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'n? ntt No. 2, Columbian
. ,' BLUOMSHUHU, PA. ' '
JU, JOth 1W9, tf, '
5 ATTOUNli' 5T-AT-LAW.
.Offlco la Ent's llutldlng.
JOHN M. OOAltK,
, , JUoTJOB OF THE PEAUK.
omc oyer Moyer Bros. Drug Btore,
tOffloeta Bro-erl buildlng.Bocondlloor.room No.l
jg FHAUK ZAKR,
office corner ot Centre and mm Btraets. Clark a
Can be consulted In German.
Q.EO. K. ELWELL
Office on second floor, third room of Col
ombian UuUding, Mutn street, below Ex.
pAUL E. W1I1T,
ffico In Columbiah Building, Third ooor.
J V. WHITE,
Office In blowers' Building, Snd.floor.
B. IHOIB. U I. WIMT1S8TBXM,
KNOBB & WINTEE8TEEN,
Offioo In 1st National Bank building, second floor,
drat door to the left, corner ol .Main and, Market
streets Uloomsburg, Pa,
WSfl'cntwnt and Bouutiet Collected.
P P. BILLMEYEB,
Dentin's shoo store,
moe.corner of Third and Main streets .
TjJICHAEL F. EYEBLY,
Conveyancer, Collector of Claims.
LEGAL ADVICE IN THE .SETTLEMENT Of
ESTATES, 0. x
taVOfflce In Dentlcrtr building-with Pi-P.Blir
meyer, attorncy-at-law, front looms, 2nd ooor
Bloomsburg, Pa. lapr-t-st.
jQR. HONORAA. BOBBINS.
:u )inco and residence, West First street, Blooms
Turg, Pa. nov2 68 ly.
B. McKELVY, M. D.,8urgeon and'Phy
.slclan, north side Main Btroet,below Market
B. J.O, BUTTER,
cmeo, North Market street,
M. BEBEU Burgeon and
omoooornerof Rock and Market
J J. BROWN.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Otnce.and residence on Third street near Metho
dist church. Diseases otthe eye a specialty.
W. R. TUBBS, PROPRIETOR
OPPOSITE COURT IIOtJSK.
Large and convenient sample rooms. Bath room)
hot and cold water, ana all modern conveniences,
SinUSINTS III F0X.L0WINO
AMERICAN INBTJBANCE COMPANIE8
North American ot Philadelphia.
Franklin, ' "
..Pennsylvania, ' "
vol JpS, ot Pennsylvania.
Noithum&h, ot London.
Offloon Market Htrest, No, B, Bloomsburg.
t'i' 1 "
HE. V. .LiUTZ
(Successor to Freas Brown)
AGENT AND BUOXEU
jStna Plre Ins. Co., ot Hartford,.
Phoeiilzof Hartford. ...
tiprtogneld ol sprlbgneld.
on of Tjinilon BO.t03.9S3.71
Svtimili.nf Ijindnn i 6.W4.SU.4B
Lneashlreo EnglandlU. B. branch) l,64,l.oo
Koyalojyngland " " 4,643,iM.0O
Mutual Benent Llfo Ins. Co. of New.
7L ark, N.J ,. I,S7,S88.S3
3iLBasespromp(ly adjusted and paid at this omce.
PEOPLES' N. Y,
HEADING, PA. m
.Unit MAn AJiaiuuan mo.
GREENWICH INS. CO., NEW Y01IK.
JEHSEY CITY KI11E INS. CO., JEBSfiT
,Thee old' oomation are well seasoned by
age and rramsTiD and "have never yet had a
1 obi settled by any court of law. Their assets are
all Invested in soud sicuairiil are Uabletothe
h Losses VkouwIt and bonhtlt, adjusted and
t aid 'aa, soon as determined by . , Cubistian f.
KNArKSHCIAL AOINT AND ADJCBTIB llLOOUBBCM,
The people ot Columbia county should patron
izb the agency where louses It any are settled and
pall by ono of ther own citizens. .,,
auPMOMPTMESS. EQUITY, 1TA1K DEALING.
rir n. hoube,
Bioomsbdbg, Columbia County, Pa
AkUstylesot workdoneln a superior manner.work
id withocv Pain by (he use ot Gas, and
' -'' - treeot charge when artificial teeth
" ' ', are Inserted.
nfnnin'n'nrtnn'a bulldlnir. Main street.
holow Market, rive doors below Klelm's
drtie store. first floor.
&U b opm at all hourf durtng.Up, da
The undersigned has leased this well-known
iinii. and la nronared to accommodate the publlo
with all the conveniences of a orst-ciaaa hotel.
JwraoinT.ih 1 if t.
3fiT YOUH.JPM PRINTING
DONS AT TIIE
Msssrs. PROCTER & QAMBLE, Cincinnati, O..
C.ENTLEMENi-Although, a stranger to, you, and my testimonial rr.lin.-ly
unnecessary, as it certainly Is -unsolicited, yet I take great r.k-ns.uc in
testifying to the excellence of your Ivory Soap, and" thanking you for
putting it on the market at so low. a price. ?
It.has entirely supplanted the'tise of Castile-arid other fine soaps in my
houichold for several years past, being in no way inferior and from fifty to
seventy-five per, cent., more economical.
A good test. I jind, for the purity of a soap is to try it with a brush for
cleansing thi pmV, ,l .1,. .... r t . . . .
a - me iaaic ui
A WORD OF
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ui ins Genuine, ask tor " vnr" san
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Copyright 1896, by
0 YERC 0 ATS
CAlliixict see tine
JT 11st Received
O. W. BERTSCH
THE MEUCnANT TAILOR.
Cents9 Furnishing CoodsBaU & Gaps
OF EVERY DESCRIPTION.
Knits mftdu to order at short notloe
and a fit always guaranteed or no sale.
Call aud examine the largest and best
selected stock of goods ever shown in
Btoro nejtt door to First National Bank,
TihV J Ann rm VP iTl "Sh rePre-"nled - m " Jt as good as the 1 Ivory 1 1
'?yiAj?EiNp.Ti butJAela .counterfeit., lack the peculiar 'and remarkable qualities
BLOOMSBUiRG, PA., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9,
uic ivorv SO used is ncrlrrtlvcu-i.pt
W. S. BAKER, M.D.
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nllu upUII ClllllJ ,
Procter & OnmUc.
THE BEST BURNING OIL THAT CAN
BE MADE FROM PETROLEUM.
It gives a brilliant light.
It will not Binoko ihecalmneys.
It will not char the wick.
It has a high Hro test.
It will Lot explode.
His pre-eminently a family safety oil.
WE CHALENGE COMPARISON
With any'other Illuminating oil made.
We Stake Our Reputation,
As refiners, upon the statement that It 13
THE BEST OIL
IN TIIE WOULD.
Ask year dealer for
Trado for Bloomsburg and Vicinity Supplied by
fVtVtG llEVOI.VHlts. Send stamp for nr
U U IN O to JOHNSTON i son, I-lttsburg,
for nrlco list
Cures Distemper, Heaves, Glanders, Loss
ot Appetite, Founder, Fevers, &c
lib. in each package. Sold by all dealers.
Believes Griping and Summer Complaint.
Regulates the Bowels!
Sold by all druggists. Price 23 cents.
For tho euro of
sumption and for tho relief of
sons. For Saloby all
iiinirpUNQIS CUSCB CIOARCTTCS or Ca
SIHJnt tarrhl FrkalOCts. Atall druggttf.
I. C. SLOAN & BROi
CARRIAGES BUGOIES, PHAETNS
SLEIGHS, PIAIFCRM WAQNS AC
First-class work always on hand.
JlEPAiniNO NEA ILYDONh..
Pricct reduudlo lull the timet;
Whin troablml with thoMAimoylaa Im.mjriU-M
fraquvntlr followlmi oold ox ipour, or from Cop
litutlousl Vt U.0MM11 sa peculiar ti their mix, tUoul4
Ufa DR OuCHOINE'8 OMebrntec
FEMALE REGULATING PILLS.
Thai an Btrenuthentug to the enti re ir.Uni, Impart
tone, vigor end maunetlo fore to ell f anctiuD of uodj
eniiuloi. Sent br mail, aourvlroli;J.tlAW'1KS'
Dr. Hartor ModlolnoCo., ST.IOUIS, MO.
xjx Interest to Ladies.!
V Ma4 FREE BAMPLBofourwoaderfollF
if for I i-mal comploWa to ny !a4r who mithoe
. in I r 1 -r
''THE RUSSIAN CAPITAL.
CITY WITH A
LACK OF LIFE.
Vint- Iiuprewluim of St. 1 1'oteriliurg Itn
Unhealthy Poflltlon CoamenrM f th
Lower Claiwes Tlio, TJrotka and Iu IIt
erentiTrlvT At Chnnlu
The first impression of i the traveler ot)
approaching fit. jl'ntorsliurg la of wonder
at Its size and Its position.- On every side
stretches of what, Is apparently a lojv, flat
marsh, covered with innumerable build
ings; the strangest ploco for a city ovct
chosen by ttu obstlnato will ot man, sock
ing to dlsrxMso with all. natural advan
tages. Peter the Great chose-it, It Is said,
as being "a window looking out upon
Europe," but surely a site might havo
boon found with an equal outlook and a less
desolate and fatal position. UnlLko Stock
holm, which Ui llkowlso surrounded by
water, but, which sits on her rocky thrones
Hko a queen above tho dangerous clement,
St,- Petersburg lies helplessly at Its
merer. In autumu. when tho Nova Is
' rough and stormy, and a spring, when
mo ice, is breaking lip,) tlio, danger 19
groatest- The jwaves rlso to thq lovel of
the streets, tho tumorous, ciuals o'vprflow;
guns from tho fprtress aro constantly
Hred t,ct wam tho, peopleof their peril,
whllo tho Inhabitants aeolc. theupper
storied' of tnolr houses, and-1 the pollco pro
:;parq ,bpatsi t9r, rescuMf Ajiotbnri,!conse
quoncn of this marshy situation Is Its mi
healthiness, The sowage is not properly
carried off, the water Is undrlnkablo, and
dysentery and similar diseases prevail
whenever tho friendly frost is not present
to turn everything -to lco. Peter tho
Great did not, build his capital lu lgnor
anco of -what" ho was doing. Ho liud lis
foundation 'upon human lives. For many
years 40,000 men were annually drafted
from all portions of .his empire to work In
this poisonous marsh. Every cart and
vessel entering tho port was obliged to
bring a certain number of stones, to pavo
Its streets, and hundreds of thousands of
wooden piles were burled in Its depths.
Soli was also broucrht in in great nuantl-
ties to ralso the lovel of tho placo, and
massive granite quays built along tho
rapid river; dui notning nas availed to
prevent disastrous inundations, seven or
eight of which are particularly mentioned
since tho foundations were laid In 1703.
At ono time tho river roso thirteen feet.
But it Is not only tho want of elevation
and of plcturesqueness that is depressing
to tho visitor; It is no less tho wide deso
lation of tho vast open spacos of tho city.
From the busy moving multitudes and
crowded quays of Stockholm wo havo
coma to quiet and desertod squares, end
less rows of Immense buildings, mo
notonous grandeur and regularity. It 'la
evldent that there aro not onough peoplo
to fill its streets, and It Is a posltlvo ro
Uef to enter tho fow thoroughfares where
business and llfo Is centered, such as tho
Nevsky Prospect. Of course; In .winter,
when tho court Is hero and tho richest
citizens como in from their summer homes
in Finland and the Islands, when the
sleighing Is lively and all the'gayotles of
tno sooson in vogue, ot. Petersburg would
show to much greater advantage.
Wo had been told that tho contrasts of
luxury and poverty on tho streets would
bo most painful, and we expected to moot
beggary on every hand, but stlch has not
proved to bo tho case. There aro always
beggars at the church doors, but seldom
elsewhere, and poverty Is by no means so
obvious and distressing as.lh many cities.
It is not tho poverty, Dut the coarseness,
almost brutality, Hi the lower, classes that
impresses you most vividly., Tho men
that you meet in their sordid rags or
their undressed sheepskins seem not to
need nor desire any hotter raiment. It is
suitable to them. Wild of face, with
long, tangled hair, and inexpressibly1
dirty, oft on half drunk, but never scring
ing, you shrink from rather than pity
thorn. .Tho pictures drawn by Tolstoi aro
seen to be fearfully realistic The women
aro less forbidding, but with llttlo intelli
gence or good humor. Actually I havo
never seen a smile nor heard a laugh In
tho streets since wo have been
here. Nobody understands or wishes
to understand you; tho poor aro
tsullen, tho well-to-do careless or In
solent. And then thcro is so much that
is strango aud utterly foreign. For soino,
to ua, unexplained reason tho days of tho
month aro changed. You thought It was
tho 20th of August you find It is tho
8th. The Russian alphabet is very dif
ferent from ours, and tho names of tho
streets and tho signs over tho shops
might as well bo written In Ilunlc. As
very fow of tho natives, however, aro
better oil than yoursolf lu this respect,
tno snopkeepers ao not trust to tne al
phabet for setting forth their wares.
x navo compiaiuea 01 1110 want. 01 iiio in
tho streets. I must make an exception
In favor ot the droukas. Theso llttlo car
riages fly about in every direction, for
everybody rides. You look down ono of
tne long quays pernaps ana see no valu
ers, no loungers, but you aro euro to sea
droskas. They aro small, low vehicles,
each holding two passengers, with a
driver on a nlgn scat in iront clad in a
long bluo blouse, with a leather glrdlo
ana a peculiar cap on his head. Tho
horses, with their huge arched
lars, are active and gentle
apparently well treated, and If
know enouch Russian to make a
gain, you win una tins method ot tran
sit a cheap and convenient ono. It is cer
tainly convenient; you havo only to
raise your hand aud droskas sweep down
upon you like vultures on their proy,
somotlmes jostling each other In their en
deavor to reach you the first; but as none
01 tho drivers know a wora 01 anymiug
but Ilusslan you may not find It very
easy to make them comprchond where
you want to go. This difficulty overcome,
Lowover, you will soon be spinning at a
rapid rato over the badly paved streets.
lou will proDauiy booh nouco inoanver
snatch oil his cap, wavo It in the air, and,
replacing It, mako a hasty Blgn of the
cross by touching tho forehead, breast and
each shoulder In succession. This Is when
a church is passed, and such recognition
ot tho sacred edltlces and shrines Is com
mon among both walkers and riders.
There Is no nation probably so devoted
to religious forms as the Uusslan cer
tainly none which believes so Implicitly
In tho value of signs and genulloxlons.
It U strango enough to watch the crowd
which fills tho church during scrvleo
tltno. Thoro are neyor any seats; all,
rich and poor, stand together! but In
placo of standing quietly, or, at most,
kneelluir occasionally. Hko tho conirrega-
tlon lu a Cathollo church, tho wholo body
of worshipers in a Greek church are In
motion; uowing, prostrating inemseives,
waving thh arms up and down, coutlnu.
allv makincr tho slirn of tho cross de
scribed above, thoy resemble a garden
tossed by a great wind. Uor. ban fran
There Woa ft IJttle Boy.
Tommv Is fond of suear and asks his
mother for soma to eat with his bread
and butter. She refuses. He appears re
signed, but adds grayeiyi "tou know,
hat haDDcned round the cor.
uor. There was a little boy, and his
mother would not give him any sugar on
his bread and butter, and and ana noxt
day he fell into tho well." Chicago jour
The Frenchman' Compliment.
A Frenchman of this city having re
reived the nhotofrranh of a lady asked 1
frlnnd.wiiel was customary under tho clr
cuuistoncas. "Compliment It," replied
tho friend. "Tell her its beauty is very
rare," "I beg to mako 100 acknowledge
nioug, madam, no said 10 uor at men
noxt meeting. "Zeo beauty of madam ii
voir Bcarco.' Dlnghamton IUpubllcau.
Where lie Cot It.
Magistrate You Bay our name Is Na
poleon Bonaparte Panckot Witness
Yes, sak MagUtrato Whoro did you
get that name Witness I wuinamed
arter my poo' ole faddor. -lllsamo was
da same as initio. Napoleon Bonaparto, 1
'specs, sah.'am a family name. Utica Observer.
A TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE.
Vhe Story Told of Two Canadian Trappers.
A Knrrow lSacnpe.
Onco or twice ho showed a curious re
luctance about allowing a man to approach
him suddenly from behind. Altogether
his actions wore so odd that 1 felt somo
curiosity to learn his history, it turned
out that he had betn through a rather un
canny experience tho winter before. Ho
and another man had gone into a remote
basin, or inclosed valley, In the heart ol
tho mountains, where game was very
plentiful; indeed, it was so abnndant that
thoy decided .to pass tho winter there.
Accordingly they put up a log cabin, work,
lng hard, and merely killing enough meat
for their immediate. Use, Just as it was
finished winter set in with tremendous
suow storms. Going out to hunt, In the
first lull, thoy found, to their consterna
tion, that every head of game bad left tho
valley. Not an animal was to bo fonnd
therein; thoy had abandoned it for their
winter haunts. Tho outlook for tho two
adventurers was appalling. Thoy wcro
afraid of trying to break out through the
deep suow drifts, and starvation stared
them In tho face If thoy staid. The man
that I met had his dog with him. Thoy
put themselves on very Bhort commons,
so as to use up their flour ns slowly as
possible, and hunted unwcarledly, but
Soon a violent quarrel broke out be
tween them. Tho other man, a tierce,
sullen fellow, Insisted that tho dog should
bo killed, but tho owner was exceedingly
attached to it, and refused. For a coupla
of., weeks theyspoko no words to each
other, though cooped In tho little narrow
pen of logs. Then one night tho owner
of tho dog was wakened by tho animal
crying out; tho other man had tried to
kill It with his knlfo, but failed. The
provisions wore now almost exhausted,
and tho two men wero glaring at each
other with tho rage of maddened, raven
ing hunger., Neither dared to sleep, for
fear Hint the other would kill him. Then
the ono who owned tho dog ot last spoke,
and, proposed that, to glvo each a chanco
for, his llfo, thoy should separate. lie
would take half of tho handful of flour
that was loft and start oft to try to get
homo; tho other should stay whero ho
was, and If he tried to follow the first he
was warned that ho would bo shot with
out mercy, A like fate was to bo tho
portion of tho wanderer if driven to re
turn to the hut. Tho arrangement was
agreed to and the two men separated,
neither daring to turn his back whllo thoy
were within rifle Bhot of each other.
For two days tho ono who went off
tolled on with weary-weakness through
tho snow drifts. Late on tho second
.afternoon, as ho looked back from a high
rldgo, he saw in the far distance a black
speck against tho snow, coming along on
-his trail. His', companion was dogging
his footsteps. . Immediately he followed
his own trail back a llttlo and laid in am
bush. At dusk his companion came
stealthily up,- rifle ,1a hand, pccrinc cau-
tloUslyohoad, his drawn toco showing
the starvod, eager ferocity of the wild
beast, and the man ho was hunting shot
mm down exactly as u no naa Deon ono.
Leaving tho body where it fell, the wan
derer continued his journey, tho doff stutr-
gering painfully behind him'. Tho next
evening ho baked his last cako and divided
it Wiin tno aog, in too morning, witn
his belt drawn still tighter round his skel
eton bodv. ho onco mora set out. with an-
parently. only a fow hours of dull misery
between him and death. At, noon ho
crossed tho track of a hugo timber wolf;
Instantly tho dog gavo tongtte, and. rally
ing Us strength, ran along the trail. The
man struggled after
At last ins streumn cave out and no sat
down to die. but while sittlnir still, slowly
stiffening with the cold, ,he heard tho dog
Daywgin tne, wooas. cnaiung, pit nis
mortal numbness, ho crawled towards tho
souud, and found the wolf over, tho body
or a doer no naa just Kiuoa, and keeping
tne dog Iroin it.- At the approacn 01 tne
new.assallant tho wplf sullonly, drew off,
and tho man and doa .tore tho raw doer
flesh with hideous eagerness. It mado
them very, sick for tho next twenty-four
hours; but, lying, by tho carcass for two
or throo days, they recovered strength.
'iueoaoro itooseveit in ino uentury.
Should Recognize tho Adornment.
I bona neoolo will not become twrfect.
I hope there will always bo weaknesses
lor us to smue at and sorrows ror ua to
sympathize ovor. Weaknesses aro tho
humor, the "badinage" of tho Creator,
and a perfect man is Qftcn a rather dull
sermon. Now, madam, you are SO years
old, you havo daughters who aro mothers
and sons who ore lathers, and yot you
take your llttlo peep in tho class and
your curls as you used to dp thirty years
apro, as you win ao, 1 sincerely nopo,
thirty years from now. It Is pretty, ifr is
acrreeablcis human and a comnllmentto
the Creator that you should recognize the
adornments he has placed within your
You, sir, you ought to bo taken home
and fixed up. You aro CO years old, and
your shirt front Is all spotted, your
waistcoat Is not buttoned, your necktie is
away round at tho'back of your head and
your coat is covered with dust. Go home
ana put on a clean snirc ana go aown to
tho tailor's and order a suit of clothes
that will fit you, and get your beard
trimmed and look like a thing of tasto if
you cant't be a thing of beauty. I think
manv men associate Independence with
dirt and think they would do losing some
of their manllnoss if they wore decent
clothes. But I don't want to reform thoso
people. Well, I might wear better clothes,
myself, but that tailors havo to pay rent
and other little expenses. San Francisco
In the Exposition Gallery.
Said an old time resident of Chicago not
long ago: "1 have attended tho exposl.
tlon year after year since the first open.
lng. During tho first two or three years
I used to go regularly and make one lap
around tho gallery, but until the other
day I had not set foot in the exposition
gallery for many moons. After this I
shall never miss the trip, as it is well
worth a visit. It Is the territory of the
genteel fakir. In a brief walk of halt an
hour I had my catarrh completely cured
five different times, and nearly choked
myself on a pleco of 'dog.breod, thinking
It a sample of a now water cracker Instead
of a patent food for animals. I rested my
weary arms by trying my son and heir on
six different baby lumpers, and then I had
my clothes soiled by three patent flour
Blftcrs. I had sixteen campaign badges
ouereu 10 mo at uisgustiugiy tow prices,
and was weighed four times, losing about
a pound each time. Seven times did I
drop In a nickel to 'see it work,' and when
I went dowu stairs I had my overcoat
pockets chock full of samples ot yeast
cakes, baking powder, hair oil and liver
pills. The man who visits the exposition
and misses tho gallery loses half Ids life."
now Old She tV.
Old Frlond (to old maid) Didn't I
understand you to say you were 8 years
oldt . .
Old If aid (IndlgnautlyjNo, sir; you did
not. I Rover Bald it.
Old Friend Neverl
Old Maid No, sir; nevert
Old Friend (persistently disagreeable
Think a moment. Don't you remember
one morning, juBt fifteen years ago, you
told It to mo lu a moment of(confidaaco?
With Their Bhoea On.
Five Kansas young ladles ware recently
cantrht in tho middle of a lone- railroad
bridge by a passenger train and forced to
Jump twenty feet into tho water to save
themselves. It would also bo correct to
statu that It was a jump of ton foot.
Mature la Kind.
Peoplo who rat garllo and smoke cigar
ettes, It Is said, will never, bo attacked by
yellow fever. Nature Vdoesn't bellovo Hi
piling on tho agony.
Nobody has luronted a contrivanoe
U hereby a man at tho theatre , can drop a
cent in tho slot and get a clove. '
C'umi of Itomli Idal Inutility.
"Havo you had much experience with
this form of Insanity, doctor!"
"Many and manv n case. I remombcr
onco being visited by a gardener, He
told mo that his hloce lcopt hotiso for htm,
and that as ho had raised her he was
very fond of her Ono day ho was filled
with an Impulse to drlvo a pitchfork
through her neck. Ho was talking to
her at' the time and had tho pitchfork In
his hand. By a tremendous effort ho re
frained. Several tlraos afterwards ho
felt the same dealro coming over him, and
each time it grow, stronge and at. last ho
mado a figure, with tho nRlt and bust of
straw. Whenever tho doslre to Btlek his
nleoo in tho nock with the pitchfork camo
ovor htm ho would rush oht and stab tho
figure. I got him Into, an asylum and ho
was eventually cured.
"I remember another caso whoro a man
In Arkansas wroto mo saying that ono
day whllo he was digging in tho garden
his llttlo child camo running out to play.
As soon as ho saw hor a sudden desire to
kill lier with the spado came over him.
lie Bald the feeling was so strong that he
had to tell tho child to lravo tho garden.
Afterwards he declared that ho feared ho
would kill his family. I wroto htm to go
to an asylum Immediately, bocauBO If he
did not tho mania would grow and ho
would certainly kill some ono, in which
event he would bo morally as guilty ns If
he had planned tho murder In his sober
"The caso of Do Mallard, tho French.
man, Is a noted one, and from the fact
that the. victims wero all womon It Is
peculiarly Interesting, llo used to adver
tlso for servant girls. Whon thoy came
ho would lead them off to somo secluded
spot and murder them Thoro was no
other object than a mad thirst for human
blood, lie, Is known to havo murdered
six women In this way, and Is snpposcd to
havo killed manv more whose bodies wcro.
never discovered. IIo was executed. The
books are full of such cases, and they are
not confined to mon, olther. Women havo
figured quit a as prominently. One French
woman, between 1838 and 1857, murdered
ovor twenty people. She uecd poison in
every instance, and her victims Included
relatives, neignbors, pnysicians and nuns.
She attended a number of hor victims
while thoy were on their deathbeds and
gave every evidence of being deeply
affected. Perhaps she was. Of course
she had no object except an insane desire
to seo pooplo die.
"This mania la but ono of a number, all
of which are of tho same geueral famllyi
In somo cases it Is kleptomania, in others
a mania for suicide. In others for murder,
and so on." Dr. William A. Hammond In
Now York World.
Parla leuls Iso lionircr.
London, not Paris, now leads In matters
of fashion both for men and women.
When tho Empress Engcnlo loft Paris and
tho republic took the place of the empire,
the rolgn of the French as leaders of fash
Ion ended. Mrs. Leslie Is of this opinion,
and her opinion is entitled to respect! She
Is a woman of fashion herself,, although
deeply Immersed in business affairs, and
Is a closo and keen obsorver. 'Moreover,
sho visits the European capitals annually,
and thus has peculiar opportunity to form
on opinion. Shosays: "The reign of Paris
as fashion queen Is over, and In my opin
ion win never return, wnyr uccauso
London and New York havo obtained a
supremacy which they will never relin
quish. I'lnor dresses aro mado for court'
woar in London than anything now called
for In Parts. I1 or street wear who can
equal an English ladies' tailor? And for
gay autre, wuere narmony 01 colors is
made a feature, American dressmakers
and milliners tako tho lead of. all others.
Some charming bonnets, greatly admired
In aristocratic London drawing rooms last
spring, were made In Washington."
As to tno "dowdy appearance 01 tinjr-
llshwomen In tho public streets which
somo hypercritical writers havo noticed,
Mrs. Lesllo explains: "It is deemed bad
taste, Immodest even, to display rich cos
tumes to tho common oyo in public. Only
to their peers in society do English high
born ladios reveal tho wealth and magnlfl
conco of their wardrobo. On a visit to a
friend s houso they appear each evening
in a different toilet with jewels to match,
and, favored by exceptional physiques
that lend majesty to costliest costumos,
and with a bloom and vigor far past tho
turning point In other'women, our Eng
lish arlstocratlo lady cousins aro by no
means second to the French." Homo
Dude Among the Crows.
In personal appearance tho Crow Indian
men aro fiuo looking tall and well
formed. The Womon aro small and in
ferior in appearance, and aro not as vir
tuous as other plains Indians. Their
vocal language is coarse and harsh, and
does not seom to have a rich vocabulary.
They aro poor lu tradition. Tho men cut
the hair equurcly off round tho forehead,
leaving this bang from four to six Inches
in length, wblclvben4,lri full dress, Is
madeo "staofl;,uprighlt;by dressing It with
clay, which is sometimes mado more ad
hesive by admixture with -a sticky sub
stantia obtained byboiling gUmmy.weeda
and' bushes.- Tho' side "hair 'is at times
braided and the hair on tho back of the
head separated Into.-several' ''stripB,"
which 'aro held lu place by gVao pjacea at
resrular intervals. To civo. tbtniitlio an-
I.. paranco.of.vory'16ng!halr,fpf,'yhich they
are exiremelyroud, that'whlch has been
cut on in mourning, or tnat taken from
their ponies' talls.andimanes,jts glued on
to'lengthen ItjouU- Thoyt'do not pull out
eyebrows. 'ore lashes. Aa areas, tho men
woar tlio hooded coit. rondo ot blanket.
tAt'tho-Shbulder; wrist ot tho ,coat and
down tho leggings ia.' coaxtu . fringe is
fastened." The .women wear short .skirts
mado of. raw, material, and icaro, little for
..colored ribbons or trtnketj. Fort Keogh
(M. T.j'CarClnclnuatl .Enquirer.
Ua IVm X'erfectly ljatliQed.
Tho officer' at tho Third cTtroet depot
found two men jawing; ,aid1nf).e.r. funding
one away 'ealcVto th.6 other:
You, are' "very foolish, to get Up a
"But he threatened tp hit mo on the
snout!'1 protested the stranger.
"Yes,,but what do you carol"
H dou't caro about h(a threat, but it
gWW.hUjougna'ge. I protest against tho
term 'snoutl' ''
"He meant nose, ) presume."
"j presurijo so, but why ,dldn t Jiq' Bay
?6?,' That's what I was asking , him,, and
bstjB what I want to know. Ho could
lnvro just. ,s cll iold ma in a quiet,
genteel way that ho would ht.mo in the
noso. and no migntjiveniavo mi mo.
"Well, youji.botjer lot him alone."
Ho didn't, though. He slipped away
and renewod tho controversy, and ten
minutes later ho. camo back with his noso
knocked into th middlo of last week and
ono eye closing,
"I told you," said tho officer. "Are
yon satisfied uowt"
"I am, sir. It's snout, and a mighty
bad one!" Detroit Freo PresS.
The Commodore' Chief Concern,
Commodoro Vandorbllt was driving ono
day in Harlem lane, and as usual took tho
road, turning out for nobody, A very
fast team camo behind him, and tho
driver called on him to giro room. Van.
derhllt urged his horses, forward and
went "straight on.'bolloviug ho could not
bo passed. Tho other wagon dashed by,
, taking him on the wheel, and throwing
him out on his head. Ha was picked up
insensible. It was feared at first that Jits
neck mlghthe broken. But ho recovered
In a few minutes and inquired of tho
anxious bystandora: "Did any of you
boys notice whether that Vro boss was
trottln' or runnlnt" nis chief concern
was to know if tho horse that had gone
by him had kept his gait. Paul It. Cleve
land in Cosmopolitan.
Kot Uie Case Now.
Mrs. Suburb (readlngl "The really ef.
flclent laborer,'' says 7'horoau, "will be
found not to unduly crowd his day with
work, but will saunter to his task sur
rounded by a wide halo ot easo and
Mr. Suburb numphl Thoreau. never
lived whero ha had to catch trains.
THE COLUMBIAN, VOl
COLUMBIA DEMOCRAT, VC1
Lit, NO 81
ills Intensified and morbid fan
cies HARD TO CURE.
Suffering of the Confirmed Ilypoction
drlao Cancer and Heart Illaeate In the
Mind A Owe In a New York WoaplUU
Cured In Fifteen Minute.
Tho writer celled on a number of prom,
lnent physicians and asked them If, among
their patients, thoy had many who imag
ined they had diseases which they did not
havo. Somo very Interesting Information
was obtained. Tho doctors said it was
found to be a very common trouble, and
that tho chlof diseases theso peoplo .Im
agine they havo are cancer, heart dlseaso
and Brtght's disease In tho languago ot
tho profession, tho complaint is known as
It was found that tho dlseaso is often
epidemic. At the tlmo of Gen. Grant's
sickness and death from cancer of tho
threat, and during tho Illness of the lato
Kaiser Frlcdrich, hundreds of pooplo with
nothing serious at all the matter with
them callod upon Dr. Shrady, who attend
ed Gen. Grant, and told him thoy had can
cer of tho throat coming on and wished
to. bo treated for It.
Ono celebrated physician, who made a
special study'df tho dlseaso, said that it
was worthy of note that In all these cases
tho patient. reasons correctly that Is, hoi
draws lust Inferences from tho error.
Thus tno Prince of Bourbon, when ho
supposed himself to' bo a plant, reasoned
justly when ho Insisted tipon being
watered with tho rest of the, plants.overy
day, ,In llko manner, tkerhypochondriao
who BUpposos himself ,to bo' dead , reasons
with tho samo correctness when ho
stretches his tody 'and limbs' 'on tho bed
or ( board, and assumes tho stillness and
silence of a dead man.
Tho following la from the records of
ono of tho New York hospital's house
"It was on July 0 that a man .of small
, stature, wlip was found afterwards to be
a shoemaker by trado, who was apparent
ly about 40 years of age, cscaped'from his
home and was running at large In tho
streets at the city, lacerating his flesh
and beating his head, gainst the, sides of
houses. A number of, citizens' managed
to capture him, and'thoy brought him to
the' hospital, followed by a big .crotyd.
1 With his, arms tied behind him, and In
tho greatest, apony, his face bruised dud
swollen, his lips torn tp, ploces u'nd'
streaming with blood, he was ushered
into tho hospital by those whd had him' In
charge., I met them at the, door and in
quired into tho caso.. Thonnn was eager
to tell his' own story, but with difficulty
collected words to convoy" 1t'. Ills lan
guago was copious, but his agitation 'so
great, that ho, could hardly, utter a sen
tence,, being Interrupted by constant
.r.cfforts Jo tparjhls Upso pieces., Thdse
with him knew nothing except that tney
had prevented him from" beating out his
,own brains. At length ho coitveycd'the
Information whero bis, distress was,- ahd
upon which his mind was' deluded. In
his uppor Hp he said therj.was a. worm
criawlng his flesh and penetrating into
his body, and unless ho Could tear, it out
the worm would soon bo beyond his reach
and Inevitably destroy him. This Was
tho cause of his misery. , Ho, was assured
ot 'tho "'possibility of relief,' and with' a
smiling, countenance I patted him on tho
shoulder and bado him no longer be un
easy, .for .I.would, cut out plio worm. His
byes sparkled) and In an ln3tant ho re
plied, --.ui your iw it men. 1x1 it,
ciulck. for God's sake.'
"Ho was urged not to despair, for' I
was now ready to romovo tho luscct prqy
. ingiUpon his flesh. Accordingly, wo went
tp tho cells of tho maniacs. When being
seated ho fixed himself for tho operation.
I paraded six lancets on tho tablo before
him. By making n display of this and
other preparations and sending for assist
ance ho becaino composed, waiting with
patienco tho result. In the meantime I
had sent in search of tho worm. Tho
' person sent, being unsuccessful, stayed
too long and I hurried out tho door and
picked from tho cround one of the largo
worms or caterpillars which Infested tho
poplar trees at that tlmo and had fallen
from tho trees by tho doOr, Ono end of
the insect had been trodden upon, and it
was noarly dead. This I got, and on re
turning found my patient's uneasiness
I' increased. But upon seeing mo tako tho
Instruments ho fixed himself in tho chair
and requested my assistants, tho apoth
ecary and tho orderly man, to hold his
hands lest ho should start whllo under
pain of tho cutting instrument.
" With a lancet the operation was begun.
I pricked his Hp with it, which made him
flinch a little He accordingly leaned
back his head firmly against the person
who stood behind him, and shut his eyes
tightly, and thus fixed ho bore tho re
peated nrisJts of tho Instrument with
steadiness and fortitude After pinching
his Hp with ono haud and woundiugit
witn tno oiner, 1 cut ou a portion ot tno
upper Hp which ho had torn with his
nails and which was pendulous. I now
assured htm that the operation was nearly
completed, for tho head ot tho worm could
bo seen. The bystanders cried out: "There
Itlsl there It Is! Ho.ralsed oyes to seo,
but was cautioned to bo still for ono min
ute longor, at which ho again shut his
eyes. I then gavo him a sovcro pinch,
drew the edgo of tho lancet across the
lacerated lip, and exclaiming, Tvo got
him,' opened my hand and exposed the
1 "Tho man roso from his scat and gazed
at tho worm with astonishment beyond
utterance. At length ho spoke and ro-
1 quested mo to prescrvo It, for, ho observed
with tranquillity, his friends had said ho
was crazy, but this would bo au evidence
to tho contrary,
"The result of this deceptive operation
was a perfect euro, and this remarkablo
change was effected in less than fifteen
mlnutos after the patient entered tho
Tho best doctors say that the causes of
the dlseaso llo Id conditions usually ob
scure, which lower the tone of the gen
eral health or depress the vitality of the
brain, either by physical wear or moptol
worry, Disappointment, bad habits,
want of proper mental occupation, often
causo the trouble. The treatment con
sists in measures to improve the general
health, especially a full diet, carefully
solectedj hydro-thcrapeuttcs, massage,
gymnastics, horseback riding, walking,
rowing, abundant and agreeable exercise
In tho open air, and tho management of
tl)e patient's surroundings so as to lighten
the mind aud relloyo from worry, perhaps
by travel or sea voyage.
Argument is commonly worse than use
less, but there should bo a decided im
pression given that tho generally morbid
state is duo to UI health. Tho risk of
sulcldo Is so small that restriction of lib
erty directed to Its prevention docs mors
harm than good. WiUlam Henry Hawloy
in Boston Globe.
I'ancy Leather of Commerce.
Tho morocco leather of commerce Is
either goat or sheep akin. Goat skins
aro treated differently from tho skins
which make the thicker leather, being
tanned with sumac, and all thicknesses
of the leather being used. The skins of
wool bearing animals, like tho sheop, aro
commonly soft and spongy, and therefore
unsultablo for shoes designed for rough
wear, so the sheep skins aro generally
used for facings and linings. For our
sheep skins wo are Indebted to Australia
and South America, and they coma to us
by tho way of England, where tho wool
Is taken from them and the skin shipped
to us as raw material. Tho various fancy
loathors, such as alligator, Beal and tha
llko, aro vory often sheep and goat
leather stamped, ahd pressed to imitate
tho genuine article, and kangaroo leather,
so far from gracing the back of the
kangaroo, generally has no higher origin
than the Spanish donkey, Globo-Dem.
Decrease of Indian.
A recent official publication estimates
,ihe average annual decrease of the Indians
1 at nearly 2,000, Their proseet' total num
ber in the United States, 'exclusive of
Abu, u .bout axm.
If, when 1 dK !.mtit ho lnried, let
Ko remrt'ry tngult nie; no lone Rtol
When 1 the greet palpitating; world come not.
Bare when, with heart boned down, and eyelle- -wot,
It par lis lart and .melancholy debt
To some out Journeying pilgrim.
May my lot
Do rather td II In some much used pot.
Where human life with all Its neleo and fret 1
Throbs on about me.
Let the roll of wheel,
With all earth' sound of pltanire, commerce,
And rush of hurrying feet, surge o'er my head.
Eren In my grave I shall be bno who feel
CloM klnahlp with the pulsing world above
And too deep quiet would distress mo, dead.
Kile Wwlar Wilcox lu ruUhura BulleUu
Tooth Falling by Kleetrlelty.
Boston people nowadays havo their su
perfluous tooth drawn by means .of elec
tricity. Inasmuch as all new Ideas In tho
arts and sclencos aro spread from this en
lightened metropolis originally, and from
henco extended over tho conntry, there is
little doubt that sooner or later this new
method wilt suporsodo laughing gas and
ether in other big cities of tho Union.
The process in question Is very simple,
scarco any apparatus being required be
yond an ordinary two coll battery, with
ylbrator (.ttachmeut. This attachment is
a thin strip of metal, fastened at the ends,
which is mado to vibrato a thousand or
more times per second by tho electric cur
rent. At each vibration the circuit is cut.
oft and renewed ngaln, tho effect being to
give a porfoctly steady flow of tho mys
terious fluid. In order to make sure that
tho flow. Is qulto satisfactory tho operator
tunes tho machine assisted by a llttlo
rood tuning pipe until tho strip of metal
sings "A. Bo far, so good.
Now to tho battory,aro attachod throo
wires. Two of tliem have handles at tho
ends, and tho third is hitched to a for
ceps. Tho patient In tho chair Is given a
handle to hold In each hand, and tho cur
rent Is turned on gradually until it be
comes painful. Then ho Is told to graqp
thn handles as strongly as possible, tho
olef trlclty having been switched oil for
a moment Is turned on again suddenly,
and the dental snrgeon applies his forceps
simultaneously to tho tooth. Tho instant
tho molar is touched, it, as . well as tho
parts surrounding, becomes electrified and
absolutely Insensible to pain. When It la
withdrawn .from bo socket thojsttbject
of the operation feels not the slightest
LoUsurroeablo sensation. A jerk and ths
tooth is. out, the patient drops tho handles
and the affair is over. Boston Cor. Globo
Democrat. Making fine Grade Candles.
Tho process of making tho ''cream" is
Identical In both wholesale and retail es
tablishments. Confectioners' sucar is
first boiled until it becomes a thick and
waxy syrup. It is then turned out on
slabs and allowed to partially cool.- In
the retail establishments it is then worked
.with wooden paddles until the grain Is so
stretched that the mass is resolved into a
soft, snowy compound, ready for the
flavors or to bo mixed with fruit or nuts.
In the wholesale factories 100 pounds of
clear syrup is turned out on a slab at one
tlmo. When It has cooled enough to work
a candymoker stations himself at either
end. IIo holds a common garden spade.
Together tho two workers turn ahd turn
tho hardening sugar until it is white.
Then it is packed away in big iron recep
tacles and covered with heavy, wet cloths
to koep it from Hardening,
This cream Is tho basis of all tho finest
grade candles In tho market. It Is in the
manufacture 01 tins cream tnat dealers
liave.revplutlonlzod methods and brought
that .ot; America to tho highest standard
in' the world. Candy is not mado In such
vast quantities in any other land. The
famous confections' of tho Orient are not
to bo compared, .either, in .quality or quan
tity,; with thos? of .tho, United States.
I 'Eastern' compounds are largely of tho
nougub untcr unu jiiauo 111 smuiunauii
ties., Armenian Greeks offer 'Turkish
pasto along State street every day for
sale, it is tunica out in a,, Dig cone ex
actly as it is cooled in tho pot. It is sold
in slices. It Is after this samo fashion
that tho confections of tho' east are all
made. French bonbons do not suit the
American palate. They aro .uot.distlnct
flavors, as a rule. Instead, thoy.are a con
glomeration of flavors so mixed as to
mako subtlo but lntanglblo" flavor that
can bo attributed neither to fruit nor
flower. Chicago Herald.
Berne and It Bears.
Every ono Immediately associates tho
mention of Berne with bears. Tho coat
otsrma consists of ono of theso animals,
and everywhere and on everything they
appear In stono aud In wpod, carved and
painted aud.allvo lu tho pits, whero they
navo been maintained at the oxpenso of
tho government from tlmo immemorial.
Fountains are ornamented with bears; if
tho fountain itself is not a bruin, one is
sure to bo found iu tho yjclnlty. A statuo
of Borthold von Zohrlngcn surmounts a
watering trough, and by him stands a
small bear) w)th a. b word hanging by Its
sldo and acting the part ot helmet bearer.
Sunday afternoon tho entire populace, old
and young, dress iu gala attire aud visit
tho pits. A double row Is formed nround
the railing; each person purchasej r.'rots
or bread to throw the pets, whti elo-phantlno-Hke
gambols provoke shouts of
laughter from tho surrounding multitude.
Thoy really aro most amusing, animals.
A deep tank Is in tho confer ot the den,
and while wo wero present a regular
wrestling match took placo between two
hoary old foUows, in which the great
struccrlo was to throw ono auother into
the water. At last one succeeded in giv
ing his opponent a thorough ducking, and
then sat on tho brink eyeing his defeated
adversary, his head on ono sldo, and rub
bing his Immense paws, apparently with
the greatest enjoyment. Ono of tha
lookers on declared that he grinned and
chuckled, but serious doubts may be en
tertained as to tho veracity ot that state
ment. Baltimore American.
Newspaper Enterprise "Out West."
The successful western newspaper is,
above all things, enterprising, and this
quality, now so wouderfuUy developed, is
a legacy from tho plouoer' press. Tho
special telegraph wires of today from
Cincinnati and Chicago to New York,
Washington and Important nearby cities
had their prototypes lu tho pony expresses
and special messengers ot the pro-railroad
and' ante-telecraph times. And it re
quired more courago and pluck to Bend
out tho latter than to put In the former.
This enterprise displayed itself In many
startling ways, as It does today. It ad
apted Itself to surrounding circumstances.
When Denver, in 1859, was but a collec
tion of tents, rude shanties and corrals on
Cherry creek, aud tho nearest United
States postofilce was at Fort Laramie, 220
miles away, wheu the malls arrived hut
once or twice a mouth, and wcro unccr-
tain at that, and uows from "the States"
came only at long and Irregular intervals,
tho editor of Tha Hocky Mountain Nows
was the ono who sent a messenger to Fort
Laramlo to brine back, lnsnito of the suf
fering and hardships the. journey entailed,
a mulo load of letters and eastern news
papers. And his readers, with that gen
erosity that has always distinguished
western nowspaper constituencies, showed
their appreciation of his enterprise in a
substantial manner, Z. L. White In
Strengthening tho Memory.
Among tho axioms which fill thd moral
columus of a weekly journal la ono that
"There Is no bettcrway to strengthen tho
memory than by speaking tho exact
truth," and another, that "A liar should
havo n rood memory." The editor has a
docldod tasto for mnemonics. Shoo and
The Alhambrn' "Court of I.lons."
Tho Court of Lions far exceeded my ex
pectations. It is marblo paved, a parullolo.
?ram In shape, and has tho far famod
ountain, with its alabaster bualu sup
ported by twelve quaintly carved lions,
standing in tho center. On certain feto
days, or upon the occasion ot royal visits,
tho water leaps ovor tho basins and spurts
from tho mouths ot tho statues, as It did
in tho golden days of Moorish prldo and
power, On all four sides of tho court aro
handsome arcades of open stucco work,
and elegant Moorish arches supported by
slender whlto marble pillars, sometimes
sluglo, sometimes In clusters.
At each end, a portico or pavilion pro-
jocts into the court, the light, fragile
architecture ot which seems almost to oo
long to fairyland. Tho flllgreo stucco
work Is so delicate, the edges so sharply
deflnod, so haid and white, that it scorns
to bo of tha purest snowy marble. When
you stand before ono of theso beautiful
peristyles, and look up to Its open laco
like walls, pierced with the fascinating
ft Moorish arches, upheld by many slender
piuars, an so inn 01 eieganco, grace ana
tioautv. it 1 hard in rpallza that it has
It is bo light and airy that we almost fear
while gazing at it that It may fads away,
like a beautiful vUloh.-rQ. P. Gates ia