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Yearly advertisement payable quarterly. Trai
bit continued orodim will notK'on 0 pa'4' bul
Die person in Columbia county
no subscription duo on demand,
on quo on (Jomnnrt. - "
. JOB PRINTING
The Job Printing Department! nfii, r.
t, very complete. It contain? tho lMFSiB''.,u,,
knl nuetilnery and Is the oniSfflm tf
Sresspi by power, glln? uS the b?f.mH lns ob
Jin.tes furulshul on largo Jobs ,acllltl.
omco oyer lat. National Hank. Woo,08bunf. 'a
JkJ U. FUNK,
fflu In Jit's llulldlng.
J OIIN M. OLAHIC,
JUSriOK OP THE l'EAOE.
one over Moyer Bros. Drug store.
ATTO H S B V-AT-1, AW
omco In Browor's bulldlng.accond floor.room Mo. 1
omco corner ot Contro and Main Streeta. Clark a
Can be consulted In Gorman,
Q.EO. E. ELWELL
OlUco on First floor, front room of Col
umbian Uuildlnu, Mitln street, below Ex
pAUL E. WIRT,
Offlco In Columbian Boii-dino, Itoom No. s, second
, moan. u a. wihtimtiih.
KNORR & WINTERSTEEN,
omco 1u 1st National Bank building, second floor,
first door to tho left. Cornor ot Main and Market
streeta liloomsburg, Pa.
tSfPennoiu ami Soutt'.Ut Collected.
J II, MAIZE,
Office In Maize's bulldlig. over MUmeycr'8 grocery.
J71 P. BILLMEYER,
WOfllco over Dcutler's slioo store,
BloomsburR, Pu. rOpr-30.80.
JOHN C. YOCUM. C. K. UKY3K.
YOOUM & GEYER,
(omce front suit of rooms on second floor of
tVCAN HE CONSULTED IN GEllMAN.H
Members of Sharp and Alleman's Lawyers and
Iltnkers Directory and the American Mercantile
and collection ABMCiatlon. Will give prompt and
careful attention to collection of claims m any
cart of the United States or Canada, as well as to
all other professional business entrusted to them
Jackson Building, Rooms i and B.
vir. u. itnAWN.
omca.cornorot Third and MalnBtroota.
Offlco in Browers' Building, 2nd floor,
jyJ-ICHAEL F. EYERLY,
Conveyancer, Collector of Claims.
LEGAL ADVICE IN THE SETTLEMENT 01'
nr-Ofllco in Denver's building with P. '. Bill
meyer, attorney-al-law, flout looms, 2nd ncor
Bloomsburg, Pa. apr-a-su
y. E. SMITH,
NOTARY PUBLIC, ,
' B. McKELVY, M. D.,8urgeon and Phy
. alclan, north side Main Blreot.fcelow Market
i L. FRITZ, Attomey-at-Law. Olllce
Front room over Post omco,
R. J. 0. BUTTER,
Office, North Market street,
rR. WM. M. REBER, Surgeon and
lyPhyslclan. offlco corner ot Rock and Market
R. EVANS. M. D.. Surgeon and
hyslclan, omco and Keafdencu on Third
CHRISTIAN V. KNAPP, BLOOMSUURQ, PA,
HOME, OF N. T. ,
MERCHANTS', OP NEWARK, N. J. '
('LINTON, N. V.
PEOPLES' N. Y.
These ou cokpobaiions are well seasoned by
age and mi tibtud and have never yet had a
loss settled by any court of law. Their assets are
all Invested In souD sbcdkitibs are liable to the
haiardof miaonly. , . .
Losbes raoniTLr and uonkstiy adjusted ana
Bald as soon aa determined by cubistun r.
NArr, sracuL aosnt and aujbsieb uloomssubo,
Tho people of Columbia county should patron
Ize the agenoy where losses It any are settled and
pall by one of ther own citizens.
PROMPTNESS. EQUITY, FAIR DBA LINO.
T) F. HARTMAH
iraasiNTi mi roLiowiMQ
AMERICAN INSURANCE COMPANIEB
North American of Philadelphia.
Franklin, 11 "
Pennsylvania, " "
York, ot innnsylvanla.
Hanover, ot N. Y.
oueeiui, ot London.
North British, of Pondon.
omce ou Mirket Street, No, , liloomsburg.
W. R. TUBBS, PROPRIETOR
OPPOSITE COURT HOUSE.
Larg esand convenient sample rooms. Bath rooms
Hot and cold water, and all modern conveniences
P" ILES OR HEM0RlU10IDS.-yLC'EU8
Assure. Itching, fistula, to.. cured without
pain by the Jibinkkrhofk Tkeatmknt. illustrated
papers explaining the system and containing ret
erences sent free. Address
J. W. OOOLWOJS, M. J)
208 Wyoming Ave., Seranton, J'u.
March 18. cms.
J. K BITTEMBEMDEB, r"f r,,t0"'
A. C YATES & CO.
Sixth and Chestnut Sts.
AINWHIQUT & CO.,
TEAS, SYRUPS, COFFEE, SUGAR, MOLASSES,
KICK, 8PI0E3, IUUAI1II SODA, Km, KTO.
N. E. Corner Second and Arch sts.
Mrorders will receive prompt attention.
I$L00MSUURfI,C0LUMIlIA COUNTY, P.t
All styles ot work done In a superior mannor,work
warranted as represented. Tisth Extract
id without Pain by the use ot lias, and
free of cbargowhenartinclalteeth
Olllco In Barton's building, Main rcet,
lielow Market, live doors lielow tin's
drug store, nrsl lloor.
1o be open at all hourt during the day
NOV J3 -IX
M. C. SIM & BRO.,
CARRIAGES BUGGIES, PHAETONS
SLEIGHS, PLATFORM WAGONS AC.
First-lass work always on hand.
REPA1R1NQ NEA TL Y DONh.
Prices reduced to tuit the times.
BLOOMSBDRli PLANING MILL
The undersigned having put his Planing Ml
on Railroad Street, In nrst-ciass condition, Is pre
pared to do an Kinds ot worn in nis line.
FRAMES, SASH, DOORS,
furnished at reasonable prices. All lumber used
Is well seasoned and none but skilled workmen
are employed .
ESTIMAT.ES FOE BUILDINGS
urnlsbed on application. Piano and BpeclOca
onspreprea uyaa experieuueuurituicuiBuinu
6. W. BERTSCH,
THE MERCHANT TAILOR.
Cents Furnishing Goods, Eats & Caps
OF EVERY DESCRIPTION.
Suits mndu to order at short notice
and a lit alwas tniarantced or no pale.
Call mid examine the largest and best
selected stock of gooila over shown in
Store next door to First National Hank,
ORNAMENTAL IRON FENCES
OF CAST CH WllOUQIIT IKON.
The following shows tho Picket Gothic, one o
the several beautiful styles o( IVnco manufactured
by the unaoiwgncu.
vn, itonurv nnd lim-fttiiiitv they are unsunliss
ed. tet up bycKiwrleiictd hands and warranted
to give sausiucuuu.
Prices and tipcoimens of other dC'
signa ent to any address.
8. W HKSS,
C1T1 II A I.I. KtjUAIIH, JJKW VOIIK,
Oppohlle t'lty Halt ond tho Post Oltlce.
i Ills UUltl la UIIO Ui lite uiuab m.ii.i.w.m.- -r-
pointinents and furnlturo of ANY IIUUSK In New
ltooms only one Collar per doy. Halt minute's
All lines of cars paw the door. Most convenleu
wi n.V;. Vnk- rnr Meri-lianta to ston at. 1)111
ing llooms, cafes and I uncli counir replete wllh
nir ti.. tiiTiii-inu nt. tnnil?rnte nrlcea.
,n npnannlri LtVATI RWflV. Send U
ceuts postage, a ad by mall you w I
vninn Unit, win hlnit von 111 work
hat will at once bring you lnmoney luster than
anything else In Ainerfea. AH about thelJOo.iW
In presents wllh each 001. Agents wauieu
r.Ji.Min tt ,.itii,r Kny. nf all fltrttt. for all the
time, or bpare tlineonly. to work for us at their
ownliomea. Wrtunea for all workers absolutely
assured. Don't delay, II. lumnr i-o..i-orv.i
land, Maluo, lueclb u, A
FOE MI 1 CHILDREN.
BLOOMSBURG, PA., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER
ILLUSTRATIVE Sample FREE.
A Orcst Medical Work on Manhood. Nrvou and
Phyilcal Debility, Prcmaturo Dccllno In Man,
KihaiWcd Vitality, &c, ic, and tho nntold mis
eries resulting from Indiscretion or excesses 1 SOO
pages, substantially bound In gilt, mnslln. Con
tains more than 125 Invaluablo prescriptions, em
bracing every vogctablo remedy In tho pUarma
cojKela for nil acute and chronic diseases. It Is
emphatically a book for every man. Price only $1
by mail, post paid, concealed In plain wrapper.
iM.tisTitATivK H.isipr.i: Fit hi: to am.
Young and middle-aged men for the next ninety
days. Send now, or cut this out, as you may never
see It again. Address Dr. W. II. PAllKKlt, 4 Bul
finch street, lloston, Mass.
Vfa tme our own IatoriiUtT nt the DcUwaro Itlvf r
Chemical Works, and two Chemist coimtantly era
playod there working out icientiHo theories, and our
Iirscttcal knowll?e gainod by tout Mi 5 vnrm ou
rm and orer iM yearn u manufacturers of fer
tllirere. Tlie Urire and oitendMnw accorded 1IAIT(11S
II AW HONi: M IN1IUKH for mora than thirty
yHrn-CTpectally durlnK l&-6 and tho nnifnrmly
fttcollnot npiults which inrtiiers report havlnR derlvrd
frorathein, ro very (rratifjlnc, and encouraeo us to
continan thoiinxluction of articles which II) m sure
to clrathtt needed rt'nultf nt tho louctit rott
to tlict ronxiiiner.
Wo aim to have our It W ItONK MAMTUKS
i near perfection as It ia in the iuuer of our cht-in
There are no im protein en tl or economy of manufac
turo s'lBdunted by science trr accomplished throUKh
a Ijiht eiiwiriflnco, that we have not practiced in tho
production of cheap and reliable fertilizers.
Asuurtutnufacturo and importation of chemical
manurasupplios take a wide range, we are tn a posi
tion to nuiiply yoa with just what you want ia the
way of fertilizers, at the very lowest price.
Send for Itnuah'fl 1'linniiltntr (illltfe Also
prices and samples of liauatlrs Haw IJono Manures.
tf RAW R01K
nf our Works, 75,(M
vmn per year, ana still
Vb COPY cl this
mid Sentlm nl ot Cvrrt
Flower Md Shmb, U(HH
rtlllerrnt Kind, i-uiili
the P 11 own Rolcicl Fllrta.
tlen with Clove, Parasol.
lit 1 lie mo it tomplettwnrk
of the kind vwr ub
fVntnn Ktniiiix lor
I a Miiiipterniiy.iiNotnir
price iitnenios Agfiu
wnutnl avinrwson. Ad.
:ERICAM PUB, C0..I7 Mortfc Ttatk llrnl.PhllK'a. P.
T r a run Net of
Toars. Send Tor
I' C. HOU R A CO..
'iSS N. 0 lb S t., I'hllo.. l'a.
f IBST PREMIUM.
Ormiil Priie Melnl, I'Rrls, W.
ggaatte 1 11 1 UMag i i
Ask yourfirocerforlt. IVni. Krryiltipiiel.Mfr,
IJilhorlU I ront btrcet, PUlLAUULi'iiiA, r..
June 4 88 ly.
SI.7S per- roc! and upv n'.
All kinds ol Iron Fencer, Gatrs. Hie Fr
III hi 1 1 1, 1 FfffEHIL
57 '. '
Iron Work in all styles.
Coal Scrt6ni a specialty.
Iron Ladders, Wheels & Cresting.
Blicktmlthlng In sll bnnckel. Eilinatei lurniihej.
EAGLE IRON WORKS,
Oor. Uniou Sc. Cnuul St v.
IRON ROOFING GO,
COKIiraiTEP, CHlUl'SIl KOOB, CUOINL'U l'ATKNT,
Iron & Steel Roofing & Siding.
Thosn ronnnra wo lay on solid sheat lilntr. on pur
lins, on ironwork, or oeroM hlilnulea or slats.
Wo bate In our employ Rood ana experienced
roofers wlioinwe will tend out aa Instructora to
thOBO who may nisli to lay tuelr own rooilnt', pur-
nt.aLnm nnvlnis inpn'u rnllioad fflrO Ulid tllHO. He
mnko theM) nwrlnira louny desiiod tlilcknesa and
welk'IiU lMlmiteaBlven and contracts takon for
roonngs auu huiuks, iaiu uuu iuiu.ih.
rnnttm. rrnni-iintPP,! nil nil WOrk d0D6 OV 113.. Gala
mined Iron and btcel roollnt's inado to order at
tx notice. H Ii0N noomo CQ i
Biromcennil factory near LcUlffh Valley tlenot.
tvm-l- Kr. Trlpnhone connection. tuUKti 3lir
N.W.AYER & SON
!ar, Clil'alllllt lllul I'llllltU Mo.
llcceltu .tiltrrllx'iiienli for this riii.
tollMAItOat Lowest Ciiah Rates lllCC
'.SiWAYER S SON'S MANUAL
IB eld i an icare, tut tboia who writ to
tilinsoa 4 Co-.Tortiautl, Malna.will recelre
free, full luformatlon about work which
ihar eiLa Aa. and tirtat Lotoa.tbalwill rar
I Ihim frnnl A 1.1 Ifi tlif d. botllS bTI)
rarDJofH$.'U)laaday. Kllhii.youngoroI4. t-aplul
not rsuulrtil. You ara HarM free. Thow who jtart at guc
an ativluUJ inn r $avg llttls furtunc. All U new.
Nov. 0 M ly.
I btalned and all patent business attended to for
our omce 13 opposite tlie U. S. l'atent omco, and
wo can obtain Talents In less time than taoso re
mote from wauiinijion.
Kpnd model or drawlnir. We advl&Q aatonat
entablllty free of charge, andwomako no cbarge
unless patent Is secured.
We refer heie, to tlie l'ostmaster, the Hupt, of
Money order I)lv., and to omcliils of tho U. 8.
l'atent Ofllce. for circular, advice, terms and
references to actual clients In your own Mate or
C. A. SNOW & CO.,
Oppoaltn I'ftto ni oniee, WsslUnvtoo, J) 0
Al thla Maaon nearly crery emu needs to nu anrne
ivrrt of tonio, JltON enton Into almost very phy
loUa'a presoriptioa for thota who need baudlntf op.
For WenknenK, jnpltndr.I1nck of
Kmtmvt rtr.i It If AM NO KQlTAI,, and it
the only Iron roedtoino that It tint Inliirlousi
It i;nrichc4 tho lllooil. Invlffciriiipn tlm
HyatPin, Jtrptnrrs Appetltri AlunlMffrntloii
It docs Dot blacken or injure t ha tetli, eauae head
aebeorprodaceoonstlpatlon -other Iron mnitfinti do
Ift. O. II, BlSKT-lT, a leadiriit physician of Bpring-
Hold, Ohio, saysj
M lirown'a Iron Bitten a thoronphly irood medl
tine. I use tt In ray practice, and find its action ex
crn all othnr forms of iron. In w"nknw, or a low con
ditton of the system. Brown's Iron Bitters U OBually
a posltlre iincestty. It fi all that Is claimed for it."
llR. W. N. "Waters, 1319 Tlitrty-scond Btreet,
fleoreetown, I). O., says; "Brown's Iron Hitters is
tho Tonio of the age. Nothing better. It creates
appetite, Rites (strength and UnproTes dlgentlon."
Genuine has abore Trade Mark and crossed red lines
on wrapper, Tnko no other. Made only ty
UUOWK CHEMICAL CO., HALTIMOIt. Ml.
In otliur ndvcrtlsemctiti v, o linvo snM Hint tho
Hnntiun IttirumnHnm t'tirrwm u iioclllcfor
HliuuinttlUin, mid nil Us nttumlnut iu-Iich nml
tmitia. Tlicctirufliaply lMnln Kacta. We now
present so nit! loltlvr I'roofm
fouhl ouuuak tinjllinitfinoru tntlic point thnn
IliU iVdui Mb. It. I.masukl, o i ruini tn'iit tner
t'Uautof Hiooktiohl, Mo., who write JU.'bG:
t "Whenlii Uim)i.to jt-ais au-o, I tried hnnt to
tn y tin r.vt jt or thla vtry reined v. I nUu told Tul
Hit .ilmht to wet it forme at h linnet any iriit! t lut
luithur ot us auopoj'iltnl. I, nijfeir, Hitlltml with
llhAnniiHUim for jcua and api'iit linudivdinf dt.
l.iw. hut never cot any i-ernifinetit nllef until I
trim tin. Ki!it- tli.'ii,(oertwn jears uo ) 1 lme
not huh -red the let. I know it U n tenoti tliliitr.
It ui 1 t.il(i! like wtlitUro. jTow I want tho agency
1 r ne .stutuj-,"
llcic isftiioiher from nearer home... Mn. .T. I).
Win tk Ita luiulinif huviiit'wimniioi liloomsburg
l'a. Ilh piiiiidlatlicr. over ) years nhl.liiis been
.threat iiillcicr Hum HheuuialUm. Nov. 24, 1683.
Mit. Wiiitk writes us.
M Haw rend your eimilar, Thecomitry Is eofuU
of iutentliunibuKcltlsharil toiiinkeiH.'oilebi:lloe
any ruiuuly hit ntrrit until It In tried Sly wrand-
for tifit itat rritf, ten tiuiiH your tiico fora
cure. Ho will try It anyway, beentifu he don't think
your himw would keep auythintr without merit."
l)y c, 2t . he rays : " My grandfather prononncea
the JtuflKfmiUheiiiimtlNinCm'eatiift-rlttHH htit'Ct'tK
11a In not rehou'd ouo day only, but altogether."
Ifyotnlouht either of theo statements, write
tho parties: they'll uladly nuswer any inquiry.
our space docs not permit further testimony.
Wo hat o plenty of It, however. It makes quito
a little book. We send it free to all who ask.
As yet It Is not to Iw found at the storeH. but ran
only be had by enclonintc tho price, aud addressing
the American proprietor.
PFAELZER BROS. & CO.
I BIO-S'-'l Stnrliet Street, I'lillmlelpliln.
P!r. CCO Kri I ItlniillfillHc.Utlilitloual.
rllo 3)A.OU.t if reirintered loa mora.
ONU HO.Y DOl4 Villi UVHIXEUS.
CURES ALL HUMORS,
from a common lllotcli. or Irruption,
to tho wort Scrorula. Salt-r lioum.
"Fever-wore," Scaly or Hough Skin,
In shott, nil discuses ciinsed by bad blood ara
oonquered by this powerful, purifylnpr, and
invlKoratlnir medicine, (ireat ICnttiiK IN
oerH lapldfy hen! under Us benign influence.
Especially has It manifested its potency in
curing Totter. Hone Itnli, llolls, Cnr
buiicleN, sore i:M, Scrofuloiia Nores
Mini swuIllnaH, Ilip-Joint iJUenie,
WJiKo SuolEliiKM, fioltre, or TliiclC
Necli and InlarKed UluiidK. Send ten
cents in stamps for a largo treatise, with col
ored plates, on Skin Discuses, or tho sara
amount for a treat !so on Scrofulous Affections.
"Till 111, (( IS 'J Hi: MFK.M
Thoroughlv cleanse it by using Jlr. lierce
Golden Icclicnl Dlncovcr)', nnd good
digest I on, a fair akin, bno) nut plr
lls, vital ntrengtlif nnd Honndnebt of
coiiatltutloii, will bo established.
which Is Scrnfiiliiun Ilthcaixo of the
liiiiiK., Is l'romptlj- nnd wrlulnly nrrcsted
and cured by this Ootl-plven lenierly, if taken
beforo tho last fitapes of th disease- nro reached.
From Its wonderful power over this terribly
fatal disease, when llrst offering- this now cel.
ebrotcd reiiK'dy to tho public. Dr. Piebcb
thought seriously of calling It his "Coll
minion Cure," but abnudoned that name
OS too limited for n meillclno which, from Iti
wonderful combination of tonic, orstrengthen
Ing, alterative, or blood-cleansing, antt-bllious,
pectoral, and nutritive properties, is unequaled,
not only as a reinody for consumption of tho
lungs, but lor all
Liver, Blood, ant! Lungs.
If you feel dull, drowsy, debilitated, hav.
sallow color of skin, or yellowlsh-brown spot,
ou laco or body, frequent headache or dizil
noss, bad Usto iu mouth, internal heat or chilli,
alternating with hot Hashes, low spirit, and
gloomy borebodings. Irregular appetite, and
coated tonirue. you oro suffering from India
KCiliii, l) Hiiciln,nnd Torpid Liver,
or "IIII1oiiiiiio, in many cases only
rart of theso symptoms aro oiperlt-nccd. At
n ifniedy for all such cases, Dr, Pierce'.)
Golden IUedlcul Dl.covery has no
ForWonlc I.miff., SplllliiB ol Blood,
Kliortiio.ii of llroalh, Iiroiichltl..
Scvero (,'oukIii, Coiisuniptlon, and
kindred affections, it is a sovereign remedy.
Bend ten ocnts In stamps for Dr. Pleroe.
book on Consumption. Sold by Druggist..
PRICE $1.00, ?onVa!oo.
World's Dispensary Medical Association,
Proprietors, 683 Main St., Uurriio, N.T.
V q n a axvx ttttx'tj
ANTI-IIIMOIIS and CATHARTIC.
Sold by Drugglm.. 25 cent, a viol.
KPJpw Is offered by the proprietor,
bwf nf Dr. Sagn'g Catarrh Remedy
SB7I for a case of catarrh which they
S cauuot cure,
j 9 If you have a discharge from
Lf tho nose, offensive or other
wise, partial loss of smell, taste,
or hearing, weale eyes, dull pain
or pressure in head, you linvo Catarrh. Ihou
lands ot case, terminate in consumption,
Dr. Sage's Cataiihii ltr.MF.nv cuies the worst
cases of G'atnrrh. "Cold In Ilie Head,"
and Cnturrlinl I'rudnclio, HI cents.
A RELIABLE ItEHEDY
For Sick Stomach,
It is certain In Its effects.
It Isgeutlo in It.s action, it
is p.ilatabloto tho taste.
It can bo relied upon to
cure, anil It cm eg by assist
ing, uot by outiaglnu', na
ture. Do not take violent
purgatlcs yourbelvcs, or
allow your children 1 0 take
thein, always use tun ele
gant pharmaceutical prep
aration, which has been for
11101 0 than lorty eais a
publio favorite, bold by
all druggists c crywhere. r
the jkijiuUp fat orite fur ilrt-iuliiff
tho lialr, JUatoiitiiE tulor lun
f ray. iuiJ iiroienthiff liamlrutf.
t tloanst'i tho tu-'alp. fcUi.Mt tho
ImJr fall! up, nuil U nuro to pltuio,
IWu. unil f 1 ou at 1i UtTiilat.
The lafe.t. suri'.t Anil Uwtcuro for Torn., Dunlons. Ao,
HtfiMall l-ulil. Knitoros vomfoit to ill. f-it. NcVBrf.ll.,
to t ui 0. 11 cnti t I'i uunl.K. llmux Co., V, Y,
tor working people, henuio cents post
age, and we will mall you Iron, a lojal.
valuable sample box o( L'oodx that will
pay J oil 111 the way of making tnoie
money 111 it lew u-iystuan yuu ever thought possi
ble at an buslhcrs. tunlt.il nut leuulred. Vou
cau live at home 1 nd wink liikpaiu lime only, or
alllhotlme Allot both kex.s, o( all ages, grand
ly hiicci'v.iul, w cenisto is easily earned every
evening, 1 li tit all who want work may test the
business. MOinuke this unparalleled offer: To all
who aro not well tullsitcd we will bend tl to pay
lui mu liuuuiu 111 wiHiiiu ua. i-uii pui iiciliurtl,
directions, tic., bent tree. Immense pay absolute
ly euro for all who titatt at once. 11011't delay.
.uunaapiiNguN uo., ruriiauu, Maine, luecis.
iHB H BHt1
Wm w " BE5T.
BY JOnit SUTTON.
tor Tni Cot-ustntAH.
Ood of all (avor, now to then,
our hearts In grateful praise arise,
Thy troodnesacvory whero wo eco.
Thy hand our every want supplies.
Tho seasons In their annual round,
A. oich tho other doth succeed,
Aro with peculiar blessing crowned,
Each blessing suited to our need.
Wo cast tho seed Into tho ground,
And louve It there at thy command,
We In thy promiso surely tnut,
Ilellevlng that thy word shall stand.
Though 'ncath tho winter's Bnowand frost
'Tls hid away from human sight,
We know our labor Is not lost,
Thou doest all things, well and right.
Tho days of spring como hastening on,
1 uuu Kivesi, 1 uu nuusiuue ana mo rain,
The snows of winter soon aro gone,
And wo behold tho living grain.
The heads nnd hlosanm anon nnnenr.
Willi lengthnlng stocks andsprcadlng leaves
u m-,-u uiti piucK uiu niieuea ear,
And gather In tho golden sheaves.
Thy goodness, Lord, again wo tell,
As pouring trom thy gracious hand,
A bounteous crop our garners nil.
And plenty crowns our favored land.
Our hearts to thee onco more wo lift,
To thee ilone our thanks belong,
For every good and needful gift.
Accept tho tribute of our song.
Stillwater, Aug. 23, lssfl.
THE TDEKET DOOR.
It wns a beautiful and still overling
toward tho cud of summer, when in
tho course of my wanderings about
tho ancient city I entered tho quiet
and solitary close of tho gray cathe
dral. Tho rooks wero gathering in
the old elms which stood around. A
ruddy light wrapped tho great gray
towers which roso far up into thecveu-
ing air. Tho sounds of tho city from
without came faintly and at intervals
to tlio car as I walked slowly across
tho close toward tho low wido steps
which ascended and wero lost In the
shadow of tho noble porch.
On reaching tho great door of tho
cathedral I found it closed. But iu
tho center of this there was anothor
smaller door which still stood open
aud hero a party of visitors, to whom
I was n stranger, wero cudeayoriug to
persuado tho ancient verger that tho
hour was not yet too' late to permit
mum i.u ijisjuui, inu interior. 11 so
happened that just as I caiuo up they
nuiLttuuu 111 uvurcouiuig ms licsiln
tion, and ho turned to lead tho way in
to tho buildincr.
Tho party followed him, and I among
The party of visitors to which I had
joined myself had completed, under
tbo guidanoo of the verger, the custo
mary (tour of inspection round tho
ancient fabiic, aud were now preparing
to leavo tho building. I had fallen for
a moment behind the rest, in order to
examine a fino and deeply interesting
ct,nr,l,t,nt, r.f n. ,,!... ....... .!
uj.i.wiuh.1, wi aiiiiijuu Vllivillg WHICH
covered tho whole of tho wall near
which I stood. The great door of tho
caineurai, wnero tho rest of tho party
were now stauding, was not visible
from this spot ; but Icould hear their
voices plainly, round the anglo of tho
wan. Aware mat l hail not much
timo to linger unless 1 wished to be
locked up all night, I cast a glanco at
tho rich tapestry of tho woodwork and
prepared reluctantly to turn away.
Suddenly my eye was caught by a
portion of tho carving which seemed
to stand out sliL'htly Irora tho rest. I
put my hand upon tho carved head of
tho Apostlo Peter aud pulled it out
ward. To my amazement a door open
ed in tho carving, showing beyond it
a uarK passage 1 stooped Jorward
and looked ib. As I did so tho door,
which was thick and massive, and
which was hung slantingly upon its
hinges iu such a manner as to close
its own weight, swung heavily back
from tho position into which I had push-
ed it and coming unexpectedly upon
mu as 1 sioopeu lorward, projected me
i.n ..I.... i.. i- j
mm nu ui;i!iij uuu 01114b Ut'lllUU IBC,
Tho suddenness of the incident and
tho total darkness 111 which I found
myseli entombed startled and confused
me. Hut at first I felt no positive
alarm. I attempted at onco to push
open the door, but to my surpriso it
uui not yieiii. 1 pushed harder
harder yet I exerted all my streiiD-ih.
but the door remained immovable-
At last, finding all my efforts uso
less, I endeavored to attract tho atten
tion of those outside, I raised mv
voice and called loudly for assistance
at tho same time beating a vigorous
tattoo wiin ray buck against the door
I then paused and listentd, in tho ex
pectation of beillL' snoedilv rnlenand
JJiit to my surprise and alarm the min-
utos passed and there was no response.
With a vacuo terror at heart I ro-
nowed my endeavors- I raised a clamor
that awoko tho echoes of tho buildino.
Hut still no voioo roplied from outside
my prison, no baud released tho fasten
int! of tho door. Gradually tho con
viction forced itself upon mv mind
that 1 had delayed too long. While I
had been tryiiiK to force open tho door
by my own ifTorts, tho party of visi-
win nml luit mu Uiltueuial, CllUCr Wllll-
out obsorving my absence, or perhaps
supposing that 1 had loft boforo them.
The verger had locked up tho building
and departed. Thcro was no ono within
imaruig to assist me.
My consternation at tips discovery
may bo conceived, 'i'no idea tint I
was fated to pasB tho night in this dark
ami narrow prison was ono which I rc
fused to entertain. Again, again, and
yet I hurled mysolf against thb wooden
barrier, with ntge, with furv, with do-
spair. hot until I had exhausted ov
try offoit iu mv power, not until ev
cry gleam of hopo had vanished from
my mind, did I givo up tho attempt to
force tho door aa hopeless, and turned
away irom it to examine more narrow
ly tho pl.ICO of mv iiiinrisnnmnnt.
Mothiug now seemed left to mo but to
ascertain how I might pass the hours
wiiu least umtiomiQn, iiiiiu migut, ox
pect assistance from without.
In my aisaults upon tho door I lisd
already discovered that tho plaoo in
whioh I was inclosed was of small di
mensions, It was, in fact, littlo more
than a reoess or deep niche in tlio ina
sonry, not oxoeodiiifi threo foet sriuaro-
it would neither onablo me to lio at
full length per obtain any other relief
for my tired limbs than by tho chango
of ono cramped and uneasy posture
for another Tho door was of solid
pavement. Tho roof, as I stood orect
just touched my head, Tho walls, like
tho lloor, wero of solid stone, Stand
ing elosu to one of these, and casting
my uyes upwaru, 1 mauo a discovery
wincu uueu ino at iirst with surprise,
and afterward with extrcmo porploxity
Between tho roof and tho wall thcro
was a spaco of at least four inches.
Through this space I became awaro of
a faint gleam ol light very far above
y head. With tho object of ascor
laming tho length of this aperture I
moved along tho wall, keeping my eye
upon the crevice. Tho light did not
vanish. I turned tho anglo of tho wall
and still thu light remained visible. I
traversed in succession tho fourlwalls
of the cell, no obstacle obscured tho
tccblo dream. I he roof did not touch
tho wall al a single point of tho circuit.
J'rcscntly a loud and stnrtlinir sound.
seeming to issue from tho roof abovo
my head, burst suddenly upon tho si
lence. It was the great clock of tho
cathedral striking tho hour. Tlio
notes full slowly from a deep, solemn
and sonorous bell. But instead of
reaching my prison, as might have
been expected, in dull, far-off and muf
fled tones, thoy fell upon my cars with
thrilling clearness aud distinctness, as
if they were close at hand. It was
evident, iu fact, that my cell must bo
situated directly undor tho clock tower.
This conclasiou, however, led me no
fuither nt tho moment.
I sat for a lone time in reflection
upon tho number of hours which must
elapso beforo I could expect to bo set
lree. Hie bell bad struck tho hour ol
six. Tho cathedral would probably
not bo open in the morning boforo 9
or 10. I had, therefore, somo fifteen
hours at least beforo me to get through
aa beat I might.
How slowly tho timo waned 1 At
seemingly long intorvals tho bells
struck the quarters! one, two, three,
four; and then in deeper tones tho
hour itself 7. And now, when the
ringing sound of tho last note had died
away, tho bells of tho carillon began
to chime. Tho notes fell on my ears
with the same singular and unaccount
able distinctness which I had observed
in the strikinc of tho hour. They
chimed tho evening hymn.
Very suddenly a strange thoucut
struck me, causing mo to raise my eyes
toward tho ceiling of my cell. In my
present position I could just perceive
the taint gleam ot light discernible lar
up through tho interspace botween the
roof aud tho wall; but tho roof itsolf
was buried in darkness. aroso slowly
to my feet, and tho scarcely formed
coujecturo of my mind was instantly
confirmed. As I had expected, I could
no longer stand erect; my head now
struck the roof. Tlio wholo truth
flashed at once across my mind. I
saw why tho ronf did not touch tho
walls of tho inolosure, why it was
lormed ot massive iron, it was de
l es descending I Uunct: the hour
I had remained seated, tho roof had
sunk tbrougb a space of fully four
inches. But this discovery, when now
1 made it, so tar lrom causing me per
plexity, at onco revealed to me tho
wholo mystery of my prison.
lho directness ol sound with winch
the chiming of tho bells reached my
ears had already told mo that tho bel
fry must bo situated directly above my
head. I now perceived that what I
had taken for a solid heavy roof was
in fact tho massivo and enormous
weight of tho groat clock. I was im
prisoned in tho bottom of tho shaft into
which tho weight descended. The
ponderous block of solid metal was
falling at tho rate of about four inches
an hour, or rattier moro. Iu less timo
than it takes to trace theso words, the
conBerjuence ol this flashed through
my mind. In fifteen hours tho weight
would descend through a spaco of five
feet. Long beforo I could expect re
lease, tho enormous mass would bo
upon me, and would crush mo helpless
ly against the pavement of my prison.
JNly sensation upon making this dis
covery I will not attempt to describe
Often very often in tbo course of
my life, have I had occasion to remark
tho truth of tho saying: "Tho avenues
that lead to death aro numerous and
strange. Littlo did I think how near
ly I was myself to afford an oxamplo
of its truth. Yet Burely no mortal was
over betoro tho victim ot au accident
bo wildly singular and so tull of hor
ror 1 Thero tho great weight was
abovo me. Slowly, surely, it was
creeping downward in tlio darkness
and silence of tho night.
And far up in the soft air of sunset
tho bells wero still ringing lho evening
l'or nnny minutes after making this
discovery I remained motionless.
striving vainly to realize tho moBt
singular yet deadly peril which threat
ened mo. I do not know how long it
was before I so far recovered my
faculties as to become capable of
thought. At length, rousing myself
by an effort to examine whether any
way to escape lay open to me. I turn
ed my attention to tho interspaco bo-
tweon the weight and tho wall ; but it
was tar too narrow to admit the pass
ago of my bodv. Then to such ex-
tremeties may desperation dnvo its
victims I thought of attempting to
arrest tho groat weight by supporting
it with my suck aa it decended. t
might as well have attempted to sup
port a falling avalanche.
Then ah idea occured to my mind
whioh brought with it a aloatn of
hope, J thought it possible that by
applying my strength to the weight it
self, I might bo ablo to impart to it
uy siow uegrees a swinging motion,
HKe mat ot a pendulum : and this be
nig continued, might at length bring
tho ponderous mass in contact with lho
door, and so burst it open. Raising
uiyncii irom tno noor oi mo coil, upon
which I had again Bank down, I ap
plied mv strength to tho wclcht and
by exerting all my energy in a success,
ion of rythmical impulses I gradually
succeeded iu imparting to it an almost
impreccptiblo movement. Gradually
tis net-eased ; and bul for in unfor-
seen circuinstauco tho scheme might
havu bceu auucussful. But I presently
found that tho weight di1 not hang
exactly in tlio centre of the shaft, Tho
consoqiunco of this was that it struck
tlio wall opposite tho door beforo it
reached tho door Itself. Tho extent of
its swing being thus checked, my ut
most efforts failed to bring it into con
tact with tho door, Tho attomnt had
therofo.ro to bo nbondonod, ana hope
! .11.. .1 ...!...!
llguill U1UII Wlllllll llll),
Hopu died within me. And now
my sensation, wore those of oxtromo
horror and dismay. I for tho first timo
felt tlio certainty ot my fate. A dead
ly sickness seized me. In a paroxysm
of despair I flung myself agaiu upon
tho lloor of my prison, and lay thcro
THE COLUMBIAN, VOL. XX.NO n.1
UULUMUIA IIKMUU11AT, VOL. U NO St
I will not dwell upon the long hours
that followed those hours nf inoro
than mortal agony of mind. Tho
sensations of those who have stood
faco to face with death for hours,
watching with starting eyes his slow
approach, aro to mo no mystery. But
tho mind of n man has mercifully been
bo ordered that agony prolonged be
yond a cei tain point ends in benumb
ing the power of feeling. Thus it is
that criminals condemned to execution
often sleep soundly and cat with appe
tito ; a fact which seems amazing to
thoso who consider how comparatively
slight a degree of mental distress has
power to rob tlio night of rest and to
turn the daintiest food to poison. They
do not rt fleet that menl-il agony iu its
extremity ceases to bo felt. But thus
it is, and thus it was with inc.
I believe also that the air of tho
Bhafl must havu acted upon mo with
somo stupefying or bewildered in
fluence, like that of tho vapor which
often gathers at lho bottom of old
wells, lho agitation of my mind
gradually gave placo to Birango feeling
of indifference. Tho peril under which
I lay ceased to troublo me, and at last
no longer occup'cd my thoughts.
1 began instead to be curiouslv dis
turbed by another circuinstancr, very
trivial in itsolf; by asouud, which reach
ed my senses from f-omcwhero in the
stillness ; a Round low, muflled, throb
bing and mysterious, like tho beating
of my own blood. Had my mind been
clear I could not havu failed to recog
nize it lor what it was. Tho sound
seemed in my cars ; but this was mere
ly owing to my position m tho shaft.
In reality, it was tlio ticking of tlio
gieat clock, far abovo my head.
l'or hours 1 sat thcro, listening mo-
chanically, half unconsciously, to this
monotonous sound, broken at intervals
by the notes of tho deep-toned bell. At
length, probably owing iu great meas
ure to the heavy effect of the air upon
me, I must havu passed into a sort of
stupor, which lasted very long.
When 1 came to myself 1 was con
scious of a very singular sensation.
Tho pilohy darkness was about me
and ot courso 1 could seo nothing.
isut, in somo unaccountable manner, of
which I fear it is impossible for mo to
convey a notion, I was aware that
during my tratico tho weight had do
Hounded a great way, and was now
close aboyo my body. I could feel,
though nothing touched me, tho hugo
and threatening mass brooding over
mo in the darkness. Willi a mighty
effort for like a person iu a nightmare
I seemed to have lost tho power of
motion I raised my hand. My ex
pectation was a correct ouo. My hand
struck against the under surface of the
weight, at an elevation of less than
threo inches from my faco 1 At last
after an eternity of unutterablo sus
pense at last it touched me.
It touched me. At first lightly : then
with a perceptible pressure ; then with
a pressure which grow distressing.
In vain I sought relit f; iu vain I
strove to writhe my body into narrower
compass. &lowly, steadily, tho mass de
scended, crushing mo against tho lloor.
lho last minute ot my lite seemed to
come. I breathed a prayer to heaven
and resigned myself to die. Still a
space the weight descended ; my brain
sa'm ; my breathing became difficult ;
1 believe that for somo brief seconds I
boro upon my fainting form tho whole
burden ot thu ponderous masi. Tlio
blood rushed in toi rents to my head, I
.l.. 1 f . .
iuii, i ii hi, in v senses (vuru leaving me.
Very suddenly tho pressure ceased.
I was conscious of a welcomo relief. I
drew in a deep breath, freely. I moved
my iiuius, uuu luumi tueir uueriy no
i: i. i r i im ...
tircam. rno weight was gone f
I raised ray hand and it encouutured
space. I gasping, staggered, to my
feet. Tho weight was already abovo
my head, and rising rapidly upward in
to tho darkness of tho shaft. A sound
of moving mechanism reached mo
lrom above. 1 thought 1 heard tho
murmur ot voices ; men wero moying
in me lower abovo me.
I he purpose which had brought
them there was evident j thoy wero
winding up lho clock.
1 remember little more, and that
confusedly. I have some dim memory
of an interval of silence, broken by
voices ouisiiio my prison ; ot lho sudden
opening of tho door, of a blinding light
ot a group ot several forms without. 1
seem to remember a'so that thcro wtro
cries of wonder as I staggered from my
narrow lodging aud fell faiuling into
tho arms of my deliverers. But theso
things aro to mo as the bI.uiIjwh of a
dream, lho rushing darkness return
ed upon me, and for many hours I
Knew no moro.
Such Ib tho story of my Birango ad
venture. I greatly doubt whether in
all tho chapter of accidents in history
a stranger can bo tound. 1 liavo al
ready stated that its truth is known to
several persons, and that tho strict
accuracy of my account can bo verified
oy simple inquiry. Argosy.
Bismarck's Publio Career.
Ho began his publio career in 1H17
as a member of tho united diets, at tho
aye of 33 years, in troublous and
critical times, as well for the Prussian
crown as for all Germany and western
Europe. Everywhere) lho people- wero
lennenting with tno doctnues ot liber
alism und popular rights. Iu Prussia
tho monarchy was absolute The
bureaucratic rule was offonsivo and
Qppressivp. Tho king's father had
allowed a diet to each of tho eight
provinces of Prussia. Frederick Will
iam III. had just yielded again so far
as to grant a brief constitution for
Prussia, if tho royal decrees of Feb
ruary, 1817, deservo bo diguilicd a
name, uy tneso ordinances ho assem
bled at Berlin a union of theso pro
..r ii i.-.i! i ..
viiieun uui i ics uuuor tno naino ot lho
united diets.and promised that no new
loan in inno ot peace shouiit bo con
tracted without their consent, nor now
imposts introduced, nor existing taxes
iiicrcaseii without tueir concurrence.
Ever since tho national uprising of
ioiii tuo uesiro oi mo peopio lor con
stitutional guarantees and for partici
pation iu the government had beep in
creasing. At this timo ovory period
leal jprcss m Prussia was liberal. Tho
partisans of tho royal prerogative had
not a siuglo organ in lho kingdom. All
tho popular orators wero liberal. Upon
tho first assemblage of the united diets
not only was tho conservative party
unorganized, mum uieir ranks appear
ed not ouo orator with ability to cap
ture or oontrol an audience. Bismaik
himself was oulv a hesitating sneaker.
The fluent liberal orators called forth
MentndvcitlscincntsmUBlljcpald for before rv
sertcd except wnero panics nave accounts,
Legal advertisements two dollars per Inch lujr
three Insertions, and at Uiat rate for additional
Insertions without reference to length.
Iterator's, Administrator's, and Auditor's n
tlces throe dollars.
Transient or Ixwal notices, ten cents a lino, rcg
ular advertisements halt rates.
Cards In tho "Duslness Directory" column, od
dollar a year for each line.
storms of applause, whilo Bismarck's
rm opposing but modest speeches lor
thu rights of the crown were met with
murmurs and hisscB. On tho first
occasion of a speech from him his con
servative declaration, of no great signi
ficance in itself, was met Willi such up
roar of disorder that ho could not pro
ceed. Ho cooly pulled from his pocket
a newspaper and reed it till tho presi
dent restored order, when he laid it
asido ami proceeded with his speech.
At that lime he, liko a majority of his
countrymen, was partly under the in
fluence of tho liberal spirit of tho times.
But in this assembly hu heard only tho
rounded periods of scholastic and
theoretic cloqiicnoe. There was littlo
evidenco of practical statesmanship.
Tliciu was hot eagerness leaping tow
ard change, but no patience for experi
mental developments, no pcrcoivuu
that tho late roal decrcss was not ac
cepted as a finality. They weio to bo
regarded only as tlio first Instalment
of a more comphto and constitutional
liberalism. His opponents wero al
ready impatient for much longer strides
forward. TJiu king's speech, which
reads liko a chapter from the ricoids
of the ancient Assyrian kings, had de
nounced all such expectations.
The Hilarity Tamily.
, VACATION AT A HUMMKK nKSOKT. THE
KSTIMATKP AND ACTUAL COST OF AN
Mr. E. F. Hilarity; a prominent citi
zen who increased nis casu account
considerably during tho past year, con
cluded to lake his family to a Summer
esort lor a unci recreation.
Mrs. Hilaiity has a fondness for
"sossiety," and her two daughtcis,
Arclhusa and Melinda, have reached
the ago when an advantageous match
not to bo frowned at. The tonu
mamma has been considerably worried
by 'Argio's predilection for a baker ou
Court Btreet, and to remove the sweet
girl from such dangerous influences
was a powerful argument in the ears
of tho paternal Hilarity.
The pater laminas thought lie a do
a little liguting on the probable cost of
. i i . . . .. . . :
a tw o wees, s trip iu a iiutuu wriuriug
place. He got out his pencil, and,
with his wilo aud two daughters at
his elbow, made up an estimate of ex
penditures which lie thought would
irove approximately correct. Here it
ltallro.id taro going and returning, for four,
tls each t It
Hotel bills, rise per day, two weeks ISO
Do.it riding and other incidentals 23
Tho old man felt well satisfied with
himself, and told the eager women that
they could go, and he would spare a
lew days lrom his tactory to accom
There was bustlo and activity in ino
Hilarity household for a week. Mo-
linda went the rounds ot all her friends
and informed them of her prospective
trip, besidts sending a society note to
that effect to tho Sunday papers.
Then thu outfit roust bo bought, and,
strangely enough, the doting papa had
forgotten tho new dresses in his esti
mate, supposing, the guileless man
that ho was, that there were clothes
enough in tho family without any ex
tra supply for a two weeks' journey.
Airs. 11. and her two charming hope
fuls visited all the dry goods stores
and ordered everything which they
thought necessary to enable them to
cut a big swath at the resort. The
old man know nothing about these
elaborato preparations, as his thought-
tut spouse advised tho Btoro keepers
and dress makers not to trouble Mr.
Hilarity with their bills until tbo first
of tho month.
Half a dozen big trunks were hauled
to tho family residence. Theso wero
almost inadequate to contain tho im
mense quantity of new dresses, bon
nets and other paraphernalia of a
society woman's attire. The eventful
day came. 1 ho express-wagcui came
for tho trunks. When Mr. Hilarity
saw tho pile of trunks ho threw up
'Great Scott, my dear, where did all
thoso trunks cuno from! What aro
you going to do with them t Ono
Saratoga ought to be enough for a trip
With her blandest smilo the better
half spoke :
".Now, dearest, Arethusa and .Menu-
da must be brought out right. Would
you want tlio poor dears to go away
without any clothes 7"
I or lack ol any lurther material tor
criticism, and still ignorant of thu big
bills awaiting his return, llilaniy held
his peace. It cost S10 to carry the
baggage to thu train aud another $10
tor excess of baggage was collected by
the railroad compauy.
"Mow my dear, remarked the some
what irate husband, not entirely sub
dued, "I'm really ashamed of yon.
Peopio will think we aro moving or
that you aro a lot of merchant travel
ers. Besides theso things cost money.''
Hilarity was still in a bad humor
when tho resort was reached. It added
to his bitterness of spirit when $20
was demanded for carrying five trunks
to thu hotel. Tho poor man was im
posed upon every way. Mis beloved
family did not enjoy themselves, for
tho good catches for tho girls didn't
pan out. The only men at tho hotel,
asido from somo old fellows liko Hil
arity, were dudo dry goods clerks
working for $ 10 a month. Arethusa
and Molinda had a wretched timo bo
oauso mamma wouldn't allow thorn to
associato with poor young men with
out any money or future.
During thu two weeks they only
opened ono trunk, and didn't get to
wear their good clothes bul once that
was when Mrs. Bellamy Madison Spin
atol gave a privato hop.
Wliilo all this was in progress Hil
arity was uot in the least hilarious, Ho
had to piy out money at every turn,
and was compelled to draw on his
banker for S?500 extra. To add to his
troubles Airs. II. caught a violent oold
while out on tho lake, and was cross
and disagrecablo generally. In ten
days from tho timo of their arrival at
tho lakes Hilarity said to his Hock :
"You women folks can do as- you
please, but I'm goiug homo to morrow.
If you want to stay here, bankrupt
your poor father or uy dissipation fall
into untimely graves, do so. I figured
on $300 as the cost of tho trip, but bo
far I linvo parted with seven hundred
good dollars, and everything isn't set
tled up yet. Mako up your minds."
They did, and decided to accompany
the old gentleman homo.
, llViiliiiufd uii fuurth