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MtOOMSIlUltO, COUIMUIA CO., Pa.
atii.du per year. . I o mioscrlbors Ollt Otthncnnn.
ty tun terms are i strlctlyln Rdrnnco. OIlU0C0"n'
frNo paper discontinued except at thoontinn
totho puulisiieM.untll nil ftrroaraiosifropairbut
long continued credits will not be SirVn p U out
All papors sont out ot tho Htato or to dUtant noat
o l eomust Ira paid forlnadran
nolo person In Columbia county assumes to imr
Ho subscription duo on demand. p '
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Isvcrycoiniilcto. It contains tho latest new typo
anl muhthcry ana Istho only omco that runsjob
presses by power, giving us the best facilities.
tlmatos furnished on laigo jobs.
V B. WALLKti" . "
omco over 1st. National Uank. 1"00m3bur-
jvr u. funic,
ATTO I tNE V-AT-L AW.
Ill lain Sit 'a Building.
J OIIN M. OLAHK,
AT TO UN E Y-AT-L A W.
JUdrtOK OF THE PEACE.
O Una over Moycr Pros. Drug Store.
ATTO UN KV-AT-L A W
omco In Urotver's bulldlng.second lloor.room No.l
AT L'OIINE Y-AT-L AW.
onioT corner ot Contro and Main Streets. Clark j
Can bo consulted In German,
1 EO, K. ELWELL
OlHco on First lloor. front room of Cot,
DMiitAS Hutlillmi, Main street, below Ex.
pAUL E. W1HT,
omco In Colombian llnanmo, Koom No. n, second
". XNOKIt. I. S. WINTBRBTBKN.
KNOIUl & WINTEB8TEEN,
onico In 1st National Hank building, second floor,
llrhtdoortolholeft. Corner ot Main and Market
stroots Ulooinsburg, Pa,
ItayPenstouj ami Bounties Collected.
J H. MAIZE,
Jfllco In Slalo'sbulldlry. over Ulllmeyer'a grocery.
(DISTMCT A TTOllXJCY.)
CiTOIllca over Dcntlcr'g shoo store,
nioomslmrt;, l'a. rjipr-30.80.
JOHN C. YOCUM. C E- 0BY2U.
YOCUM & GEYEH,
(omco front suit of roora3 on second floor ot
ISfCAN UK CONSULTED IN (1K11MAN. jll
Members ot bharp and AUeman's Lawyersand
llankcr'a Dliectoryand tho American Mercantile,
and collec Hon Association. 111 give prompt and
?etiil ntteiTlon to collectlou of claims in any
part o t Uio United Mates or Canada, as well as to
Sll other pi ofctelonal business entiubtcd to them
Jackson Building, Rooms 4 nnd 5.
yy. II. HHAWN.
omco,cornor of Third and Main streota.
JJ V. WHITE,
OOlco in Brewers' Building, 2nd .lloor.
jyIOHAEL P. EYEHLY,
Conveyancer, Collector of Claims.
USUAL ADVICK IN TUB SETTLEMENT OP
,,t, v i ttitr
Br' onico in iienrcrs uuutuus "
meyer, attomey-ul-law, front iooins, snd floor
JHUUIllSUUlfc, 1 O. " -
T. IS. SMITH,
NOTARY PUBLIC, ,
Ii. McKELVY, M. D.,Suri;eon and Phy
.slilan, north side Main street.below Market
L. FKITZ, Attorney-at-Law. Ollice
, Front room over Poat Ollice,
K. J. 0. BUTTER,
Offlco, North Market street,
DR. WM. M. REBER, Surgeon nnd
Physician. Ofllco corner ot Itock and Market
JK. EVANS, M. D.. Burgeon and
.Physician, onico and IK slienco on Third
I'UHISTIAN Y, KNAPP, ULOOMSUU O.PA,
PEOPLES' N. Y.
Theso old coiti'OKATious aro well seasoned by
a 'o and kiiik tkstkd and havo never jet had a
loswttled byanycourtof law. Their assets aro
an Divested in solid sKcomiua aro liable to tho
bSjs'S!ffilnd iionbsvlv adjusted and
,K ds delermlned by cubistian r.
NArr?mlAL AOKnTaND ADJCK.l ULOOUSBUHO,
ThoneoDloof Columbia countyshould patron
Ue tWfncy where losses It any are Bottled and
pallbyonftherowncm oka LINO
PHOMITNESS. EQUITY, PAllt DEALINU.
BIPBKSBNTS thi following
AMERICAN INSURANCE COMPANIES
North American of Philadelphia.
York, ot punusylvanla,
Hanover, of N. Y.
ouuens, of Loudon,
KotefkSl ffiSSfoo. Uloomsburg.
OCt.84. i" ,
W. R. TDBBS, PROPRIETOR
opposiTJt coout nonsK,
r ra Mnnri rnnvenlcnt sample rooms. UatU rooms
SoRSSwia water and alf modern conveniences
PILES OR HEMOniUlOID8.-ULCEHS
tlssure, Itching, tlfiula. io., cured wiwput
puin lJtrii'iNiiiri',Ti'T"; I us rated
papera explaining theByttem and coutaiulngrtt
crences sent titu Address
j. W. OOOJJJ)GJi,M. B
203 Wyoming Avo, Scranton, J'a.
Marcli PACuia. ,
ii. ii.ilfcWEIiIi, 1 -
PH I L.A.
A. C YATES & CO.
Siath and Chestnut Sts.
yAINWRIOHT & CO.,
TEAS, SYIiUPS, COFPEE, Sl'dAlt, MOLASSES,
IMCK, Sl'IOKS, III0AHII SODA, ETC., ETC.
N. E. Corner second and Arch Sts.
Wordora will receive prompt attention.
Uf.OOMSHUItfl,Uoi.UMI!IA COUNTY, P.1
All stylesot work done In a superior manner, work
nuuumeaas rupresenieu, tekth isxtract
sd wirnotiT Pain by tho uso of Oas, and
Ofllco In Barton's bulldlne, Mnln ett,
below Market, live doors lielow m's
drug store, llrst lloor.
7o be open at all hourt during the day
H. C. SLOAN & BRO.,
CARRIAGES BUGGIES, PHAETONS
SLEIGHS, PLATFORM WAGONS &C.
First-class work always on hand.
REPAIRING NEA TL Y DONE.
Pricet reduced to tuit the times.
BLOOMSBURG PLAUING MILL
Tho underslcrncd huvinir nut ills l'lanlnr M
on Hallroad street, In llrst-ciasa condition, Is pre
pareu 10 ao an Kinas 01 worn in ms uno,
FRAMES, SASH, DOORS,
turnisncd at reasonable prices. All lumber used
Is well seasoned and none but skilled workmen
ESTIMATES FOK BUILDINGS
urnlshod on application. Plans nnd Bpcclflca
oas prepared oy an exporiouceu urauKuisiuuu
CLOTHING ! CIOTHIl'G
a. W. BERTS CH,
THE MERCHANT TAILOR.
Cents Furnishing Goods, Hats & Caps
OF EVERY DESCRIPTION.
Suits made to older at short notice
nnil n fit. aliens iriininntood or no ealo.
Call and examine tho largest and best
selected stoci oi goods ever biiown u
Store next door lo First National Bank,
ORNAMENTAL IRON FENCES
OP CAST OR WROUGHT IRON.
The following shows the llcket (lothle, ono of
tho several beautiful btyles of Fence manufactured
by tho undersigned.
For Iieauty and Durability they aro unsuriiiss
1. set un by experienced hands and warranted
ed. set un
to gUo sat litacllou,
Prices and specimens of other dc-
algna sent to any address.
a. m. mmm,
CITl MALI, Hjl'.M'E, SKW OHK,
opposite city nan ami uio n"jm
This hotel is ono vi iuu dtua ..i,.,.. .v ...
pointuicntianaiurnlturootANYlloL'bB In New
York firy and Is conducted on tho
noteiin ri i ,',. counter rent
al? the iuiurles at moderate prlu-s. v July 8 W
-away, send u
flflrt cenu poitaysage of goU of large
6U .UUU get tret a will start jou In woik
UlVWV valut.Jbt! ou In money luster than
hat will at SKK 'Ad about Itotfpu
DU)tldngelbe euth hox. Aga da wai.u cv.
1 Lilll 1 CBi.
BLOOMSBTTRG, PA., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER
ILLUSTRATIVE Sample FREE.
A Great Medical Work on Manhood, Ntnous and
rhy.lcal IicbtMty, Prcmaturo Dccllno In Man,
l:xhantcd Vitality, Ac., ic, and tho untold mis
eric. TcsuHIng from Indiscretion ot cxccesi J00
ln3c, tubetantlally bound In gilt, mosl'n. Con
tain, moro than HI Invaluablo prcacriptlonj, em
bracing every vegrtable remedy in tho pharma
copeia for all scute and chronic illscuci. It I.
cnijilnitlcally a book for every nun. Prlcoonlyll
hy mil, pot pild, concealed In plain wrapper,
n.MirvriiATivi: sA.iiPi.r. ruin: to ai.t.
Young and mlildle-flged ncn for tho next ninety
(hys. Send now, or cut thi out, as you may never
(rcltasntn. Ad.ircM Dr. W. 11. PAUKKit,-! llul
flncll street, Haton, Mas..
13 a Complete ANIMAL BONE MANURE
mm tlm f'liVtf Hrror-L Went Chotter, I'a , ut Nix
TPIH'XT Kth. 11. '
O. V. I)jniiii.nn.Honrjbr(xk,briii(S n (minever
lil.'e lniltliiui(i lie htiil aacr'H hi c rn tlii)inr,
which ho innnurncl with Ituiiuli ,V nn.' Ci'li1
lirnlcil riii.iliulr. 1 lis crop H a bficono
I In hit no ptrl frulnr name for hi corn oicrpt pntxt
c rn " n corn th'it lio has crown for ten jhm papt,
col', tina tho r?M I mt uri lrm hvlth1 different
vtn 't le nr c irn nnd eicli jt'tr hp W tery pnrttoiiUr
t s.'lwt the Irf'ht eon fur prod. He h.i rnixed na
!iiu It tin m hushciN nt ittii'llcil corn to the acre. His
cro.T this )onr h larger t'lan that of lat eir.
t'oTf pvillk. Pa.. ,1 nno ft h, M'A
.t 1) l'ntKisR: "Ihnt.niwJ HAftm'PNi.'i Pnos
I'll lt xi'vortl jmim tmttntrit thmmiulilrln thr Hnm
iluM nl .tiRl.1o rif (ithur inakpi cfitttinp: $.) to if i5 per
t m nnd tinl tint I c?t erpjnlly kmm. ami Utter re
p lit ' f Rim IlTich'f en corn, wheat atnl Krnft, 1 con
nf Ifr It ftK Kft atnl -m'ih i rftdtttf as 1 Iimo fouml
I I tho luirkft, nnd certainly tho rliotipen.1
Hirn'D W. ScitnACK.
Kao OL.vtn. I'a. Alarth ssth, Imma
lUrnu i Sovs: "I hutiiclu tnniKlnof Itiiiiuli
Li i I'll npti ill frctn tt U Anderson, jr iur nfnnt.
In PH.l ordput lOOlhf tutho n re, an.l I cot lt
It i-hi Noflmckwheit from Stf arret. ltouF.KT hlMs.
(irlitlnnl Jlnr-r urrr
or uvw itt)M.
rt our W ,rltt, 7." ii
ton per yiur, nnd 1 1 ill
H copy tints
m: vi1 1 in i. imnu.
tiiul Sentiment tl tvery
rioer fti thrub, ::i)Oli
lUIU-iiiii kluiN. Al'.iitll
the irnowa Flutes ot flirta
Ufa with CIdvb, Pafjidl.
hindkerchlet and Tin. It
or the ktml ftr pub-
lViitn Mtinun lor
a. n.iiiinlo rnnv til-oour
price tn hcciiI" Aciit k
EftlCAri PUB. CD.. 17 Horth
wniiU'ti evcrvwiiere. -m.
Tenth Street. Phllad'a, Pa.
A l'ull Net or
"SToarrts. He ml for
C. IIOWK A VO
Apr. 3 47W.
f IRST PREMIUM.
CJrnml l'rlro 3Ir.laI, Pari.. IS.
A.Vyourfirororforlt. Win. Ilre.nlopi,cI,Mfr,
M North l'ron! Street, PlllLAUULI'lIlA, PA.
Juue 4 8(5 ly.
Adams' Patent Tl.
pscickt L?r. :--
i .i j
ljr' ... ... .
SI. 75 per rod r.f.'J ur-.v.
All Wmli cf lr:n F.icss, Ustrr. t'ne Tr
, , . . scf:rft
Iron Work in all Btylee.
Coal Screens a cpeck'.ty.
Iron Ladders, WheoU i. Cusiin;;
Blacksmlthlrg In all branches. Cttimitcs h,rnhled.
nti gt mnm or r?
Cor. XJalou & C.i!r.l Gio,
mnich 13 SC ly.
IRON BOOFINC GO,
Mnnufact iircra of
Conitnumi, ckisii'KH Kroic, ('howl's Patent,
Plain ahv Calauim:i
Iron& Steel Roofing & Siding.
These roottnsrs wo lay on wild fchcathlng, on pur
lins, on Iron work, or over old bhlnirles or Rials.
Wo havo In our employ Kood and experienced
roofers whom wo will bend out na instructors to
thoso w ho may v lsh to lay their ow n rooilnir, pur
chasers paylnif men's inlltoad faro and time. We
mako theso roollnj;s to any desired thickness and
weight, minnlesglvcn nnd contracts taken for
iooiIdks and bldlnirs, laid nnd completed, halls
faction guaranteed on all woik dono liy ua.. Cala.
ln'niii Iron and steel rooiliun inado to order at
I'lilMUS lliun jiuiiri.-u io.,
SfOfllee and factory near hellish Vulleydeuot,
Dock bt. Telephone connect Ion.
Cor. C'U. un .1 iird i:ihU M .
Iteeeive AdveilUriui iiU lo" 'U.J 1 r.
Ifl.tdl tr. tctret, tot thoi. bo wriav.
Sllnim 4 lV,l'urllr.O. M.la.,Ul bleb
rr full Infutm.Uan .bout Ml .ill r.r
Itbey c.u do, nd lift .1 boy. Kom. b.T.
it.. .rAln tola Jtuutiimurold. C.piul
not minimi. Vou U..I.H.J ImU"" AUUMW.
w, .Uvluuly .ui. vf .at" OV, 20s51y,
l btalned and all patent huslnena attended to for
Our otllce is opposite tho U. 8. Patent onice, and
we can obtain Patents In less tlmo than thoso re
mote from Washington.
Bend model or drawing, Wo advlso as lo pat
entability free of charge, and wo inaku no charge
unless patent Is secured.
We refer hero, to the Postma?ter, thn mipt. of
Money order Dlv., and to ofltrtals ottholl, u.
Patent onire. Por circular, advice, terms and
references to actual clients la ) our own Mate or
county, write to
C. A. SNOW & CO.,
Opposltn Patent onico, Washington, ij 0
Ud l fit iiiifi si kik u?
( if I If lit lift it It
Comhlnlnir IKON tilth Witt: TKflETAlUiK
TONKS, nuUUj and romidetrly CLKANsKS
and KMUCI1KS THIS ULOOD. Qaltkem
the action of tho I.hor and KUnrjfi. Cloars tho
romplexioa.niaKOfl tho skin smooth It doci not
Injure the teeth, caahada(ho, or produce con.
ttlpatlon-ALL OTIICU 1HO.N MKMCINKS 1)0.
rhyelcianj and Druggists erorywhere recommend It,
Dn. N. fl. Tlcootr,, rf Miilon, JIsm., ptm "X
recuinmend ltrown's Iron Biltera aa a tain able tonlo
for enriching tho Ltood.atid rrmoTing all djtpeptio
eymptoms. It does not hurt tho teeth.'
Pn. R M. PrtrFU Keynold. Ind., pajfti "1
hare prescribed Hrmtn a Iron Bitten In caws of
anieruia and blood diaeaaes, nhen a tenia was
ncedi-d, and It h&S proved thoroughly aatlnfactory,"
Mil. Wm. llTnsa, 2tl St. Mary Ht., Kew Orleans, I a ,
ifi)si "Uronn'a Iron ltittera rolievod me in a caeo
of Mood TKilioninrf, and I heartily coiumeud It ta
thoe tiedin(r a blmxi tmrtflrr,
Mn, Vf. Vf. MosaiiaN, Tunrnmnift. AH . fj-B " I
rave been troubled from childhood .ith Inipnro
IIUmhI and eruption tm my face two Ixitllo of
llrown's Iron lhttrs etTecled a pvrfMCt turn, I
cannot Fpeak too highly of thlsvaluablDmodicinoV
(lenulne hat above Trado Mark and rropsed red Unci
on wrapper. TnLf no other Made only by
iiuuwjn iiii:3iicAi. to., iiAL'inioitt;, sim
$2.50 Did It.
Tim pernna namctl ltow hat pent thnttandi of
dollars In tho aKretrate to tret relief from Hhen
mntpmi.tmt nil t nn rurpow, until theyttiwt thn
IIIJtA.N Klli:ir.MATlN3I Unti:. whleli
rots two dollars and fltty cents. Thrj nay It quick,
lrand complttrlr cured then), and tlmt they hao
hmuo liad no return of ltheu malic troubla
Wo pulillli n lltllftPRinpUlettfiont frco to any ad
ilreti ifUtiiir ttii-lr tcollmony Jtiht as they irae tt to
u": lut If von hao nny doubts about tho matter,
n rite any of tiww KeUcTcdltheuuiatlct), and yet aa
(xireeMiuii from thtmt
J, I). WniTr, HloomslmrB". ra.
Ham t'l-i. ItuitNo.of UatiBman ft Burns, Xianca6tcr.ro,
.Tons MclArnm.iN. iJincaRtcr. l'a.
wir.LUM Semple, Alletrhany, ra.
V. U. MtnitLKinv, lhMtfont, l'a.
Jt. 1. llmrFtt, Cherry Hill. Md.
It. M. K i st low, Newton Iinmilton. Pa.
Oou V. imoiuii), Youiitftown, Ohio.
Tin Uu!iUi IthrnmntUri) C'nrp had mvM
om: nox oi;s thi: biisinins. t
Dvlin ffin en ) If niailedltV. additional,
HrlCO Xi,OKJ u rt'trintereti 10o. moro,
lie euro this special trado-marlc la on every box.
Aa ret It la not to lv found at tha Ptorcs, but fn
only bo had by enclosing tho amount an aboie, and,
addreBBinrf tbo American proprietors,
PFAELZER BROS. & CO.
181U-S JI Market Street, Philadelphia. -march
CURES ALL HUMORS,
from n cominnn Illntcli nr Kriiptfon,
to tho worst Scrniiilii. Siilt-rlieinti,
"Fcver-oreh,'Ni'nl ,r ICougli hklu,
in short, nil disi'tises cuiiM'tl ty bad blood aro
conquered by this powciiul, purifying, nnd
invigorating medicine, (.rent lUitlnir Ul
corti rapidly heul under its tHmign intluenee.
Especially lms it lnanilttted Its potency In
curing Teller, ICoho HiinIi. Iluilt,, Cur
biiiiclcii, Soro I!yo, Serohiluni. .Sores
and Suelllnav, IIIp. Joint ltlnn.e,
Millie Swi.llliiKs, (inltrr, or 'Illicit
Nock, and JnlnrKed (Jliuiris. Send ten
cents in stamps lor a lingo treatise, with ool
orod plates, on Skin Diseases, or thu sams
amount forntrentl, on Scrofulnui Affections.
"xiu; iii.oon i tiii:
Thoroughly clonnso It by using lr. I'lerco'i
Ooldeit .rlodlcul llln in cry, nnd good
digestion, ii fnlr skin, liiiojiiiil plr
Its, vital Htrontrlli, an.l hoiuiiIiicss of
constitution, will be established.
which la Scrofulous itUeiico of the
Lungs, is promptly anil etrtuiiily niTested
nnd cured by this Mod-given lemedy, if taken
boforo tho laststajrosof t he diseaso aro reached.
Prom Its wonderlul power over this terribly
fatal digcaso, when first olfeting this now cel.
ebrated remedy to tho public. Dr. PiEnci
thought seriously of calling it his "Con.
sumption Cure," but abandoned that name
as too limited lor n medlclno which, from its
wonderful combinnt Ion of tonle, or st renRl hen
lng, alterative, or blood-cleanslne. nntl-blllous,
pectoinl, and nutrltlvo properties, Is unequaled,
not only ns a remedy for consumption of tho
lungs, but for nil
Liver, Blood, ant Lungs.
If you feel dull, drowsy, debilitated, havo
fallow color of skin, or yellowish-brown spot,
on faeo or body, 1 reorient hendacho or dlnl.
nees, bad tnsto in mout Ii, Internal bent or chills,
alternating with hot Hashes, low spirits and
gloomy borebodlngs, liiegular nrpetlte, and
coated .tongue, you nro ruircrlng from Hull.
Best I on, Iljapcpslii, nnd Torpid Liver,
or "llllloii.neiu." in many cases only
pnrt of theso eymptoms uro experienced. As
n remedy for nil such enses, Ilr. l'lorce'a
Golden I'ledlcnl Discover)' has no
VorlVeiitc Liiiica, Rplttlng of niood,
KliortiiosK or Ilrenlli, nroncliltls,
hororo CoiiKhs, Coiiaiiiuplloil, and
kindred alfectlons, it is a sovereign remedy.
Send ten cents In stamps for Dr. Pierce,
book ou Consumption. Sold by Druggists.
World's Dispensary Medical Association,
Propiletors,0i)3 Main St., BurrALO. N. Y.
OnR HTt T TTTT1T
Q V3 S FILLS.
ANTI-IIILIOIIS mill CATIIA11TIO.
Sold by DrugKi.li., a cents a vial.
Is offered by tho proprietors
of Dr. dago's Catarrh Itemedy
for a ease of catarrh which they
If you havo a discharge from
tho nose, offensive or other
wise, partial loss of smell, taste,
or bearinir. weak evea. dull naln
or pressure In head, you havo Catarrh. Thou
sands of cases termlnnto in consumption.
Dr. Sage's Catahiui Kemkdv cures the worst
rases ot Cnlnrrli, "Cold In tho llond,"
and Catarrhal l'ndacho. 60 cents.
,! II SMITH Rll
II III MHII I II N UVl) UlllllHWUj
llytho following v
. L' lift W II mnt-n.M: .
Hallet & Son's.
Also citlici clicnjtc r iiinkcH.
Catalogue and Frice Lists
PKIt MUXTII.-Salary nnd Coinmls.
slonto eompctent manager fortius
clly or Mate agency, A Btilendld
coiubiuulloii. Our A I "I'OMATIC (IAS (lOVWIN.
0ltss.i3:ipcrreut In gas bills, our Mler dan
I.tghtsrau to attached to any fixture, Instantly
changing tho dull, sickly, yellow name uf any gat
to a soft, mellow, luminous white, lucieislng bill,
llaucy 6ft per cent, over H.UJO In service. Address
Till! UNION NATIONAL OAS 8AV1.NO CO.,
81 tast 1 llh Ft , New York, (beplOSra'.
MYSTERIES OF YUT HALL,
Till! 8TKANOK r.XPKIIIKNCns CP IIKKUKUT
On a crnio; overlooking Uio ocean
north of FlMiiboroujrli Head, England,
aro tho nuns ot lut Jlall, lormerly
ilie family residence, of tho Wishers
(or Ushers), of Filey. In 17o9 Iler
liort Wisher fell heir to tlio estate.
Ho was tho youngest cf livo sons, was
a studious man of about -10, and, on
coming into tho property, went to ro
Bido nt tho Hall. Tho brother whom
ho succeeded hail been in tho navy,
and was a rollicking, thriftless fellow.
When ho died it took all tho ready
cash ho had to bury him, nnd tho de
nuded landscapu showed how well bo
had culled from tho park tho best
wood it contained, selling it to loplcn
ish h'n exchequer. In bis timo seldom
a week passed without a visit from
friends of a like kidney, and money
bad to bo procured by somo means to
meet tho exuoiises inclined in their
Herbert Wisher's lirsl duty was to
renovate part of the old dwelling and
tin i. iiiiuyn iiiiu us gouu trim ai possi
lie. lie discharged nil tho servants
except three who bad been long in tho
family, and ho notilied bis tenants
that they must bo punctual with tho
rent, as lio needed money. Tho rtst
of tbo narrative will bo given in his
own words, as published in his ''Ac
count of tho Strange domes at Yut
"Punctually at Christmas-tide the
rents were paid, savo in threo or four
cases, tho which I inquired into and
forgavo the debtor. For, indeed, in
soma cases tbo man had been sick and
died, or evil distempers had atllicted
tho family. 'P10 thing
that most amazed mo was tho poor
way in which the farms wcro cultivat
ed and tho fondness of my tenants for
tho sea, many of them owning boats
well fitted out and goodly to look at
withal. 'Tho sea' Raid they 'yields as
we'd as tho land,' and they often
brought me fish and cockles, which
wcro well flavored and to bo desired.
"I had been used to sit up lato with
my books, but becoming a country
man, I thought it behooved mo lo go
to my bed early and riso betimes in tho
morning. Uy and by, however, I
went back to my former habit and sat
in tho library, which was in the right
wing nearest tho ocean, sometimes un
til far in tho morning. Joseph, the
old gardener, warned mo of robbing
myself of rest, and at last entreated
mo to retiro to bed boforo midnight.
'For,' ho said, 'to tell tbo truth, master,
this old place is haunted, and those
that stay up lato may see sights and
hear sounds that will freeze a man's
"I smiled at his fears, but, as it turn
ed out, without judgment. This was
on January 1st, 17G0, and instead of
taking Joseph's counsel and retiring
early, I sat up lato with my books. I
judge it must have been on tho stroko
of 12 when I heard beneath mo a
strango and ominous rumbling, follow
ing whioh thero came a quivering of
the lloor, then, instanter, a prolonged
groan, as though it were behind my
chair I am no cow ard, and yet my
tlesh did creep and my muscles did
seem to shiver. Then I heard no
moic, but tho next night thero was the
samo noiso and shaking, followed by
many groans, and then a dreadful
shriek in tho air closo to thn window,
Tho shriek as uttered once and again,
and I went to tho window, opened the
shutters, and looked out. Tho moon
was bright and tho frosty air clear.
That I saw before something elso at
tracted my attention, namelv, a fiuuro
clad in white, three yards from tho
window, with gory streaks across tbo
chist and down tho left side. As I
gaztd, rooted to tbo spot, an awful
outcry, as of ajrony, eamo from tbo
spectre. Then a flash of light, and tho
figure was gone. I closed tbo shutters
and n tired to my bedroom, whero I
mused for sonio timo on tho spectacle
1 had beheld.
I was much in doubt as to ghostly
appearances, nevertheless, I bethought
mo of a discourse written by one Wen
ley, a clergyman of our church, in
which ho boldly expressed his belief
in the coming ol spirits trout the oilier
world. And so, musing, I enmo to tho
conclusion ibat Mich things might be,
and I hat bomo just end ('.hough un
known to mi') might bo intended by
tho vision 1 bad seen. For some nights
I retired to my room early. I5ut on
tho night of January L'Otb I sat up
reauing a troatiso on tho early church,
when midnight overtook me." I rose,
and had reached tho door,whcn 1 hoard
a groan. Turning suddenly, I saw a
figure clad in tho garments worn by a
Uaptaiu in His iMajcsty s navy, stand
ing beyond tho tablo I had just quitted.
After an instant I know it must bo my
brother, to whom I had succeeded in
tho estate. IIo was changed from
what I remoinbored somowhat, but
then six or seven years bad passed
sinco 1. beheld him alive. The lis""
raised its loft hand and pointed wnrd
tho door. Fully resolved i"c t0 'et
fear overconio me, I sab'
"Urother George ? lho1,1 a,t '"I- KIly
what it is troub'-,3'11'60 t,iat 80 1 !'
seo it righ' ' a'"' lllou mayt,,4t ''est i
'"wlfdeep groan was tho only answer,
and tho linger, rising and falliim twice
or thrice, became steady and pointod
to tho door.
'"For the sako of my peaco of mind,
brother George, as well as for thy own
quietude,speak,and let mo know how 1
can aid thee.'
"Another groan followed, and tho
finger was thrust forward, as with ini.
patience.still directed toward tho door.
1 advanced a step, when tho left hand
eamo down with much violence on the
table, and thero was a flash of firo with
vapor. I kept my courage, though tho
candlestick well nigh leaped from my
hand at tho blow upon tho table.
When lho yapor had cleared away the
liguro was not to bo seen. Tho smell
as of sulphur filled tho room, so I de
parted to bvd.
"A day or two after Joseph said s
'You have nover visited tho winter
rooms in tho left wing. If it pleaso
you, 1 will show them to you,'
"I gave assent uud followed him. I
was muoh bui prised, ami greatly pleas
cd when I beheld theso warm and
well-appointed rooms. Thero was a
largo parlor, with thick carpets and
Turkoy nigs and two couches, with
easy chairs. On tho hearth, too, a
hugo log wne blazing, mid tho hang
ings on lho windows wore of crimson,
nnd added to tho warmth. On tho
wall wcro jiicturcs, and a vast screen,
painted with many foreign davice?,
stood near tho fireplace.
Then Joseph led mo to a room ad
joining with padded furniture and a
bed heavily draped.
'"How is it that I havo nover seen
theso rooms before V
"Tho truth is,' Joseph said, 'they
weie not in fit condition until I and
my wifo set about cleansing them and
picpariiii; them as you see.'
" 'And what is your design V
" '.Master Herbert, here you can bo
in great comfort, now that tho weather
is cold and stormy, and tho bitter wind
and lho roaring of tho sea will not
" 'Good fellow,' said I, 'you aro very
kind. I will lake possession of them
"After this I sat up often late, but
no more noises or spectres alarmed me,
and so the chango pleased mo vastly.
What books I needed I got from the
library by day, and to say sooth, I was
not tony to bo tut ol that place lor a
"About lho end of Match I had
come, in my reading, across a quota
tion from Thomas a'lvcmpis, which it
seemed to mc, was a falso one, and 1
was restless to verify or correct it.
The book was in tho library, and it
was on tho stroko of 1 1 ; nevertheless,
I resolved to take my light and go for
"I had crossed the hall and was
turning into tho corridor which led to
tho library when a light Hashed at tho
door of that mysterious room. I step
ped back and withdrew under thestair
way. Presently I heard a footstep
and saw a light danciug and flickering
on its way from tho library. Then
there eamo from the corridor (and evi
dently from tho library) clad in the
garb of a Captain in IIin Majesty's
navy and bearing a lamp, the spectre
of my dead brother George.
"I was spellbound. Tho spectre
passed toward tho kitchen and vanish
ed. While wondering and trying to
recover my prcsenco of mind, a light
flickered in tho rear, and soon tho
spectre of my dead brother reappeared,
bearing tho light in ono hand and in
tho other an enormous beef pio 1 The
spectro went down and disappeared in
"This thing as I said boforo, set mo
a thinking. Did ghosts suffer hunger?
Did spectres eat beef pio t Did dis
embodied spirits need candles to sec
"The next morning I sent Joseph on
an erranJ. When he ivas gone I went
to his pantry and searched it well.
Hidden away in aii old trunk I found
a bunch of largo keys. I went round
carefully by the front of tho house and
tried theso keys on tho door of tho
cellar. I found a key that fitted the
lock. Down ten steps and another
door, which none of tho keys would fit.
I felt over it and found that thero was
a grating a foot and a half square in
tho upper patt.
At midnight I went onco moro to
the cellar door and opened it. As I
did so I saw a light shining through
tho bars already described and I heard
voices, many and loud. I had no
fears, for I know they wero voioes of
this world, and moreover I plainly
smellcd tho wordly odors of gin and
"I peered in at the grating. Thirty
roughly clad men sat at a hugo table,
on which stood black flasks aud glasses
and candles burning dimly in the
nozzles of empty bottles. The mou
weio smoking, drinking and talking
loudly, and at tho head of the table,
dressed in tho garb ot a Captain in
His Majesty's navy, sat my dead broth
"I was staggered and a cold shudder
past over rae. .Inst then my dead
brother Georgo thumped tho table
with his left hand, as ho had thumped
tho tablo in my library.
"Silence 1' bo cried in a gruff tone.
'I'm going to sing "Mollio Jones."
"I lost my presenco of mind, and
sorely distressed to seo such reckless
levity in a ghost (for tho old super
stition had onco more seized me), I put
my face closo to tho grating and cried:
" 'O, George, Georgo I how can you
bo so wicked ?"
"In an instant tho lights vanished
and thero was absolutely silence. I
hastily crept up tho steps, closed lho
door and locked it, and made all speed
to my apartments.
"As I lay in bed I had stiange
thoughts, nut ucloro 1 loll asleep 1 had
made up my mind what to do. After
breakfast next morning, I said to
"I'm going to visit tho cellar Jt '1'
hall, and I wisli you to company
"IIo appeared thi'Jcrstruck. At
length ho iccoveri' his self-possession
and said :
"Master Herbert, you aro not strong,
and U "ollars havo not been oiiened
f,.--years. They aro not clean, and tho
odors may overpower you."
"If they aro not clean," I replied,
"let us know it as soon as possible and
have them purified."
"15ut I dont know whero tbo keys
are," said Joseph.
"Wo will hunt them up."
"I went into my bedroom and pro
duced the keys of tbo cellars. Josiph's
eyes utmost started from their sockets.
"Come," said I, "let us seo what wo
"Joseph offered no further objection
and followed mo in silence. Taking a
lamp I went fii st to tho cellar under
the right wing, for thero my interest
chiefly rested. Joseph was evidently
astonished at tho easo with which tho
door opened. On entering, thero stood
lho rough tablo .is I had Been it through
the grating. On it wero black flasks
and pipes and glares. Along tho
sides of tho cellars wero arranged
scores of small kegs, ovidently full,
packages of different merchandizo and
small bales of tobacco.
"What does all this moan t" I asked.
"It lookB as thouuh Cantain Geon?o
had used litis as a Htoro room," ho said.
"Did liocarouso hero with i s friends
inquired I. "Hut I think I uudcrstatid
it all now, Joseph," I added. "This is
tho secret lurking placo and storehouse
of a band of smugglers, and we must
oapturo them I havo no doubt you
know all about it, Joseph, and deservo
to bo punished nlong with them i but
if you will tell the truth and aid In the
THE COLUMBIAN, VOL. XX.NO 1)7
UOLUM11IA UHMOUKAT, VOL. I, NO 37
capture, I will uso my best to get you
"And so this is how it came about
that tho worst baud of smugglers that
ever infested tho Yorkshire coast wero
doteclcd, nnd that samo night, when
tlicy met iu tho cellar for carousal, cap
tured. "Tho mm who wore my dead broth
ers uniform was the head of tho band
aud Joseph's brother-in-law. From
tho stables was an underground way
to tho cctlar. and from tho cellar a
secret stair to tho library above. Fear
that my presenco lato at night might
lead to detection, induced tho smug
glers to play at gnosis. Tho groans,
closo behind me as I sat iu my chair,
eamo from behind tho wainscot. Tho
rumbling beneath was mado by rolling
tho kegs and barrels along the table.
Tho blazo of light in which ttio
spectres vanished was mado by snap
ping a pistol, tho pan of which was
filled with gunpowder and sulphur mix
ed. Tho smoko it made aided the
ghosts in vanishing. My persistency
in using the library despite the unearth
ly noises and appearances induced Jos
eph to devise for use a new set of
apartments. IJut I heartily forgavo
him, inasmuch as (when ho was dis
covered) ho gave me good aid in bring
ing the law-breakers to justice."
A Great Bear Hunt.
n.VOITINIl P.XPKK1KNCK IK TUP. AltOrlO
Sergeant Francis Long of Uiooklvn,
a survivor of tho Grccly Arctic expe
dition, tells '.no following bear story,
which has hitherto been scaiccly men
tioned in lho accounts of Starvation
Camp. IIo says :
Bacon, shrimps and sealskin stew,
all in small quantities, had been our
faro for over two weeks, and thero was
not a full round of rations left. More
than half of tho men in camp wero in
capable of work, but that was littlo
matter, for thcio was no more to do
than three could handle. The steady
Cold mado us alt drowsy, and there
was tho worst danger in slcp. If a
man was allowed to have his sleep out
ho would cortaiuty never wake, so we
had to mako a rule that no ono should
sleep moro thau two hours at a time.
It began to look, with only ono day be
tween us and starvation, as if it might
bo better for us all to go to sloop to
gether and dio unconscious of tho terri
ble cold and pangs f hunger. We
had plenty of hunting, fishing and
cooking utensils, ammunition and all
that, but what good wero they ? There
was no name, no hsh. Dunn" all our
camp we caiiubt only two fish. I was
tho hunter of the party, and had tramp
ed tho region over and over, and rare
ly had tho luck to get a shot at any
thing. Tho day boforo we came to our last
round of rations I had discovered the
tracks of a bear. I had followed them
about until I was exhausted trying to
meet the beast, but Iliad utterly tailed.
On this day a light snow fell in the
morning, just enough to obscuro the
trail, but still I bunted. I cave it up
lato in tho afternoon and returned to
tho camp. IJrainerd had gono to tho
shrimping ground, and was absent
when I laid by my gun, buddenly bo
appeared runuing down Cemetery
liidgo as fast as his poor, weak legs
would bring him. Wo all started up
and waited his coming iu thu most
painful excitement. When ho reach
ed tho camp ho fell to the ground, all
out of breath. Tho men crawled to his
assistance and two of them raised his
head in their arms. IIo gasped and
looked at us wildly.
"Urainerd 1" exclaimed the Lieuten
ant, "what is it ?"
'Bear, bear 1" was all ho could ans
wer in a chokinc; whisper.
"Where, man, wherc?"I cried, reach
ing lor my gun, all trembling and
quivering with hope and fear.
"Thero ho said faintly, pointinc to
ward tho ridge ; " ho followed after me
How can I tell tho teriiblo excite
ment ttiat prevailed t Tho men were
in a perlect Irenzy. Cruel sultering
had made them worso than unreason
able. Some of them could think of
nothing but cursing poor Brainerd for
not killing tho bear, and wcro with
diluculty restrained from falling upon
him to wreak vengencc. Ho had not
taken his gun with him nobody ever
did who went shrimping and tlicy
cursed and raved at that, and burt in
to tears at tho los of their last chance
for life. The- Lieutenant used his
authority and I my influence to quiet
tho inqp, and at last lho plan of the
hunt tvas arranged. Jan. tho Esuui.
iimU, and I started up the ridge to meet
the bear if ho should continue toward
Hardly had wo got a rod from tho
camp when a long white noso appeared
over an ice-covered rock at the top of
tho hill. Tho men set un a shout nnd
I think it unnerved me. I raised my
gun and fired. Tho ball missed, but it
did not go wido of its mark Tho bear
was Btartlcd. Ho paused just too
snori a uiiio to give me lisquimau a
chance at him. and turned tail and ran.
J heard tho howls and groans of dis
appointment and rago behind rae. I
beliovo that somo of thoso poor. half.
starved, half-frozen men would tiavo
shot nt mo in their anger if they had
had their guns at baud.
"Jan," I said hastily, "tako tho
courso to the loft aud go round tho
ridgo and keep well to the west, bo as
to get bctweon tho bear and tho water.
1 will go in tho samo way on tho east.
mo laitiuul P-squtraau understood
tho plan at onco and set out without a
word. I crawled to tho top of tho
ridgo as fast as I could and saw tho
boar a long way out of range still on
tho run. Ho turned round for a second
and looked back, nnd thon, as if satis
fied that ho was pursued, continued his
flight. I didn't go straight after him,
but, keeping out of his Bight as much
as possible, crawled and rau and slid
up and down lho icy slopo, making all
tho time for tho water. I was fever
ish with fear. It seemed as if every
possible obstruction got iu my way,
and many a timo I fell to the ground.
It was a terrible chase. May I nover
havo another liko it 1
It seems incredible now, but I act
ually ent ton miles out of my way to
get in front of that bear. 1 'know tie
would stop runuing when he got over
tils scare and saw nobody in pursuit,
ami 1 had to tako this round-about
course lo keep out of sight. Mighty
littlo of that distance was passed on a
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run. Most of it was crawled. But I
had no thonifht of ulvlnu up. I plug
ged on, and at last, two hours and a
nan alter leaving enmp, i g.iinuu iuu
position I wanted. I climed a low hilt
and thero was Bruin, 1000 jards away,
Bitting down niter his hard run within
thirty yards ol open water, l nan noi
succeeded fully in my plan. He could
still escape, but his back was toward
rno ntul 1 did not despair. Almost at
ttio samo moment that I saw ttio bear
I dfscovired Jan, tho Esquimau, at
some distance, and wo both made for
tho beast, with the utmost caro not
to alarm him, we crawled over tho
ground, approaching nearer and near
er to our prey. Wo had cot perhaps
half tho distance when Jan raised his
gun and find. I think it was bad judg
ment, for wu might havo got much
closer. But thero was no timo for re
gret. Excitement gave mo moro
strength, and I ran with nil my might
straight toward the bear. Ho got up
and looked at mo and seemed not to
know whether to run again or stand
nnd mako a fight of it. I resisted tho
temptation to lire at him until I was
within loO yarJs. Ihen I stopped
running, thiew my cap down, pulled
off my mittens and nctid as deliberate
ly as if I wero out practicing at a tar-
got. My excitement seemed to lcavo
me, or rather to make mu steady. 1
took a loin?, careful aim and tired.
Tho boar tinned slightly but it was evi
dent I had missed.
1 fired again quickly. Another miss I
Mv heart sunk low. Jan had not
been able to to get another shot, and
was not now where he could firo witli
any hope of hitting. Tho bear began
to mako for the water. Beady to dio
with despair u I should Inn again, I
took another long aim.
The ball struck tho bear in tho head
and he tumbled over instantly, stone
Ii was 8:30 o'clock, and tho placo
where Bruin fell was three milts in a
straight line from camp. We left tho
400 pounds of food lying on lho ice
and returned to tho anxious party to
get help in bringing tho carcass home.
Wo did not sleep that night until the
dead boar was brought into camp.
The Lieutenant gave out extra rations
to the mon who assisted in lho work.
and mado up a stew of all tho scraps
that wero lelt of tho regular rations.
It wasn't much, but it secmid quite a
least to us. lho bear saved us, lo
just before it in its turn gave out, th
rescuing expedition lound us.
Clou. J. H. Veils, ot Grocn rounty, I'a., i
tho veteran lawyer of tho 'eim.-ylvnnin bar.
Ho Is 8J years old, nnd w-ns u ileleRiito to tho
Whig convention which nominated "Tippe
canoo nnd Tyler, too," In 1840.
Mgr. Cnpol, who is living near 8nn Frun
ckco, recently received nows of tho death of
hts venerulilo mother. Of her ten children
but tlireo survive, ono n nun, another tho
priest nnd tho third n merchant.
Tho only ono of tho Unltol Ktatas marshals
now living who held olllco previous to lho w ar
IsCupt. Illlliaril. He ia ii clerk In tho employ
of tho Ijpiitablo Iusurnnco company, Now
York, and is npproachtHg his both year.
l'erhnis tho shortest sentrnco over uttered
by Seiintor nvnrts was recently, when tho
surgeon was sewing up a wound ou his bead,
after tho memorable accident. Ho said:
"Either your noodlo is dull, or my scnlp is
It has ljoeu askoi by what right Qon.
Boulanger could stop tho suit) of his recently
published biography. Tho explanation is that
tho liook contained his portrait. In Francs a
man's iortrult cuuuot 1m3 sold without bis permit-Ion.
Tho empress regent of China has decreed
that tbo young emcror, having learned to
read an.l understand history mul ofllcial
documents, uud to judgo lietwuen right nnd
wrong, shall assume tbo reins of government
Tho KnglWi Churchman lectures tbo l'rineo
of Wnles sharply liecauso bo recently gnvo it
dinner to forty guests on Sunday. Tho din
ner wax followed by n variety show, in which
Jnianeso jugglers exhibited their skill anil a
string band played.
Last year the richest American merchant,
H. 11. L'lnlliu; tho richest American railroad
man, V. H. Vnndcrbilt, nnd tbo richest
American planter, Kdinoiid Richardson, died.
Not ono of tho threo died III his lied. Ono
dropped dead nt his desk, another in his bull,
and tho other in tho street.
Policeman Hcnnoy, of Nuntleoke, Pa., was
recently urrested on u charge of ussnult and
battery prcfcrri-d by II. llerskovie, a tanker
of thnt plum Ho was held in $.'100 ball, which
he found It hard to get, and was aliout to tw
locked up, when tho plaintilf himself eamo to
his rosette aud liecatno his surety.
Judgo lilandfonl, of tbo Georgia supremo
court, is the only muimod ConfedernU) in tho
stato w ho declines to draw tho luiisiou al
lowed by tho authorities. His nrm is off
above tlw elbow, nnd ho is entitled to $M
every thiw years. Ho drew tbo llrst allow
ance, but has never drawn nnv sinco.
Senutor Jlahone, playing billiards tho
other evening lieforo n numlicr of his admir
ers, tried n dilllcult shot, and just missed mak
ing It. Ho looked disgusted. "Thai was
magnificent even If it didn't count, general,"
said a friend. "No, sir," said tho littlo man,
sagely, "nothing U nmgnillcmit that misses."
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