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SOL. MILLER, EDITOR AND PUBLISHER. J.
THE CONSnTUlTOK AND THE tjkion.
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VOLUME XVI.-NUMBER 17.1
TROY, KANSAS, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1872.
WHOLE NUMBER, 797.
TftE ETCft.X EXPlsA-.,!.
Too aV a littie too macfa. Cap.
I don't mm how we II agn.
Tor the thing loofca mlgbty different
To yon than ft dors to me.
TboM Jolimlrs fonc&t u wtH. Cap;
I know that I told 'tni mo.
And book their band whm tbry stacked their anna
At th front, ptcii retn ago.
XT1 ahake the hand "fa anldlrr
Who fijrhU u lie tbloka U right.
And worn the war t rcr,
I willing togire opth fight;
Sat thi "shake o'er the IttwAy chaam
Ueatta a different thin:, jou know.
Trom ahakioK hand with a ragged urb
At the fnmt, eren years ago.
"Vt let era off to Cap;
In this I think you'll agree.
That aome of Vm shonM have said their prayers
At the fmt of the gallows-trre j
For we pardoned the whole caboodle
The leaders as well aa th men
Ab4 fewtw, I -, thrj- are trying; a gam
To get Intu power again.
They In! the Democrat before the war,
A nd thev want to do it again ;
God help the North, with orea filled
By Darls and that sot of men !
Ton can't win the game without the South,
Yon know rery well yoa cant.
And mast roant the cost of Southern rotes
To help yon in beating Grant.
I find no fault with the times. Cap.
For money Is easy and free.
And plenty of odd Jobs oing
For a played-out - ret" like met
And the country seem to prosper;
The debt is fast being paid;
I don't think a change fur the better
Could Tery well be nude,
I know they find fault with Grant. Cap,
They aay be lures borne and smokes;
But then, an angel from hearcn
Wouldn't auit that aort of folks. ,
I hare looked at the matter careful.
And find that the trouble grows
From the fact that those lobby fellows
Cant lead him by the nose.
I nerer liked Horace Greeley,
And I tell you fair and square,
God nerer made such a man as he
To fill the President's chair;
For he failed in the hour of trouble.
When things looked a little dark.
And such a Captain aa that ain't fit
To handle the Union bark.
And now It sounds mighty auspicious
To bear these fellows rant.
Call bim honest Uncle Horace,
And all that sort of cant.
Why, it ain't hard to remember
llow Greeley used to bhiw.
And call them thieres and and traitors,
27ot a dozen j rare ago.
There's only one thing more. Cap,
That I bare gut to say:
I won't help put Into outce
The leaders mho wore the gray.
For the grares are in between us.
Of the boys ho wore the blu
And died in fighting thnse rebels
Xow roting along with you.
And "across the Moody chasm
The North will nerer shake oer,
XIU the crimson hands of the leaders
Are clean on the other shore.
Yon may win the fight InXorember
I hope and trust ym can't
But soldiers rote you'll nerer get
To help you lu beating Grant.
MY LANDLADY'S STORY.
That hoar o night's black arch the kev stane.
Mrs. Crowe, iii licr work entitled tbn "Night
Sid of Nature," makes allusion to thu facta nixin
which the following little story is founded; but,
Mrange, she Woe ii.it gie the details. It was a
c-iso strikingly iu point, fur her. Was it too hor
rible to put in her hook; or was she restrained
by the name delicacy that made every marvel
monger speak of it in a whisper!
It was told to me in ndinburg, by my landlady,
Mrs. S . She was from Montrose, anil spoko
in a well-marked Gadic. idiom, that greatly en
hanced her descriptive powers. It i a remarka
ble fact that no language in so well adapted to
the thrilling, the pathetic, and the humorous as
the dialect of the Scottb.li Highlander. Sir Wal
ter Scott ones ninth of his success to it, nnd the
lyrics of Hums would be comparatively insipid
'without it. I remember once hearing Mrs. S
jest with her husband about sonic nonsense he
perpetrated in his courtship. She was so much
amused at it that she fell back in her chair and
exclaimed, "I cauna thiuk o't, but it wakes me
a'tnost splat me seeds a lathing." The same ex
pression in plain English, " I cannot think of it,
lint it almost makes me split my sides a laugh
ing," is utterly tame by the side of the other.
But Mrs. & , moreover, had a manner which
made her narration more impressive.
It was in the evening twilight, and we wero
watching, from the parlor w indow, the Iuchkcith
light in the Frith of Forth, throwing out its
flashes of warning to"the mariner. I forget what
drew from Mrs. 8 the aful recital, the inter
est of which I have feebly attempted to main
tain, by drawing upon my fancy for some slight
amplification; but she began, in substance, as
follows, occasionally tapping me npou my shoul
der and reducing her voice to a hissing whisper.
died in the town of Haddington. His conduct ,
liad been so outrageously absolute that ev.ry- '
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door of his uncle, an old blacksmith of Hadding.
ton, -and was kindly taken in and cared for.
Everything was done for hint that even aflectiou
could suggest, but he grew worse and worso nn
til he went into a delirium, and uttered things
of such frightful import that few persons could
remain near bim. There were certain expres
sions which excited more astonishment than ot li
ars indeed they drew tears from those who
heard them, as" well on account of the earnest
ness with which they "were uttered, as the dis
tracted gesticulations accompanying them. He
seemed to stare at some very distaut object dis
tant as a fixed star; and, with his onUtrrJched
hands thrust forward as if to resist the rapid ap-
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and at the further end of this ball were two led-
m x stjiirease commenced near tho door,
j t-i tl.. swrnfl atnrv. in whirh tuere TTrr
0hat m.ffht be c-aiod an ahtToiimiind the
. JlJL .,w. b hAir nf Andrew Al-i
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a narrow platform at the bead of the atairs. And
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( a a a .m- t. aTa
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one descending the stairs from the aoie-room
a. Saa ,nrnlr vrttil ihi4 HlaOr.
ETwing came on, and the blacksmith a two
8on cousins of the deceased, were appointed to,
sit i?p the. first night. They were to ocenpy -the
ante-room. It was too warm for fire, so .they
were provided with a couple oi lauow c"
. . s . atnni nrr
?JS,.lwr: i . eiht in m m
TOlved in love scrapes. In fact, he was what
they call in the Highlands," the Tera deil aniang
the lassies." Hour after bonr he entertaine.1 Ja
mie with his conquests, nntil the latter. began to
show symptoms of doubt- ,.
"Ans are ye snre, Archie." he askedjoiire
Jia telling me a pack o' lees t" ......
"-Thev had not given their cousin In the aojotn
IngroJma singfe thought. J."
iise the fact (nobody couM) that t hey were
Had be was dead, smothering their gratificaUon,
werer, nnder theold omforting -axni, "it
UVat' be seilofbeon shall bnds . stiffened in the attempt to rise up and make it.
awa' wi' ye-mercy; oh. mercy, mercy, merer." , Sim of the pe "ou whoj had fled from
Tie T ravings at lit ended in death. the house had Allan's death-strnggic so forcibly
Itisthe stom iu Scotland to.it np three "ael by these appearand that they declar
ntghta wUh the dead. The corpse of Andrew Al- ' jMU,nK 2 S-.'T. S? 2.
Ian (" that was the yonng roan's name) , lf!"? bis dying words, "Back! back-awa w.
placed npataini in a bick room. It reatcd npou J"e! .t is na sac written!" .
rode table, consisting offonrrudo benches sup- I Under the encouragement and direetionjor the
porting two boards. It as wrapped np in a curate, the body was re-adjused. He proposed
sheet and two half crown pieces were placed on to the people that theyshouli bnry it at once;
the eves to keep them closed. The blacksmith's bnt they wonld not violate tfr.Jold lligblaM cus
bonse was built upon a Tery simple plan. The J torn, especially since "it was bit anr night raair.J'
.-:j-.i. .nl info a smnll hall down stairs. I The news had bv this time snrcad in every di-
R 7 S 'nit twenry a "flnTTooking ' fulfccta .ubjettesfto thei? consideratioiZ He ac
FaHf onlet dTmeanor and Inou.trions habits. " knowledge.! hU belief to be that a" supernatural
lad. of quiet demeanor . agency wasat work.andinsistedthattheeitizrns
Avwhla rirotlTV.IWII TfalDUl aa-a -" I
was weel the pnir Imdy was relieved o' his snf
ferinV The night dragged on. Archie continu
ed his amatory reminiscences to the great annoy
ance of Jamie, until the town clock "strak the
twal" it was midnight!
The candle required snnlBng, and Jamie reach
ed forward bis band for that jsrpose, bnt a sound
reached his ears from the ro"ft where the corpse
was a sound like the mov it!; of a bench, which
caused him in his trcmuloi,T?s3 to put out the
light. The darkness was toi'l. The yonng men
held their breath, each one choked by the throb
bing of his heart.
"Jamie," said Archie, "it was naething tiaetk
ing but the wind. Gae doou an' get a light."
"Ob, Archie, for the lave o' God take hold o'
me it is na your voice yon diuna speak iu yaur
ain voice ! "
The next moment the brothers'were locked in
each other's arms, and fell cowering against the
wall, shuddering in the extremity of terror; for
another sound reached lliem, and one calculated
to paralyze the bravest. They heard with un
mistakable distinctness "the. two half crown
pieces drop on the floor." "
When the old LWksniith went up stairs at
daj light, and saw Ids sous crouching in the
corner of the room, hethonght thry had lieeu
drinking too much,,nnd began to chide them,
lint he soon stopiied, fur they rose up and came
to meet him with a wild expression of joyful re
lief on their countenances; and minted to the
door at the head of the stairs. They were not
able to speak a word. The old man, without hes
itation, pushed open the door and entered the
room ; bnt he came rushing back, uttering a cry
of horror such a cry as none but an old man can
give shrill tremulous. They fled down stairs,
out of the house, ami into the street. The neigh
liors were aroused the story told and in less
than half an hour there was a tumult. Th stair
case in the blacksmith's honso was soon filled
with people; but none had courage to open the
door. The head of tho colura stisxl upon the
platform, resisting the force from behind. It in
creased to such violence, however, that resist
ance availed nothing. There was an impatient
rush from below the door was pushed open, and
in an instant the terrible room was filled with
visitors. Not a word was spoken they could
'Hero it was that Mrs. S placed her hand
upon my shoulder, and whispered in my ear
her breath throbbing painfully against my excit
ed tympanum. 3
One of the benches was slightly moved, ai.d
the left foot of thu corpse rested upon the floor.
The eyes were open nidc open, and staring at
something far faraway. Without any change
in the lines of the face, there was yet an expres
sion of curiosity curiosity merging into fear,
which, taken iu connection with the distnrlied
Msitiou of the Ixidy, forced the opinion upon the
siectators that the dead man suddenly started.
Terror began to be diminished into simple won
der. The people at length conversed with one
another, but all thryeould dow.i3toilo.se the
eye of the deceased and replace the half-crown
pieces; lift up the leg and again envelop it iu the
sheet. That day no work was done iu Hadding
ton no one ate anything. Hut night came on
again, and others must tnko their turn at watch
ing in the ante-room. Twehe men wilniitrcrcd
eleven of them citizens of Haddington, but the
tnelft was an upstart student from St. Andrews,
who derided the cruelty of the. people, and quo
ted Dr. ISrewstcr.
Excellent cheer was provided for the watchers.
A tire was kindled in the ante-room, and a kettle
enlivened the company with its song. The stu
dent talked incessantly about spectral illusions,
but his .companion? did not listen to him they
sipped their hot water and whisky in silence, oc
casionallv holding their breath at somo fancied
sound. The night mire on. The. town cluck
struck the first peal of the midnight hour. Kach
stroke swill d on the air like a groan. It was
midnight. The student burst into a Isiistcrous
laugh. It was at first, a laugh of derision; bnt
it soon ceased. Tho young man rose up gave
one look toward the platform at the bead of the
stairs, and fell down swooning, for the half-crown
pieces jingled iimti the floor relmnnded and
fell again two benches were tnrned over, the
ends of the planks, which they supported, drop
ped down, and the corpse was distinctly heard to
slide along the inclined plane. The listeners all
sprang to their feet, under an impulse to make
their escape, but they dare not pass f!' dreaded
platform, so impressed were they with the cr
tainty (as they all afterwards testified before tho
investigating committee) that Andrew Allan
would appear, in thu door of his chamber, and
implore them not to leave him. Long before
daylight the house was again thronged. A crowd
rushed up stairs, to the great relief of the watch
ers, who hastened to acquaint them with what
bad occurred. Great excitement began to be
manifested. The people needed s.tnie one to lead
them, and no oue had the courage to approach
with the intention of opening the door of the ter
rible apartment. At this juncture some one
' Kin for the curate! tin for the curate! "
This good man, Mr. Handyside, lived in a
neighboring hamlet, preferring the quiet he en
joyed there to the noise in the busy town of Had
dington. He is still alive and brlovrd by every
body, bnt since his participation in the mysteri
ous horrors of the third night, he has been re
garded as a man having kunwledge of things
w hich no mortal onght to possess.
He cheerfully obeyed the summons, and re
paired to the blacksmith's house. It was now
after sunrise." The people gathered around their
pastor anil toiii nun wnac nail Happened, lie
pansed a momeiit in deep rnjjitation, and then
r"teTrA ,l,e Ans" cl'an,1,7 N"t rao)rB ,hau
three iiersons accompanied 'Mm the others, as
each one passed the door and looked into the
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rooui, pressed luelr lianas over tneir eyes ana
tied into the street, uttering loud cries.
I remenilxT the distant chimes of St. Giles,
reaching onr bearing at this moment, accorded
sadly with the whisper to which Mrs. S-i had
again lowered her voice.
The two benches, supporting the feet of An
drew Allan, were thrown some feet from where
they originally stood, as if they hail been kicked
with some violence. The dead body was conse
quently in a half sitting posture. The eyes were
again opened, and this time gazing at something
nearer very much nearer, than what they bad
stared at on the prwvloaa uight. Tb hauria wara
unlocked and thmst forward, as if to implore or
resist ;-the physiognomy, without any change in
the facial, fines, betokened the most agonizing
alarm: while the renera! attitude inclined the
iiehoiner ro ine oeuer rust mo uuuv nau ueeu
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rection. Persons came from Edinbnrg and Glas-
t4iwus and hamlets until, at twelve o'clock, the
streets of Haddin-rton could not bold them. No
doubt more thau a thousand persons visited
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1 hundreds offered to watch with Mr. Handjside,
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ine nmin un niairi in i h snifftiuiin s iiuuc. aim
o ukijwmij uim into me oeau mail a cmra-
herat'the first unusual sound, (for such was the
curate's purpose, frequently avowed in the course
of the day;) bnt when that good man, a few
hours after night-fall, mounted tho stairs with
his candles and his llible. onlv four men followed
bim. Seated at a table, be calmed the fears of
of Haddington should treasure np the cirenm
stauce as a warning against dissolnteness. "Per
haps," "said he, with hesitation, as if. the" idea he
wished to advance-was incomprehensible even to
himself, "perhaps, in this case, death has been
to eager so that disease conld not complete its.
oiuce oi uotuiy punishment, and tnere is yet in
the disturbed corpse a soulless sensibility, over
which conscience and Satan hare no control not
that I wish to judge Andrsw. Allan. God.forbid!"
He read snch passagea from the Bible as had a
bearing upon the personality of the Infernal Be
ing; and impressed them, npon the minds of his
hearers, by repeating, with a bappy emphasis,
the sublime paraphrases of Milton :
"Forthwith nprlf nt be nan from off the pool
HU mizhty stature: on each bsad the names,
priTen backward, slope their pointing spires sad rolled
In billow., leave to the aUdat a horrid Tale,
Then, with expanded win- he stern Us aisht
Aloft, incumbent on the dusky air"
Mr. Handyside thought it was in the adjoining
room his friends that it was, perhaps, in the
street, among the crowd but then was a wail
a subdued sound like a ventrilnqnial shriek a
voice pronouncing the words, "Back! back! awa
wi ye. I'm not to be bruised I'm tho seed o'
the woman!" Almost simultaneously with this
there was a crash. The benches were all flashed
away from nnder the lioards, and the body rolled
upon the floor. The curate startej to his feet,
but his companions held him back. Clinging to
one another, they listened in a sort of asphyxia
for w bat was to follow. They heard a step as of
being barefooted heavy. The house shook, and
thu sound would have been much louder if the
footsteps had not been cautious, stealthy. But
soon they beard another noise, like the dragging
of a human body over the floor. The four own,
eried'in a loud .voice but such a cry! In its'
spasmodic quivering it sounded like langbter,
and from the thronged streets a yell of horror
rose upon the midnight air, such as never yet
had beep heard; for the doomed corpse was dash
ed against the partition separating the two
rooms, with a force far above human. YVheu it
fell it was dragged away, and agaiu burled against
the wall at each repetition the couenssion pro
ducing a sound more and more dull. The curate
banked every moment for the wall to be dashed
down. He had now no one to restrain him; he
took his candle and rushes I into the. room, ex
claiming as he did so, "it is my duty!"
The noises continued sometime after Mr. Han
dyside entered the chamber, but at length they
The people Iiecamc alarmed for their pastor,
and several of them went to his assistance. They
found him in a swoon, from which they soon re
suscitated him. But they gazed around, and
what could they expect to see! There lay the
lxsly of Andrew Allan, bruised beaten into a
quivering, gelatinous clot of gore; while upon
the floor, printed in blood, were foot-prints of gi
Mr. Handyside has never told what he saw.
His only answer to the importunities of his
friends has been, "I thongbt it was my duty, bnt
I was mistaken I committed a sin. Heaven for
tnr. dyim; dv.mocu.yt.
I am drtn. TJorace" dying.
I could not stand the dom;
M v condition, at thla moment,
lalo bnt comatose.
I've awallowrd many nostrums.
My aching frame to fill,
33nt mi. nir hoary CSnsrlev,
Were by "far tbe bitterest pill.
Prince of the rich gnano,
Klnz of the cabbage green.
Lord of tbe flowrring tsrnip.
Andllnkeof Beets, I ween,
Olu why forsake thy solitndo
'Mid groves and minnv hollow.
And grow a pill political
For Democrats to swallow t
G i e me the monstrons bra.
Give me the apotted snake;
Give me tbe striped tiger.
That larks within the brake;
Give me the tawnr hazard
. Ill take them all quite ft-rely ;
But for onr ancient glory's aake.
Don't give me Horace Greeley!
" iaai a
brick renKRor vm. .siasibva?c ixci.
dk.xt or THEIB VOtDTU.
In a letter to ns some years ago Mark M. rome
roy (" Itrick " I'omeroy) recounted the following
little affair as haviugcome off between himself
and I. R. Locke, better known as "Petroleum
V. Kasby." To have published it at the time
when we received it would hardly have been
fair, as tho two were then political enemies, to
all outward appearances; but now, since they
have dropped into the same Ihix, we may send it
forth with perfect propriety no harm will be
likely to result to either from a digging np of old
scores. Tnis.it does not say much fortheyonth
ful morals of Brick, but Brick don't care for that,
snd. therefore, won't feel offended; so. holding
strictly to the text as it appears in his letter, we
proceed to tell the story in onr own wi.y:
Brick Pouierov, at the age of seventeen, enter
ed upon the duties of "printer's devil" to the
Corning Journal, a paper upon wliiih Petroleum
V. Kasby (Mr. Locke), then a yonng man, was
working in the canacitv of foreman, compositor,
job printer, and pressman. Petroleum was pay
ing ins addresses to a young lany in uorning,
nnd withn view In improving his standing iu
her estimation, he, some time after Brick's arri
val, presented ber with a very fine muff. It was
gratefully accepted, with a great many thanks,
of course. Brick beard of it, and on tbe day fol
lowing tho presentation he went to the lady and
told her that Mr.Locko had sent him for the muff
in order that he might change it, as it was not
the one he had intended to give; not so good a
one as he thought he was buying. Brick was
known as the "devil" in the office, and there
fore supposed to be the very boy most likely to
come on such an errand, so the muff was handed
over without a word. He took it to a fur store,
gave it in exchange for other goods, and that
night the "devil" stepped into the office fully
rigged nut in a fine fur cap, with fine kid gloves
to match, etc.
Matters went on between Petroleum and his
adored as formerly, though, aa be afterward ac
knowledged, there seemed to be an nnnsual de
gree of coldness about her" manner. He made
several visits, never dreaming of the tnck that
had been played, and the lady made no allusion
to the matter, of course. Colder and morn dist
ant she continued to grow, however, until Petro
leum found himself feeling not unlike a fish out
of water. It became evident that there was
something wrong, and time anikagain ho begged
her to tell him what it was. "There was noth
ing the matter," was tbe answer that invariably
came, and invariably had mixed np with it a
kind of contemptuous smile which entirely kill
ed its force.
But innrdrr will out. Church day rolled
around. Petroleum went to church, and his lady
love came. It was in the midst of winter, tbe
temperature ranged below zero, and she had not
brought her muff! Poor Petroleum! Little did
the exercises of that meeting interest him. His
fate was clearly written in the absence of that
Petroleum was brave. He resolved to find out
why she had thus cast him off, or die in the at
tenip, so that evening he put in an appearance
at ber home. It was the same old routine. What
was tbe matter t Nothing! Why bad she so
mistreated him T She had not, that she knew of!
Why, she certainly bail! Was she not even en
deavoring to show her contempt for the simple
little present lie had given her f What present t
Why, the muff, of course why did she not take
it to church T The reader can imagine the rest.
That night Petroleum tnmed up at tbe office
very much "out of sorts." Brick was called to
account, and flatly denied having any knowlenge
whatever of tbe affair. Ko one believed him, bat
it was useless to fret; so to set matters right
with tbe lady. Petroleum forwarded her "by tbe
hands of a more trustworthy boy," (Brick's own
words), a second and much finer act of fan.
Does Greeijcy Swtuif Inquisitor. Greeley
is queer sometimes.
Tilton. Oild as Dick's bat-hand. Bnt he aims
to be wholly just.
Inquisitor. Does he actually swear?
Tilton. He explodes once in a while over some
Idiotic type-setter; but he generally expresses
his disapproval more mildly. One evening be
was going down the winding atairs, followed by
several of the staff. England, city editor, imme
diately behind bim, noticed that his coat-collar
was tnrned np awkwardly. He stopped Mr.
Greeley kindly and arranged it. "England,"
said Mr. Greeley, "thank yon bat I like my'
coat-collar a great deal better'n I do your city
column !" England soon after retired from that'
establishment. Daaa aa Interview iriia Mtom.
The enfflciencyjof my merit ia to know tliat
my merit is not sufficient- Sf; JngniHne.
The Tetrraa aa4lrlaua la Ketfrewarat-A
Charter mt Vawritsra Blstoty.
From the KewTork Letter to the San Francisco BaTJefJa.
Among tbe most delightful incidents of my
trip East has been a visit to Thnrlow Weed, tbe
great "Warwick" of the Whig and Republican
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, funic, ucoicu uuw .uifiiv iiic, uc rcsiuca id a
I princely mansion oa the corner of Fifth avenue
laud Twelfth streets, Kew York city. His borne
is a model of comfort, elegance and nnostenta
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duringsuccessfnl trips to Europe. The pictures
that adorn tbe library and drawing-room walls
are such that are seldom seen in private collec
tions, gems by the most modem painters, copies
of famous masterpieces, with several originals by
the great French, German and Italian masters.
Mr. Weed's taste in art, as in literature, ia reli li
ed and exacting keenly appreciative of the gen
uine, and intolerant of the showy and spurious.
He can no more indorse, a had picture thau he
Ican indorse a bad Iwok, and ifeither tbe oue or
the other slyiubV'aVau anf?Ure0nd Its.wu- jq.
to nis nouse, it win oe very apt to gee pe?uy
BIS ArrEABAXCE, UKALTII AND HABITS.
I find Mr. Weed a good deal changed since I
saw him last seven years ago. Exposure to
the hot sun some four years since gave his sys
tem a shock from which it has not yet recovered
He shows age in more respects than one. His
hair is white as snow; bis form is bent; his step
has lost its wonted elasticity; his voice is at
times a little feeble. But bis Intellect still shines
with unclouded lustre. It has lost nothing of
that wonderful vigor that made its possessor
such a power in the world. I have never found
Mr. Weed more enjoyable more rich in the treas
ures of memory, mora keenly alive to all good
and lieantiful impressions, more suggestive in
conversation, more fresh in gift of speech. His
memory of past events is simply marvelous. The
incidents of fifty years ago are as fresh as those
of j eaterday. It is a rare delight to listen to his
discourse of the past; bis descriptions of the
scenes of the men of a by-gone generation. And
while he is not indifferent to the present, his
mind dwells largely in the past, lie loves to
get hold of old people, to talk over old times and
review old recollections. He will converse by
the hour with some old fellow whom he knew
when he was young and poor, presisteutly pump
ing tbe dr)est social fouutaiu, aud gleaning some
scrap of history from the most barren soil. The
other day be met a man in the horse-cars w houi
be rwognized as haing known in Rochester,
over half a century ago. He even recalled his
name and inquired about scleral mntual friends,
the man all the while wondering who the dence
he was talking to. As they got down town Mr.
Weed invited him to his house, to lunch. As he
entered the palatial mansion, n ith its deep foun
tain and line paintings, be looked at Mr. Weed
with an implorii.g air, as mnch as to say : " Who
in the thunder are yon, any way!" when the
latter gave him his name. His delight was
equal to his astonishment, much he had never
had thu courage toapproach him since he became
A BfSY OLD MAS.
Mr. Weed does not live wholly in the past.
His mind and his body arc eqnally active. He
goes to market regularly every morning, takes
long walks w ben it is cool, and usually rides sev
eral miles in the afternoon and evening. Occa
sionally he spends au hour at the club, or takes
a walk down to Cliff street to see his old friend
Harper, the great publisher or drops into the
office of the Kew York Ttmtt, where, I fancy, his
inflnence is still greatly felt. He is a diligent
reader of the papers, aud writes, or rather dic
tates, morn or c. even- day. I visited Ji.im dur
ing the recent termite "hot term," when the
city was being almost decimated by sunstroke,
jet I found him, with the thermometer at 9d, ab
sorbed in literary labor. "Do jou find much
time for general readingf " I asked. "Less than
I conld wish," he replied. "I am now reading
Dickens for the (I think be said sixth) time, and
with ever increasing delight. It is usually tbe
last pleasure of the day. But, am now on short
commons, fur my daughter Harriet, who reads to
me, gets so wearied with tho duties of the day,
that my conscience presses me, and I break off
before my hunger is half satisfied."
Jilt. WEED AND GEX. TAYLOR.
The conversation after diuner turned npon
General Tajlor, bis nomination, election aud
brief administration. "The history bf the ad
ministration," said Mri Weed, "which has never
yet been published, Is briefly this: In casting
uliout for a Whig candidate for tbe Presidency,
my attention was early fixed upon General Tay
lor as the proper man to lead the party to victo
ry. After canvassing tbo matter with friends,
snd bringing tbcm over to my views, I boldly
broke the ic? by communicating with General
Taylor, which I did throngh his brother, Colonel
Tailor, going down the Hudson river, one night.
I told him to tell the General that public senti
ment, which bad not yet developed, wonld even
tnallv centre unon him in due rime, that wfcit
he had to do was not to look back toward Was!;-
ingtou, but to look forward toward Mexico, and
that under no circumstances must be write let
ters or make pledges. The programme worked
quite as well as I exiiected. Milliard Fillmore,
who owed everything to ine, and iu whom I hail
confidence, was placed second on tbe ticket. We
were successful. General Taylor, who felt bis
want of exrieuee, was disposed -to lean npon
Vice-President Fillmore, aud even wished to
make him cx-ofHcio member of the Cabinet.
Hardly was the inauguration over w ben Fillmore
Wgau to act as if he were the head of the gov
ernment. Ho tnrned bis back npon the men
who bad made him, and endeavored to destroy
their influence. One day on going to Washing
ton I found, to my surprise, that I was rejected
at tho departments and denied access to the
White House. I saw there was something in the
wind, and resolved to meet it at oner. I called
on Col. Taylor, brother of tbe President, and told
bim what had happened. Ho was eqnally sur
prised ami indignant, aud promised to see the
President at once. Soon after, I received a sum
mons to the White House, where I was most cor
dially received, and my requests promptly grant
ed. From this time forward my relations with
Gen. Taylor were of the most intimate character.
Kear tbe end of tire session of Congress of Jane.
1859, 1 was sent for by the President, who said
he wished to consult me about matters of tbe
most grave importance to himself, tbe party, and
the conntry. He said in snbstanc that be had
made np his mind to reconstruct his Cabinet; as
it stood it failed either to satisfy bim or tbe coun
try. Two of the members, be had learned with
pain and surprise, were interested as parties or
counsel in a notorious claim against the govern
ment; another was arrogatiug functions beloug
ing to tbe Executive. "There must," said the
General, "be a change, a radical change, and at
once. I have sent for yon to assist me in organ
izing a new Cabinet." I relnctantly consented,
and before the. interview was over two of the
members of the new Cabinet were fixed upon;
Hamilton Fish for Secretary of tbe Treasury, and
Edward Stanlev, then of-Kotih Carolina, now of
California, for Secretary of War. Tbe matter
was kept a profound secret, even from the gen
tlemen themselves, the intention being to an
nounce tbe Cabinet immediately after tbe ad
journment of Congress. Bat before tbe program
me conld bo earned oat, President Taylor was
taken suddenly IU and died in a few boars. Fill
more succeeded to tbe "Presidency, threw off the
mask, and stood revealed, an ingrata to his
friends, and traitor to bis party. Gov. Stanley
was told years after by me boa; near he came to
being a Cabinet minister." I have given the
substance rather than the words of Mr. Weed's
statement, and may not hare exactly reported
him in every particular.
Tbe body of a Lieutenant who died of cholera,
and was buried in I83B, on" Sock Island, rn too
Mississippi, in ground -then used as a cemetery
for troops occnpying.Fort Armstrong, was disin
terred last week, by laborers preparing for tbe
railroad track to the new bridge, and was found
faca downward, suggesting the presumption that
he was btiried alive.
A nrer' was reeentlr hatched at Ksnaamntett
I pier from a dooble'yolk-egg which has roar legs
and four wings. Aa one pair of the leg paint
np, and the other down.-tbtsrHtledaek runs about
I .-hit natnrallr and'lUail tarial ore aad tTOU
i off oalu back.
1B ZETa. V. COR BLOOM GOES YOaV CaV.XNT,
I do set knew mech abaat farmtag
Aeeerdiar, to the chemikU adcace.
And so my potatoes sad core
3Cast take chances witboat sack aaaBaace.
I plow deep sad plant la rotatina.
And rata a heap more thaa wsat ;
I am aot HI contest with the eooatrr.
And not Utdiapoaed toward Gnat.
I do not know amen of coarentiatM.
And ne'er made a speech la my life;
I never went mnch aa a cancan,
Xor mixed la political atrlfe.
Bnt ef I was only a aponter.
Or ef I was mnch oa a chant
rd bolter a aura for the Union.
And speak a good word for eld Gnat.
1 do not know mnch about finance,
I hate to be dnnued aa a debtor, m
And when I owe money. I think
The sooner ft'a paid. why. the better.
And aenca Grant's bora boat of the nation.
Its bill have been reclarlj met:
He'a ll-htenlns the load of taxation.
And paying tbe nstiOBat debt.
I dost know mnch abaat fichtta
v77Tm wnrsrlieaaawraaTi,l -., '
U never was beat on that line.
When treason was thrratrshT to awamp na,
Twaa he (are tbe thing Its death blow;
And as ha bronght na throngh the danger,
I ain't going back on him now.
I do not pretend to know mnch
Abont " tarlffa " and " balance of trade,
But bnaineaa ia cenerly lively.
And pretty fair profits la made:
And In spite of the growling soreheads.
"Civil Service Reform." sad each rant,
I'm well satisfied with tbe conntry.
And, by thonder, I'm going for Grant.
The Carleetlra Altrartleae t aa !"
Lancaster, Pa July, 1872.
Lancaster is a city set not upon a bill, but upon
many hills. It is au old town, one of the oldest
iu the State. A treaty was negotiated here iu
1744 lietween the Governors of Pennsylvania,
Virginia aud Maryland and the chiefs of tbe Six
Nations. Our annals tell of the dangers to which
the inhabitants were exposed from the different
tribes of ml men, then numerous as the leaves of
the forest. In I'en'n Square, one night in the
year 1753, threu hnndred men were assembled,
with only fifty guns and a small stock of ammuni
tion, expecting every moment to hear the horrid
war-whoop and see tbe glitter of the tomahawk.
Later in the same year a blockhouse was erected
at tbe npper part of North Queen street, that the
women aud children might have a place of re
fuge from the savages.
Fourteen miles from this place, in the Susque
hanna, are tbo Indian Rocks. These are two
large rocks of gneiss with rudely scnlptnred fig
nresofmen aud animals, the work of the aborigi
nes, and evidently done with instruments of
stone, as no shap cnts bvtray the use of iron or
steel. How I wish I could step into a carriage
witb Mr. Pickwick on one of these fine mornings,
(if the "llear old gentleman is still alive), with
Sam Wcller up behind, and drive to the spot!
Onr learned society has evamiued tho rocks, and
has decided that the figures are symbolical, and
has photographed them and obtained plaster
casts of them, which have been sent to tbe
Smithsonian Institute, and I have no donbt tbe
memliers enjoyed themselves as mnch as the
Pickwickian did over tbo paring stone.
OLD AND -CEW LANCASTER.
I often wish that I conld look into a magic
mirror and see tbe Lancaster of fifty or sixty
years ago. A very small place it was, and tbe
quiet of its streets was only broken by tbe ar
rivals and departures of tbe stages, which were
the principal events of the day. lint it could
boast of the elegance of its society, and the Lan
caster bar (for it is the County town) had at that
day men of brilliant intellect nnd social culture
in its ranks. The old Town Hall was once the
scene of an elegant ball given in honor of Lafay
ette wlyn he visitsd this country in I8. and
a yellow ball ticket entitling the bearer to admis
sion to that festival now lies before me.
The Lancaster of to-day is somewhat degen
erate. Great arc, the fortunes made in lager
beer; huge are the piles of kegs of beer to be
seen almost any day at the railroad depots wai
ting for tmniortatlon to different parts of the
country ; and if the beer that is contained in the
hnge vaults were let loose upon tbo town, Lan
caster and its inhabitants would be swept from
the face of the earth.
And yet this old town numbers many worthy
and intelligent people among its twenty-one
thousand inhabitants, lint with many good ele
ments, it falls far short of what it might be and
onght to be. There is a want of public spirit;
tin; intellectual character of the place is by no
means high, and the self-satisfied way in which
many persons go on in the same grooves year af
ter year, without any aspirations, makes me think
of the monkey that "feared transformation lest
lie should become a gazelle." There is no park,
and on Sunday many jiersons resort to the ceme
teries to breathe the fresh air. The hnge cotton
mills almost monopolize the class of j'oun wo
men who wonld otherwise preside at wishtnb
and cooking-range", and the honse-keepers are
troubled for '::Ip. Lancaster can boast of many
line stores and clegsui pnvaw uncmuga. m
churches are numerous, but as to the beauty of
some of them, I hardly know what ppnishment
wonld lie severecnongh for the architects, ocme
line churches, however, are in course of erection.
The hotels are not first class, but tbo tables are
well and bountifully supplied, and the rates of
fare are low enough to make a New Yorker open
wide his eyes in astonishment. Another fine ho
tel will soon lm built.
I was strolling a few days since through onr
beautiful Woodward Hill Cemetery, which lies
on the southern edge of tbe town. From tbe
street it has the appearance of a park, no tombs
being visible, only brood sweeps of lawn stndded
witb svergreens, and a beautiful avenue whose
trees almost overarch the pathway. On the east
side tho ground slopes gently to tbe beantiful
winding Conrstoga, which here almost forms a
horse shoe, and on the opposite side of the water
a bill rises more abruptly ; no graves or monumen
tal marble there, bnt' fertile fields and belts of
woodland " fair aa a garden of tbe Lord." In this
cemetery, nnder a massive tomb, lies the dust of
Franklin and Marshall college lies northwest
of tbe town, or rather, I shonld say, on tbe edge
of it, for the town Is creeping ont toit: College
avenue can boast of many neat dwellings, and
in a few years will lie a Tery fine street. The
college is nnder the fosUring care of the German
Reformed Chnrch, and the German Reformed
Theological Seminary, for a number of years
situated at Mrrccrslinrg. was two years ago re
moved to this place, fine eninees osva oecn
erected in the college grounds for tbe accommoda
tion of theological students, tbe professors and
their families, and with the collage proper and
the halls of the Diagnothian and Goetbean lite
rary societies, form a large duster of convenient
and substantial bnildiags. Earnest efforts are
making by the friends of this college to have the
endowment increased, so aa to make It free col
lege. This plan originated with the learned and
venerable president of Franklin and Marshall.
The people hope that he may live many yean to
see his brightest hopes more than realUed.
Tbaddens Stevens, whose energies wen ever
bent to the cause of popular education, sleeps bis
last sleep in the shadow of a common school
house. Perhaps be need no other monument;
certainly no other has been erected. On Decora
tion day last year some diBeulry was experienced
in finding his unmarked grave,- Tha eeaeteTy ia
which he rests U a very small private one, known
as 8hreiner's. He was abont to. purchase a tot in
Woodward Hill, bnt oa learning that bo colored
person conld be interred there, be bought six fret
of earth in Sbreinere cemetery. Consistent even
in death, he conld not have rested in peace in a
graveyard where tbe down-trodden race, for
whose rights his rjoquenttongnahad vwplea--.tt
.liiia,1 therirbtof senaltnre. In Bis
will, written by his own ban it tbe last year of
nis life, altmmgli do mane on pvova . .
care of his own grave, be set apart an ample som
of money to be devoted- teprsnt.og wers aWt
his mother's grave ea .si. Last tall I 14;
boose, in which be had sr aefce, was sold at
rat.Hi. U hr hia rVCCStOIW.
To lsoaje ia which ahktt ftWwwt tar
school waa pulled down a few months since. He
was born a-few miles from this place, bnt spent
his school days here, and the largest ball for
public entertainments bears the uaaie of Ful
ton. VtttjK 8TATK XOBXAL SCHOOL.
"At Millersvllla, fonr miles west, is the State
Normal School. Lancaster County is called "the
garden of Pennsylvania," andinouaof the fair
est parts of the garden this large Normal School
is situated. Additions are frequently made to
the buildings anil the school under its able prin
cipal. Professor IJrooks, has been constantly in
creasing. Hundreds of young men aud women
are stndving there, and mighty is its intlneuce
for good in this Connty, which, with most abun
dant material resonrcrs, is far bebiud in mental
culture. "The greed of gain is the besetting siu
of the Lancaster Connty farmer. Of course there
are exceptions to all rules, and I am aware that
it is a siu not confined strictly to ftiis place, but
many an owner of broad acres, of spacious bams
(and Lancaster Connty bams are unsurpassed)
toils ss theslsvrs used to iu cottou fields and
"rice awampa iavante-I Jneoln days, "and most of
all expect his wife and daughters to toil as hard
in dairy and kitchen garden. Money is the end,
not tbe means to the end.
A RIGID SECT.
There are many Merinonites in Lancaster
Connty, New and Old. They are in the main up
right and industrious people, but with a very
narrow religions creed. I don't know npon what
rock of doctrine they split, and don't want to
know, but the New Mennouites arc mure rigid
than the Old. I know of one member of tbe
society who was obliged to root up the ornamen
tal shmhliery in bis garden because some weak
brother though it savored of vanity. A similar
case was that of a man who had pine trees aud
ailanthus trt-es In his garden; he was obliged to
sacrifice the nines but allowed to retain the alan
thus trees. I am utterly unable to see the rea
son for this fine discrimination, and the only one
that my fancy can suggest is that the sickening
smell of ailanthus trees may be considered a
mortification of tbe llesh. A woman who was
wry fond of flowers and spent mnch time in their
cultivation, was obliged to give np her cherished
roses and lilies. It is bard to conceive of the'
fanaticism that dares to condemn tbe Creator
through bis works. Sometimas merry buxom
lasses, fond of picnics and sleighing parties and
dances, and by no means Indifferent to Fashion,
resolve to give np all these things, brush ont
theircnrls and braid and twist them into hard
knots at the Kicks of their heads, pin plain ker
chiefs round their plump throats, wear dresses
of a sad color and of a cnt calculated to destroy
whatever symmetry of form thsymay possess,
and in their pinna zeal even barn their
silk dresses. A New Mennonite cannot marry
ont of tbe sect or attend the religions
service of any other denomination, not even a
wedding. They will not allow the yonng people
of their families to have any musical instruments.
A yonng girl whom I knew had a great deal of
mnsical talent and wanted a piano. Her father
was willing to gratify ber, bnt the Mennonite
grandmother interfered and prevented her from
obtaining the covetvd treasure.
The Normal School is doing a great work in
this f.inntr. and I think the next Feneration will
understand that "Ilranty is the handmaid of
Religion." Cor. -V. Y. Evening FotL
7iBE IXDIAX ORATES BI8COVERED.
The Barlal Flare art Little Tartle Talaakle
Bcltca Paast far Aatfstaariaaa.
Two additional Indian graves were discovered
on-Jfesterday attheexcavation making by Kinscy
Sc Mahler for their new foundry on Adams street.
These grates are undonbtrrlly trnrf chiefs.
The remains of tbe skeletons fonnd were in a good
state of preservation. They are identified to lie
those of chiefs from the number anil character of
the utensils accompanying them. The graves
were about twenty feet apart, one of them con
taining many very valuable relics. These were
taken charge of by Mr. D. Fey, and we have had
the rare privilege of giving them a close inspec
tion. It is believed by those wile are well posted
in Indian history that "they bclouzed to tbe fa
mous Indian warrior Little Turtle, and that his
burial-place has now been discovered. Tho more
important relics discovered areas follows: A
large copper kettle, a metal dish, several belts of
wampum, an iron tomahawk six or eight inches
long, one large silver brooch and fonr small
brooches, about twenty-five silver buckles, a pair
of silver ear-rings, and a portion of a moccasin.
Hut the particular trinkets which bear evidence
that thev are those of Meschecuunanua. or Little
Turtle, are two silver breastplates, which hate
inscnlml on them the ligiire oi a turtle. A large
double silver cross was found iu connection with
the breast-plates, and which hail once been at
tached to them. There were also silver armlets
with fragments of the very silk ribbons which
bad been used to fasten them together. A large
silver ring enclosed a star with seven points.
The pipe of peace was even there. It was of a
whitish cast tbe red pipe denoting war.
Little Turtle was a celebrated chief of the Mi
amis. In 1794 he made an attack on Fort Recov
ery at tho head of 1.0U0 braves. He fought bard
against "Mail Anthony," as Gen. Wavne was des
ignated by the whites, and as tbe "Black Snake"
by tbe Indians. Little Turtle- bad counseled
peace, but he was overruled by bis brother chiefs,
and the battle weut against the red men. We
bclit. ve that this great warrior was in tbe battle
nf Tinnef-anoe. which was fonrht in 1811. If it
is trne that his grave has been discovered, and
that these relics auorneu uis a-rson in uis iiie-
time, a long lost bnt very valuable leaf in Indian
history bas Iscen exhumed, which will throw
much light npon the early annals of this Western
conntry. These antiquities are now in possession
of a irentleman of onr citv who has civen'the sub
ject of rare and enrious history mnch investiga
tion, and we nope Detore long to lay ine rami nt
hia careful examinations before onr readers. He
even now strongly ventures the opinion that the
figures of tbe turtle inscribed upon the breast
plates are evidence that they once belonged to
Little Turtle. The Indian chiefs were jealous of
the insignias which they adopted as expressive of
their names, and this one ia believed to have ex
clusively been that of the chief of that name.
Peoria Kalional Democrat. Jnlt U.
It has escaped the notice of hia last week's bi
ographer (even the Trilmnt) that when Mr. Ben
nett was planning the Herald he went to Mr.
Greeley, and asked his fntnre rival to join him in
the enterprise. Think of James Gordon Bennett
and Horace Greeley spending their lit es' together
on toe same newspaper; i nere wonld jtafe lren
no natural fitness in tbe nnioo. and Mr. Greeley
(who has a keen instinct for character) l ejected
the, proposition because he disliked thv.' man.
Tbe two. editors, daring the next thirty-six
years, rm?t each othernot more thaa half'a'inaen
times, and then casually witb reserved inter
change. During Mr. Bennett's last sickness, Mr.
Greeley called ooe day to to see bias, bnt tbe door
hell was not answered and the visitor walked
away. Tbe two men had as few points of contact
in character as they had in acquaintance; bnt
age, illness, and approaching death are sufficient
title to all men's sympathy.
DisxmAXAScz or, titM.Doo Stab A most
startling astronomical fact, the explosion, or"
rather the eoetaTation. of Tan Cor-mm neenrred
some time since. It appears as that auotncf
and much more important star is slowly taking
itself oat of onr system. Bv ealenlationsof ex
traordinary minuteness and delicacy, Mr". Mug
gins and Father Secebi have demonstrated that
Siriusandoer snn are mutually treading from
one another at tbe rate of i94 miles per second.
In the end, therefore, tanogh the distance of time
strains tbe Imagination, we must lose- sight of
Sirios that is to say, provided we have not by
that time gained tbe capacity of ' watching the
more distant aoiverseto ward which he must be
receding an improbability. Nothing seems so
wai iia uuas f-vwex ui ass rowoinicai
it alters at aD.
telraeopea, while the power of thr human eye, if
, Bwosaawiy a
Is 1817. Henrv Ward Beeeher. tlatn oistnr- of
the Second Presbyterian Chnrch, Indianapolis, on
a salary ot a-awr, piacaxa. navni in nomination ne-
wra trnmooteunj wrrm aiiaasuney oi ine Mail
won .1. Hiaisiispsf ae-siiuaii, un tbe twenty
I seventh heBot tee election melted ia favor of,
lttelSw.QaywnafswaaaAorOlwS. t -
.V MAX VYTt-.D AT WASBtTttiTtlN.'
Te want a man at the Whit Those!
Xot an "old white hat and coat."
Readv t turn, like the breeze, to catch
Each pulitka atraw afioaL
w want a man. not an rfli-y
Of doctrines atranffa and wild
A maaa of the bntildinx foam aud troth
Of Democracy, dirt-denied.
Te want a man In the White Tfonse!
Xot a eham who would bend tbe knew
When the rebel chief In petticoats
From tho tan would strive to See
The self willed sare mar tell ns
- What he knows" of farming life,
Bat sire na a trnrr brad and heart
To lead In the boar of strife.
We wast a man ia the White llooaa!
That man of pwer and ml'ht, .
Wle-w valor earn! the "Ship of State"
In arrr-eicna darkeat ni-ht:
Who helped the good old retail
Tho breakers to outride.
When stermy li-htnin tlaahea
Lit up the raiduijht tide.
Wo want a man In the White Hoaaa
Who wore the "army blue;"
Who la the hoar of peril
Waa rami; sud hrare. aad trne. ". ' ",
Wlnwe heel crushed the monster serpent
In tbe Wilderness, cullrtl to spring
At tbe heart of our frro-born nation.
And leave It a loathsome thing.
We want a man at the Whlto House!'
One who ran proudly atand
Enrolled In Freedom' purple.
A sword in his pnre band;
Slron; to uphotd onr honor
Before a gazinz world ;
rromlofonratar lit banner. .
Where'er it way be unfurled.'
THB J CRT HlMtBl-C..
Blaparaglaa View at "The stalvrarh."
Some of the best legal minds of England and
America are skeptical am to the advantages of
trial by jury. Established as a protection against
bribery, doubts are entertained not only as to its
efficiency ns a protection, lint if it does not actu
ally afford facilities for bribery, and defeat ths
very, ends for which it .was established. A recent
nnmlxT of" the irettminnter Iteriem "contains 'an
able article on this subject, in which it is held1
that a trial by one or more judges would be man
likely to secure more eqnnl ami exact jnstice to
litigants than in the trial by' jury under the
Scotch system, where n majority makes the ver
dict, or iiuder the English or .American system,
where a unanimous verdict only Is received. The
writer argues that a judge, whose laborious educa
tion has taught him to concentrate his attention
on the iiwiies involved, and who has acquired tbo
power of grasping the material points in a'eotoV
pice case, that would confuse and stagger the
non-professional man, is better calculated to mete
ont justice thau tbe uulettercd juror. In tbe
course of his praiJirs at the bar, the judge has
been accustomed to interrogate" witnesses, to'
note the distinctive-marks of honest and lying
evidence, and to seize on casual expressions
which indicate undisclosed but important con-"
sideratious. Astotlinmattrrof bribery, it wonld
seem that, where corrupt influences are intended,
it would be easier and simpler to attempt the
corruption of one man than to attack the virtue
of twelve. Yet this question, like every otherj
lias, two aide to it- . A judge. isuqder .greater;
idncements than a dozen jurors to exert uis nt
mast skill and MmpartiaKtw Hra.isa conspi
cuous, theirs a comparatively obscure, position.
He has a judical repntation'(n snstain; in them
no one exiecta to find high legal ability. He m
exalted, with a pride of position which would go
far to counteract any natural inclination to font
dealing. Tbe juror iu many instances has little
character or native principle to protect. As to
the facilities for bribery under the jury system',
s-xperienew bas-ahown that It Is anything but an
adequate protection against tho eviL Packed
jnries are too common. A corrupt bailiff, c
operating with a corrupt attorney, can too easily
defeat the cuds of justice, mid ill tbe ease of a
bribed Juror the divided sense irresponsibility Is
an inducement to corruption which does not ex
ist in tlm rase of tbo judge. A judge who Soils
his judicial ermine by rendering an unfair' de
rision for a consideration, must alona bear the
ignominy and disgrace which attends such an
Lact. The juror, on the contrary, shares tliedis"
grace wun eleven oiuers.
But it is not bribery that is to lw fearsdf So
much as ignorance, prejudice, ami' the suscept
ibility of the average Juror to the rhetoric of at
torney. Under the ridiculous rulings of some of
onr courts, by which iwrsous' who have read
newspaper accounts of a rase on trial are exclu
ded from service on the jury selected to try it, a
premium is placed on ignorance and" imbrijity.
Men who do not read the newspapers, annfbave"
not heard of notorious affairs transpiring in fhrir
midst, are not as a general thing qiialifierf fn in
telligence and integrity for the trial of an inpor
tant case. It is also a lamentable fact that tbe
average jilryman is swayed to afearfni attont
by prejudice. Even though lie may bo reasona
bly honest, ns the world goes, in too many instan
ces he is so sodden with prejudice as jo be inca
pable of seeing the truth. This fact is often
painfully manifest In seasons of high jinlitieal
excitement, when) a disagreeing Jnry of twelve
men, having listened tp the same, evidence, the
samo rulings and the same pleadings, and possf-"
bly each animated with an earnest desire to do
right in their finding, will lie fonnd divided ac
cording to their political convictions the Demo
crats fur acquittal and the Republicans for con
viction, or vice versa. A judge who js worthy or
I In his views, holding bis prejudiced in subjection,
me iHr.iiiuii lie crujui; is iarrr auu nioro Jiuenu
withn profound respect for law which the iarr
does unt shirr, is actuated by a su-ni determina
tion to rcndei1 bis derisions in accordance" w)th
law. Ia th? case'of crrtain odious corporations
railway companies, gas companies, etc. the
prejudices of the juror frequently lead bim to a
wrong verdict, and this tendency is to often
counteracted byjiribery on the part of tho corpo
ration. The ""professional jnror"bas done mnch to
breed distrust of the. system in tbe minds of toe
thinking pnhlie. Jury service is disagreeable
work, ami the better class of men shrink from it.
The pay is no object to a ni'an who has eueigy
enough to saw wood, ar'abllity sufficient to keep
a pesnnt stall. Therefore;- people naturally sus
pect that a man who make jnry service a profes
sion and a' means of livelihood is none too good
to'take a bribe in an important ease. Possibly
mocffof this prejudice against the professional
juror is unfounded, bnt there is no' donbt that in
soma instances it is justifiable. InrSiatrfolif r
at VI aster Ka-rtnea.
Ottisvillr, Orange Connty, New York, is alj ex
citement over a bngn and almost entire skeleton'
of a mastodon, which has been fonnd by piece
meal (n a swamp in that viVjntty. The skeleton
has Ireen put together and is now oh exhiblrirm'
in a barn. The npper jaw and main portion of
the head weighs 500 fonnd-v and measni'esf'rzcet
7 inches across the top. There are 4 teeth in" fhe
npper jaw, two on each side. The back tenth ex
tended 7 inches along the jawlwne, and are teefr
ea across. The openings where tbe tasks bjtve,
been are 3 fret and 8 inches deep, snd 8 inches la
cirenmfrrrnre. The vertebras wss fonnd 1bv4v
pieces, bnt lyra'pi all together, while tbe'aalrla
was taken ont whole and nniojarei. The cssia
n1 wti.niilLmin1 mrIi lav. when the. moaattar
ww alive fs five inches In cirenmrerence Amoaf'
' the mftsin-r bones are the tnska,fhe lower Jaw.
Roue-, sod those of the hind legs.one Done ot
leg thai has been found weighs- alone over. 360
pnnnda. When the skeleton isvreeoostraeteo1 it
will measure fourteen feet from the bottom of Iu
feet to the lop of Us bead, and ovorJK feet ftsra'
bead to tail. j ti
Asingnlar incident connected with, the skef-"
ton is, that in Its stomach wss faunoTa qnjentlty
of undigested matter. Among it were fresh look
ing and very large leave, of odd form, and blades
of strange gram, of extreme length, vaTyingirotri
i inch to three Inches W width, aad kwkiac ar
if freshly coropprd from tbe earth. J '
Mavnar tnvwidea over the past: .
tm. present. The. first lives in a , tesaplfr assW
with gToriona trophies, and lined with fcmmritfta'
other bas no shrine' but dntyj aad It 'waVer-Ae
earth like a spirit. t , - .
:- . Br not Mingy of kind words and psVasfnc acts.
fur aneti nr' frairrant'B-ifka --- - i.Mft.fc.'ltm
gladden tbe heart and sweeten tho life stall who
awaw'swiaesive taaaaV ;.-j - J-j, , .e.