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INSURANCE WDHEAt ESTATE AOnrT,
Office Ko-mi No. 2, Columbian Building,
Office In Vni'i UjilrMnn. near Court House,
OHN M. CLARK,
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE,
Office over Mover Bio's. Drug Stor
2 W. MILLER,
ATTO RN E Y-AT-LAW,
Office In Brewer' building, 2d floor, room No I.
Office cor. Centre & Main Sts.,CIatt's building,
WCan be consulted In German.
QEO. E. ELWELL,
Office, Second floor, Columbian Building,
OHio: in Wirt'i Building, 2nd floor, Main St
Office in First National Bank Building, 2d floor,
W Pensions and bounties collected.
P P. BILLMEYER,
Office orer Dentler'i Shoe store, Front room,
jTOBERT R. LITTLE,
Office, Columbian Building,! floor, front room,
Offic vjk RawHngi' Meat Market,
yj H. RHAWN,
Office, comer of Third and Main Streets,
B. McKELVV, M. D.,
SURGEON AND PHYSICIAN,
Office, North side Main Street, below Market,
J-R. J. C. RUTTER,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
Office, North Market Street,
R. WM. M. REBER,
SURGEON AND PHYSICIAN,
Office, comer of Rock and Market Streets,
J.JONORA A. ROBBINS, M. D.
Ofllcc West First St
Spccinl attention Riven to the" eye anil
.ear and tbo fitting of glasses.
J. BROWN, M. D.,
Office and Residence, Third Street, West
of Market, near M. E. Churcn,
sKTOffice hours every alternoon and eveninc
Special attention given to the eye and the fitting
of glasses. I elcpnone connection.
R. J. R. EVANS,
TtiATMENt or Chronic Diseases made a
Office and Residence, Th'rd St., below Marker,
J. HESS, D. D. S.,
Graduate of the Philadelphia Dental CoUece.
having opened a dental office in LOCXAED'1
BUILDING, corner 01 Mam ana centre streets,
Is prepared to receive all patient! requiring pro.
Euan, Gas, and Local AtMSTiuTics,
administered for the painless extrictitnof teeth
bee of charge when artlUdal teeth u Inserted.
All Woes Guaeanteid ae Retexiinted.
AINWRIGHT & CO.,
Tea, Syrups, Coffee, Si-bar Molasses,
i;ice, SPICES, uicakb shim, ctc, jvtc.
.N, E. Corner Second and Arch Sts.
TOrders will receive prompt attention.
C. SLOAN & BRO.,
BLOOMSBURG, PA., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1889.
Owing to the extreme mild
season heavy goods will be sold
D. Lowonnita'a Est.
Having cleared out a largo
surplus stoc of Over Coats we
are now enabled to ofl'ur Birr
Bargains 113 follows : .
Carriages, Buggies, rhaetons, Sleighs, rlatfcrm
First-class work always on hand. Repairing
TPrlces reduced to suit the times.
COME AND HAVE YOUR EVES EXAMINED BY
J. 6. Wells, the Optician,
WHO HAS JUST COMPLETED A TIIOHOUGHLYiPIlACTIOAL
COURSE AT HUCKLIN'S OPTIIALMIO COLLEGE, "NEW YORK.
ESQ Extra Charge MADE)
PERFECT FIT GUARANTEED.
That's the story we're telling
you now. A. depreciation 111
irices, not in quality.
$15.00 buys 11 $20.00
Satin Lined Chinchilla Over
Now wo have a lot of Black
Corkscrew Over Coats ; also
Wide Wales at $G.OO and up
wards, while all wool Kerseys
it 8.00, must he seen to be
Those Children's Over Coats
it 1.50 are here again. Suits
for little Boys at 1.25. We
weier to sell The Jerseys and
other fine suits of which we
lave the largest assortment in
And hero are the bigger Boys'
Suits and Ovei Coats, some at
ow prices and some at lower.
Now we tell you that we will
n HI 1
surprise you 11 you win only
call and see the Big Bargains
you can buy. A big assortment
of Children's Pants and Waists
for 25c. Do not be scared when
we will sell you a Boys' Suit for
$1.50, and a waist thrown in.
When you come we will show
you some other eye openers.
Storm Over Coats are so much
reduced, we are ashamed to
nit the prices on paper, but we
will tell you all about them
when you come for one and
come pretty soon while we have
1 big assortment, for while we
lave not the largest store room
in the county we have the larg
est stock of Clothing, Hats,
Caps, Underwear, and every
thing for Men, Boys and Chil
dren's wear, while everybody
will acknowledge that we are
headquarters in Trunks, Bags,
&c. Now we have posted you
on our cheapest and lowest price
wo OTJint, to tell vou about
jUV., - ,. j -
our Rochester Tailor Made
Clothing. There may not be so
great a profit as in some of the
cheap trash sold where you
make a dollar and lose a cits
tomer that will not pay in the
end, so we keep the best quality
of foods, sell them at a small
nrofit and trive our customers
the best of satisfaction.
Wide Wale Doulbe Breasted
Three Button Cutaways.
Straight Cut Sacks.
These are some of the latest
and nicest stvles of Rochester
AVe have a few Double Breast
oil Sacks. Heavy tJoats ami
Vests, just the thine to keep you
Cardigan Jakcets, a big line.
Scotch Caps for 25 cents.
Fur Caps for 1.50.
Don't forget the boys, little
and big. Bring them nglit
nlniw for our coats and Winter
Cans; they cost but little am
you will bo surprised how cheap
you can rig them out lor winter
Gloves, Shirts, Neckwear, al
of the latest stye .
A few Jersey Suits for chil
dren, to he cleared out cheap, as
well as Over Coats for littlo
All wo ask is a visit beforo
you buy and you certainly will
be convinced thatthQ oldest uotn
iiifr Store in loiun is still the
- - o
placo to buy your clothing.
Fine lino peb
ble and white
constantly i 11
stock, also the
Finest line of
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flOW TO BEAU A BT0RY.
Oiio midsummer night a fnrtnor's
boy living about tun miles from tho
oity of Cincinnati ym followini n
bridlepath through a donso mid dark
forest. He had boon searching for
pomu missing cowri, and at nightfall
found himself n long way from homo
and in n part of tho country with
which hu was but partly familiar.
Tho night wis clear but in tho
woods it was exceedingly dark. It
was moro by thu senso of touch than
by that of Bight that tho lad kept tho
obscuro path. Ho had gono into tho
forest a tnita or more when ho was sur
prised to boo a feeblo gleam of light
shining through tho foliago skirting
tho path on his left. Tho sight of it
stariltd him, and set his heart to boat
"Tho old Ureedo house is somewhere
about here," hu said to himlf. "This
mini, be a continuation of tho path
which wo reach it by from our side.
Ught what should a light bo doing
tht-ret I don't liko it.
Nevertheless ho pushed on. A mo
ment later and ho bad emerged from
tho foro t into a small open Hpace,
mostly ungrown to brambles. There
wero remnantB of a totting fence. A
fow yaids from tho trail, in tho middle
of tho denting, was tho house, from
which tho light oamo through an tin
glazed window. Thu window had
once contained glass, but that aud its
supporting frame had long ago yielded
to missiles Hung by hands of venture
somo boys to attest alike their courage
and their hostility to tho supernatural;
for the Hreede house bote the ovil re
putation of being haunted. Possibly
it was not, but even tho hardest skep
tic could not deny that it was deserted
which in rural regions is much tho
samo thiiii!. Looking at thu mysteri-
otiBalim light shiuing from tho ruined
window, tho boy remembr-red with ap
prehension that his own hand had as
sisted to break aliko their windows
and their peace. Yet this stubborn
lad, shaking in every limb, would not
relre.it. The blood in his veins was
strong and rich with tlu iron of tho
frontiersman. IIu started to pass tho
liou-o ul a run.
A- ho was going by he looked in at !
tho blank window ppaco and saw a
strange and terrifying sight tho fig
ure of a man seated in tho canter of
tho room, at a tablo upon which liy
somo b)OSO sheets of paper. His el
bows rested on tho table, his hands
supporting his head, which was un
covered. On each sido tho fingoM
were pushed into the hair. His faco
showed palo in thu light of a single.
candlo a little to ono -ulo. llio llamo
illuminated that side of tho face; tho
other was in deep shadow. The man's
eyes were fixed upon tno blank win
dow space with a Btaro in which an
older and cooler observer might havo
discerned apprehension, but which
seemed to ttio lad altogether soulless,
Ho belioved tho man to be dead.
Tho situation was horrible, but nut
without its fascination. Tho boy
paused in his flight to note it all. Ik
endeavored to still tho beating of his
heart by holding his breath until half
suffocated. Ho was weak, faint,
trembling; ho could almost feel tho
deathly whiteness of his face. Never
theless ho set his teeth and resolutely
advanced to tho house. Ho had no
oonscious intention it was tho mero
couraco of terror. Ho thrust his
white face forward into tho illuminat
ed oppinng. At that instant arrange,
harsh cry. a shriek, broko upon the
silence ot tin nignt tno noto ot a
screech owl. Tho man sprang to his
feet, overturning tho tablo and cxtin
guishing tho caudle. Tho boy took to
"Good mornincr, Colston I am in
luck, it sooms. You havo often said
that my commendation of your liter
ary work was mere civility; mid here
you find mo absorbed actually mer
ged in your latest story in Tho flles-
nger. jNotiiing less BiiocKtng man
your touch upon my shoulder would
have roused mo to consciousness.
"Tho proof is ttroncer than vou
seem to know," ropliod tho man; "so
keen is your eagerness to read my
Btory that you are unwilling to 10-
nounco seltisii considerations and lore
o all tho pleasures you could got from
"I don't understand yon," said the
other, folding tho newspaper that he
held and putting it in Ins poekt,
You writers aro a queer lot anyhow.
Lome, tell mo what 1 nave dono or
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PHYSICIAN AND BUnOKON.
J6T Ollico corner of Centre ami Fourth
tit., Illoorasburt;, l'a.
iinnir ni?NTH WANTl'.n
M STORY OF THE WAR
1f.77.wn K.r.ati.7f It till U TKiBH PKliMjIlL IIPt.lt U
1MB iH M -. io UotfilUU, Ctnu, mdou the UUl-flM.
ho other bock hu drtwo M mm J Um. JtHiht, Jurt. n4
Good, ot trjtchUi liiUretl and profuund ithc, U tflU at
13 At lo IL Iht bouia'Df "book to m montr on now
tnj for iht bolldj. competMo. JOU !,
We gtaKe Our Imputation,
as refiners, upon the statement that It Is
fill w$t M
gross injustice. By God, it is Infatn
omd" ''You know what I moan," contin
ued tho writer impetuously, crowding
his, words "You know what I mean,
Marsh. My stuff in this morning's
Messenger is plainly eubhoaded A
Ghost Story.' That is ample notlco to
all) every honorable reader will under
standtheconditionsfunder which ',tho
work is to ho read."
The gentleman addressed as Marsh
winced a trifle, then asked with n
smile: "What condilionst How,
when, whero should IJread'your'ghost
"in solitude at night by'tho light
of a candle. Thero aro certain emo
tions which a writer can easily enough
excite such as compassion or merri
ment. I can movo you to tears or
laughter under almost nny oircumstan
cos. But for my ghost story to bo ef
fective you must ho mado to feel foar
at least, a stroug sonso of tho super
natural and that is a different matter.
I have a right to expect that if you
read tno at" all you will givo mo a
chances that you will mako yourself
accessible to tho emotion which I try
The car had now arrived at its ter
minus and stotipod. Tbo (rip just
completed was its first for tho day,
and tho conversation of tho two had
n jt been interrupted.
"Do you mean to say," Marsh began
"that if I tako tho trouble to observo
your directions placo myself in tho
condition which you demand; solitude,
night, and a tallow candle you can
with your ghastlest work give tno an
uncomfortable sense of the supernatur
al, accolerato my pulse, mako me start
at sudden noises, and a nervous chill
along my spine and causo my hair to
Colston turned suddenly and looked
hiai squarelv in the oyes as they walk
ed. "You would not daro you havo
not tho courage," ha said. IIu empha
sized tho words with a contemptuous
gesture "You aro bravo enough to
read mo in a streetcar; but in a de
serted hn tsu alone in the forest at
n''.it Bah! I have a manuscript in
inv pocket which would kill you."
Marsh was angry. Ho knew him
self a man of courage and tho words
Hung him. "If you know such a
p'ace," ho said, "tako mo there to-night
mil leave me your story mid a candle.
Call for tno when 1'vo had timo en
ough to read it, and l ll tell you the
entire plot-and kick you out of tho
runt is how it occurred that tho
farmer's boy, looking in at an unclaz-
ed window of tho Breedo houso, saw a
man sitting m tho light of a candlo.
Lato in tho afternoon of the next
day threo men and a boy approached
the Breedo houso from that point of
tho compass toward which tho boy had
ll-jd tho preoeedlng night, 'f hoy wero
m high spirits apparently; they talked
loudly and laughed. Thoy mado face
tious and good humored ironical re
maiks to the boy .tb"ui his adventure,
which o idently they did not believe
in. He accepted tho raillery, with
seriousness, making no reply.
Arriving at tho Iioujo and finding
tho door bolted on tho inside, tho party
of inv'L-stigatots entered without furth
er ceremony than breaking it down.
Leading out of tho passage into which
this door had opened was another on
tho right and ono on tho left. Theso
two doors also wero fastened, and
wero broken in. Thoy entered at ran
dom the ono on tho lo 1 1 first, lt was
vacant. In the room on the right
the ono which had tho black front
windows was tho dead body of a
It lay partly on ono side, with tho
forearm bent ath it, tho cheek on tho
Uoor. The eyes wero wide open ; tho
staro was not an ag.'eeablo thing to en
counter. Tho lower law had fallen ; i.
1 ttio pool of saliva had collected be
neath tho mouth. An overthrown
table, a partly burned candlo, a chair
and a paper with somo writing on it
were all olso that tho room contained.
Tho men looked at tho body, touching
tho faco in turn. Tho boy ira ely
stood at tho head, assuming a look of
ownership, it was tlio proudest mo
ment of his hie. One ot tho men said
to him. You're a good 'un" a re
mark which was received by tho two
others with nods of acquiescence. It
was Skepticism apologizing to Truth.
Tho ono cf tho men took from tho
Moor tho sheet of manuscript and step
ned to tho window, tor already tho
evening shadows wero gloaming tho
torest. the song ol tho whip-poor-will
was heard in the distanco and a moil
strous heetlo sped bv tho window on
Tho death of .Tewemon Davis ends
a most ronmrkablo chapter of history.
It finishes tho story of tho moat strenu
ous conflict that over occurcd in tho
world, tho conflict whioh most vlta'lv
a fleet ed tho futuro of tho human raeo.
Tho closlna lino of that chanter could
not bo written wlillo lie lived. Ho won
too predominantly identified with iU
events for that to bo.
Ho was tho intellectual leader of tho
movements which resulted in war
against tho Union, undertaken in tho
"7"OT OA TVO fSI 8,ncero conviction of it necessity as a
' XJm UX. means o' preserving tbo liberties whioh
tho Union represents.
llo was tho chosen chieftain of
intention to keop it on my body to ex
plain tho manner of my death, which
is not Important. It will servo to ex
plain tho manner of yours. I am to
call for you during tho night to re
ccivo nssuranco that you havo read tho
manuscript. You know mo well
enough lo expect mo. But, my friend
it will bo after 10 o'clock. May God
havo meroy on your souls 1 J. H. O."
Beforo tho man who was reading
this manuscript had finished ono of
tho others had picked up tho candlo
nnd lighted it. When tho reader hnd
dono uo quietly thrust tho paper
against tho llamo, nnd, despite tho pro
testations of the others, held it until it
was burnt to ashes. At the inquest
nothing could elicit an intelligible no
coutit of what tho paper contained.
Tho mati who did this, and who
plaoidly endured a sovoro reprimand
from-tho coroner, was a son-in-law of
tho lato Charles Breedo.
From tho Tlmts.
Yesterday tho commission of lunacy
committed to tho asylum Mr. James H.
Colston, a writer of somo local reputa
tion, connected with tho Messenger.
It will bo remembered that on the eve
ning of tho 1.5th inet. Mr. Colston
was criven into custodv bv ono of his
fellow lodgers in tho Baino house, who ho cherished,
new Republic which strove to establish
itself, and whoso ndherants battled for
its oxlstcnco with a heroism tho memory
of which is overywhero cherished 89
ono that dees honor to tho American
character nnd name. Against him
alone of all wiio participated in tho
war was tho chargo of treason brought.
Ho alono was imprisoned. Ho was tho
only ono who refused lo ronew IiIb
allegiance, and ho died without accept
ing proffered amnesty. His attitudo
was thus mado peculiar by circumstan
ces nnd by his own choice But it was
peculiar also by reason of tho except
ional way in which ho was regarded
uy the public.
lo tho very last ho was dented tho
generous consideration extended to all
ll.o other leaders of tuo hot Cause.
His acts nnd motives havo nover had
tho charitable interpretation given to
those of his associates.
All tho other Southcran leaders havo
boon judged to bo 8'ncero mon, though
mistaken men of patriotic purpose,
misled by falso teachings and orrinc
only through misconception. Ho has
had no such consideration except at
tho hands of half of a fow original
bolltionists of uncompromisinly lust
minds. He sacrificed nil for tho causo
and he alono of all tho
had observed him acting very suspici- bouth lias born tho cross of mart-
ously ; baring his throat and whetting yrdom. Upon his sholders fell tho
a razor occasionally trying Us edge burden of the hate and animosity en-
uy actually cutting through tho skin gondercd uy civil war,
of his arm. On being handed over to f he other leaders havo been held to
tho police tho unfortunate man havo erred: ho alone has been oondem-
mado a desperalo resistance and has ed as a wiitui sinner, jnow that no is
ever sinco been so violent that it has dead it may perhaps bo neon that bo
been necessary to keep him in a strait- was in liko case with all the rest, and
jacket, It is thought his malady is
tuo to grid! end excitement caused by
tho mysterious death of his friond Wil-
lard Marsh. Ambrose Jiierce in San
Tha Evolution of
omitted. In what wav docs tho pleas
tiro that I get from your work depend loaringwmgs.
Ull ...V. I
In many ways. Lot mo ask you "Beforo committing tho act, which
how you would enjoy your dinner if rightly or wrongly I havo resolved on,
you took it in tins street car. oup- and appearing beforo my Makor for
ioso tin' phonograph so periected as 10 judgment, 1, James. H. uointon, deem
be able to give you an entiro opera it my duty as a journalist lo mako a
singing, orchestration anil an. uo you statement to tho public, flly namo is
think you would get much pleaiuro I believe, tolerably well known to tho
out of it if you turned it on at your people as a writer of tragic tales, but
nlheo during busmen i hours! lid you tho sombcrest nuiginatiou uover con
really otro tor a serenade by jnubert ceived authiug so gloomy as my own
wheii you hear it fiddled by an un- life and history; Not in incident ; my
timely Italian on a m rntng lerryboau history has both destitute ol adveuluio
Aieyou always cocked and primed and action, lint my mental career has
Wo havo not tho documents at hand
and wo cannot attempt to prove witb
nccurcy just how thoroughly tho fest
ival of Thanksgiving has penetrated
tho houth. lioioro the war, this festt
al was finding a slowly increasing
observance in tho North; it wascarried
Westward by tbo Now-Lnglandcrs
wherever they went, and thero bogan
to bo a pretty general proclamation
of Thauksgiving by tho different Gov
ernors, without any very wide-spread
attention from tho peoplo invited to
keep tho day. lt was an affair of
families, of neighborhoods; and perhaps
a turkoy-shoot was tho most prevalent
expression of tho rustic piety outside
ot New England. Hut alter tho war
Thanksgiving was officially nationaliz
ed, and tbo Presidents relieved tbo
Govornora of tho duty annully proclam
ing it. While reconstruction was still
imperfect, and the different races at
the South had not yet reached their
present condition of ideal harmony,
tho black race may havo seized upon
Thanksgiving Day as a symbol of
their liberation at tho hands of its
Northern inventors, and revered it
accordingly. But of this wo aro not
satisfactorily advised; and wo will not
insist upon it as a conjecture, rrob
ably such a conjecture must encounter
the fact of an ethnical conservatism in
tho black race, who would cling to tho
elder festival of Christmas with that
fondnesi for tbe things of custom
which is ono of thoir most engaging
traits. What is certain, however, is
tho diffusion of Christmas throughout
tho North, not ouly in theso parls
characterized by tho nouth and tho
Middle Mates, but in the vast regions
covered by tho Mow fc-ngland oivilizi-
lion, and in the remotest fastness of
Now England itself, triply guarded
against lt ouco by the pumpkin, tho
codfish, and tho bean. It is not much
moio than a vesterdav m our national
past sinco this beloved holiday, tho
most sacred and tho dearest to the
heart ot humanity, was abhorred on
thoso bleak shores as part and parci 1
ot itomish mummery which tho 1'un
tans had banished together with tho
maspricsts and all their works; sinco
tho good Sewall, cast down by tho
hrst rumor ot its return undor tho
protection of prelacy, walked out on
Christmas morning in Boston, fearful
of somo sign of its presence,
"And somewhat Briinly smiled"
to seo tho farmers coming in from their
snow-chnked hills with their sled-loads
of firewood , as bitterly bent on their
money s worth that day as on any
common Tuesday or Thursday ot them
all. No doubt the sacred feast had
been abused to ovil, and Christmas
had to come again, refined and purified
betoro it could meet tho acceptance it
now has not only in tho hearts but in
tho minds of men. Tho outward Bigus
of rejoicing remain muoh the samo as
ot old: tho holly, tho imstletoo, tho
yule-log; oven tho mince-pio and tho
wassail-bowl and tho plum-pudding,
aro with us as beforo ; but tho mirth is
decanter, and something moro of tho
true meaning of tho day is yearly o
presied in its observance. From J?U
tors JSturfi, by wu.mam Dean How
KI.I.S, m Jlarners Manazme lor
that bis memory is entitled to whatever
judgment history may meto out to tho
Ho was a man of commanding abil
ity, spotless integrity, controlling con
science and a temper so resoluto that
at times it approached obstinacy. In
his opinions ho was a doctrinairo who
held inflexibly to certain fixed premis
es of thought and followed his logical
deductions from them with relentless
fidelity, whithersoever tho logic might
lead. He was proud, senMtivo and
louorablo in all his dealings and in
every relation of life.
Tho key to his career is found in tho
two facts that ho formed his convic
tions by tho logical processes of tho
clofct, and that ho diel what his con-
vcitions dictated with tho unhesitating
obedience of tho soldier ho was bred to
be. Tho services which ho rendered
tho country as a statesman in both
branches ot Oongrcss m tho antebellum
days, ns Secretary ot War, and as a
soldier of tho Union in Mexico, entitle
him to tho kindly rememberanco of all
who recognize ability and courage.
His stato papers will live in our arch
ives, as models.
He is dead in his eighty-second year.
It remains for later generations than
this to givo tho final Judgment upon
tho deeds no did in the dody. Worui.
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1 DcTuuKnFFICk BLOOMSBURG, PA. COLUMBIA Bloomaburg, Pa.
for admiration! Do you keep every
mood on tap, ready to any demindf
Let iih remind you, sir, that tho stoiy
which vou do ma tho honir to bogi.i
as a means of oblivion to thu discom
fort of this street car is a ghost storj!
"Well! lias tho roador "o duties
corresponding to his privileges? Yi
havo paid live cents for that uuwspai
or. It is yours. You havo thu legal
right to road it when and whore you
will. Much of what is in it is neither
helped nor harmed by timo and place
an I mood; somo of it actually requires
to bu read at onoa while it is fizng.
But my story is not of that charac'op.
Tho stuff will keep until you haw
K'isure to put yourself into tno fnmo
ot mind appropriate to tho solium -nl
otthe piece which l submit that you
cannot do in a street oar. An author
has rights which tho reader is bound
"For speoifio example!"
"Tho right to tho reader's undivid
ed attention. To deny hint that is im
moral, To miko him share your at
tentlon with the rattiu ot a street car,
tho mov ng ptuorama of tin oaovls
on tho sidow.ilks and the buildinus bo
yoiul with any of tho thousand of
ilistraouons which make our cm torn
ary environment is to treat him with
bteu lurid with experiences such as
kill and damn, 1 shall not recount
them here wine of them aro written
and ready for publication olsowhero,
The object ot theso tow lines is to
explain to whomsoever
interested that my death is
my own act. I shall dio at 10
o'clock in thu evening on tho 15lh of
July a Higinhcaiit anniversary to me,
for it was on that day and at that
hour that my friend in timo and etem
ity, Charles lireode, perlornvd his
vow. to mo by thu samo act which fidel
ity to our pledge now entails upon mo
no took his mo in his little house in (Jopo
ton woods. 1 here was tho customary
verdict of temporary insanity. Had I
testified at tho impiest Had I told all
1 know thoy would havo called mo
mad I I havo still a week of lifo in
which to arrange my worldly affairs
and prepare for tho great change. It
is onotigh, for I havo but fow affairs,
and it is now lour years sinoo death
becamo an imperative obligation. I
bear this writing on my body s tho
finder will pleasu hand it to tho coro
nor "Jamks it. uolstoh.
"l S. Willnrd Maish, on this fatal
15th day o' July, I hand you this mail'
script, sealed, to bo opened and read
under conditions agreed upon, and at a
placo which 1 designate. 1 lorgoa my
To Stop a Runaway Horse-
1 ho uussia'i method ot stopping a
runaway homo is said to bo vcryef-
lective, and is not particularly cruel.
I hey placo a cord with a running-knot
around tho horoo's neck near tho neuk
strap. To this slip-noose is attached a
I - ,- . T . ...
may be pair oi reins, which may bo thrown
voluntary over tho dash board ready 10 bo feiz d
at onco wiiontiio norso starts, thu
extra reins aro taken up and tho cord
is liL'htenud around tho horses throa'.
. . . i , , i . . . ,
I'ho moat furious horso thus choked u proposal 10 iuko up nis porma
They Had Much Money.
AND THEV CAHUIIU) A I1HICK IN A BATCH-
IX FOK A 1!UNL
Two men walked rapidly down
Wall slreet yesterday afternoon nnd
entered ono of tho prominent banking
institution", says tho l'lnladelpbia
Press. They were sturdy, heavy-set
men. One carried a small blaok satch
el. Both kept their oyes roaming
from side to side. I followed them in
to tho bank. Tho man with tho satch
el sat down, dropping tho bag caro-
leslly on t he floor. Tho other went in
to tho receiv'.ng teller's inclosure,
reached down in his breast pocket and
extracted a package of bills. Theso
wero hastily counted, and tho two
strangers left. The teller jammed tho
bills into an envelope, scaled it and
pitched it into a safe, afterward closing
tho door in a perfunctory manner. Tho
entiro transaction occupied less than
two minutes. Then tho teller turned
to mo and said:
How much do you think was in
"Why, about tfalKI."
"Yes, nnd a littlo moro. It contain
ed ono million four hundred and forty
"You don't mean itl"
"Yes ho said, showing his memoran
da. "You see, it's nearly all in $10,
000 bills. There is r.ot great tlanger
in carrying notes of that denomina
tion, because, except hero in New
York, thoy aro so seldom used that
suspicion would at onco be directed
toward any ono who attempted to ne
Uno thing still puz.lod me.
"What did tho messenger havo in
"Nothing but a half brick. Tbo
sachel is carried as a blind, to thiow
any possiblu thief off tho track."
He SHU lovos Eed Top.
Ex-President Cleveland oither has
an ardent attachment for Washington
real estate or olso ha hopes somo day to
he again located at tho capital in an olu
oial capacity. At least such is tho in-
Jercnco drawn by business men ot this
oity who havo learned of a rooent offer
mado tor tho lied Top property, faev
eral days ago a proposition was mado
to Mr. Cleveland lor tho purchaso of
his property, the amount oiTered being
upwards of SlGO.OOO. This is about
ivo times what tho property cost him,
but to tho surprise f tbo bidder he
was met with a nat but courteous re
fusal. In his reply Mr. Clovcland
snid that lli'd Top is not for salo and
that his intention is to preserve it as a
country residenco for himself. Furth
er, ho desired it understood that somo
stops instantly, and
''BflUr THE DOOR "
UK VOE, THE WKATUElt PIlOl'llET,
DICTS SOME bTOUMfl,
Do Voi tho great woather prophet,
uvtkes tho following forecast for the
present winter, llo Says: "The ico
men will not havo to look tar lor a
supply this season. Wo will havo
good bleightng thu day betoro Christ
mas, mid it will last tor wcoks. Thoio
will bo two scvero storm bolts this
wiuter, ono along tho lakes and tho
other noar the gulf. W6 aro betwoon
those and will not suiter so muoh, A I
of tho storms will form in the W it
and docreao in onorgy as
proach tho Atlantic coast,
est woather will occur from
25 to 31.
will not kick or "cut abodo at Bed Top and especially
as tt ntlorded him an opportunity for
qnU'tudo atid recreation. N"eio York
Cremation is coining more and moro
into voguo in Germany, in spite of
tho oxpenso and cortatu legal diflicul
ties which render its performance in
somo parts an impossibility. At
Gotha no fewoe than 100 bedies havo
been cremated during tho preseut
Craven 13. Siloott, cashier of tho
Sergoant a.-Arins of the Houso of
Representatives at Washingto has
absconded with $72,000 belonging to
congiossmeu. Ho Is believed to be in
Honrv M Ktanty, iho Afrioan ox-
Tho cold- ( plorer, has boen discovcroJ. IIu is at
Doccmbor Zanuibar, ami will eooa return to civil-fixation.