL COnVCntd! f.nlnl In Vnw VnrL' 1tf IPnll!HltH tO btOI) at. Dill' lng llooms. Cafes and lunch counter icpleto with nlf Ihn IttviMlnu nr Tiirulornlo nrhOK. Hjulysiyr itim presents given away. .. t-end us V cents postage, and by mall you wi Ml ll.l III! t.it frpii n nnelfava of trootla of larir J value, that will start you In work ti.t win nt. nnr. iirtntr vnu In money faster than anything else In America. Allabout thetJ!i,ooo lupreseutB with each box. Agents wanted ev. erywhere, of cither sex, of all agea, for all tho time, or spare time only, to work torus at their ownhorae Fortunes for all workers absolutely assured. Don't delay. II. IUllstt Co., Port land, Maine. declB as. SUBSCRIBE FOR THE COLUMBIAN, DYSPEPSIA -THE BEST TDNIE 3 Unlckly nd eorapltLy l'nrri ltynprnnln fa all ft forma, Hfnriburn, Itf Iclilnff. Tnillns Ilio J nod etc. It BmiobfW and purifies Ida blood.silma ilih Bpueiiia, na aias ids aMimuaxion ol lond. Jt 1. itopaiTiB, tbo honored rator of th Flrat Iteforrsoil Church. Daltitnor. Md.. ura: " llaTmjE owd Brown's Iron Uittra for bfipcpala and Iaaisertfon I take ere&t plMiaara In recom taenaioji It hlKhJr, Alao cuneidcr It a apleudid tooio and InTltoratvr, and tt etrenBthenint;." Hon. Jobxpb O. Hoit. Judge of Uircait Court, Clinton Oo., lnd , lant 'I bear moit cheerful teatl. njonr to tho efflcwr ot Brown's Iron Bitters lot Djipfpeta, and aa a tonlo." Oenuine has sbore Trade Bit rk and frotid rM lines ufioTrraSifzCiiitToniSj PLAIN FACTS! IT IS A JVlCr-Tha'nnin'ttfrhowMvere i . . your lUicumatlfim or how lotiir jou l)Aa Riuleml, you can tr t rrllpf, amlwli&t'fl teS(yiiUtlt'!rmn "' 1'e'"a8 lK,'' IT IS A FA CrThl'thouMndg he h.l . , . thin glad exivrlcura, and now rriolcu In iiprfnt health. Vio can show you the testimonials of many Fuch. IT IS A FACT- tho RUSSIAN RHEUMATISM CURE does thft bnsinfait and has dnuo it B1.ccespfu.ll7 every tlmo It has been tried according to directions. I T TS A VA ff5P-That thl rnnpdr. tliougU 1 comparativtly new lu our couiitrj, has becu uwtlvery many jeani In souio parts of uroie, and with wonUtrful success. IT IS A FACTTteA tho Russian IUictt JO matlsm Cure has the en. (lonvment of emlncut Kuroixyiii tihysiciaris and Government sanitary onmmissions, without which it could not bo publicly sold In some of tlio countries. TT TS A FA rrT-ThatllENnTM. Frank of J Mn J Jl yX Frank Bros & Oo. 61 X. Sd ht.,l'hilailelihta, nutferfd for years with llheuraattam In the anus and shoutdors. lie ssys 1 I tried eery. thiotr, but nothiiitr bcliel until I ixinpht tho It. It t'urt. "It curod do completely and ery quickly.' Descriptive pamplilct rlth testimonials, free, n (fin rtn I If mailM. 10c. addltionat PriCOoZ.DO.l if rtKistcred.lyc.more. As ret it is not to bo found at tho stores, but can only be had by enclosing tho amount as above, and addresBing tho American proprietors. PFAELZER BROS. & CO. 810-831 Market Street. Philadelphia, march u.iy.a Invalids' Hotel ahd Sursicm. Ihstitute G03 Main Street, Buffalo, N.-Y. Staff of 10 Physicians and Surgeons. Experienced SpcclalUtH 1'orovory cluhw fit DKcuhCK treated t iiIko, trained, experienced and obliging Nn rieH. Light, mcII ventilated, olrcanlly fiirnlhhed prliato rooms fur pa tient. llou.o fiiriilHhcfl with Elevator-) Steam-lira!, Mpenlilnopipoi, i;iec tric ItelN, and all modem lin provcnionlN. Tnblo well Mippllud Willi the Iicitt ol food. Ib not a Iloillal, hut a ploatant It i iiu'tllal Home. Open day and night. ALL CHRONIC DISEASES, whether roqnirlnir for their euro medical or tuirgical aid, Nklllfull) treated. THIS INSTITUTION in supplied with TurkUh IlnlliH, American Iflovenient Trcntinunt, or Hlcchan leal .1lHKnnc .Tlaehlnery, Vllnli zation and Vaeiiiim Treatment Apparatus, the iiiiisl approved i:leitrleal Itlnehlncs and llatter trs, Inhalation Apparatus, and all the mokt valuable remeillal nppll nneeH liiiown to incdleal scleneo. Call, or neinl 111 eenm In slaiup" for our IiivalldH' fliiidc-IIooh (108 IiagcH), which kIvch all pailltu arN. AddresH na aliovo. World's DLspcnvarr JlcJlcal Aworlatlon, Prop's. GIVEN AWAY ! Ton thousand babies arc given yearly to tne grave oy not Having Dr. Hand's Teething Lotion on their gums while teething. SOMETHING NEW ! SOMETHING WONDERFUL I SOMETHING MAGICAL ! To bathe the baby's gums while teething, relieving all inllanima tion, swelling and pain. LOST I A good many night's rest by nothavingDr. Hand Ts Colic Cure, for it gives baby comfort and sleep without stupefying or in juring u. ino opiates. io con stipation. bold at Klenus drug store, general agent for Dr. Hand's remedies for children. Labora tory nt Scranton, Pa. tdecieow. NATURE'S CURE FOR CONSTIPATION, A RELIABLE REMEDY For Slek Stemaeh, Torpid Liver, Ellteus Headache, Costivencss, Tarrant's Effervescent Welt.ur AIicrliMit. It Is certain lu lis eilccts. It is gentle In Us action. It is palatabloto tho taste. It can bo relied upon to cure, and It cures bv asslst Idl'. not br cuiratrlnL'. na ture. Do not take violent purgatives yourselves, or Sick-Headache, AND DYSPEPSIA. uuow your euuuren iu iuko them, always use this cle. L'nut nharmaceutlcal Dren- arallon, which has been tor inoio than lorty years a publlo favorite, sold by all diusglsts everywhere, r CURES ALL HUMORS, from n common Illotch, or Kruplloiii to the worst Scrofula. 1 lie lictt lllood IMirlllcrcvcr dUcovcrcd. lly Druggists, PRICE $1.00, KRiVaraftS PARKER'S HAIR BALSAM the iwpular favorite for drewlntf iho luUr, lUt 'tiutf colur Len fny, au4 ireuiiUiitf Imndruit. b cloAiiMi tho calp, ktuH tli talr (iilUuff, an J U em a to I'Ktuo. &V3. aiil tl U) at DrutrifUU HINDERCORNS. The lafeitt, lure bt aud bvt cure for Corn J, Hunloii. Ao. Btoi-i all l-ulu. Kuaurva comfort to Ihe fit t. Nei or fulU to vuie, 11 H'tiK ut PruarvUM, UM'OX & Co., N, Y, OUg ll la dAmrprrmi at well ta diatreaalu complaint. If DlctMt It tend, br Impftfriof nutrttkm, and do pvonlnij (ijton tf h tjBtem, to prepax tb waj iifffilii 1. ' (JT...-cmW.s$'"w gjpii BLOOMSBTJRG, PA., FRIDAY, AUGUST SELECT POETRY. THE ONE LOVED BEST. f ho Bits by his side with an anxious look Marring her white, patrician faco ; Abtaio with Jewels which here and there Clloain out from tho folds ot her sheeny lace. Her tout ensemble Is perfect quite, Krom her bonnet down to her dainty shoe, Hut why Is my lady distraught to-night While the lite Is pla) ed and tho drums tattoo ? Her smile la only a borrowed mask, To hide her woo from the Baring crowd, And tho white of her face will never bo Whiter when sholsln her shroud. And why U this, when this kingly man At her sldo Is hers by legal right ? As tho world can sje, who more than she Should wear tho smilo ot content to-night ? Oh, the lies that avo lived as tho world goes on 1 Oh, tho vows that aro broken c cry day I And oh, for tho hopes which tho years now gono Have hidden out ot our sight away 1 But tho saddest thing tor a wifo to hear, When only her heart In tho darkness stirs, Is tht sound of a namo from iho Hps loved best Tho sound of a name and tho namo not hers. Sho hears It now through tho music's whirl ; It will haunt her down to her dying day : Tho namo ot the gracious, sweet-faced girl Sho met as sho walked on the street to-day, Ah, It needed not tho whispered naTio In his happy dreams, with his mind at rest ; My lady knows to her grief and shame 'mat the old love yet Is the one lotcd best. IMen A. Manvtlle. SELECT STORY, THE liEO AMINO GHJST. Soiiiu tivu 'inil tliitty yuarH ago, when I wrw a young man, my father's btiai iiu8 t xm liciiucd a biitltlfin and sovcro cliti'L. Wu wvru iiritiy in family and it w.n neeu.-Biry lo rctroiicli. W e had to Kcei liorho-i to take myself and my fulfill to and fruin l!ie city. Wo ro soKed lo m ive wi'.l.in easy roabh of our place of Inisinesa. My brother and m self pas-led irom Iioiiho agent to lionso agent j we insorted advenise menU j wo answertd advertisements. 15ut to no purpose. Wo had given notico to quit our own house and matters worn getting pressing. Hut lato one Saturday afternoon wu were investigating n quarter to winch wo had not hitherto penetrated and wo came on tho ory thing. Tho houso stood at the corner of a quiet, sober looking, very old fashioned square. A bill announced that tho house was to let : "Apply next door." Wo ap plied. Tho door was opened by a tidy, gray-haired, elderly woman. "Can we look over tho houso next door !" I said. A rather queer look crossed llio woman's face for a moment, but sho answered civilly : "Certainly, sir. But it is rather dark now." "So it is," slid I. "Wo may come in daylight if the placo is likely to suit u. Can v ou tell us tho particu lars V Tho woman enumerated tho rooms and llio various features ot- tho mansion. All were most suitable. "And tho lent V I inquired, nerv ing myself for a disappointment. She named so low a figure that I uttered an involuntary exclamation. "You seo we've had it on our hands for some time,'' eho explained, "and wo would offer easy terms to a good tenant." And when can wo look over it ? Is it your own property V "No, sir. JJut wo have llio letting of it. My husband would show you over to-morrow, sir, if you didn't mind. He is always away all d.ty, and until very lato at night. IIo's employed be hind tho scenes at ono of tho theatres. He is a master carpenter." Wo thank ed her, made an appointment for Sun day morning, ami wont home delight ed. As wo turned out of tho squaro I said : "Did you notico how odd that wom an looked when 1 spoka to her? What did that look mean 1" "Surprise," Baid my brother, who was an observant fellow. Next morning wo wero received by tho landlord himself. Ho was a staid, responsible-looking man, of somo GO years, and wo wero favorably impress ed with him. lie took us over tho house, and answered our inquiries free ly and fully. Everything was satis factory. I was delighted. Hut ray brother, who was of a cautious tem perament, kept on asking questions until I got fairly angry. At last ho said : 'You don't nsk a very high rent. How's that T "Why," said the landlord diliberato. ly. "you see this neighborhood is out of fashion now. It isn't what it onco was. Wo'yo had this- houso vacant for somo time, and wo'ro anxious to let it. You can boo there's nothing wrong about tho place. If it wero in the West End you'd pay six or seven times tho rent." Ilia explanation seemed perfectly straightforward, and certainly tho houso boro tho closest ecrutiuy. Pvontuaiiy wo closed tne bartrain. Iho next day I was lunching at my usual chop-house along with two or tlirco acquaintances. "SHU houBO-liunling, Uenton I" said ono of these "No, thank heaven," I said. "Wo'vo got a houso at last. In square." " square, echoed no tiiougiit fully, Which number havo you got t" "Wtimuer -la, 1 saul, llo throw his head back and burst into a fit of laugh tor. Tho other men laughed, too. looked from ono to tho other for ex planation. "Wlion you vo done, said i witu dignity. "Why, don t you know. Bald my ineml, lecovering ins gravity, "iiutn her -15 square, is haunted 1" saw tho other men looking at me, so I put on a bold lront. "As if ovory one didn't know that," said I composedly. Ho was somowhat taken aback, but returned to tho charge "Well, you ll havo plenty ol com pany there," ho said. "Wo shall hayo you appearing in tho city with a lino head of snow white hair, acquired in a sinclo umht. I'oor old boy 1" "Don't bo afraid," 1 retorted "Tlicro aro onougli of us to trightcn any ehost. We shall crowd linn out. "I bot you a now hat you don't stop tlicro a weeK, said lie. "Dono with von," said I promptly, "As often as you like. Any ono elso want to bet V No ono volunteered, and tho subject droppod. lint 1 was oxtreinely uiiooin fortable. In tho courso of tho after noon I took my brother asido and told linn. "l'hew 1" saul he. "That oxplains tlio low rent. But it's rather serious. Tho Governor can't stand anything of tho sort. You know how nervous ho is." "Yes, I know," I said. "And it strikes mo that tlio best tiling wo can do is to movo into tho houso ourselves, so that vvo can tell him tho story is a myth, if any ono lets it out to him. .lust yon and I." "Right," said ho. "Wo havo taken llio houso nnd wo can't affprd to loso tho money. Besides, it's such a capital placo." Tho whole family wero about to movo in about threo weeks' lime. Wo had no dilliculty in finding a pretext for preceding them, and it was arrang ed that some of tho bedroom furniture should bo sont in to our new domicile. So ono evening wo took possession. A bright fire, lit by our landlady, was blazing in tlio kitchen. Wo made our selves comfortable with our slippers and lounging coats, and prepared for a night of it. "Uncommonly comfortable." said my brother approvingly. "Gad, tho old lady knows how to make a fire 1" "And what a grate I And a chim ney as big as a blast furnace. There is nothing like ono of theso old-fashioned kitchens for comfort." linsconccd in our chimney corners wo passed tlio timo luxuriously enough. Wo had mado up our minds to sit up all night and show the ghost what man ner of men ho had to deal with. Finally tho fumes of tho whiskey wo drank and tlio heat of their firo had thoir incvitablo effect and we began to doze. I do not know how long I had been asleep, but I suddenly awoko witli a violent start. A cold shudder ran through me from head to foot. 1 roso and stretched myself and tried to fool at my ease. But I could not. I touch ed my brother and ho awoke. "Hallo 1" he said. "What's tho matter 1 Why, I'vo been asleep 1 What's tho timo t "Two o'clock," said I. "Just tho timo for a chost." said he with unseemly levity. "Do you know, will, I don t think ho 11 corao here. Ghosts aro uncomfortable things and don't liko uood fires. Get loo much f tliein whore thoy are, I suppose. Let's go and look for him." "Anything for a cliautie, said I, although tho thought of perambulat ing that great lonely mansion in tlio dead of night was anything but agree able. "I am wide awake." "So am I," said ho : and taking up tho brass candlestick ho wont toward tho door. I followed him close. Wo passed along the passage, our stealthy footfalls making a faint sound on tho ncarpeteil iloor. Wo oxamined tho ooms on tho ground floor. Wo heard and saw nothing. We ascended tho stairs. Every individual stair creaked horribly, but that was all. No ghost. Jlv brother suddenly opened tho door of a bedroom on tho first floor. Instantly a gust of air blow tho candle out. And as wo stood there in tho icy cold wo distinctly heard a groan. It was no fancy. It was a long-drawn, wailing moan ot inexpressible horror and pathos. It died away in a de spairing cadence. It seemed liko tho sorrowful lament of a soul in torment. As wo stood thero graspinc each tlier's hands, with our hearts throb bing in great pulsations, it came again. Oli. tho horror of it ! It seemed to bo iu tho room and closo to us. Tho oold was deathly, tho silence biokcn only by that weird and awfnl moan. Onco more it roso and fell and somehow or other tho next moment wo found ourselves in tho kitchen, with shaking limbs and aslieu faces, relighting our extinguished candle. Then wo looked at each other. "That was no fancy, Will," said my brother. "Fancy no," I replied, my teetli chattering in my head. "What aro you going to do t" 1'or my brother had relit llio candle and was moving away. "1 m going to havo another look," ho said. "But, perhap"," I suggested, "tho tho ghost extinguishes tho light." "1 II givo him another chance, said my brother coolly. "Como alone, you chattering idiot." I was too shatter- ed to resent this unflattering desenp tion.and with a quaking heart I follow ed his looihardy lootsteps. llo examined the room carefully, but thero was nothing to be seen, neither was thero anything to be heard. So wo gavo up tho thing for that night aim went to bed. At noon that day I had to run tlio gauntlet of my friends. And, I am jound to say I lied liko Ananias. As tho day drew on I grew mora and more uncomfortable, and I fairly dreaded tho ordeal of tho ensuing night. It was a lino night, and wo took a walk around tho squaro beforo turning in. Tlio houses all looked cheerful with their bright lights, uurs alono was bleak and gloomy. Wo agreed that at 2 o'clock prccisoly wo would again visit tho haunted room. At tlio first stroko my brother, roso and took up the candle. I had pro vided myself witli a second candlo on my own account, wo ascended tho stairs and paused outsido tho haunted chamber. My brother turned tho handle, and tho weird sound oamo attain. It roso and swelled and died sorrowfully away. It was singularly human. 1 ot it was beyond all de scription unearthly. It was awful to stand thero, waiting for tlio sound to como again. My matter-of-fact brother spoke. "IIo's in good voico to-night,' said ho approvingly. "A bit hoarse, but I don't womlor at that. Still, I wish hod try another key. lies been at this long enough. And ho might get himself tuned hush 1" 1 quito expect ed somo supernatural visitation to ro- buko this ill-timed levity. Nona oamo, My brother, having politely waited un til tho ghost. had linlshed, began again "All theso groans aro exactly aliko. ho said, considering. "That's odd, isn' itt Will, I'll tell you what. Tho ghost's up tho chimney.'' Onco moro tlio sound camo as though to coniitm his words. And it certainly did ap pear to proceed from tho region of tho lircplaco. "Still," resumed my brother, thought fully, "a ghost in a chimney is an un comfoitablo sort of tiling. Will, wo'll havo that chimney swept. Fanoy ghost coming down with tho soot, Wo 11 soo about it tho first thing to morrow.'' This awful throat appeared too much 27, 1886. for our unearthly visitor, for ho gavo tonguo no moro that night. Wo went lo bod, and I dreamed that tho spirit of a chimney-sweep appeared lo mo and confessed to the murder of ono of tho llttlo boys, who wero still employ, ed in those days in his profession. We left tho oflico early in the after noon. Wo secured- tho services of an intelligent Bwecp and a sharp little bright eyed boy. Up ho went. Wo waited in suspense. When he caino down ho reported that ho had found nothing. Wo questioned htm eagerly, but ho had seen no ghost or anything belonging to ono. Wo sent him up again. This timo ho found out somo'.hing. This chimney communicated with tho ono next door. "That will bo tho kitchen chimnoy next door," said my brother. "Wo must exploro that." Our landlady was considerably amazed when wo present ed ourselves and asked to bo allowed to explore. After a little demur, how ever, she consented. Thero was but a small firo in tho grate, and this was takeu out. "I don't tnako it up until 11 o'clock at night," she explained. "Not until my master comes home tired after his day's work. Then wo have our bit of supper and drink our grog, and wo liko to seo a cheerful blaze. But in tho day I don't trouble about it." Tho boy went up smartly and shortly re appeared. "Why, yon'yo got a smoke-jack up there missis," said he. "What's a smoke-jack V said my brother hastily. Tlio sweep explained. "It's a h-apparatus for roasting meat, fixed in tho chimbloy. It has littlo sails, just liko a windmill, only thoy aro laid fiat instead of being up right. Tho hot air comes up from the fire and blows theso sails round. Then there's a cog-wheel and that commu nicates tho motion to a fly-wheol. A chain passes round the fly-wheel, com ing down to the grate, and turns the spit." "But whero aro tho chains t" "Oh tliey'vo been taken off, I suppose. It isn't used now." "I didn't know it was there," Baid our landlady. "Doesn't it mako a noise T" asked my brother, with a quick look at me. "Wo don't hear it replied the land lady indifferently. "Will," said my brother, "just run back to tho bedroom and listen. I be lievo we've got it. 1 am going to send iho boy up to turn tho thing." I did as ho requested. When I got into the room tho ghost was groaning in splen did form. Ho was going lar faster than I had ever heard him before. Tho mystery was solved. During tlio day tho curreHt of hot a'r was not strong enough to act on the blades and set tlio revolving portion of tho machine in motion. But when tho great firo was mado up at night tlio forco was ample. Tho re volving portion of a jack is raised to a small extent from tho frame and bear ing of tho pivot ou which it revolves. Ileduco the force of tho current by Jetting the firo go out, and tho blades of tho jack descend. Tho revolutions become, gradually slower and slower. Tho pivot bearing had no lubrication, and consequently made tho groaning noise. We kept our secret. Wo wero tlio admiration of every ono who know tho story of tho house. And for a very substantial reduction in tho rent ot a very oomfortablo houso wo had to thank tho Groaning Ghost. Every one who has visited that liis- torio town of Salem, Massachusetts, remembers tho queer museum iu the Essex Institute, in which aro preserved au extraordinary variety of curiosities from the ends ot tho earth, tho relics of tho early seamen of two generations ago, whose adventures and heroisms gavo a glory to American shipping in Kast Indian trado and in tho war ot 1812 that has sadly faded since. These 'Old Salem Sea-captains aro tho sub ject of an excellent arlielo in the Sept ruber Jtarper a by 1 nomas went worth lliggiuson, whoso narrative is nono tho lets entertainiug becauso of tho part takeu by his ancestors in thoso tirnng events, "theso men weio tho humbler Drakes, tho Cavendishes of their day j thoy carried tho American fiat; when it was au unknown ensign they yoyaged from distant island on to island without chart or Ught-houso they made and lost great tortunes made them commonly for others, lost them for themselves. .. .During tho Revolution Salem alono sent out 158 armed vessel;1, carrying in all moro than 2000 guns. They took 115 prizes, 51 out of their own fleet being lost. Tho loss of their vessols was to bo expect ed, but tho loss from history of all de tailed memorial of theso daring mon is moro serious." Their fearless com mercial entnipriso is traced from beforo the Revolution, through tlio scenes of antipodal trallic, among the unrivalled deeds of prowess iu the two war witli lyigland, ami into tho early federal politics. Tho heads of tho bank notes of dif ferent denominations aro not generally known, and very few persons can till what portraits aro on tho ditlerent notes. They aro as follows: On Unit ed States Si, Washington ; S2, Jeffer son ; 85, Jackson ; 810, Webster ; 820, Hamilton ; &50, Iraukliu : 100, Lin coin i S500, General Mansfield s 81000, Do Witt Clinton ; 5000, Madison 810,000, Jackson. On silver certificat es, 810, Robert Morris ; 820, Com. Decatur i 850, Ed-vard Everett i 8100, James Monroo ; 8500, Charles Sumner, and 81000, W. L. Maroy. On cold notes, 820, Garfield ; 850, Silas Wright; Siuu, Thomas u. uenton t S5uo, A, Lincoln i 81000, Alexander Hamilton ; 85000 James Madison, and 810,000, lYinlrew Jackson. Unfitted for the Business. "That boy of yours is not adapted for tho undertaking business," explain. ed an undertaker to tho boy's father, who inquired why ho had been dis- chartted. "What's tho trouble wilh him!" "Ho hasn't a roalising sonso of what is duo iho allhoted. Uay botoro yester day Mrs. B. buriod her fourth husband I sent the boy up to loarn at what hour she wished tho ce.'cmouy to take place, and ho asked hor what her regular time ot day was tor burying husbands, l expect to loao nor trado entirely." A sound conclusion, A dying echo, THE COIiUMMAN, VOL. JCX.NO !U C0LUM11IA DBMOORAT, VOL.L, NO SI The Cuulidates. CIIAl'NCKY FOHWAIill IIOVKUNOIt. iii.auk roit Hon. Chauncoy Forward lllaok, the Democratic candidate for Governor, is leading business enterprises there. In a son of tho lato Judgo Jeremiah S. May, 18". ho was appointed by Gen. Black, and was born at Somerset, iu McCandlcss Deputy Secretary of Inter tills State, in Novetpber, in 1839. Ho nl Affa'us, and upon him felt tho was eduuatod at iho Monongahela al,or of organizing tho new Depart academy, in West Virginia, and after- n,tiit of Imerual Affairs created by tho wards attended .itlierson collegf, iu Washington county. Ho wai under instruction at Hiram college nt thu time the lato President Garfield was a student there. A friendship was es tablished between tlio men, nnd their relations were ino.-t cordial up to the timo of tho death of tho lato Prcai dnnt. Young Chauncey studied law with his father, and iu 1801 was ad mitted to the Bar of Somerset ciuiity. llo practiced but little, the profession of tho law not suiting his tastes. Lit erary work was moro suitable to his taste?, nnd Mr. Black began as a cor respondent for several of tho daily newspapers. I-or six or seven years ho was a regular contributor lo the columns of tho New York iS', and his letters showing the inside movo mcnts of Pennsylvania politics always attracted considerable attention. Al though ho has not published any books written by himself, thero aie numer ous publications from his prolific pen iu existence unuer mo names ot nmer persons. Althouirh ho has a manifest liking for tho whiil and excitement of pontics, no um not iiccoinc mucn oi an aotivo politician until ho was brought forward Jour years aao as a candidate for Lieutenant Governor. Hu was. indeed an aspirant for the nomination as Congressman in the York and Cum berland district in 1S7-1, but was de feated by lion. Levi Maish, tho gen-tl-'man who placed him in nomination for Lieutenant Governor in tho State Convention of 1882. By that body ho was placed second ou llio P.it'tison ticket on tlio first ballot by a vote of 17.U to 731 for Gooruo II. Irwin, of Dauphin. In 1880 ho was a member of tho Cincinnati Convention, and voted for Judtro Field at first, but changed his vote to Geneial Hancock. llo went through in 1882 with the rest of tho Democratic ticket. Mr. Black is credited with beini; tho author of a revival of the so-called Jefferson- lan system of politics, which consists in ihu establishment of societies throughout the country for the study and practice of the JelTeisonian princi ples. Ho is tho President of the or- ganizition of that namo in York Co., at the capital of which ho resides. For many years beforo he was made Lieutenant Governor nearly all tho platforms adopted by Democratic State Conventions wero his haudi-work, and he always attended tho Conventions well provided with planks of all sorts. His counsel was sought by tho leading men of tho party, and his acquaintance lias been extensive with the promi nent mon of tlio country of all shades ot political opinion. Mr. Black mar ried the daughter of Hon. John L. Dawson, who represented tho Fayette district in uougrcss and was a promt nont politician in his time. In per- sonal appearance ho is tall, of cood physique, and bears a strong resem blance, to his distinguished father. COI IS. 1IHUCK ltlCKLTTS. Colonel R. Bruce llicketts, who re ceived tho nomination for Lieutenant Governor, comes of Scotch-Irish pa rentage, and was born at Oiangeville, Columbia county, Pa., on April 29, 1839. Ho was educated at tho Wy oming Seminary, near Wilkcs-Barre, and was reading law when tho Rebell ion broke out. Ho promptly entered the Union service, and having assisted in recruiting a battery of artillery, was mustered in as a member of Battery F, l'irst Pennsylvania Artillery (I or- ty-tliird Regiment), on July 8, 1801, and nromotod to bo First Lieutenant. August 5, 1801; to Captain. May 8, 1803; to Maior, December 1, 1801, ami to Colonel, March 15, 18G5. Battery I1 was furnished durinc tho month of August, 1801, witli horses ami equip - ments and four smootli-boro pieces. As early as September 12 following it was ordered to join t-icn. Isauks com - mand at Damestown, Md., and from that dato on was iu active service con stantly until tho closo of tho war. For a timo llio battery was divided into two sections, ono under Lieutenant Ricketts and tho other under Lieuten ant liiookway. the former had its nrst engagement uceotnber 2U with a body of tho enemy's artillery and cav alry, which was attempting the de struction ot uam wo. .) on tho Upper Potomac. For moro than threo full yoars from that date, Ricketts was al ways in tho front, and Ins battory bo camo ono of tho most famous in tho Union army. In almost every ono of tho great engagements of 'C2, '03, and M in Maryland ami Vimiiiia, and in scores of minor conflicts, it was prom inently engaged and at Gettysburg es pecially it did brilliant service in as sisting to repel tho fierce terrillo on slaught of tho Confederates upon the right ot tho Union lines. In this bat tle Colonel Ricketts lost forty horses and twenty-seven men, and tho ground on which nis guns wero planted is among tho historic- spots of that great contest, llo was under tiro ono hun dred times, and engaged in fifty-seven battles. At tlio loso of tho war Colonel Ricketts returned to Wilkesbarre, and lias since been engaged in managing ins largo inmuer estato at what is known as North Mountain iu Sullivan county. IIo lias been an active and consistent Democrat ovor sinco hu readied manhood, but has never been an ofhco-holdcr. J. SIMPSON AFItlCA. J. Simpson Africa, who was selected as tlio candidate for tho oflico of Seo rotary of Internal affairs, was born in tlio town of Huntingdon, which is still his home, on boptembor 15, 1832. IIo is descended from Revolutionary stock through tlio Simpsons, of Bucks, and iuurrays, ot Lancaster. Ho was educated at tho Huntingdon Academy, and after completing his studies thero ho adopted tho profession of surveyor uuu uvtl euyiuuui, iiiiu una SlllCO lUCll devoted his ontiro timo (oxcopt when engoged in publio duties) to his pro- fession, nnd was first employed as a civil oiigineer in thp location of the Broad Top Railroad. In 1853 ho was elocted County Surveyor of limiting. don oounty on tho Democratic ticket over tho uomineo of tho Whig patty, and Borvcd until 1857. Ho served as ono of tho Clerks of tho Senato during Tes op oVEi-tjisiNq. ! 9 1 m 3m Ik sm It 1 Inch tl 1 19 I M 9M 8 00 4 60 7 00 3 " 1 Ml 9 00 3 25 4 00 4 f 7 M 13 00 3 SOU S !5 a 60 6 00 0 50 10 00 It 04 4 " II 60 3 60 4 60 TOO BOO 18 Wl 19 00 VlOl 3 2J 460 56O 8 00 0 60 14 502300 Scot 6 60 7 00 8 (10 14 00 iron 20 00 40 CO "column 8 oo la oo 15 oo 25 00 so 00 40 00 no 01 Yearly ndTcrtlsements payable quarterly. Tran sient nilmllMmcntii must bo paid for beforo '- sorted except where pan les liato accounts. Ix-galndverllscmentH two dollars per Inch iuc three Insertions, nnd at that ralo for additional lnseitlons without rulcrenco to length. Kxccutort, Administrators, and Auditor's no ttccs three dollars. Transient or t-ocnl not Ices, ten cents a line, rrg ular advertisements half rates. Cards In the "Duslness Directory" column, on dollar a year for each line. tho sessions of 18."8 nnd 18.19. In October, 1859, ho was elected to tho House of Representatives over tho Ho- publican nominee. IIo was soveral fiitiua ulf.f.fml Htirfrnna nf hlR nfttlta boroiuh. and is identified with the Constitution of 1873, llo gavo tlio duties of the ollico his undivided at tention. In May, 1878, ho was nom inated as Gen, McCaudless' successor bv tho Democratic Convention, re ceiving ICO votes to G7 for tho two other caudiuatis. His Republican opponent, who was elected to tho olhce in WovembT ot that year, was uoioncl Aaron K. Dunkel of Philadelphia, but Mr. Africa led his ticket by from -1,000 to 1-1,000 votes. In February, 1880. Mr. II a cs appointed him Supervisor of the Census for thu Sevenlli district of Pennsylvania!! ollico for tho duties of which he was peculiarly qualified. In June, 188.'i, ho was again placed on Iho Democratic ticket for the office of Secretary of Internal Affairs by accla mation, and this lime ho was elected through the Republican dissensions which carried Patiison and tho whole Democratic ticket through. Mr. Africa's discharge of his official duties havo been painstaking and conscien tious from first to last, nnd he thoroughly understands the duties of an oflico ot which ho was practically tho creator. WII.I.1AM J. MIKNNKN. William ti. lircunen, the nominee for Auditor-General, was born in the Souih Side, Pittsburg about 33 years ago. His parents, Irish working peoplo were among tho early settlers there. IIo received a common school educa tion, and was apprenticed and learned the trade of a machinist. lie follow ed that trado until 27 years of age, and saved money to fit himself for the legal profession. Ho read law with Colonel j. K. 1. Duff, his present partner. IIo was a delegato for Tilden at tho St. Louis Convention of '70, when but little more thau 21 years of age. IIo has been a delegato to several Demo cratic Stato Conventions, and is a mem ber of tho State Committee now, and is serving his second term as Chairman of tho Allegheny County Committee. Ho was counsel without compensation for tho coal mineis charged with con spiracy over in Washington cunly ; is a cousin of Gilbert Rafferty the coku operator, is unmarried and a total abstainer from intoxicating drinks. MAXWEI.I. STEVENSON. Maxwell Stevenson, who was nomi nated for Congressman-at-Large, was born on February I, 1847, near Lon donderry, Ireland, of that Scotch-Irish slock noted for its pluck, energy and ability. Ho was brought to Philadel phia in December, 1851, when uot quito fivo years old, and has been a resident thero ever since. His early struggles for advancement wero untiring and severe, but no moro sinking than thou sands of others. IIo left school be tween tho ages of 12 and 13, after reaching tho class in Jaskson Grammar School preparatory to tho High School. During tho years of 1859 and 18G0 ho was cnuaged in hard unremitting work on tlio truck farms of tho "Neck." In 1801 ho obtained work as an errand boy iu a shoe store. A year later lie bought tho outfit of a news stand. In connection witli this business he got the right to canvas for subscribers to tho J'Joening Teleyrajh ami so satis factorily was his work that Mr. Charles E. Watbuilon, the proprietor, without regard to tho boy's youth, unhesitating ly and generously assigned to him an important newspaper territory. Snon after this ho bought a "scholarship" in I a bi'-iness collego and devoted himself to securii-j a thoruogh business train ling. Hu rapidly improved his mind I and from then until 1873 was emnlov led as bookkeeper, by several firms. In I all ot these years btcveuaons ambition was to becomo a lawyer, and to tlipt cud ho had already, in 1870. registered 1 as a student witli E. Coppeo Mitchell, 1 after wauls transferring it to l ho lato Judgo I. T. Pratt, and on October 31, 1 1874, after a highly creditable exami nation, was u limited lo tho bar, being at that time somowhat over 27 jears of age. Since his admission lo tho bar his lite has been well known to tho ublio. His first public interest iu tlio labor movement was as its unanimous ly chosen candidato for Congiess in thu 1 tut Dinlnct. ll was hoped that tho Demncials would also iiomiuuto him, but the nomination in the con vention was lost to him by a majority of only ten votes. In this canvas. without an inido ollicer, with both organizations bitterly opposed to him ho mado a plucky liKht, uettinc a count of nearlv 4,300 votes, llo lias ever been an aelivo Democrat from convict ion, but deeply in sympathy with every movement for tho advancement of labor everywhere. And that uo man should cliargo that his interest in tho great strugglo of labor for recognition was prompted bv mercenary or eclfish motives, ho has absolutely refused com pensation for any services rendered to anv properly iiidentihed member ot orgauized labor. 0DV ITEMS. A green grocer Ouo who buvs kis dried apples already soaked. A clock owned by Mm. Dearden, of Norwich, Conn., is 150 years old. In theso days of modern adaptations it's a wiso Baw that knows its own buzz. A train was recently run from Svra- cuso to liullalo, M, v., a Uistauco of 149 miles, in 138 minute?. Crocodile skin is now comitic into favor for hook bindings. It is said to rival in appeal anco tho host morocco. In tlio bill of a largo crane shot ro- co-tly iu Monroo county, W. Va., was funl a wrp that weighed two pounds. "What does a man mako by getting drunk V asked a tempersnco man, IIo makes a fool of himself and makes his head ache tho next morning. - Over one million boxes of Acker's Dyspepsia Tablets sold in tho past twolvo mouths, purely upon their meiits. Why sulTer with Chronio Con. stipalion, Dyspepsia, Sour Stomaoh, Sick Headache, Heartburn, and Female troubles, when J. II. Mercer oflleru you relief and positive cure in tho Dyspepsia Tablets. IIo sells them on guarranteo.