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Worn only by tho son of Mars,
fflioso garb was onco the well known bins;
With boncet prido none dare demy
That little badge is worn by you.
It speaks of more than wealth or fame,
Or titles prancl by nobl Urth.
It Gpets of those who tolled to save
The fairest land of all the earth.
That little badge, how much it tells
Ut days of carnage, years of strife;
When for his flag, that dear old flag,
Tho hero offered up bte life.
Its luster speaks of far more worth
Than rubles red or diamonds bright,
Of eona end fathers who w ere once
A needy nation's strength and might.
Then proudly wear it; well you may;
Your valor prored your right and claim
To that one badge which shows today
Tour title to a soldier's name.
1 Michigan, as a territory, and even in its
younger days as a state, was a resort for
Borne of -the most noted criminals of the
arc. Separated from Canada by a river
ivbicli could bo cubiIj crossed, a vast wil
derness affording projection to gauss and
bands, tho ton nn and villages far apart,
railroads and trlcgrapl. lines hardly dream
ed of, the territory for years contained
risore rogues than honest men. A man
could commit almost any crime and be safe
from arrest by crossing into Canada. Rob
beries could be committed in the barns
and murder on the hixlivrnr, and the crim
inals had only to seek tli swjunps and for
ests to escape. The officers of the law were
few in number, were intimidated and over
awed by the rascals, and e ic'i traveler and
settler understood that licmut look to his
own knife and pistol to protect himself.
In tho year 1S82 my unele, Sihtt, Wright,
living in Chenango county, X. Y., decided
to mako n trip to Michi-ran, with a view
to settling there. He had a family, and
was a man of considerable means. He was
a stout, hearty man, who had made his
property by t.ard work, and ho was just
tho man who would iefend hi means with
his life, if occasion required.
Ho reached Detroit without adventure,
and after spnding a. day or two in the city
to make inquiries he determined to travel
into the interior and look up some land.
Ho had about a thousand dollars with him,
mostly in bank noU-s, and he took a
friend's warning and purc-hahed a inir of
double barreled pitoU and a good knife.
He learned from the ucwtpappis and from
citizens that man;, Imws6 characters were
prowling about the interior of the terri
tory, and his prepara' ions were only a
matter of prudence. 1 havo often herd
him tell of what befell him on his trip, and
I now lot him toll it to the reader.
"I left Detroit in company with a man
named David Comslock, from Oiiio, who
was in the territory on tho same mission
to locnte a farm for himwlf. After mak
ing duo inquiries, and learning that some
very choice government land could be
found by traveling northeast, wo took our
departure on foot. It was in September.
Tho roads were iu bad condition, and wo
believed that we could get along bettor on
foot than with saddle horse, especially as
we might havo trouble in finding proven
der for tho beasts, and as we would now
and then want to leave the road, which
ran northeast, and wa little better than
path. Tha trees had been cut down in
bomo places, to make a highway some
thirty foot wide, anriicviii) tlmp.'.ih wound
among the trees so th.t tne iKissajo of a
vehicle would have been an imjHssibiJity.
There was not a brid'e on the route, and
the cabins of the settlers wore sometimes
miles apart. All the goods ami provis
ions tnken in had to be packed on horses
or earned on tho backs of the mu lcr."
(I btop my uncle to say that tins rond is
now a groat avenue, pared a.id planked,
and runs through two of the finest coun
ties in the state).
"Comstock had about 300 with him.
The money was all in gold, in five and ten
dollar gold pieces, and lie had it tied up in
a handkerchief and thrust into his bosom.
Ho was armed with a single lmrreled pistol j
Jiuy, not naving bo mucn ns :i jncKKiuie
besides. So far it I could judge he was not
the man for an euu-rgeue-, having but
little confidence in hi pistol, and none at
all in himself. He had heard of the hore
thieves, counterfeiters and desperadoes we
Should bo likely to encounter, and we had
hardly lost s.gnt of the city when he bean
to express his fears that we were unwise in
making: the trip.
"Duriug the foienoou we mot sovcral
hunters and quite a number of settlers,
most of them on their way into Detroit.
Ijvcry man carried a rifle, moot ef them n
pistol and knife, and all were uncouth and
saage looking in our eyes. "We had started
out soon after 7 o'clock, and despite the
bud condition of the path, for a part of the
way, had made a distance of thirteen miles
when we sat down on a Ior to oat our din
tier. Wo had provided ourselves with dried
1 c f, crackers, chemi and other articles,
nough to last fer two or three daj , and
uli of us had a stout blanket, hoi tig
warned that we might have to depend on
0 irselres for provisions and lodgings.
"Wc had passed at least bejond two
miles of civilisation, and just previous to
t,a,iug had Ixseu told by a traveler that wo
would not find another cabin for live miles.
" o had seen no land to suit u as yet and
were determined not to md our trip until
we had seen the fiue umbered country
which was said to he awaiting put chasers
aud settlers withfci two days' tramp of De
troit. "After satisfying eur hunger, and while
1 was gathering up and packing aw ay the
remains of the meal, Comstock discovered
that his money was not securely tied up,
Hiid Iks diw out his haudkerchief to retie
llie knot- He knew that I bad money. I
knew of his gold, and so he did not hesi
tate to unfold tho handkerchief and ex
Libit the bright yellow nieces, which looked
'ruly tempting in the September sunlight.
" 'That's a fair share of gold for a man
to carry around in the woods. I hain't seed
so much for a year.'
"Wo looked up to find a man standing
within lhre feet of us a wicked looking
fe.low, with long red hair, red beard all
o er his face, awl a pair of eyes which
would not have been out of place in tho
1 cad of a wolf.
lie stood loaning on a hoavy rifle, and
Lis appearance petrified us for u moment.
He must have been watching us for some
t.nie from behind some of the large trees,
ud had taken advantage of tho moment
hhen we beat over the gold to step out
and come nearer.
"My hand went up to my brenst and
pulled at the Ixit of one of the pistols, but
& de llish guile showed itself in the strnn
ger's eye. He lifted hit rifle a little, and
" Nue o' that, stranger. I kin put a
bullet into your eye lfre jo-a git tbfct
plaything half ready to shoot.'
" 'Who are you, and what- do yea want'
I inquired, oeftstdc ntblv excited and not at
nil liking the isllow's words and looks.
" 'Ez to thssii,' he -pid, grinuing like
a. Daboon ar.-d lowering his riflo again, 'it's
none o' ycr bnssripse, bit I don't raind tell
ing ye. I ar' called Haak Williams by
some, nn others c. 'I me what they pleaso.
I don't gincrally tell my business to stran
ger, but iu this case 1 ar' free to say that
I goej where I likes, comes when I wish,
und stays ez long ez I car' to!'
"He laughod a devilish laugh as he
ceased speaking a Inuzh more like the
growl of a bulldog than anything elee, and
his eyes roved back t . ao, which dzn-
cvuc&, ui iiin aniuzetrent, n&OTneai?yGi
gotten and quite neglected. My friend
caught his look, and was not quite a min
ute in tying up and stowinc away his
" 'Land hunters, I s'pose?' remarked the
stranger after a pause which neither of us
was inclined to break, anxious as we were
to get rid of the man, and hoping that he
would take himself away.
"I replied that we were of that class, and
proceeded to make 60tne inquiries of the
man, realizing that it was more prudent to
be civil thun to exhibit our dislike of his
presence. I praised the country, remarked
on the civility of the pioneers whom wo had
thus far encountered, and offered the fel
low our provision bag.
" 'Yes, thar a a fine country,' he re
marked, never noticing the provisions.
'I'd like to tramp with ye for two cr three
days an' show yo some of the finest land in
tho world, but I've got u press of business
just now, and ye'll have to excooso me
ha! hal hal'
"I could not see anything mirthful in
his remark, espcciallv as hi3 face grew
more wicked as he uttered them, but I
made no reply and he walked off, we con
tinuing to watch him until he was hidden
among the trees.
"Comstock was greatly frightened at the
incident aud was for setting out for De
troit immediately, declaring that tne man
having seen his gold would follow and
murder us ut the first opportunity.
"While I believed that the man's cupid
ity had been excited and that he might not
hesitate to commit murder for the sake of
gold, I would not listen to Comstock's
idea of going back. I argued that we could
plunge into the woods, make a long detour
and then throw the man off our trail if he
intended following us, or we could keep
the path and take a run for a mile or two,
getting among the settlers again before
Williams, as he called himself, could
"Talking in this way, Comstock's fears
finally vanished, and we started off and
ran for a mile without a halt. Then walk
ing another mile at a fast pace we con
cluded that wo vere safe from pursuit,
and at the end of the next mile hud almost
forgotten the noonday incident.
"We wero getting into a finer country;
the road was better delined, the settlers'
cabins were more frequent, and Comstock t
felt quite jolly, boasting that we could ,
have easily finished off tiie hunter had ho
attempted any violence.
"My view of the adventure was a more
serious one. The hunter was a desperado
and a villain I was sure, and I had a belief
that he would attempt in some way to get
possession of the gold on which ho had
been allowed to feast his eyes. I believed
ho would follow us, bat aid not think he
would dare attempt a murder by daylight,
a.? ho would naturally have a fear of being
detected, and as he could only shoot one of
us with his single weapon, leaving tho
other to resist or escape, I made up my
mind that his effort would be made after
dark at our camping or lodging place, but
I imported none of my fears to my friend.
"About 4 o'clock in the r.fternoon we
came upon a prairie about forty acres in
extent, and paused for a moment to survey
it. Tho hieroglyphiis on a tree near the
path showed that the land had already
been applied for, and wo envied tho lucky
man. Wo were then a mile beyond the
last cabin, where a woman had informed
us that we would hae the same distnnce
to tramp from the prairie before reaching
another. She had further informed us
that four miles on would bring us to
'The Log Tavern,' which was situated at
a spot where 'the west, road' crossed this
"As I stood leaning againt a tree, look
ing about, I caught sight of something
moving out from behind a largo o.ik about
lifty feet away.
"Looking sharply, I saw a fur cap ap
pear, then a mass of red hair, and then tho
face of Williams! ne must have seen that
my face was turned toward him, for ho
drew his head quickly back, and I saw no
more of him, though I continued looking
at the tree until Comstock had moved on
quite a uitaiice.
"It was now certain that the man was
dogging our steps. We had failed to elude
him by our run, and I felt, as I started on
after my friend, that the villain would
bhoot at one or the other as we moved out
on the prairie. If I turned about and
walked up to his hiding place, ho would bo
sure to shoot me; if we kept on, he might
pass the opportunity bv. Thus 1 reasoned
as I followed Comstock.
"If you have never experienced tho feel
ing that an enemy is behind jou, prepared
to lodge a bullet in yoir body, having an
inclination to do so, and you exacting ho
.will do so, j-ou can never imagine how I felt.
The chills danced up my spine, I felt my
hair crawl, my knees were weak, and had
Comstock looked around he would have
seen a pale face. I was thirty rods or so
from the tree behind which i knew the
villain to be hiding, when the feeling be
came so oppressive that I slopped and
wheeled about, determined to see if tho
man was in sight.
"The movement saved my life. As I
wheeled, a bullet cut through tho rim of
my slouch hat, pasted close to Comstock,
and went singing over the prairie. Then
wo heard the report ot a rifle, and both
caught the smoke from tho tree.
"'Great heaven! who did that?' ex
(iied Comstock, his faco as white as a
"I knew that Williams had tried to mur
der ono of us, but as he did not make his
appearance from behind the tree af cr a
moment's waiting, I concluded not to tell
my friend what I had seen.
' 'It was a stray shot from some hunter's
ritle,' 1 replied, as coolly as 1 could. 'We
had better hurry on.'
"As we turned, about a dozen Indians,
all on foot, appeared on the farther side of
the prairie, and I knew that we were safe
from a second shot. By hurrying across
the prairie we should have a good start of
the villain, who would not tro.-until we
had entered the timber, and we could then
quickly make the distance to the nearest
"We had passed the Indians with a mere
word, aud utter entering the timber ran
almost ever j s.ep of the way to the cabin.
It lacked only an hour to sundown when
we reached it and we had made up our
minds to stop there for the night. Great
was our dicappointmant, therefore, to find
the door naiiod up, aud rude letters cm it
announcing, 'gOne EaCk to ohIO curse
buCH a C uitntr '
"The funvture had all been taken out,
the place had a lonesome look, and at tho
risk of another shot from Williams I ad
vised that we push on to the Log Tavern.
Conu'.:k agreed, aud just at sunset, with
out having seen or heard our enemy, we
arrived at our destination,
"The uamo given tae hamlet was "Smith's
Corners.' Besides the tavern, which was
only a fair sized log house, there was a
sort of trading pot and the house of an
other settler. Tae wh jle clearing was not
over six acres in extent. We saw corn and
pumpkins growiujc iu a field, but the bal
ance of the clearing was covered with
brush, stumps and lops. A dozen Indians
stood arouud tne door of the trading post,
others were riding away, and the scene
was wild and savage enough to have satis
fied the cravings of any romancer.
"There was no one present a we walked
Into the tavern, nearly half of which was
partitioned off as a public room. Benches
were ranged around the walls, a huge fire
plac occupied one end, and a keg of whiky
and a pint cup rested on the end of one
" 'Hillo, ptrancers'' cried a voice as we
drew up Before the fire, for the night was
quite chilly. 'Which way did ye come
.'I leaned no as I beard the tones, and as
I turned and caught sight of a red head, a
face covered with bristles and two .hy
ena eyes I looked to see where the man's
rifle was, believing him to bo Williams.
The same voice, same hair and bristles it
was he or his brother!
" 'What's the matter? Lost yer power
o' answering a civil question?' continued
the man, appearing somewhat put out at
our astonishment Comstock having the
" 'I I thought you were some one
some one else!' I replied, finding my voice
'"Hatha! How can I be some one else
and still be Dan Green?' laughed the man
the same 'ugh! ugh!' which Williams
had uttered. 'But you ar from Detroit, I
s'pose, an' I calkerlote that you mean you
want to stay all night?'
"I replied that we so desired, and he
went to a door and called to 'Jane' to get
supper ready for two. He then threw an
other log on the fire, took a drink of whisky
and went out, saying that the woman
would call us when the meal was pre
pared. " 'That's tho same man who met us at
noonl' whispered Comstock, his hand
shaking as he laid it on my arm.
" 'I thought so at first, but he is not,' I
replied. 'This man has a scar across his
forehead, while the other had none.'
"When the man had drank from the
cup he pushed up his cap, and I had caught
sight of the scar. I had also observed that
he was shorter and stouter than Williams,
and felt certain that he had a separate iden
tity. However, I had made up my mind
that the pair were brothers. No two men
not of the same blood could look so near
alike and have voices so singularly brutal
and unpleasant. I did not dare to tell
Comstock of this opinion, as I saw that he
was already badly frightened. Anything
further, I feared, would completely upaet
"I was doing my best to reassura my
friend, when the woman called us to sup
per. Tho fare consisted of corn coffee,
Johnny cake and sjrlt pork, and the ap
pearance of the room was in keeping with
it. The woman was tall and stout, her
haircut short, her eyes black and ugly,
and I did not like her looks in the least.
She watched us covertly while we ate, and
did not so much as utter a word.
"During the meal I made up my mind
that we would settle for our supper, and
leave the house for a night in the woods,
feeling that we should be as safe with the
wild beasts as with such evil looking peo
ple. But as we walked to tho door I saw
that a cold drizzling rain had commenced
to fall, and the lire felt so comfortable that
I did not broach iry plan to Comstock.
Perhaps we were too suspicious, and, being
unused to the way of the pioneers, had
wronged the peoplo about us. I was pur
suing this train of tionght when the land
lord camo in, replenished the fire, and
i chatted so civilly about the country, tho
people, the chances, etc., that I quite for
got my former suspicions.
"It came to be 9 o'clock almost before I
knew it. One or two Indians had coma
and gone, the atmosphere had grown colder,
the fire felt more and more comfortable,
and I was ready to doze as the landlord
went to sec about our bed. lie had just
stepped out when Comstock gave a cry of
alarm, his face blanched:
'Look therel Look at that face against
"I turned quickly about, but could seo
no face only the p:rnes wet with the rain.
" 'Either the landlord or the man who
met us in the woods was looking through
that window!' said Comstock, as I turned
again to the fire.
"I was about to ask for further informa
tion when the landlord came back and an
nounced that we could turn in. He also
told us that it had been arranged for Com-
stock to sleep down stairs, while I was to
go up stairs; but my friend at onco pro
tested so strongly against this that we wero
both allowed to mount the rough ladder to
the loft over the barroom, where some
skins and quilts had been spread.
"'We shall both be murdered before
morning!' whispered my friend, as soon as
the landlord bail retired.
"He then informed me further in regard
to the face at the window, and was so suro
I he had seen Williams that I finally agreed
I with him that there might be danger, and '
told him of the relationship which I be- ,
lieved existed between the two men. Wo
were in for it in any case, and the most we '
could do was to prepare for what might '
happen. We looked to our pistols, saw I
that the' were in order, and then agreed to i
take turns in watching, so that the villains
could not surprise us if they meant us j
harm. Neither of us was to undress, but, ,
if not disturbed, we cjuld manage to catch j
a lllllu Sleep us wo ncic. riiijiuaci ui um-
crwise. the landlord had given us not moro
than an inch of candle, and this burned out
while we wetc talking.
"The floor was a loose affair, and tho
light from the barroom fire shone up
j through a dozen cracks. The ladder led
from the kitchen, was piaccu aoout twenry
feet from our bed, and there was no door
above, nothing whatever to prevent any
one from making the ascent.
"As I was to wkothe first watch Com
stock removed hi.' gold from his bosom,
laid it on the shuts and then lay down. I
crawled carefully over the floor until I
found a crack large enough to allow me to i
have quite a view of the room below, and :
then set myself to watch and listen.
"The landlord sat for a while before the
fire. An Indian came in, got some whisky
and went out, and after another hour the
tavern keeper covered up the fire and went
into the other room.
"Long before this, despite his alarm,
Comstock had fallen soundly asleep. I
maintained my place for another hour
without hearing the least noise, and then
crawled over on the bed.
"Two hours more went by, and then, be
lieving that we had been unreasonably
frightened, and that we should not be dis
turbed, I woke up my friend, told him
that everything was quiet, and consulted
him as to whether we should not both go
to sleep. Haeoncluaed to watch for an hour
at least, r,nd I got under the blanket and
left him sitting up, his pistol in his hand.
We had a few words of conversation, con
gratulating ourselves taat we would safely
pass tho night, and then I went to sleep. I
did not inteud to. I meant in my mind to
remain awake, feeling that he was the
weaker one, but was tired and worn and
could not resist nature. The last I remem
ber was of feeling the man crawling to
ward the head of the ladder from off the
"After events showed that I slept about
an hour, when I was suddenly awakened
by a heavy thud, a loud scream, and I
sprang up to see a lantern setting on a
fieor, a man stabbing at Comstock, who
was lying on his back, and another coming
toward me with a hatchet in his hand!
"What I did I do not know. The whole
thing is like a dream. I heard shots,
shouts, remember of feeling like a wild
beast, and when I was over my horrible
nightmare there were three dead men in
the loft, and the trader and a hajf docen
Indians were in the room below shouting
and yelling. They came up the ladder,
took my pistols away, helped me down
and then I fainted away like a woman and
scarcely knew anything until daylight.
"Then there was a. horrible sight for me
on the barroom floor. Comstock, with
his head split open and three knife wounds
in his breast; the landlord, .hot twice in
the head; Williams, hu brother, shot t
throach the heart all dead and cold. How
I killed the men I doa't know. I don's
even remember of having my pistols in my
"We made out that rooc Comstock had
crawled toward the iHter to bsien. naA
overcome by hiK dr tramp ami it e -if-ner
vns teul ."-.. u ivUs.. U: J aur-
3 erect try tne piotang rascals as tney came
up. The woman had fled, fearing punish
ment, and the victims were all there. Such
an officer as a coroner wa unknown, and
so after the trader had taken a record pf
my statement three graves were dug in
the forest and the bodies covered up with
out ceremony. The gold and the other
personal property of Comstock were
handed over to me to forward to his wife,
and at dusk I was in Detroit satisfied to go
back home and stay there. A month after
my return to Chenango county I received
$200 in gold, that being the reward which
the territorial officers had offered for the
capture of Williams, whose real name was
McCarthy, a notorious desperado who had
been driven out of Pennsylvania. The offi
cers were better satisfied with his death
than they would have been with his ar
rest." M. Quad in New York Weekly.
A lledroom In Holland.
May one invite you to look into a bed
room in north Holland? You will notsleep
in it soundly unless your nerves are quiet
er than those of most Americans, for the
chimes of the village churches play bars
from old songs every fifteen minutes the
day and night through, and as they seldom
agree very well about the time some sort
of bell is sounding almost without inter
val. The five windows of Mevrouw's room
are polished till they are all of a smile.
Each window has its spotless lace cur
tains and itd shade of soft white linen,
which is raised and lowered by a most com
plicated system of cords and rings, to the
complete understanding of which any but
a native must give the study of a lifetime.
The candle chandelier, with its glass pend
ants, is nearly always in process of wiping.
Were there no mirror the polished mahog
any doors of the wardrobe would answer
No bed appears, but in one corner is a
door opening upon a closet, within which
one gets a glimpse of white draperies.
How the bed was introduced into the
closet, unless like the bunch of grapes
in the bottle it grew there, is be
yond telling, for the fine linen cur
tains hang from an oval piece above
its middle, which expands above them
into a somewhat rudely carved model
of a ship, too big, it would seem, to go
through the doorway. From this oval
piece is suspended a cord with a convenient
ring handle to lay hold of for help ia to
ting up on a sleepy morning. Cor. Nev
York Commercial Advertiser.
Gen. Grant at School.
Gen. Grant attended the district school,
where he was a fair pupil, and noted for
his kindly disposition, a trait of character
which he inherited from his mother. In
after years one of his early playmates said
of him: "I never saw him show any re
sentment, and I do not believe that he ever
felt a tinge of it. He was never rude, op
pressive or disagreeable to other children.
Once, when he was n very young scholar,
he was very much troubled by one of his
lesson-1. A schoolmate, noticing his per
plexity, said, 'You can't master that.'
Ulysses replied: 'Can't! What does it
mean?' 'Why, replied the boy, 'it means
that that you can't. There!'
Ulysses went to the dictionary and tried
unsuccessfully to ilnd the word there.
Then he went to his teacher and asked
him what was the meauing of the word
'can't,' telling him that he had searched
for it in vain in the dictionary. Tho
teacher gave a proper explanation, and
added: 'Ulysses, if in the struggles of life
any person should assert that you can't do
a thing you desire to accomplish, let your
answer be, 'The word "can't" is not in the
dictionary.' " Harper's Young People.
All the glue as received from the factory
requires the addition of water before it
will melt properly, and every addition of
water (while the glue is fresh made) will
up to a certain point increase its adhesive
ness and elisticity; and it is the duty of
every man who uses glue to find out just
where the point lies, its it is possible to
melt glue and have it so thick that after it
SuiyGrs-t; it will be so brittle as not to
adhere to the wood. Some glue will bear no
more water than others, but all will bear
more than usually falls to their share, and
that, too, with greater increase in the qual
ity of the work. .Manufacturer and
Yuter Vcrsm Crackers.
The supper and entertainment at the
Congregational vestry Friday night was
well patroni.ed. The fun included an en
tertainment by Ventriloquist Hamilton
and a gastronomic contest. Three girls
each tried to swallow a mug of water
(using a teaspoon to convey the liquid to
the mouth) as quickly as three boys could
each dispose of a dry cracker. Jennie
Turner won the "spooning" prize, a silver
cup, and Charles Twichell got the China
alphabet plate. At hoi Cor. Springfield
Trofile of a Duck.
A South Weymcuth man hns displayed
in his store a very curious freak of nature.
It is a section of the butt of a tree sawed
off, say two inches thick, and which has
the perfect profile of a duck. Many who
have seen it were of the opinion that It
was painted, and could not be made to be
lieve otherwise until they closely examined
it. Quincy Tcdcer.
The Qneen Collects Iler Rents.
The royal courts of justice at London
witnessed a queer ceremony recently. Cent
uries ago Walter le Brun was granted
ground on which to place a forge, theyearly
rental to the crown being six horseshoes
and sixty -one nails. About the same time
Nicolas de Mora received a piece of land
on condition that he annually cut in twain
one fagot with a bill hook and another
with a hatchet. These properties are held
even now on the same terms, and the other
day at the opening of court proclamation
was made: "Tenants and occupiers of a
piece of waste ground called 'The Moors,'
in the county of Salop, come forth and do
Upon thi3 Mr. Crawford went through
the ceremony of cutting the fagots, one
being severed with a hatchet nnd the other
with a bill hook, two formidable instru
ments, which, in conjunction with a small
square chopping block, had been set out
on the table before the queen's remem
brancer. Then the proclamation was
made: "Tenants and occupiers of a certain
tenement called 'The Forge,' in the parish
of St. Clement Danes, m the county of
Middlesex, come forth and do your ser- i
vice'" Once more Mr. Crawford advanced i
to the table, and rvely counted -out six
horseshoes and sixty-one nails. Their cor
rectness was vouchfe'i for by the remem
brancer announcing "Good number."' Tb
horseshoes, the natla and the fagots are
now the property of the queen.
A Victory for the Tried Onion.
The aldermen of the great dty of Loo
don are not above the consideration of tri
Ses. Recently they spnt some Urae dis
cussing the odors emitted rry cook bes
devoted to the frying Q.f onions. It w
decided that while fucS establishment
were distinctly objectionable to the olfac
tory nerve, the pengea sffielis produced
no insanitary effect. So the fried onion
left the Guildhall "witbst a stain on its
It is rather cunoas tcitweUe neany a:
other countries are rawia? barriers aain'
imports England is sieACi!y reducing brs
She has agreed to aboH&h the re&ric&toa;
on American live cattle, originally im
posed as a protection ajraiast p!euro-paeu-monia.
Children Cry forPitcherJs Castoria.
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THE LATE JUSTICE MILLER.
II I s lteinarkably Successful Change of
Professions President Lincoln'- Juke.
Samuel Freeman Miller, the senior jus
tice of the supreme court of the United
States, who died recently at Washington,
was born in Kentucky April 5. 1S10. His
early years were spent on a farm Then
he became a country doctor, and practiced
till 1S50. In that year came the remark
able turning point of his career At the
age of 34. with a family dependent on him
for support, he abandoned medicine to
take up the study of law, and at the same
time Bought a new home, removing from
Kentucky to Keokuk, la.
The venture would have proved ruinous
to ninety-nine men. But Mr. Miller was
the one hundredth aud succeeded. He
reached high rauk at the bur and in the
Republican councils, and when, during the
second year of the war. President iJncolu
reorganized the supreme court he chose
the farmer doctor-lawyer a one of tlu
new members He remained in harness
till the hour when hi" fatal illness began.
The dead justice was fond of relating the
story of his Inst meeting with President
Lincoln. It was at the inauguration ball
after the latter's second election. Justice
Miller entered the anteroom, where he
waited to leave the wraps of himself and
wife, when he saw Mr. Lincoln talking
with Charles Sumner. The justice ad
vanced to shake hands vith the president,
and Mr. Lincoln turned with great cordial
ity to greet him He said to him in an ex
cess of good humor, "How are "be justices
and their gowns?" Then he added, "Mil
ler, you wero brought up on a farm,
weren't you?" "Yes," wa the reply
"Well, then, you must have seen the
breaking up of land and burning of timber
in a clearing You of course have seen the
heavy bark fall from a half decayed log,
while out from under the bark would come
great winged ants, which would waddle oLT
with the funniest kind of clumsy dignity
Do you know, judge. 1 never se one-of you
justices with your gown on but 1 think of
those anta wo used to seo on tho farm in
All tti.it Justice Miller could say in reply
to thw was that he was gUd that they had
suggested so industrious an inect to him.
AN OLD NEW YORK WSRGHAttY.
Although An Octofrturiun tlin Veart
Welsh Ushtly on ilim.
The oW fashioned Now York merchant
is a figure in history, bat as he was promi
nent and a power in yeaw lens "before the
war," it is soethiaf; of a surprise to learn
that one of hwtypeatill hvea and enjoys
with all the heart mei of perfect health
the blessings of exuteuce
I'orty year ao Henrv p. Simmons bade
farewell to the commercial circles of Go
tham. He had ac
cumulated a fort
une and intended
to take "eae with
dienity" at the
near Passaic, N
J , for the remain
der of hi life. But
fv ' repoanouiiy, ia
TCHBICDU JUKI UJ
jf r cfMMovq he looked after
nd almost t fore be knew it Mr Simmon
found him-if a bis owner of pWjh aod
real etfar His rnaela fall many eu and
carry t ery imaginable sort of cargo
Socn year ago u Jery aeisbbon
acred at the poll that he weald mak a
i.''oI judjfe, and (taring three term on t:
tp.mtv beach he vindicated tbeir cboiofor
magistrate by bis decisions aad ruling.
Although an octogeaarian Mr. Simmon
H suit erect, broad Khooldered aad of great
f-brsicai powern. B-side, be u poH9d
if a voice that rolls and rTerbera4 like
be thunder of a anaimer storm and a
I'nd.T natnr that responds to any g;U
.ate appeal .f distre-
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AntuouT, ArjL&ttaAA City, Audalu niui
Wichita National Bank. ,
PAID Ur CAPITAL.
BUJIPLUS. - - -
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I XUTidaoa. J. CLfeel,
Do a Gmrral Banking f CdUding
ana Jtt-ofteragc Jlxwincs.
Ka4crx iuet Pfteian lfiohiart-
boajrfrt ho W. L sfiatt ftfeuen bond
a.U dKmlxtf mzkt axJI )&
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Vestibule Ptjllmak Sleepec3,
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for further specimens of railroad mathe
matics. K. rowELl, PrrsMent. R. T. BBaX. V. Pwi
F. V. WALtrrt. Jr., Cashier.
Fourth National Bank.
PAID UP CAPITAL,
SUKPLUd, - -
ft. T. Bran. E. B. Powell, O. D. lUroM. h. It. Cola
Atnew U Honk. F. W. Waflor. O. VT. LarrhnarIoe
Ucre, B.O. OrareJ.
J. P. ALX.X.V.
State National Bank.
OF WICHITA, KAX.
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J P All
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obtain much iMroatfAnofl fo a truer cp tkm map cr tni
M O B T". I
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Includlur Xdnaa Xaat and "Wat of tha Xlaaourl
Klvar Tho Direct Bouta to aad from CXIOAaO,
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from CHICAGO. CALDWZLL. IIOTCHTXIOJC
and DODO CITT. and Palao Blacnlnr Car b
twoen CHICAGO. WICHITA and XUTCUXXSOH.
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SOLID VSTIULE EXPRESS TRAINS
of Thrones. Coecbe. (Uazrra, pad XHalm Can
dally berwara CHICAOO, DXS XOOTCta. COtJN
OTXi SLU2T8 and OMAHA, and Xr SUcUaloa
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COLOHADO BPIttTfOB and rUXBLG. Via It. Jos
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'lutly, trim Choice of Aoutea to aad from Malt
Lake. Portland. Loa Anxelae and San Prancltco.
The Direct Lin to and from Plke'a FaJc, Ifani
tou. Oarden of th Ooda. the Sanitarium, and
Bceolo arandeurs of Colorado,
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cliclnr Chair Car Jir&SZ) to euut froa taoa
pclnU and Kanaa City. Taroarh Chair Cat aad
fUaener betweoa Feorla. Splrtl Laie and Sieus
rail Tie, Hock Island. Tie Tarvrita Lin to
Wutertovro, Bloox JTaU. th Susnmar Resort aad
Hunting and Vlabha Q round of tha Worth waaU
The Bbart Line via Seneca and Kankakee often
faclUUe to travel to asd from Indianapolis. Cin
cinnati and other Southern points.
For Tick eta. Haps. Toldert. or deelred Inform a
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E. ST. JOHN, JOHN 8EBA8TIAN,
Oenl ICanafcr Seal Tkt. c Paaa. Art.
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decay, vatrrwkaev leei amakood. I wilt
case: a Tsluahle traatlse (sealed) cenUlaln; fall
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