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J. W. YOCUM, Editor.
VOLUME 'X 111, NUAIBEIi 18.1
THE COLUMBIA SPY
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ATTORLITEYS AT LAW.
C. E. GAST
AST SI STEIN3LETZ,
N - 0. 44 NORTH DUKE ST., LANCASTER, PA
111 Q F. ESHLEM
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(Office with lion. I. E. ifiester,)
No. as NORTH DUKE ST., LANCASTER, PA
pimdp D. DAKER,
No. 11 NORTH DUKE ST., LANCASTER, PA
A J. KA UF FMAN,
Collection s inwle in Lancaster and tuljoinlng
otlice—No. Locust street.
. W. .YOCID.I,
AIIIIRINEY-11-LAW AND NOTARY PUBLIC,
OFFICE—SPY Buildrne, Bank &roe', near
Locum!, - •
••Coll,:taons made m LP ncust or and lul j oilt I Lig
IIENRI" C. G REpEtt.
No 52s Wa.drlnr,,i,on street, near Sixth,
Collections made in Berks and adjoining
Collections promptly made lti Lancaster and
'twit Cou n ties.
T HOMAS J. DAVIS,
Attorney-at-Law & Notary Public,
No. 14 North Duke Street, Lalwahter.
Pitues,bulal Business earetully and prompt
ly an ended to.
1=) . P. ItUSENiNIILI.E.II
OFFICE.—\q.S Court Arelltle. Lfillettt'ter, ra
jlO1 - 1N Al. lilt D 1 , . it
JII6TICE OP TIIE PEA.OIi, YEN E I C....W.
• Moon tville, Lancasl er Coon ly,
Ottlue flours trout ti to 8 o'clook A.
and 7 toll o'clock, • '•: '
131. JUSTICE OF TILE PEACE.
uklei.Cl3—No. t 4 Ni: Thud .treat.
thrice. :Lours—.F: otn4, to 7 A. M. L! to 1 P. M.,
An d from ii to 9P. M. 19,13;441-Li w
k. 3 iijsT.WE OF TILE: PEACE.
utile, 0,, sew-- ,r., ljai lung
Hull, Colwataa, F.
D EIs:TAT, SURGERY
J. S. SMITH, DExT.I.r,
Graduate of Pennsylvania College of Dental
Surgery. Unice No. 210Loeust Street
2nd door above Odd Fellows' Hall,
• - • • -
Columbia, Penn 'a.
Dr. J. S Smith thanks his friends and the pub
lic in general for their liberal patronage in the
past, and assuring them that they can rely upon
having every - attention give”. the
future. In every brar., - 54 of his profession he
has always given entire satisfaction. Ile calls
Attention to the unsurpasssed style and finish
of artificial teeth inserted by him. Ile treats
diseases common to the mouth and teeth of
children and adults. Teeth filled with the great
est care and in the most approved manner.
Aching teeth treated and tilled to last for years.
The best of dentrifices and mouth washes con
stantly on hand.
N. a—All work warranted.
sepl-60.1.Yw J. S. SMITH. D. D. S.
Extri.eLs Teeth viittiliut Pain. Nitrous O:: de or
. Laughing, Gas, Ether and Chloroform ad
OFFICE 2,1 S LOCUST STREET.
• TEACHER OF MUSIC
P I VNO,
CULTIVATION of the VOICE and SINGING.
special attention given Beginners and young
*219 LOCUST sritEEr
. D 1 STIST.
Nitrous Oxide Gas administered hi the es Line-
Lion of Teeth
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Office— Front Street, next door to R. Williams
Drug Store, between Locubt and Walnut Streets
. PUYSICIAN 4k, SURU!ON;
safers his professional services to the citizens tit
Columbia and vicinity. He tray be found at the
oniee connected with his residence, on Second
street, between Cherry , and Union, every day,
drama 7to 9 A M., and front d to S Persons
wisdlng his services in special cases, between
these hours, will e word by note at Ills office,
or throtuh the post 0:11ce. sepL-7O
E E TAT
upetU.i un oll)ce for tt_-
,pnrcLsas.e: , atids.bule Of , refit est•stc. collection of
rents, awl the renting of propcs ty. t3usinc•..
entrusted to.Lbeir cure wilt sneet, with prouiln
anti careful 'attention. P. X. Z LEGI. is; R.
oct:3o-Vi-tfi A. J..K...N.LTFT:NI.‘ N.
rr() BUIL - DERS - AND - OTHERS.
inilding, paving and other brick always on
hand. 'They are hand made and superior to any
brick in this part of the country. They are of
teredat the vet.) lowest pries.
sap 4-09-tfwl MICH A EL LIPILART.
THIS HOTEL IS PLEASANTLY LOCATED,
Cott...vireo the Station:: of the Reading and Odom
and Peanbylvallia Railroa:,
FRONT STREET, COLUMBIA, PA.
Amp ie acecnninotiattons for Strangers anti Tray
elers. The Bar is stocked with
Anal the Tables furnished with the best fare.
sep4-69 7 tfw]
LOCUST ST. COLUMBIA, PA.
This is a first-classliotel,tmti is In every respect
adapted to meet the wishes and desires of the
traveling public. MARTIN ERW IN,
sepl-71 , Proprietor,
F RENCH'S HOTEL,
On the European Platt, opposite City Hall Park
'Sew York. H. FRENCH.,
Sept. 19.1868. Proprietor.
COL U 3.18 IA DIAJIBLE WORKS.
The Subscribers Would respectfully inform
the citizens of Columbin, and surrounding
country, that they have opened
A NEW MARBLE YARD IN
On sth Street, between Locust am! Walnut Sts.
and ask the patronage of the public. .
They have had great experience on fine work,
both in Philadelphia and New York. They will
furnish In the highest style of the art, handsome
GRAVE STONES, MONUMENTS,
STATUARY, ORNAMENTS, &c.
also MARBLE MANTLES, BITILDIRG - WORE,
4c. Orders promptly attended and executed at
cheaper rates than elsewhere. Call and see ca.
Designs of new styles of Flue work,such as
monumental Atm arts. &c., will be furnished
parties upon application tothe proprietors.
septa-4ktfw HEFTING & MERL.
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MISCE LLANIEO US.
• DEALER. IN
PIANOS, ORGANS, MELODEONS.
AND MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
A large assortment of " 1•41 m., Flutes, Guitm,.,
Banjo ,, , Tambormes, Accordeon , , Fifes, Har
monicas, mid musical murchandise always on
A large stock on hand. and constantly receiving
all the latest public Lions its atoll as issui•d.
Music and Musical Boolvi will be sent by mail
free of postage, when the market price Isremit
Or the Art of transferring Pictures. C n be
transferred on any object.
I would call special attention of the Coach
makers to my stock of Dacalcomania.
STEINWAY it. SON'S PIANOS, PRINCE it
CO'S., kt: NEEDHAM it SON'S CELEtiRA .1
ORGANS AND MELODEONS.
Sole Agent for Stoll's Unrivaled PIANO
FORTE AND FURNITUREPOLISH.
Call and examine my stock at
NO. 3 NORTH Pit INCE STREI'I
ASPER GREEN, •
Fry E CENTS
Designer d: Enarsueer ou Wood
Is prepared to execute Views o; Ruildiags, Ma
chinery, Dill Heeds. Posters, Labels, &e., in the
neatest and inos., expeditious manner, at rea
1300 K AND IsTEWSPAPER ILLUSTRATIONS
Executer. In the Hi2lie3l, S, sic of At t.
ATE it P 00 !
.21 TER PR 0 OF WRAPS
We Wive Waier Front CI the trill 8.3e..0 ikariti
boughi by-the ease from first, halals. Sells ug
mice basted on (me south wont only.
SHAWL :slit IS.
SERGE 517 TS.
SUITS MADE TO 0 row:R.
We have organized a roost eltleum t Vine Suit
and I Making Demo 11, ent. nem our
greatly eulatged GO DS clod:, lames
can make hhem se:eel-tons and have hem made
up promptly, eeonOlnleatly, and in a s . :"'e to
please the most 18,4 it 1100 S. J List °nutlet, .10W,
NrAv open, by tar the largest and most elegant
,toel, of ~nowt, atm at toe most moderate pri
m, we hale ever had. it comprises hi part,
PA I LEY isEIA. W LS,
litltoChl h.' El W Ls,
t , atnoll,,l/lies Lit eat.lineres,toW L. , naelt malt..
ol eVely glna made.
The Woolen Stuck Is 11,4 eXe.thed 111 tun'''.
COOPER & \ SRO,
5,. E. Corner Nin ill and MAI keL Streets,
COLUMBIA ST.I 4 .A.N
RGMOVEDTO Nog. 9, 11 AND 13 'NORTH .11.11
The Carriages, se., nude at the.f.
Work's, are equal in beauty and durability to
t.:ItUl 1x1,1k1., In Ole , /1.1,113'.
COACI 6NIIOI I NI:, it EPA I i, A 71..
Thrp. bralirli 01 the int , mt, , will he attunti ,, n
WIC h pullet malty :And despateli.
Wagons, ct.c., for sale or made to ortle'2.
t0j.... Cell at the Works No. 9, 11 & 13 North
Fifth street and examine the stock and prices.
! OPENING ! OPENED !
THIS DAY, THIS WEEK,
AND UNTIL, FURTHER ORDERS,
B R, ENEM N'S
12S Locust Street,
THE LARGEST STOCK OF
HATS AND CAPS,
For Men, Youth and Children, ever before oiler
ed w ,he people of Columbia, comprising as it
does, STY LE add QUALITY in suit and still
brim, such as the Warwick, Ida Lewis. Sinhad,
Pr ince Artaur, American Kute, Peerless,
Lady Timm, 'Rowing, Star, Cumin, Waverly,
Gilmore, Rob Roy and the Fall style Of Silk
Hats, just out, together with a full stout
Consisting of White and Colored starts, Flannel
Shirts and Drawers, Engl ash, German and Du
'nestle Hosiery, Gloves, Handkerchiefs, sus
penders, nen and Paper Cu fts nd Col
lars, Ac. Also,
UMBItELL AS ..\./ND CANES.
Parties who lavor us with their patronage tire
assined tam It will be our constant aim to
merit their confidence and support.
Call and examine our well selected stock at
MIEN E3I AN'S
115 Locust SL•eet, Columbia, Pa,
OCAL PHEW lIT NOTICE
Tae Pennsylvania Rail Itoad Company air
now prep:ilea 1,, receive tar lurwaril Freigh., tie
I ween Columbia awl Lane asier, and all "'allot
-,. the Peittl,VlV.i ilia E,ll it... 114.1 :1/111 Is Brill/VBC•
ii.I . CE:,.; BETWEEN I'll I L'A . & COLCM it lA,
. 1) , ...t Gk.,. :Ina (..7.3. :it ri Ufa.. Ith Cli“,
~'tits . 2.1. et-, IS et, Viet,.
Flour In Car load., 2,'" eel] Is per Barrel.
'.-, iIaiTWEEN PIIII,ADELPIIIA di LANCA>TEr.
' Fix a C., :://d (.7., :3i <I (~M,e. 4th Gyai•
_".i cents Ilta etc. 17 els. 14 ets
BETWEEN ti01.12.:%1131.5 Ai. I'ITf:iBURGIL
Foret (,?..8. .2nd C 1... Sled C 444. 4th Chu,
71 colts 55 et, iii ets, ii.i cL,,
Freight et - m..401,d to t.liititaaat where the Com•
I patty Misfit, Agent, nmet la- prepaal.
All Freights pa.> able on B e t t ,,,y.
General Fleagat Agent, Phila.
oar Cia, farther intormation apply tu
W. W. Nri.3rEalt, Frt. Agi., Pall'a.
E. li. Down, Frt., Act., Columbia.
FOREIGN dc tiomE sTic hARDWARE.
An extensive luisortment of house furnishing
haalware, also for carpenters' and builders' INV.
always on hand.
LRON - "AND STEEL.
Bltt e ktonith,, wagon makers, and others, turn
ishe with all kinds of Iron, Nails, Horse shoes
Coach Trimmings and other goods in weir line
WOOD Als,'D WILLOW WAItL,
iu great variety, such us Tubs, Baskets, Wash
Boards, Brooms, Washing Machines,
Plows, Shovels, Hoes, Plow Castings, Scythes,
Forks, Rakes, and all other Implements used by
STOVES AND TIN WARE.
Stove:. of eti - ery style. and patt.i;ru, Cuuk, Parlor
and Mike Stoves for coal or wood. A large as
aorunent of Tin Ware always kept on band, or
manufactured to order
FINE FAMILI GROCER/ES,
PROVISIONS, 4.tc., &c.
A LARGE & FINE STOCK JUST RECEIVED
AND IN STORE!
I have now in Store a lull assortment of
Groceries SD Provisions
For ' , winly and Hotel use,
Extra Syrup Siolasses, Fine Teas, Cotrees,
Eitra'Sugar Cured HAMS and DRIED BEEF.
Extra FAMILY FLOUR by the barrel
or smaller quantity.
Dried Fruit, rickles..and Fancy Groceries of all
kinds, and at the lowest prices. Call and ex
amine my stock:, whether you buy or no M t.
Cor. 01 Front d. Union Si,
COLITMBI_A_, PA.., SATTJR/1)_A:1 7 : MORINTING-, .DTIIOEI\II3.ER 24, 1870.
FLO URING MILL.
HATS, CAPS & NOT lONS
- • ;:tVie,
friends itud the public
generally to call and examine hlts.stoek befo:e
7 HATS neatly done up and made m
H. F. BROORR,
\0.&3 North Front Street
Opooz".e. .he Coat; ,entet
rx ia - ir.
COLI131:11 DEPOSIT BLINK,
No. 164 LOCUST STREET,
EDWARD K. SMITE!, DANIFL H. DETWILER
ISAAC E. ntrsTEit, SOLOMON S. DETWILER
lIUGII NORTH. HENRY N. KEHLER.
irlo are !ranch: welly responbible for ell the lia
oili,Lls of this Bank. 'Till
The Columbia Deposit Bank
Pay, ia:e est. on Deposits as follows:
For 1 dt. l Months, 4 Per cent
3,4. t 5 " 4 , 4 Do.
" 6, 7 & S 66 5 Do.
66 9, 10 A: 11 " 5V Do.
6 . 12 L 6 6 .4 Do.
OD moue , deoosi,ed Slibit.et It, (meek, in Lei est,
at t; - te ra6e, o. 4 per cent. per .01:111111111 W.l l l. be
allowed on sae owlauee 0111 time
The Business of the Bank is to BUY AND
SELL. BONDS, tsTOCKs, OOVEB.N.MENT
-ECURLTIES AND GOLD, AND DISCOUNT
L'ILOSIISSORY NuTES AND BILLS, anu
transact a General Banking Business.
mac 26 '7O-1:y - C.E. tiRAYBI lA. Cashier.
VAL UA BLE HOTEL ?RUPERT Y
The FRANKLIN House situated In ti . e centre
of the busmess portion of Columbia laud .tuts
doing It good business is offerreo at Private:sale
by the undersigned. The House is of detelt.
three slot it t. It u, with a good 'test: thrall , and
13Illiard saloon in the basement. tile profits of
which alone, now more than pays the rent, of
the building. 'I he e stoat of this house is. the
“eSt, hi the toWII. Locritutl 00 LUctra street, the
pritiet pal business hl fret or the tOWII, It COM
-1118100, the patronage ot the liaveling
/0e PI uperiy as ill be sold on very reasonable
ter, s and IresSer.,loll will be given al any time.
rersons desi VICW ploperty or Obtallt
and Itief 1.4.0 Lieu oars wail address
.1. J. K.IUFFII..IN,
Uolti in Dia, l'a
tLA L _V A K
NO. 41, WALNUT ST., 11111,ADFL:'111A
°ln trbliGlilhil ueut to out ul tae oldest lit
:Alia lions long vXpe;lelico xtn hUpertoi
“ellaie, We. ll.Cti prepared w turut•.o tz,vukt work
•I.Llp.k , utialllt• pi Ices•
NVe tuanul.i.ClUro li ue turnilme. lint/ .ilso 111c
-111111-411 Iced turnitule ul aupr..ur (01111113% A
ar,:e sloca 01 turn itUee UI%IC s :mud. (Jowls
znale to order
-t:ouptx•rb. Leyk. Work awl OM c.:' 'tr: ntiurn lot
ii.llllke. Udieeb umt mores. 1/111....0 to order.
Jos. cm. J. W. Li pindeu,.... Jos. L..Scol
1111 k 5
Alb 1.11 - 'llAtt7,
'Contractor and Builder,
LULU 111 A, PA
L 111.1All,PS I'L.IIIIX J.l LL L,
ECOND STREET, cOLUAIIIIA
Is constantly In operation, and the Proprietor
prepared to tilt all orders to Itis line such as
FLOORINc, AND OF VARI-
OTIS KIN DS,
IN DOW AND DOOR rnAmEs.
DOORS AND SASH
FIFO &STAT 10 NA RYBL D S
WASH AND BASE BOARDS
Of the latest and best patterns.
ALL KINDS OF TURNING,
NEWEL POSTS, STAIR BALLUSTEDS, AND
• OTHER FANCY WORK.
SCROLL SAWING In all Its inherent varieties
ALL THE DIFFERENT STYLES OF
LIPEEARTS BRICK YARD,
Ou Wisler's Farm, near Col u n/Wa.
Rooffing Stale con.,tantly on baud and
Rot - Mug promptly done.
The :Jest muddy of Building and Pay.og
rultaled at the very luwet,t retie,.
MICIIAEI, LI PRART,
apt'. '7O-1 f Columbia, FULL LINE
NEW FALL GOODS
WILLIAM G. PATTON'S,
/V, 16'1 LO CUST ST RE ET,
COL.O \ 111 A PA
BEST 33 • MR.G-A.INS
FALL DRESS GOODS.
(,31.0TILS AND CASS'MFRS,
Do: EsTr(' GOODS,
TR.' NI ll` OS
To 1, hit in tin. Count.,
Our MERCHANT TAILORI.NG Department
Is in lull operation. and well stocked. We make
up clothing to Order in
And put in
For the price to be had anywhere in State
ALL THE MOST POPULAR SEWING
MACIHNES ON EASY TERMS
Oct. }5. '7O
The advertiser, having been permanently
cured of that dread disease, Consumption, by a
simple remedy, Is anxious to make known to
his fellow ("titterers the means of cure. To all
who desire it. he will send a copy of the pre
scription used, (free of charge.) with directions
for preparing. which they \VIII tind a sure cure
for Consumption, Asthma. Bronchitis, etc.
Rev. E W B.D A. W
165 South Second St., Williamsburg. N. Y.
Errors, of u t h.—A gentlemen who buffet
ed for yeals from :Nervous Debility. and all the
effects of youthful indiscretion. will send free to
all who need It, the recipe and direction for ma
king the simple remedy by which ho was cured.
Sutierers can address, in perfect confidence,
JOHN B OGDEN,
No. 42 Cedar Street. New York
jO ll -1 011. FANCY JOB PRINTINGI
CALL AT TILTS OFFICE!:
"NO ENTERTAINMENT SO CHEAP AS HEADING, NOR ANY PLEASURE SO LASTING."
The subscriber hav
in n J ustreturned from
the city with t full
A. trio of merry, boisterous girls,
As sonny with glee as a day in June,
With their flowing hair in crimps and curls,
And with every look to joy in tune.
HATS A: CAPS,
The gleams of m irto that Ughteu each face,
As "111 cc ti. L kys" they stmt•-] In the swing,
S:3lne and shimmer all through the rural place
Li (7.. e the spas or gold that the sun's rays fling
The first with her head tneown saucily back
5h.,k1n . .7 out her golden crlmoS hair;
The second with brunet o'. curl , 01 black;
The thir i woh the auburn ringlets fair.
painter or poet might either clwel: •
On sh.•_. ,etme in thn swing 'aemh the Cores
Ind thrill at the glances that merrily yell
Of tile hearts o'ml:towing with Innocent glee
A, l l hail, say We, to the merry comp
That dares be true to herself fur aye,
And spurns the routine of fashion's pomp
For the laughing glee of girlhood's play 1
'Anil hal to the romp of olden yea
W dose only rouge is the sun's bright
W inch deepens with age, and never nytrs
Tae face with Its final deathly glaze.
All hest to Lbe 20111 p, W;ili b. odd, full uhes,.
That shames Mother Gruudy's sickly fraud:
Give roe your Abivll. Jaue,aud the rest,
Auu you are welcome to wo+te-slr tuned Maud
'roe world has need of the romping Or's,
To be the morrow's mothers and wives— '
Among earth's plauitedee al , thepearls
Thai, a..e freed from she grasp of sacie..Y's
" Yes, I consider him a tiptop fellow in
almost every respect ;he has but one fault,"
I said, in reply to a question from Bob
"Nonsense!" returned 800. "Harem
you make such a foolish statement A
that ? The man is not alive who" has but
one fault; we all have scores of faults.
It is only when a mall practices one par
ticular vice that we put all other • follies
out of sight, and say, 'he has but one
fault.' I myself used to be one of these
first-rate fellows who had but one fault,
and a most unlovely course of sprouts did
I have to go through to effect a cure.
The rock non witch I split was a ihrl
ing sin that did most easily beset the.
From boyhood I was afflicted with an al
most irrepressible propensity for indulg
ing in practical jokes; many a troublesome
scrape did I get myself nto, and many a
friend did I loose by this means. But
nothing, however serious might be the
result, could deter me when an opportuni
ty offered for practising my absurd sport.
If the victims were angry and indigniint
I only laughed the louder, and wondered
thAy could not see the fun of tIM
thing. But at length one of my most ex
quisite jokes recoiled on myself voiltlr
much force that I can never even think
of a practical joke without a squirm at tile
disagreeable recollections the thought sug
"As I was ascending the steps of the
Exchange reading room on the day before
Christmas about two years ago, I saw, a
little in advance of me,my intimate friend
Dick Jones. Accelerating my pace to over
take him, I observed the corner of a large
pocket-book protruding from his coat-
"'What a careless fellow that Dick
Jones isl' Isaid to myself. 'l'll give hint
a lesson that will make more careful in
the future.' And coming close behind I
adroitly transferred the well-filled
from his coat-pocket to my breeches-pock
et, then falling back among the crowd
that is always coming and going 'Change
hour, I entered the room by another door,
waiting the moment when he should dis
cover his loss to step forward and give
him his wallet and a long lecture at the
"I had some little difficulty in keeping
him in sight, as he rushed hastily hillier
and thither, bowing to this roan, shaking,
hands with that, and having a few words
with another. I managed to follow him,
however, taking care that he should not
recognize me, and chuckling at the con
sternation it would occasion him to find
his pocket-book missing. Presently he
put his hand behind him,started and turn
ed round, for the first Lime giving me a
view of his face. Great Jupiter! it was
not Dick Jones at all, but a gentleman I
had never seen before in my life. Here
was a predicament. As the enormity of
the act which I had been guilty had pre
sented itself before me, I was completely
overwhelmed; the bl s ood rushed to my
head as though I was about to have an at
tack of apoplexy, and for a moment every
thing swam before my eyes. Recovering
myself with an etror!.;, I started forward,
only to see the gentleman I had robbed
vanish through the door at a hal
of speed, and almost instantly become lost
in the hurrying crowd.
"What was to be done? Why, return
the gentleman his pocket-book at once of
course. But how? I didn't know who he
was. True the contents of the wallet
might reveal that, but with what face
Dodd I seek out the injured man and say:
"My dear sir, here is your pocket book,
which I stole from you a short time since.
I am sorry for the theft, and now return
the property. The only apology I can of
fer is that I mistook you for another gen
tleman, whom I supposed I might rob
with impunity!' What would the deeply
injured and badly-frightened gentleman
say? and, above all, what would he do!
Would he not, with righteous and just in
dignation say. " You confounded, con
temptible thief and pickpocket you have
have been the cause of me having a note
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protested to clay; you have occasioned me
a shocking, loss of valuable time; you have
prevented a splendid bargain; in short,
there, is no end in the evils that have re
sulted from your atrocious crime. Your
story of the mistake is a palpable humbug
and you only return the money because
you feel certain of being detected before
you leave the city. This sort of crime is
becoming too common, and I feel it my
duty to give you in charge of the police.'
Yes; undoubtedly that is what he would
say. He would then open the door, beck
on to an ()Meer and have me arrested. I
should be dragged to prison, examined,
and committed without bail. At my
trial the plea of insanity would be set up,
of course; the intelligent jury would con
sider the defense lame, and shake their
heads gravely at the story of the mistake;
the judge would say that every other pick
pocket might plead a mistake if this was
'TEE TERM MVPS.'
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admitted, and I should be found guilty,
and everybody would exclaim: "How
,easy the fellow got off! Only three years
in the State prison! All this the day be
"With these and similar thoughts run
ning through my head I paced back and
forth across the hall with agitated steps,
endeavoring to think of some method of
extricating myself from my unpleasant
" 'What the deuce am I to do?' I kept
repeating to myself, as I fingered the con
founded wallet, which felt like lead in my
pocket, and weighed much heavier than
' lead upon my wind. how can I get the
infarirouscalfskinback to its lawful owner?
Such things have been done; we often
read of such restitution iu the papers.
Let me see; how is it that pick-pockets
manage such things without being discov
. ered? `Ah, I have it!' I exclaimed, al
most aloud, in my intense satisfaction at
the idea. just do the thing up in a
neat package and sent it by mail. What
a goose I was not to think of that before!'
"With a heart much listened. I eagerly
started to leave the hall. Horror of hor
rors! at the entrance I beheld the gentle
man I had robbed e ngaged' in conversation
with two poliCemen, who stationed them
selves at each door, narrowly watching
every person who left or entered the hall.
Words cannot express the utter, hopeless
despair into which I was thrown at this
terrifying sight. Any attempt at restor
ing the property under these circtunstances
would be sure to be considered the effect
of fear, and not of honesty. Here I was,
as it were, imprisoned with the most con
vincing and damning proof of my guilt
upon my person, and with a couple of
lynx-eyed detectives barring the entrance,
from which I kept as far as possible, pre
tending to be absorbed in the perusal of a
paper, for I was conscious my iluslieLl and
agitated countenance would betray me at
the first glance. What would I not give
to have been as free from guilt and as
as much at liberty to go and come where
I choose like other honest men, as I was
an hour before? But no; there I was, a
trembling, skulking thief, watched by the
police, and liable to be arrested at any
moment. 0, that accursed pocket-book!
how I searched the hall with my eyes for
some place where, unobserved, I might
hideit. Butan instant'sthought convinced
me that such a proceeding would only
render matters-worse; doubtless I was al
ready watched and would be seized upon
the first suspicious moment.
" 'And suppose they do arrest me ?' I
said to myself. making a - dqsperate effort
to reason myself into a calmer and bolder
frame of mind—'suppose they do arrest
me? lam well known in the city; no one
'would suspect me of being a pickpocket;
II calm prolluce ;Iriji: qi4Mtity`of etideifee as
to my character; -I. can prove that I :titian
.1 nest than;' oral/ so -happens that I have
got another gentleman's wallet in ray
breeches-pocket, and cannot deny that I
stole it front him an hour or two ago.
Mighty honest and gentlemanly that is,
certainly? No; I'm a thief beyond all
remedy. \o one would believe my story;
it is so improbable that I can scarcely
credit it myself.'
"At this 'moment a heavy hand was laid
upon my shoulder. I felt the blood leave I
my face and rush back upon my heart: my
knees trembled and smote together, and
involuntarily I stretched out my wrists
for the expected hand-culls.
" 'Why, what in the world is the matter
with you, Smith?' asked a familiar voice;
and with an inexpressible sense of relief,
I perceived that it was not a policeman,
but au old acquaintance.
" 'Good heavens, Spencer!' I exclaimed,
frantically clutching his hand, 1. have
gotmysell into the most deplorable scrape.
fill you give me your advice, and assist
me to get out of it?'
.`4' 'What kind of a scrape?—going to
have a note protested, or anything of that
kind? I'm a little short myself to-day;
but I suppose I might make a raise, if it
isn't too heavy.
No; it's worse than that; a thousand
`• 'Worse than that: Why. what in the
name of wonder can be worse than a pro
" `Spencer," I said, blushing clear to
the tips of my ears with shame and confu
sion, 'I have got another man's wallet in
my pocket. 1 thought to play a good joke
upon Dick Jones, but found, when too
late, that I had picked the pocket of an
entire strantrer. sow, what shall I do?'
" 'Why, return it of course,' replied
Spencer, coldly, bestowing upon me a
glance of contempt.
" 'lt is too late to do that,'l groaned.—
`There are a couple of policemen watching
the door, and I cannot pass them without
s'a very awkward affair, certain
ly—very awkward,' he returned, glancing
uneasily toward the door. 'For my part,
I don't see how you are to get out of it.
I don't know as there is anything I can
do and as matters will probably take a
serious turn, you must be aware that I run
rendering myself liable to suspicion by
stopping here talking with foil. So good
inor ing, Mr. Smith. I wish you well,
and out of your trouble.'
" 'For haven's sake, Spencer!' I ex
claimed, observing his look of contempt
and suspicion, 'you don't suppose that I
am guilty of this thing; that I did it in
tentionally, and for the purpose of rob-
Ling the man?'
" 'Why, really, Smith, I do not wish to
be either judge or jury; but it does look
somewhat singular that you should pick
any man's pocket of a large sum of 111011-
ey, whether you happened toknow him or
not. You say it was done for a joke; per
haps it was, though I must confess I can
notr- see the point.'
" 'At all events, you'll not betray me?'
I asked, in an imploring tone.
" 'so,' he replied, *lll not betray you.'
Then, with a severe look, he added: 'That
is, not if you follow up your present in
tention of restoring the property.' And
he turned and left the room.'
"'Good heavens, I am lost!' I mutter
ed, while the perspiration poured down
my face. 'He believes me guilty, and so
will everybody else. What can I do? I
shall never be able to face those con
founded policemen. Without doubt I '
I shall pass this very night within the
walls of a jail, in companyw•th other fel
ons. What will my friends, and above
all, what will Maud think when .slis
learns that lam a common pickrocket and
thief?' - And what will become of that
magnificent gold watch and chain, which
my indulgent uncle had intended for my
"'Almost fainting from excess of emo
tion, I leaned against a pillar and gazed
vacantly about use. 'Change hour was
nearly over, and the crowd that had
thronged the hall was rapidly thinning
out. In a few minutes there would be
scarcelya dozen persons present, when the
officers would have no difficulty in ferret
ing me out. I strove to nerve myself for
the event that was impending by walking
rapidly back and forth across the hail.
Presently some one entered the door; it
was Dick Jones.
"`Dick" I almost screamed, beckoning
him toward me.
" 'Why, Bob," lie exclaimed, as lie came
toward me and grasped me by the hand,
"what is the matter? You looked as if
you had got the yellow fever. Are you
" 'Sure you do not think I intend any
evil?' I ejaculated, in an agony of spirit,
as he continued to gazo upon the floor. si
lent and thoughtful.
" `No, Bob,' he returned, very gravely;
`knowing, as I do, your unfortunate pro
pensity, I cannot but believe your stat
meat, though the case certainly looks bad
and I fear it would be difficult to convince
strangers of your innocence.
" 'But you will do something for me,
won't you, Dick?' I said.
" `Why, yes; I'll do all I can,' he re
plied. 'What is the name of the gentle
man you plundered? I will go to lihn
and see what sort of an arrangement I
can make. We shall have to do it quick,
too, for I see the officers are watching us.
What's the name?
" have not the slightest idea who he
was. I shall have to examine the wallet
to discover that. Do you suppose I can
do so without being observed!'
" - Well, you will have to take that
risk, anyway. Go into that corner and
examine. I will stand before you to pre
vent notice as much as possible. Be spry
now, for there's no time to lose.'
"`With trembling lingers I drew the
accursed wallet from my pocket, and read
the name upon the clasp.
"'lt belongs to Jenkins,of South street,'
I whispered to Dick.
"'The duce it does!' he replied; 'then
I'm afraid we shall sonic difficulty in ar
ranging the business, for he has the rep
utation of being a stern, hard. man to
deal with. However, wait where you are
and I will go and see what can be done.
I say, Bob,' he continued, lowering
leis voice, 'if anything should happen be
fore I get back I will conic up to the
Tombs and see you this evening or in the
morning,' and hastened out of the hall.
" 'People may talk of shipwreck and
disasters at sea; of the solemn hour be.
fore a battle, or the breathless interval
before the word ,to fire is given in a duel
but IT be hanged if I believe I should
suffer one-hundredth part so much in any
one of those situations as I did for half
an hour after Dick left me. Dinner hour
was fast approaching, and the crowd rap
idly dispersing, until theie were scarcely
twenty people in the hall. That I might
not render myself unnecessarily conspic
uous by wandering about with an evident
want of purpose, I bent over a desk and
pretended to be reading, while I kept my
eyes upon the door, watching and dread
ing the entrance of the formidable detec
tives. Oh, how long seemed the minutes
that 1 stood there waiting and trembling,
hoping every minute to see Dick return
ing, mid yet conscious that he had not
gone half long enough to accomplish any
•_it length, as I turned my eyes for
the hundredth time toward the door I
saw the °dicers come in and walk up the
room; they passed and repassed several
times, and though I did not raise my
eyes from the paper, I was conscious that
they were examining me attentively.
Presently one of them came, and leaning
over the desk by my side, began carelessly
turning- the papers, while his searching
gaze was bent fixedly upon me. My
heart was in my mouth, and nay breath
came and went with difficulty.
'• 'Can you give me small bills for a
twenty?' he asked, abruptly, laying his
hand upon my arm:
•• `No—no, sir, I cannot; t haven't it
about me,' I stammered, without raising
my eyes front the paper.
'Haven't it about you! Why, what's
that?' and he tapped his knuckles against
my pocket, which the fat wallet caused to
bulge as only a rick inan's pocket should.
- That—that is only a bundle of pa
" - Papers, eh? well, let's have a look at
`—\chat do you mean, sir!' I exclaimed,
making a frantic effort to appear indig
nant, though not daring to raise my eyes
to his face.
" •You'll soon find out what I mean,'
lie replied, seizing me firmly by the arm
and beckoning to his brother officer, who
appeared to oe expecting I he summons.
••I cast a despairing glance toward the
door. Could it be that fate had at last re
lented? Yes; there was Dick and the
gentleman Z had robbed coining up the
steps. They called the officers aside, and
a long conversation ensued, Jenkins and
Dick appearing to be urging something
favorable to my release. The offended
man was relentless. He would not be
convinced of the truth of my story, he
would not believe my innocence.
By this time the policemen bad com
pletely discovered the in my apparent
guilt, and with the pocket-book, wrested
from my pocket, and safe in his OWll,itur
ried me away,past the irreconciled strang
er, to the nearest Station House. The
prospects for spending a •• Merry Christ
mas," in a gloomy cell, were sadly bright,
and as I heard the grating of the huge
iron doors,and therusty lock, the thoughts
of the morrow's festivities crowded my
heart with wretched sadness. I spent
that night in'the cell. At seven in the
morning, Dick, Jenkins and the police
men came to the Station, threw open the
doors, and bidding me •`A Merry Christ
mas" released the from the chains of the
I resolved never to play such a joke
again and especially when the Chrislinas
holidays are so near at hand.
The ladies of Loiih PIIIe, Kentuo!zy, desire
answer's to the following questions: '•What
do the men do at chi lis? Ars clubs immor
al? flow much does it cost to belong to one
of them ? Do they prevent young men from
marrying? Are they a a 'all ofeivitization
or corruption and decadence?"
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A Stc:7 of the Christ=ao ?i=.2
"0 my true love and my own, own love.
And toy love that loved me o;
Is there never a ehink in the world above
‘Vhere they listen for worth from below .
How could I tell I :Mould love thee to-day
When that day I held thee not dear?
How could I know I should love thee away
When I loved thee not ancar."
It was a sweet voice that sung the
words; a voice from whose low, sad tones
all the grace of childhood had not yet de
parted. Years ago Alice Dane had, in a
moment of half jealous doubt, cast from
her, her life's happiness. ,She had as
sociated with Clyde Parrintion as a child
and a school girl, until it seemed as na
tural that he should be with her, as any
other necessity of her daily life. Whether
she loved him or not she hardly knew, she
certainly had a stron7 liking for him but
doubted her own heart. At this time that
untoward fate which in a more or less de
gree rules us, all decided the question for
her. It was self-evident that, however,
Alice might feel toward him, Clyde
Farrington's life was bound up in her; he
had been her protector from earliest child_
hood; and it was his firm trust that lie
should walk with her through life, but
alas! destiny, that manifest destiny which
so many of us have experienced, stepped
in and all was changed. It was a little
thing, a very slight circumstance which
shifted the weight in the scale and di
verted the whole current of these two
A word of gallantry lightly and though
lessly spoken to another, overheard by
Alice, and so on the Christmas when
Clyde Farrington asked the question
which was to make or mar his whole life,
he received an answer that wrecked his
hopes and set him adrift upon the world,
rudderless, purposeless, at the mercy of
wind and wave. To remain in his old
home, to meet her daily face to face, per
haps to see her the wife of another, he
felt that he could not. She had given him
no hope, no anchor by which to hold, and
so when the Atlanta on the following
Friday sailed for Liverpool, Clyde Far
rington's name appeared upon the list of
passengers. Three weeks subsequent
came a rumor that the Atlanta was lost;
still later it
. Fas confirmed. In a violent
north-wester she had lwei: driven out of
her course, struck upon the Inch Cape
Rock, and out of her whole cargo of hu
man souls one seaman,with the life nearly
drenched out of him by the salt waves,
was saved. Ile reported that when all
hope was lost he had caught a gjimpse of
the Captain and Clyde standing calml?
Among the terrified Women and children
giving every needful direction for their
salvation as boat after boat was cleared
away only to be swamped in the terrible
sea; and so at the last, hand clasped in
hand, these two heroic souls had gone
down into the ocean never more to be
seen by mortal eye till the sea gives up
All this had not come to Alice at once,
but piece by piece, and WIWI, the last be
came known her woman's strength—
strong as woman's weakness—had given
away, and for weeks her senses were
steeped in a merciful oblivion. When
she recovered from the long fever which
left her wan and weak, her girlhood had
passed from her forever; and she knew
that womanhood, which comes only to
those who have " suffered and are strong,"
too late she knew that her life had gone
down with the brave young life that in
darkness and in storm went down into
But sometimes a merciful providence
deprives us even of the time to mourn our
dead, and causes the struggle for life, for
daily bread, to supersede even our griefs.
At about this time by a fortunate or un
fortunate chain of events—as circumstan
ces might prove—Alice was thrown upon
her own efforts for a livelihood, her
mother had died while she was yet young,
and her father becoming involved in his
business affairs failed, and, in a fit of
temporary insanity induced by his ,mis
fortunes, ended his life and passed to the
court where a just judge ever decrees com
pensation to earth's bankrupts. When
all was settled, the ravenous creditors
satisfied, and the sound of the auction
eer'sliaiumer had ceased to reverber•ite
through the house of sorrow, Alice found
herself cast upon the world poor but not
dependent—that she resolved she never
would be; God had given her brain, and
she had received an education which she
meant should now stand her in good stead
in this hour of need, but how to employ
this education, that was the mooted ques
tion. In the city of Philadelphia where
her father had lived and died, it was no
easy task to obtain a situation even in
the humblest capacity in the public
schools, and so after weeks of unavailing
efforts she accepted an offer in a country
town, passed all examination, and found
herself installed as teacher of the C
Here her duties were multifarious;
through the long, hot summer days to fan
the fainting flame of intelligence in the
minds of wearied urchins, was no easy or
acceptable task. But the little woman de
veloped a wonderful capacity forsmooth
ing the paths of knowledge, and long be
fore Summer's sun gave place to Winter's
snows, her pupils had learned to watch
for and love the childlike figure always
robed in black, and as far as might be,her
situation, was made comfortable and
pleasant. The years passed and still her
unchanging black remained the type and
symbol of her widowhood of heart. To
her Clyde was a living presence; she could
not think of him as dead, although at
times across her mind would slit a vision
of a fair young head,pillowed upon damp
seaweed,with the growing coral-twining in
his hair; still he seemed around and about
her, almost within reach. At times
she would startle htrsclf turning, to
address him, then the vision would vanish
as the rememberance came to her that she
could only wait.
She had not been without lovers; more
than one man had found his heart beat
faster before the gaze of those dark intro
versive eyes, and the dimpled girlish
mouth might have been kissed with pas
sion kisses. But true ever to the memory
of its unburied dead, remained the heart
of Alice Dane. The squire had laid his
lands and herds at her feet, and gone
away rejected; and the member of Con
gress from the District of C-, had
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carried his unavailing love to Washing
ton with him.
And seven years had nearly passed, and
Alice had began to bear the name of old
maid. Still, hers was a young oldmaiden
hood and a kindly one; little children, the
children of others cling to theknees which
would never bear children of her own.
Time had touched her lightly, and now,in
her twenty-eighth year, she looked scarce
ly more than eighteen, and so it came to
pass that on Christmas Eve, seven years
from the day when Clyde Farrington had
asked the question which decided the fate
of two lives she sat alone in the quiet of
her little school room and as the shadows
darkened around her sang the sad lines of
.Jean Inglow, with which I have opened
this "o'er true tale."
But we must leave her for awhile, to
follow the fortunes of Clyde Farrington.—
When the Atlanta went down, he had
indeed gone down hand in hand with her
Captain, who had stuck to her to the last,
but as tile swirl caused by the ship, sub
sided, he arose nearly strangled, to the
surface, and with that instinct of self
preservation • which never wholly leaves
us, struck out for life, life, only life. Ile
could have gone down calmly w.th anoth
er life clasped to his own, with another
heart beating its dead march in response
to the beating of his own, but now, alone
on the wide sea. 0, God lit was too ter
rible; he thought of all his past, of his
home, of the one lie had loved and lost,
perhaps if he had been more patient and
waited, he might yet have won her, and
at this thought he struck out with renew
ed energy, but all was of no avail, the
stars twinkled silently above him in their
orbits, and the cruel Moon looked coldly
down to see him die. At last his strength
gave way, and with a despairing cry, of
agony, he threw up his hands and sank
down. down through interminable dark
ness, into the unfathomable depths of the
ocean. There was a ringing in his ears ;
a rush as the rush of mighty waters; he
was slowly rising; his hand struck some
thing hard, grasped it in a death grip,
and for the time being he was savue. As
he drew himself up and cleared his eyes
from the blinding spray, he found that he
had clung to the cordage of a topmast
which had broken clear from the ship,and
risen with all its running rigging attach
ed to it. After a rest of a few moments,
he managed to lash himself to the spar,
and so was buffeted about by wind and
wave, until the morning breaking show
ed him his position ; far away on the dis
tant horizon stretched a blue line of coast,
and here and there at a distance of six or
seven miles, the sea was flecked with
white specks of sails. Above, the blue.
sky hung smilingly, now and then a wide
winged Gull swooped down to see the
strange object floating upon the waves,
and then retreated, screaming forth its
hoarse notes. The storm had subsided
and nothing but the sullen dash of the
ocean in its cavernous depths gave token
of the wrecks with which since yester'-
morn, its anger had lined the shores.—
Surely he could not die with laud so near,
with human help almost within reach ;
with ships passing to and fro over the
broad expanse ; certainly sortie one of
them must pass within hail, he must be
seen, picked up and restored to his friends.
Thank God 1 he would yet bi saved:
Stid the ships came no nearer, the sun
mounted slowly up the nadier, passed
the zenith and commenced its downward
journey on the other side • the shadows of
night gathered around him, anti with
hope and life at ebb title, he lay quietly on
his spar, past all care, past all anxiety,
utterly worn out ; for him the bitterness
of death was passed. Lying thus in that
darkest hour which precedes the dawn.
his fading energies were suddenly arous
ed by the striking of a bell close at hand,
and he raised himself just in time to catch
the loom of a large ship, give one faint
shout, and receive a blow from
her prow upon his head. Then all
was darkness, and a blank, time passed
en to him a void,when he at last awoke,he
found himself lying in a cabin bunk, with
a faint awash of waters breaking upon his
ears, too weak to rise,he lay quietly con
tent, thinking in the childish manner in
duced by long illness, until a stout weath
er-beaten form entered the door, and a
bluff, hearty voice roared out : "Ahoy,
there, my boy, so you are coining to your
pins again, are you ?" mid in this man
ner, Clyde received his introduction to
Capt Spicer of the good ship Albion,
which, as Spicer comically said, had in
Irish manner, first knocked him down
and then picked him up," The Albion
was bound for the Indian Ocean, and was
already nearing the Cape, Clyde had
been six weeks aboard tossing in delerium
and now found that he was in for a voy
age to Bombay. Time wore slowly on,
and as he walked the decks in a conva
lescent state, the past came vividly back
to him—and strange anomaly in Imman
nature—he regretted that the life for
which he had fought so strongly and
prayed so earnestly had not gone out in
storm and midnight. • Still, as health
came slowly back to his veins, the strong
young nature asserted itself, and would
not 6e crowded back • what though his
life could never again be what it was ?
he could still endure ; and so at last he
.he took up bravely his burden, and - when
after a long and stormy voyage, the
Albion safely weatherd the Cape, and ar
rived in port, much against Spicers will,
he bade the old ship farewell, and obtain
ed a passage for China, intending to cross
to San .Francisco, and so overland to the
But. as the old proverb has it—" man
proposes, God disposes "—and so Clyde
Farrington found it. Arriving in Hung
Kong he was obliged to wait for a home
ward passage, and here again destiny in
terposed; laid he only gone then,t he whole
course of events might have been changed,
la it men must go wherever the fates drive,
and, to quote from our friends the Turks,
"It is kinsmeet," what is to be will lie.
And so while he was waiting for a ship
to sail, lie received an offer fican ala ige tea
house in Fe Chow, accepted it and, re
maining in China, the opportunity was
lost. here he rose rapidly from a subor
dinate to a head clerkship, and was final
ly received as a partner in the firm. And
now c.nnmenced a struggle in his soul, a
wild unrest which until this time he had
smothered and kept down; was Alice still
living ? Was she unmarried? lie must
see her, must know; anything was better
than this suspense. During six years he
had carefully avoided bearing from home,
but now he must go, and so having
straightened his affairs, he set sail,
arrived at Philadelphia, hunted out
his old friends, found that Alice was not
yet married, traced her up, and so at the
hour when we left her sitting alone in the
little school house, a stalwart, manly
form with face bronzed by the sun of for-
eign lands. walked briskly up the bill, en
tered the school room unheard, and stood
breathlessly listening, and still she sung
We shall no more on the tedtlee ple,n
Wh 11e the drives o'erheaki:
Wehball part no more 1:1 the wind mitt ihe
Where illy In farewell was saki ;
But perhaps I shall see thee and know thee
When the sea gives up her dead."
:Uice I she sprang to her feet trembling
with affright; had the sea indeed given up
her dead? My darling—My darling: no
it was no apparition that clasped her in
the strong arms, and pressed the bearded
lips again and again to the sweet unresist
ing, upturned face; and the night grew
older and older, and the stars twinkled
out one by one, and shone down upon
them as in olden time, the star shone upon
the shepherds iu Bethlehem of Judea,and
still she rested in his arms never more to
go hence, and the bells of the village
struck up a merry Christmas chime; and
into those two hearts so long divided, the
Christ-child came down as truely asonore
than eighteen hundred years ago, lie
came down upon this Earth; and so with
the morning drawing on apace, and a
Mer.:y Christmas to all, let us leave them.