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SOL. MILLER, EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
THE CONSTITUTION AND THE UNION.
i TEBMS-$2.00 PER AXXUM, IX ADVANCE.
VOLUME XV.-NUMBER sW
WHITE CLOUD, KANSAS, THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, 1872.
WHOLE OTJMBER, 759.
(CI an i)
THE FAEHKR-8 BOY.
Ah, what a happy creature ho
The Jocund farmer's boy I
"rrallh glows in every feature bright i
Content, and mirth, and Joy.
For na rich, knows he of sorrow's panes
AH earth to him U fair;
lie fears not for the morrow's dawn:
llis glad heart's light as air.
He's np at early morning dawn.
Charting the dews away;
Aurora painted dawn of red
Kinds him among the hay.
His song and shout are ringing loud
With the sweet songster's lays:
Unconsciously his voice is tuned,
like theirs, to Heaven's praise.
Hi hands are brown and hardened o'erj -'-,
CallouHvd with honest toil;
llw feet, perhaps, are ahodess, too.
Treading the heated soil.
His face and brow are sunbrowned dark,
Bat little cares he now!
Lint' to his cheery whistle sweet.
The while he guides his plow!
Soe him among the cattle there !
"The creatures Know his voice,
They low" to him a welcomo loud,
'Which means, "Oh! we rejoice
To hear vonr step and tone : for we.
Though bmU-s hailriend with Joy;
And t bough we're dumb, we've feelings
AVe love the fanner's boy!"
Ah, yes! he Is a happy boy
King of the farm is he:
-Ay, King ! and wondrous well he rules
His happy family.
He's lord not only o'er the klne.
If ut horse ; a e, and more :
Of all the feathered tribe, that wait
Around the great barn door.
And pleasant to hear it Is,
When they his footstep hear.
That one and all, ith loud actlaim,
Jtejoice that "master's near!"
And pleasant too, to him, that he
Can satbtfy their wants;
Of his abundance what they need
He freeley to them grunts.
Right royally his bounty flows;
He gives them goodly store;
Nor cam be if ungathered lie
Some grains about the door
For thus be thinks: "The birds will come.
That sang while 1 sowed grain
They cheered me while i toiled and hoed
They shan't know hunger pain!"
And then he tells the children all,
Sow Aids some grains abroad ;
The birds are coming for their meal
They come, I know, from God,
He tunes their throats to sing for us ;
And it ncre shame, indeed,
1 f the that make our hearts so glad
hbuuld ant for daily food !"
He means aome day to have a farm
Tbat he can call his own ;
Oh! won't he, then, he thinks, be rich
As monarch on his throne f
And little Hesnie down the lane,
Miell be a woman thru
JIU tcfet Oh! won't he be he thinks
The hapiUt of men I
Yes ! many are the air-castles
His busy young brain builds ;
Hope light them with its brightest beams.
And Lm the picture gilds.
Oh! may his dreams bo realized;
Hi bliita know no alloy :
May JUkU and tXeann be hu
God bless the farmer's boy !
THE HOBBER'S BOOST;
XXAoXS IVS-iT VICTOI.
It was a sultry afternoon, that I crossed the
Mississippi Kiver, and negligently travelled mi
my way towanls ("rcriiirille. 'lhe cool shade
w liicli curerol the ruail, ami the majestic wood
land st cilery, w Idled auay t lie time so pleasantly,
that before 1 was aware of it, the miii was dow u,
and darkness gently dropping its Mack veil.
I looked about mr, and became alaniied at the
density of the forest. The sighing of 'the wind,
the rustling of a liUMh, the hooting of an owl,
startled uie. In the thick shades of almost every
tree, I imagined a wild beast ready to opting uu
ou nie, and behind the tree's monstrous trunks, I
expected some hideous animal to daih furiously
at inc. I carried my revolver ready, for any emer
gency, and loosened my heavy knife in its Mali
bard. Hut little did I imagine that, hai iug pass
n the dangers of the woods, those of a more fear
ful and awlul character awaited ine.
The darkness had become intense, and it was w ith
the greatest difficulty, I could pursue my course.
At length, however, a light hove in view, and
never in my life did I hail its gentle lustre with
When 1 ncared the spot, I found a dilapidated
log bouse, two stories high, with a rickety old
yorch in front. A couple of gaunt ferocious
bounds came rushing at me, and warned the in
mates of my approach. I scrutinized the premis
es as closely as I could in the darkness, and was
anything but satisfied with the result of my in
vestigations, lint when I looked about me, ami
Mff the heavy gloom which hung upon every
thing, and the prospect of being devoured by
wolves, I concluded to first inquire the distance
to the next stopping place, aud if it was too far,
to remain w here I was.
Tho door opened, aud a husky voice said, "Who
is there t"
"A stranger," I replied, and followed up by
nsking, "how far to the next stopping place f"
I could hear a low murmur of voices, and then
a reply came, "ten miles or more."
I dismounted, and fastened my horse to a post,
and as I ascended the old ricketty stairs of the
lmrcb, they creaked a dismal dirge, and tho guaut,
lean hounds nipied savagely at my heels.
The room which I entered presented such a re
pulsive appearance, that I started back with min
gled surprise and disgust. The eyes of several
rough, uncouth looking individuals were turned
upon me, and I felt in their glance something
more of the ferociousness of the wild beast, than
the gentleness of human beings.
"Takes scat, stranger fn said a burly, thick
set man, as he handed me a chair, which groaned
piteously with its infirmities. As I cast a glance
upon the group before me, I seemed to hesitate,
which was instantly noticed, and the officiating
man, who seemed to be tho landlord, came to
wards me, and ia a conciliatory tone and style as
gentle as could be expected, said:
"Sorrv we can't accommodate you better,
stranger; but make yourself at home, well do
the best by you we kin."
Asiguiticaut glance passed among the men, as
thehost concluded his hospitablejjfitation, which
did not escape my notice. . .
At length, supper was served, consisting of
corn bread and bacon; and for this meagre fare,
abundant apologies were ofTered.
After listening a short time to their disgusting
conversation, I informed my host I would like to
retire. .... . .. .
"Will vou leave your saddle-bags!" said lie,
with a bland smile, as he extended his monstrous
hand to take them. .
"Xo, sir," I replied, while a heavy frown gath
ered on my brow.
" I ha ve a very safe place to keep them," he re
joined, while his blood-shot eyes stabbed me to
the heart. . , .
"Xo doubt," said I, with a meaning nod, "but
I would prefer taking them with me.
This conclusion was received rather coolly, ana
as I prepared to leave the room, one of the men
espied the handle of ray revolver protruding from
beneath my coat. , . .
"Hello, stranger!" he exclaimed, , in a quick:
tone, "let's see that 'ere pistol, wiU yon? So
midden had been the demand and in snen seem
ing innocent curiosity, that I put my hand back
to give it to him. But a second thought decided
me, aud I replied, that it was no great curiosity,
and I would show it to him in the morning.
Hv this time, the men had gathered, arounu mo,
and seeing things looked rather peculiar, X oacK-
ed myself through a door, followed by the-host.
When th ,w wn. dosed. I could bcarlond inur-
inurings, aud an oath or two uttered in vehement
The landlord hurried me up a feeble pair or
6taires,anda few yards from the landing, push-
eu open tne door, and Dade me euic. Bm .
around the apartment, andshowed, by my action,
"It is the best that I can do for von. stranirer "
Mid he; "and you needn't be afraid of them fel
lows down stairs, they won't hurt anybody."
"I shall not be alarmed," I replied, as he clos-
eu me uoor, ana descended tbe step. I was
somewbat annoved at the niinesranre of thinim
and determined to place myself in the best pos
sible positiou of defence. I examined my quar
to ciusciy, aou ionnu me uoor nad no lastening
whatever, nor was there anything convenient
with which it could be seenred.
Determined not to be baffled, I tore a strip of
ooa.ru. irom me wall, and witu my Knife, cut a
piece sufficient long to mako a brace from the
lower clete of the door to the floor. Then, with
my pocket knife, I bored holes in the casing at
tho upper end, and drawing" several nails from
the wall, I drovo them in with the handle of my
large knife. Having examined the walls, aud ap
prehending no treachery from them, I secured the
window, and then turned my attention to the
floor. Beneath the bed I discovered a trap door,
and the discovery made my hair stand on end." I
found it opened downward, and the probability
of securing it strongly seemed hopeless.
Once I thought of removing the bed, and then
watching, as a trapper docs a bole in the ice for
game. But tbat would not do, for should I suc
cessfully repulse the first intruder for I had no
longer a doubt of being in a Bobber's Boost it
would leave a hole open which would expose me
to their fire. At length a plan came to my re
lief. I moved the bed from over the door, and
taking tho clothes on", I threw the chuff bed upon
the floor, juid directly over the suspected trap.
"But, oh, horror!" what a discovery I made.
Tho bed was saturated with blood, and in many
places, hard from the gore w Inch had dried in it.
Having thus fortified myself, I took a scat on
one end of the bed, w ith my saddle bags close to
me, my knife in one hand, aud my revolver in the
other, aud my ammunition convenient, in case I
should need it. I blew out my light, and in the
darkness awaited the denouumcut of the plot.
How long I waited, I could not tell; but in spite
of my iKjrilouH situatiou, my eyes grew heavy,
and I was almost overcome with sleep. But an
easy moving of the bed aroused all my percept
ive faculties, and in an instant I w as wide awake.
It moved several times, quite easy, aud then all
became quiet. I listened a few "moments, but
could hear nothing. Presently, there came faint
whispers from an adjoining room; ray eyes fol
lowed the direction, aud I saw a small stream of
light ponriug through an opening in the parti
tion. I stole softly to the spot, and listened a
moment. I then put my ee to the opening, aud
had a fair view of the operations inside.
So horrible was the sight I then beheld, that its
reeolli ction w ill never be erased from my memo
ry. Hanging from the lied, and with his head
nearly severed from his body, was an old gray
headed man, while the purple current of life was
steadily streaming from the gash. I reeled a
moment with dizziness, and was about to with
draw from the scene, when the door softly open
ed, and a person entered. I looked again, and
three of the men I had seen in the bar-room, w ere
standing near the dead man.
"Why, Hans," said one, "I thought you had
fixed him by this time."
"We'll have trouble with that customer," re
plied Hans, shaking his head : " he is up to some
thing, he put his bed over the trap."
"ihedeul!" they both exclaimed, and looked
at each other in surprise.
"We must manage him somehow," said Hans;
" for he has money, I am certain of that."
" Hadu't we better attend to that 'ere gal, first !"
" Yes, the old man is fixed, now, for tho gal;"
and picking up the light, they left the room.
"What girl I " thonght I. "Is it possible some
person as unfortunate as myself has been com
pelled to slop hero!"
I listened eagerly, and presently a crash came,
follow ed by a shrill scream. I sprang toward my
door, but recollected that I had it well secured.
I hesitated a moment, when auotherscre.uu more
terrific than the first, followed by the sharp re
port of a pistol. It was but the work of a mo
ment to unfasten the door and dash out. As I
sprang into the passage, I met two men, who
lired simultaneously, but without effect. I level
ed my revolver, and sent the contents of one bar
rel through the head of oue, who tumbled heaii
Iy down stairs, dragging his companion with him.
I rushed into the room, and found the girl shel
tered behind the bed, keeping Hans at bay with
a revolver. Ah I entered, Hans sprang at ine
with a fiendish expression, and in spite of my ef
forts, seized me in his Herculiau clutches. 5Iy
pistol now was of no use, so hurling it from me, I
drew my knife, aud goon put an end to the strug
gle. I gathered up my pistol, and hurried the
girl into my own room, aud soon had tho door se
curely barricaded. I then explained to her our
situation, and bow I came to discover she was to
be a victim. But w hen I told her of the old man,
she faintly gasped, "It is my father!" and tho
next moment lay senseless on the floor. Xow I
was in a trviug position. I expected every mo
ment the attack of the robbers would be renewed,
aud in all probability they would overjiower us,
and then onrjlooms would be scaled. I involun
tarily cast my eyes ton ards the w indo w, as if it
would afford some point of escape. Bat then the
robbers would have a fair chance, could surround
us, and murder us without a show of defence. I
hail all this time counted on my fair companion
as an assistant, not i-etlecting that she was a wo
man, and I essayed to protect her. When this
thought crossed my mind, all my combative pow
ers w ere aroused, aud I felt strong and competent
to contend with a host.
I heard whisperings, and footsteps gently steal
ing up the stairs. A dim light shone beneath the
door, and revealed several large holes aud cracks.
1 kept my eyes intently fixed in that direction,
while my heart palpitated so loud, that its vibra
tions could be distinctly heard.
A slight shuffling of the feet, and crash, crash,
went several reports, while bnllrts whizzed
sharply about my head. The girl gave a shrill
scream; I groaned, and crept closer to the door,
which was riddled with bnllets, and through the
holes I could plainly discern their actions.
I still had five shots in my revolver, and deter
mined to use them to the best advantage.
" lie's done for now," said one, as ho stood eye
ing the door.
"But the gal," replied a little, short, thick-set
man, "sho fights like thunder."
"Ha! you coward, who would fear a woman t"
returned the first speaker, with a sueer.
"Jim Bates. Ill make you smell powder for that
afore moruin," said the little man, savagely.
"We must have this 'ere door open;" and suit
ing the'action to the word, assault was made np
onit. I leveled my pistol and fired, when, with an
oath, the man fell back upon the floor. I gave
them two more shots, when they retreated pre
rinitstelr down stairs. I reloaded my pistol, and
returned to my companion, who was trying to-
staunch the blood whicn was flowing from a
wound in her neck.
"I fear, sir, my life is short, and I sincerely
thank yon for your kind protection," she feebly
murmured, and sank exhausted on the bed.
I was about to offer some assistance, when I
again heard steps on the stairs, aud earnest talk
ing, as of persons remonstrating. Thinking the
attack at the door would be renewed, I drew the
bedstead against it, and threw the light bedding
over the bead-board, and thus formed a kind ot
"Say, Mister, don't shoot, I wan't to speak a
few words with yon," said a voice at the head of
the stairs. .
"I'll shoot the first man who comes near that
door." I replied, savagely.
"Oh! no, don't; I'm your fnend," he replied,
in a tone which carried treachery with it. Come
to the door, will yon f "
"Yes; but don't you come.
"I won't; are you there!"
I feU'a slight moving of the bed over the trap,
during wMch time the men ouU.de kept up an
incessant Jabber. -, . uk.
"""""-, ithmy left hand; I gently raised
"Snft'iy'&Jex beaS above the
it up, until 1 could iscot
nn nii oi ine uea s 'i .
Z&ESSSEL, with my .nr
went leaden messenger throngh the head m tho
shot hd talcca eaecu
I I searched for the revolver the girl had used,
buii tui Luuaicij luuuti it, aim was uappy ui dis
cover that bnt One load had been shot ont of it,
which I replaced; and being thus re-inforced, I
felt more confident of victory.
But to overcome this gang seemed almost hope
less, as their numbers might be very large, and I
so far from assistance. Bnt might not some provi
dential circumstance transpire to deliver me from
the hands of those desperadoes ! I was determin
ed to do my best, and leave tho result in the
hands of Him who directs the affairs of men.
A noise at tho window drew my attention, and
I caught the glimpse of a man's head slowly ris
ing above the sill. Taking a deliberate aim, I
gave him the contents of one barrel, and he de
scended much quicker than he came up.
What would be the next feature of the program
me, I could not imagine; but like a wild beast at
bay, I watched every move, and had my ears open
to every sound. But I felt that something deci
sive must be done, for day would soon make its
appearance, and they would have the advantage
Again they were ascending the stairs; I now
determined to put an end to the contest, and if
possible, overcome them, and make them come to
terms, or die in the attempt.
I drew the Iiedstead around so as to protect the
girl from their fire, and then stationed myself
near the door, but beyond their reach
Crash went an axe against the door, and the
splinters flew iu every direction. It was but tho
work of a moment to break the door in, and when
it fell from its fastenings, I sallied forth with a
revolver in each hand. One man dropped before me,
another reeled and fled precipitately down stairs.
A lew snots were returned, one of wbicfi took ef
fect in my shoulder, and as I felt the blood trick
le dowu my side, it only increased my despera
tion. I rushed after them, firing whenever 1 was
snre my shot would be effectual. When I reach
ed the bar-room, I could see but one man, and as
he fled through the door, I gave him my last shot.
He fell, aud begged me to spare him,as he was
the only remaining one of the party. Thinking
he could not escape,-1 returned to the house, and
taking a light, searched it thoroughly, and could
not find another live man about it. I then as
cended the stairs, and found the girl somewhat
recovered. We then set about dressing our
wounds, and was so absorlied iu the matter, that
I did not notice a glaring light which was break
ing through the door.
"The house is on fire!" exclaimed the girl,
springing to her feet.
Taking her by the hand, we rushed, to the
stairway, but it was oue continuous sheet of fire.
We theu returned to the window, and finding tho
ladder still there by which the mail had ascended,
I took her iu my arms and descended, thus effect
ing our escape from another imminent danger.
Tho man had set tho house on fire, aud either
perished ill the flames, or dragged himself to some
place of concealment.
Finding two horses in a small stable close by,
we took possession of them, and returned to a
little ton u near the Mississippi Kiver. The love
ly girl and myself, who had met so strangely, nev
er parted, but remained one and the same until
death, nor have we ever forgotten The Bobber's
Boost, or Hans' Last Victim.
TO .V CITY COVS1X ABOUT TO UE M.VR
H1U1I. Br JOlli' C. BAIL
Is it true, what they tell me. my beantifnl ronaln.
You are guing to be married have settled the day I
Tbat the canUareall priutrd t the weddin jr clothes chosen!
Aud even thinj; fixed fur an evening in May f
All well jiiKt imagine had I lieen a Turk,
Aud you but no matter tni idle t whine;
In the purest of Inmouui Home envy may lurk.
And 1 feel a Utile (I own it) in mine!
'Ti$ ortr! the atrule was but for a minnte;
And now let me ci e too. dear cousin, I pray,
A word of advice if there's an jibing in it.
Accept it; ifnot, you can throw it away.
An exiellent maxim U "ereJe experto"
Which means (since your Latut I venture to doubt)
For practical wisdom 'tis lient to refer to
A teacher who knows what he'a talking about.
Cat moil Tee been married this many a year.
And know rather more than a bachelor can ;
And more I snpixise ft is equally clear
Than a my young wife or a new married man.
Of course therell lie matters to weary and vex.
But woman Is mighty and patience endures;
And ohtm recollect U the (muih) "softer sex,
Though we (not very gallantly) tay it tttyoun!
The atrong abonld be merciful! Voman we find.
Though weaker in body, surpassing us atill
In virtue; and strong very atrong in her mind,
OVhen she knows what it is, not to mention her will.
Be gentle ! How hard on will find it to bear
When your husband ts wrong; and as difficult, quite,
Iu the other conUngcncy not at all rare
'When you re forced, in jour heart, to confess he was
Be careful of trifles ; a maxim of weight '
In questions afiVcting the heart or the head ;
In wedlock, consider, bow often the fate
Of the gravot attain may depend on a thread !
On a button, perha'm! Ah! the Conjugal tie
Should never be strained to its ultimate teat ;
Full mauny a matron has found, with a sigh.
That the fixture was barely a button, at best
A truce to this jesting 1 "While friends by the dozen
Their kind gratnlauons are fain to employ;
Kone more than your poet your mirth loving eoualn
Inta his heart in his words while he'a wishutgyoa Joy.
Quite through to its close may your conjugal life
Maintain the impression with which it began !
The women aUU saying, 1 envy the wife;'
And husbands exclaiming! envy the man! "
BiscwTcric by George Alfred T.w-J.
Folygamy is warmly defended, even by Mor
mon monogamists, as right, if not convenient.
John Yonng, the son of Brigham, has three wives,
and Joseph Young, Jr., two, while two pairs of
Brigham s daughters are married respectively to
H. B. Clawson, and .
Brigham Young's most noted wife is called
Amelia ; she is a vivacious, spirited woman, about
thirty-two years old, American bom, and with
out children. Another of the President's wives
is Mrs. Decker, who retains indications of much
former beauty, and her daughters are the hand
somest of Bnghani's children. The old gentle
man looks ont well for avocations for his sons-in-law,
and it is said that iu his will he has divided
all his property into seven hundred shares, giving
the bulk of it to the church, and distributed
the rest of it equally among bis families.
I saw Brigham at the Social hall, on the occa
sion of my last visit here, bid four of his wives
adieu. The old gentleman had been dancing, but
had fatigued tho legs of seventy years, and he ap
proached the cluster of his helpmates, buttoned
up in a blue overcoat with a white vest under
neath, a red woolen comforter around his neck,
and a worn silk hat in his hand. He looked very
large, square and bland, and he said with tender
ness and dignity, shaking etch by the hand:
"My dear, i Did you good went."
The wives crowded up, with apparent emula
tion, asking if it was his wish that they also
should accompany him borne.
"No," said Brigham, "stay as long as yon
please. I will have the carriage, come back and
wait for you at the door below. Good night."
They were all middle-aged women, common
place bnt cheerful. Brigham Young is said to ob
ject to his wives dancing round dances. It is
wonderful that a Mormon, with half a dozen,
wit es, can be jealous and fastidious about each
of them, and yet I have heard people here fly into
a passion because their wives were spoken to on
the streets by strangers, or stared at. The only
case of assassination chargeable, with any degree
pnibability, to the Mormons, was that of Brass
b i t "5 eauu(t", shot dead in the streets of
salt Lake, for selling a Mormon's furniture and
proposing to elope upon the proceeds of it with a
SrfS-i cn.t.?fP Jro,n " d""" he has con- '
eST,?, aUns e PI of radical mono-
grainy. .And yet," , Godby, "I love all my
Bloody, thatl cannot pick out tba oneto atar
A BMMB MsMIAJICE.
A reporter of the !few York Tiara lias discover
ed a tough old Indian fighter, whose exploits
qnite eclipse those of Kt Carson and Buffalo Bill.
He is called Capt. John Hobbs, and his story, as
he told it to the credulous reporter, is as follows:
He invited the reporter to be seated, and hand
ed him a pipe of unique pattern, with a stem
about four fret iu length, which he first lighted
and indulged iu a few whiffs as a starter. " That
S'pe," said he, "I captured from Algalanmme, a
outezunia chief, thirteen years ago, and I would
not part with it for a thousand dollars." While
smoking, the reporter surveyed the lwrder man ;
he is fully six feet in height, sparely built, is as
straight as an arrow, has small, black, piercing
eyes, long and coarse hair, as black as a coal, a
swarthy countenance covered with scars, and a
complexion in general that has been so tanned by
exposure to tho sun and wind that it resembles
strongly that of an Indian.' He "wore a border
suit of buckskin, fantastically arranged, bnt his
person was devoid of jewelry, which is such a
characteristic weakness of frontier men. On a
bureau at the right rested a hnge white sombrero,
while in one corner of the room, near the stenog
rapher's desk, were scalps and tomahawks and
other relics of the forest, and of sanguinary con
flicts with the savages. As he had been a cap
tive such a great length of time. anion" the Indi
ans, it seemed a matter of surprise to the report
er that ho could converse so fluently in his moth
er tongue. He explained this by stating that he
had as a companion in captivity an American,
nud hail frequent intercourse with trappers and
hcardsnieii w horn he bail assisted in rapturing.
Iiv this mode he had managed to retain his Eng
lish perfectly. His kuun ledge of dates were also
surprising, when it is !ken into consideration
that he was carried off by tho Comaiiches when
bnt twenty years of age, and lire, ions to that
event had but little schooling.
He was born in a small frontier village on the
Big Blue river, iu the northern portion of Jack
sou County, in the State of Missouri, in tho year
18-J9, but does not remember the month. When
but a mere lad he trained a treat reputation
among'the hardy backwoodsmen and trap'iers of
tliat section as a wonderful snot, as lie bail been
known to bring dowu a deer at 400 yanls. At
eighteen he was a successful trapper, and knew
every elk path and otter pond for miles through
the wilderness. His shrewdness attracted the
attention of Bent, the great St. Iaiuis fur trader,
who secured his services w hen nineteen. It is to
this incident that his subsequent misfortune and
ten years capth ity and sufferings among the Com
ani lies may lie attributed. Shortly after enter
ing the services of the fur company, as the Cap
tain related, hu and a companion, Jean Ilatties, a
French Canadian, were scut to tho Cimcrt'iio
Spring, near the head waters of the Arkansas
liner. At that date the whole country was al
most a howling wilderness, w ith but few settlers,
scattered here aud there, and was swarming with
hostile Apaches, Pawnees, and the sciurgo of
Northern Mexico, the blood thirsty Comaiiches.
On the 17th of September, ld!7, as their luck had
been bad. Hat tics proposed to Hobbs to start fur
ther south, where game was supposed tube in
abundance; the latter acquiesced. During tho
evening of the first day's trip Hobbs trailed a
buffalo. His capture is given in his own. vernac
ular. "Putting spur to my mare," said the Cai
tain, "I soon overhauled ;Ue varmint, which
proved to be a cow, which I killed. Battics soon
joined me, ami after we cutoff all the meat we
wanted we built a fire aud bunked iu for the
night. The following morning, while preparing
our grnb. a war party of twenty Comanche braves,
with eight or ten Pawnee scalps, aud a drove of
stolen ponies, appeared on tho scene. Tho lead
er of tho band advanced toward me with out
stretched bauds, and growled ont, "Howf" I
answered him in a friendly way, still keeping an
eye on my shooting irons. All of a sudden one of
the most demoiiiio yells that ever greeted a mor
tal's ears was given, and before we could move
the whole pack of hell-hounds were uikiii us two
poor devils. They killed poor Batties before my
eyes, scalped him, took off his moccasins, secured
his rifle and ammunition, and then made for me.
But the chief somehow took a fancy to me draw
eil off the pack after they had almost finished me
and had tho knife to my scalp. Look here," so
saying the captain parted the thick black hair on
the side of his head aud a long white scar was re
vealed. "That's tho commencin' place," he re
sumed, "ami in two minutes' time longer I ex
pect they would have raised my top knot, for
certain. Do yon see this!" Here he pointed to
a deep scar just above his mustache, at the right
of the nose. "That's another mark they gave me
with a touiahank ou that occasion. Well, to
make a long story short, they carried me with
them up to the mountains. They danced around
me, snug, and plaved on the tomtoms nearly all
night, and to wiuil up they cut off my hair and
commenced to cut up my face, or what you might
rail it to tattoo me. I objected so strongly that
they stopped it, but they managed to put a brass
ring throngh my nose. This I wore during my
ten years' captivity. I was made a warrior, and
went ont with them on all their war and marau
ding expeditions across the Mexicau border, and
several times came near losing my life, while
fighting the Apaches ami Pawnees. All told, my
body bears seventeen bullet and arrow wounds."
Beinoving his lmots. the Captain exhibited to the
reporter five buck-shot "indentures" in his right
leg. and three or four gun-shot and arrow wounds
in his left limb. " I remained with the redskins
two years before I was made a warrior. About
six months after this event, while hunting alone
in the mountains of lower Sonora, I heard the
breaking of a twig not far from where I was
standing. I cocked mr rifle, thinking it might
le a cinnamon bear. I did not bear the sound
again, bnt instead saw the canse of it in the shape
ofa big Pawnee arrior, who stood partly con
cealed in a clump of chaiiaral abont 200 yards dis
tant. We looked at each other fully five minutes
without drawing a bead; suddenly he raised his
gun and fired at me without taking aim. I jnmp
ed to the right and escaped, still keeping an eye
on the Pawnee; he dodged aronnd, and I soon let
him have it square in the head and scalped him.
When nearing the lodges I got two ash poles and
stuck the ends of each into the ears of the scalp
it's tho style of the Comanches to take ears and
all and marched into camp.
Five minutes later seven hundred warriors,
headed by Old Wolf, whom the United States sol
iliers and Mexicans well know to their sorrow,
surrounded me, and such shaking of hands and
hnggiug I never experienced before. The chief
the next morning gave me his third daughter as
a bride. By our marriage I bave seven children."
"Where are they nowf" queried the reporter.
" Oh, they're running wild ou the plains," replied
the Captain, laughingly. He said that in the fall
of 1847, after numerous fights with the United
States soldiers, during which he tried to escape
(rather dubious) the Comanches concluded to sell
him and another white prisoner named Kirker.
Thus after ten years of captivity, he was taken
to Fort Bent, and was sold to CoL 8umner, of the
Cth cavalry. The captain was ransomed for six
yards of red flannel, one pound of tobacco, and a
string of beads. Kirker was sold for eight yards
of curtain calico, and a pound of common Muson
ri tobacco. After being ransomed, the captain
sought the home of his youth; but all his rela
tives had removed, and, heartbroken, he retraced
his steps and made his way into Mexico, where he
joined Placida la Vega in his war against the
church party. At the conclusion he made his
way to Chihuahua, and was employed by Gov.
Auglestres to fight the Apaches at the rate of $S0
per scalp, nita tinny Mexicans, during six
months, they raised ninety scalp. Becoming dis
gusted with the Mexicans, he again cast his for
tunes with Old Wolf and the Comanches. He
continued fighting w ith them two or three years .
against olher tribes, ami when theFrenth inva
ded Mexico, he repaired to Chihuahua, and was
made a laeutenani oi Artillery iu the Liberal ar
my by Benito Juarez, and participated iu the bat
tles of Lcs Mrmbres. MazatUn. Zapick. Santiaco.
Esquantitn, Sierra Aleger, and various others, '
down to Quen-taro, when Maximilian surrender- ,
ed. At the close of the war he azain visited his
Indian home, and growing tired of that species of
existence, determined to live in the future among
ririliznl mottle. His faith, however, in humani
ty has been terribly shaken since he has been in
uouaun, as no loan wp fcn-inrB,i aiaipiactj
of amusement a few evenings uuce, and he has
chanced his mind considerably. He speaks flu
ently the dialect of seven different tribes Caa
tilian and half Montezuma, the language of North
ern and New Mexico and Sonora. He b proba
bly the only white w that can aid the hMorjaa
THE PCRPL.UX.EB HOUSE-KEEt-EsVS BO-LlXCrQUY.
BT MBS. F. D. CAGE.
I wish I had a dozen pairs
i jr nanaa. idim very minute ;
I'd noon put all these things to rights
r ahall I ever begin it f
lleres s big washing to be done,
Une pair of hands to do it.
Sheets, shiru and stockings, coats and pants, s
Uow will I e'er get through it I
Dinner to get for alx or more,
J o loaf left o'er from Sunday ;
And baliy cross as he can live
He's always so on Monday.
And there 'a the cream, 'tia getting soar.
And must forthwith be churning, ''
And here's Bob wants a button, on
Whicn way shall I be turning t
Tia time the meat waa in the pot, .-
The bread was worked for baking.
The clothes were taken from ths bod
Oh dear! the baby's waking!
Hush, baby dear! there, huah-ah-ahl
a wun oe u sleep mue.
Till I could run and get some wood.
To hurry up the kettle.
Oh dear! oh dear! ifP but comes
And finds things in this pother.
Hell just begin and tell me all
About bis tidy mother!
How nice her kitchen used to be.
Her dinner always ready,
Exactly when the noon bell rang
Hush, hush, dear little Freddy.
And then will come some hasty word.
Right out before I'm thinking,
They say tbat hasty words from wires.
Set sober men to 'drinking.
2ibw Isn't tbat a great Idea,
That men should take to sinning.
Because a weary, half sick wife
Can't always mde so winning!
When I waa young I used to earn
My lit ing without trouble.
Hail clothes and pockst money too.
And houra of leisure double.
I never dreamed of auch a fate,
When I. a lass! was courted
Wife, mother, nurse, semstreaa, cook. Louse-keeper,
chambermaid, lanndrevs. dairy woman, and scrub
generally, doing the work of sU
Jr'or the sake of being supported !
m isbji as.
A Recent Kiamiamlloai f Ike IHeregljrphlca
on Mlenc Jleantaim, Cm.
We mentioned in our last issne that M.-F.
Stephenson had gone to Stone mountain to tako
observations of some antiquities there. There aro
home inscriptions in the nick upon tho top of this
mountain which the doctor wished to inspect,
which he lielieves to lie the work of the mound
builders of this continent a race totally extinct
long before the North American Indians bail his
origin, but w ho were civilized to a considerable
extent, having a government and understanding
the mechanic arts. Ou Saturday Dr. Stephenson
took with him Prof. W. S. Land,, the celebrated
chemist of the Atlanta labratory, and Prof. W. L.
C. Stevens of Oglethorpe university, and went to
tho ton of the mountain. At our request Mr.
Stephenson has furnished us with the following
interesting account of tho visit of himself aud the
party and of n hat they observed there :
"We reached tho summit of this sublime natu
ral curiosity at oue o'clock Saturday, and remain
ed till 5 p. M., feasting ou the indescribable won
ders and magnificent scenery which surrounded
On the north and northeast, stretching far
away till lost in tho distance., loomed up the
Apalachiau mountains, and sweeping round east
ward, thence to the setting sun, was one inter
minable landscape, resembling the calm of old
ocean; with the spires, and turrets, and steeples
of Atlanta, liko unto a fleet of ships, to break the
monotony of the scene. Further ou, in the dim
distance, could be seen the Kite clouds of vanir
from the locomotive cs it rushed ouwurd past the
Keuesaw mountains on its way westward, while
nearer to us the same weird spectre shot throngh
the forests of Gwinnett on the Air-Line road to
ward the Caroliuas. Quick as thought we were
feasted with another train s'lccdiug at our feet
ou the Georgia road, nil filling up a brilliant,
living picture, altogether lovely.
The object of our visit was to examine the
sculptures of the extinct mound builders, who
years ago, lived in this country, and constituted
a powerful and despotic nation, cxteudiug from
the Savannah river and the Gulf to the Lakes,
and from the A'lalachian mountains to the Itocky
Mountains, iu all parts of which are some relics
of art and hieroglyphics, which, on the enchanted
mountain in Forsyth Couuty and those of Stone
mountain make a series of great interest. These,
with tho Idol, or "Goddess of Etowa."and. the
elegaut quartz discs of Clark and Bibb counties
and the sacrificial vessels, form part of an alpha
bet w hich may enable some Champalliau to de
scribe aud read tho history of this long lost peo
ple. Tho preservation of these valuable relics
should bo secured by the legislature, for the
benefit of our children, who claim the co-soera-
five aid of the custodians of the people, so as to
enable them to keep pace with the world in sci
ence aud literature, otherwise, as a nation, we
shall soon become Carthagcniaus in selfishness.
The sculptures on the Stone mountain, as far as
yet explored, consists of a slightly circular liuo
cut from two to three inches deep, and from oue
to two feet from the centre. It is surrounded by
a plainly marked circle, doubtless a symbol" of
eternity: but what is strange, they vary from a
foot to six feet in circumference. From tho ac
tion of elements for ages, the decomposition of
tho granite increases the depth of the central
lines, so as to impress one with the belief that
they are the effect of exfoliation, from the heat
and cold, bnt this thonght is soon dissipated on
closer examination. Atlanta Go.) Sun.
Death af a Warna Ceaaty Plaaeer Way aa
Karl? Settler Bia Wat lavrat ia Ciaciaaatl.
Samuel Stcddom died suddenly of heart disease,
on Gth day afternoon, 1- month, 21st, 1571,
aged 77 years, 5 mouths, and 13 days. Ho
was the last of the old pioneers in this part of
ths country. He came from South Carolina with
his parents to this State in the year 1804, and has
constantly resided ou the same tract of land for a
period of more than sixty-seven years, near the
same identical spot where his father made bis
first camp iu the then wilderness. His father,
Henry Stcddom, came through Cincinnati, then a
village, when on his way to his future home,
stopping to rest a few days with his family, after
their long and tedious journey over rivers and
mountains. In those days emigrants "moved"
as it was theu called, accompanied by all the
domestic animals that were so necessary to civili
zation. Henry Steddon, therefore, finding a small
lake or pond convenient to furnish water for his
cattle, near where the- present Court Houso is
situated, camping out for several days, looked
aronnd to see if the locality would do for a fu
ture home. Tho farm afterward known as tho
Judge Burnet farm waa tor sale at ten dollars
per acre, bathe thought it a folly to pay that
sum for land when be could buy plenty, fully aa
good at the then "Congress price," vix $2 0 per
acre, so he concluded to take the $1,000 of specie
then ia his wagou to purchase land in another
locality. So bidding tne future city adieu be
pursued his way to neat the point then famous to
all Carolinians, Waynesville, and five miles be
low, on the hills of the beautiful Little Miami, he
pitched his camp for the winter and soon after
made extensive purchases of land all around him.
and bnilt in 1SW (so J"axaa known ib the writer)
the first two story atone hovac, with real shingle
root anywhere between it and Cincinnati, and
long known as the Old Stone' House. Henry
Steddon lived and proposed till his decease in
l&tl, leavinglwo sons and two d&ozbtera, togeth
er with hi wife, Martha, living at hU death.
His youngest son Samuel, the subject of this
obituary notice, being the youngest, inherited
the homestead, and like all true pioneers was
fond of his rifle, which in early times was almost
a necessary mennsof procurinp;a subsistence.
Xcoaaoa (O.) S!ar.
Maca cut's Xew Zealander baa been traced
farther back yet. Shelley wrote, in 1819 ( thirty
one ytara before Macaoby). -When lajndoo
shall be an habitation of bitterns; when 8. PanTa
and Westminster Abbey ahall stand slupeles and
nameless ruins in the midst of aa ""P50?"
narsh; when the pier of Waterloo BrtrehaU
become the nuclei of istataof reyJj f?
and cast ttejaoe. shaatowaof their l-reta. af-
IHK CAKDIFF GIANT.
A Chanter iroas the Histawr " aMtar Beta
aiaas la this sua Age of CaUlk f
It will be remembered that two or three years
since a considerable excitement was created by
the alleged accidental discovery upon the farm of
a Mr. hewell, near the city of Syracuse, in tho'
State of New York, of a human ficurn of gigan
tic proportions, which was exposed during an ex
cavation undertaken by the owner with the
avowed pnrpose of digging a well for tho supply
of water to his cattle. The obvious folly of ex
cavating for a well in the tied ofa stream of wa
ter was commented on at the time, and was not
easily explained away. The inpular appetite for
marvels was, however, adroitly quickened by tho
story first of a "fossil man" of pre-historic age;
for who did not believe that " there were giants
in those times?" The abaunlitv of sneh a tlniv-
.ry soon compelled the miiisaaaitatemcnt that while
the recumbent giant was .r.acknowledged tin
man origin, it was unquestionably of an unknown
but vary high antiquity, and hence must possess
great archaeological interest. With this b) pothe
sisthe so-calle'l "Cardiff Giant" commenced his
tour of exhibition, after thousands of curious
spectators had visited him iu his resting place as
he lay exposed in the excavation upon tho New
ell farm ; and for a time multitudes thronged the
places in various cities where this supposed relic
of an earlier age was to be seen. We have lately
had the matter brought home to our own doors
throngh a visit of this venerable personage to
New Haven, and, although we had supimacd tho
frand bad long since ceased to be capable of ex
citing more than a feeling of contempt, mingled
wun cnriosuy to see uy wuas uikzauq iug uciusiou
was produced," we have been surprised at the fa
cility with which people, otherwise sensible, give
credit to the greatest absurdities, even after the
"humbug" bad been fully exposed. We think,
therefore, it is worth whilo to record very briefly
the real history of this sham, that it may find its
place in the already large catalogue of popular
delusions. We suppress names, but give the
main facts as wo have ascertained them from an
intelligent witness who was cognizant of the ori
gin and progress of the statue.
The block of gypsum from which the Cardiff
Giant was carveil was quarried near Fort Dodge,
iu Iowa, w here there is an inexhaustible supply
of massive gypsum of Mcsozoic age. It was
transported to Chicago, in Illinois, where it was
placed iu the workshop of Mr. Bnrkhardt, a well
known marble worker of that city, who contract
ed witu tne originators of tne scheme, tor a not
very considerable sum of money, to produce a gi
gantic recumlicut figure of a man. His lxisitiou,
resting with the left arm under the body, the
right arm thrown across the body over the pelvis,
and with the legs slightly flexed at tint knees, was
measurably a necessity of the form of the block
of stone at the artist's command. This timire was
first modeled in clay by or under the direction of
31 r. liurkhardt, anil was then transferred to the
stone. Onr informant states that he saw the fig
ure more than ourc during its preparation. The
appearance of age was given partly by treating
the surface with acids to remove tho tool marks
and the raw look of a recent tooled snrface, and
this effect was siilisequently heightened by the
grime and soil of a seven months' interment.
Thus prepared, tho newly inado antique was
transported by rail to a point near the Xen ell
farm, and thence by teams to the farm itself,
n here, by the aid of a body of work people brought
from a distance, it was placed iu its resting place,
near the bed of a small stream. Those engaged
in tho work of removal and interment were taken
away furtively, and thus no one at or near Syra
cuse but those engaged iu tho sticcnlation knew
of its existence. By a singular accident an eye
witness to its making in the Chicago workshop
happened to be in Syracuse at the time of its dis
covery was announced, amL visiting theXewcll
farm with the crowd of curious sjiectatiirs, was
surprised to see there his old acquaintance half
buried iu the earth. We have taken pains to
verify this statement, and are promised at an
early day a detailed statement from the t ork
shop of Mr. Burckhardt of its entire history,
which we may take another, occasion to publish.
li. S. in SUliman't Journal.
m isa est
Don't do it. Dou't advertise your business; it's
paying nut money to accomtnodato other people;
if they want to buy yonr goods let them hunt jou
Don't advertise, for it gets yonr name abroad,,
and yon are apt to be flooded with circulars from
business houses, and to bo bored with "drum
mers" from city wholesale establishments, all of
whieb also results in soliciting jour order for uew
goods, and money to pay for them, which is very
annoying to one ofa dysiicptic temperament.
Don't advertise, for it firings people in from the
country (aud country folks, yon kuow are of an
inquiring turn of mind) and they will ask you
many astonishing" questions about prices, try your
temper with showing them goods, aud even vex
you with the request to tie them up; which puts
you to the additional trouble of buying more.
Don't advertise; it gives iienple abroad a knowl
edge of your town, and they will settle in it: and
J it will grow, and other business men will be in
j duced to come in, and thus increase your compc-
Iu short, if you'd have a quiet town, not too
large; if you would not be barrassed by multitndi
uons cares and. perplexities of bnsiuess; if you
wonld avoid being fmtbered with, paying for and
losimr time to read great cumbersome newspapers.
just remain quiet; don't let the people kuow fite
miles away w Here you are noi wnat you are doing,
and you will be severely let alone to enjoy the
bliss of undistnrbed repose.
A literary Ceatraveny.
Mr. R. She ton Mackenzie, iu bis Life of Charles
Dickens, published last year, stated that in 1517
George Crnikshank told him that Charles Dick
ens, then writing "Oliver Twist," had dropped
in one day, accidentally examined a bundle of
drawings which be (Crnikshank) had made to
show the life a London thief, and had thereby
been induced not to cany Oliver Twist through
adventures in the country, but take him into a
thieves' dcu iu London, as shown iu the said
drawincs. "I consented." Crnikshank said to
Mr. Mackenzie, " to let him write np as many of
the characters as ne tuongnt would suit his pur
pose; and that was the way in which Fagin,
Sykes, and Nancy were created. My drawings
Mr. John Forster, in the first volume of his
Life of Dickens, just out; eslls iu question the
truth of Mackenzie's statement, Lod characterizes
it as "a wonderful story, originally promulgated
in America, with a minute conscientiousness and
particularity of detail that might have raised the
reputation of Sir Benjamin Backbite himself."
He speaks also of "one nnpolite word, in these
letters, which is alone applicable to it." Which,
to say tne least, h uiawing it ratner strong. Jir.
Mackenzie, being of this opinion reiterates, in the
Philadelphia Jreu, of the lgth, tho statement
previously made in his volume, and brings for
ward, in attestation of it, a letter written by
Cruiksbauk, Nov. 15. 1370, in which occurs this
Jiasaage, concerning the jsiint iu question. "Then
nllowed (1833) "Oliver Twist," which was enti
rely my own idea and suggestion, and all the
characters are mine. And this will account for
thefactof"01iverTwist" being very different
from any of his other writings."
Mr. Mackenzie comments, with some severity.
j upon the fact that Forster, though living in the
' aaiaspnas aitv isrllrl t srn lira. 11 Tl lr Iiwtl- , a.Atr.aa . rteol
j fnim him the truth or falsity of the statement,
ISaAaUB -J f niaiwiiat kwas, a-ia 1lIIa a' UUU
and feels naturally somewhat aggrieved at the
UDpUiailUU Wl UfVU UW C4W.Jt OWUB lull
llict of authorities ia unpleasant at the best, bnt
in full view of the facts it seems that the only
course left open to Mr. Forster is a full and can
did withdrawal of his charge.
The shadow on the dial, the striking of the
clock, the running of the sand, day and night,
summer and winter, mouths, years, aasl centuries.
These err, but arbitrary and ont ward signs the
measurement of time, not time itself. TimeU the
life of the soul. If not this tbeu tel as, what is
It is a somewhat notable met iu the march of
civilization that Cabokia was one of the first plac
ea settled in UUiioia, and it U now one of the last
place ia creation. Bone or Ha citizens, born
there seventy yeara ago, can not apeak English.
LrrTtxcaa be deawil tovhiih the whole
STttlL.'C WHENEVr.R -YOU CAN.
When things doa't go to ault you.
And the world seems upside down.
Sunt waste your time in fretting,
Bnt drive away that frown;
Since life is oft perplexing;
TU mneh the wUest plan
To bear all triala bravely.
And amCe wbenere'er yon can.
Why should yoa dread to-morrow,
Aud thus despoil today )
For when you borrow tremble.
You als ays hire to pay.
It U a phmI tdd maxim.
Which should be often preached
Don't cross the bri Ice before vou.
Until the bridge is reached.
You might be snared much sighing.
If you would keep In mind
The thought that good and evil
Are always ht-re combined.
There mast be something wanting.
And thou gib you roll in wealth. ...
You may miss fnm your casket
Tbat precious jewel beaHa.
And though you're strong anl ttnnly.
You mar have an cuiptr pursei
(Ami earth has many trials
Which 1 consider w urse 0
Bnt whether Jv or sorrow
Fill up your little span.
Twill make your pathway brighter
To smile w hene re you can,
THE HaliL F BEPRKRTsTITE.
This is a perilously conspicuous stage. To this
room the eyes and ears of the whole country hih
turned. You may loiter into the gullerv during
the session, when there is no exciting debate, and
watt.li the memliers writing and reading tho news
papers, aud chatting aud clapping their hands for
pages, aud mm, ing through Ihr aisles, and pairing
upon sofas iu earnest or listless cmnersatinn, rr
JHisiug their honorable feet upon custlv furniture,
and expectorating at the expense of the nation
and et the slight orator who is addressing tho
chair iu a voice that yon can scared v hear as on
lean from the gallery to listen, will bo bean! to
morrow morning from Kathatlin to the Pacific
He ninst beware what he says, and liefore the vws
and eats of forty millions he is at the merry of tho
clearer thought, the greatcrknonleile, the. sliar
erwitof every man around him. Like Hamlet's
shadowy father, he must b armed cap-a-pie.
And only he who is so armed cau lie a leader of
this House. Know, ledgr, experience, imagination,
rcthoric. passion, are useless without something
more. Upon this field the warrior must not only
have every weaiHin, but he must have every olio
at hand, so that iu an instant he ran whip it out,
and drive it Hashing to its point. Ho may rise to
speak, full of bis subject, warm with it, liis copi
ous tongue flowing with eloquent pcrsii. sii.n. or
his clear iutcllrct shaping the hardest facts to his
pur" as a diamond ruts glass; but it is not
enough, if ho is not ready for every interruption,
every question, eery iuuenibi. lie must cjtch
eery ball tossed at him, and hurl it triumphantly
back. The swift reply, the sparkling repartee,
the contemptuous sneer, the crafty suggestion
they will all bar his path, and he must throw nil
lightly don n, and go smiling on bis way. If ho
falters, befalls. If hecau nut answer eeryq ui-t-tion,
and baflle every objection, and turn lurk
every argument, he fails. The weak link of the
chain is found, and it is its strongest "mint.
He is the leader of smh a popular Asm-mlity
who takes the field against all comers, and and
holds it; and who is able, by sheer personal force,
to control the mass. Iliitwbat familiarity with
rules, what quickness, what parliamentary force,
this requires! Ambitious gentlemen come np ti
the House, promitiug youth are sent here by nd
"miring constituencies, hrnvoes and brawlers fine
themselves in; bnt the lans ant absolute. Tho
ambitious gentlemen, fresh from the history of
1'wu mid the Long Parliament, has somehow tail
eil to read lietweeii tho lilies what l'yufri secret
was. Tho promising vouth, who carried rer
thiug liefore him iu the college debating society,
sits in a lndircnuis stupor uxm the eilgo of a
charmed arena into which hu dare not venture, or
ventures only to show that ho should not h.in
tried. Tho bravo, who has bullied or bribed his
way to this focus of public attention, liuds him
self reflected by the telegraph and the press to
thov forty millions of sK-ctatnrs ver much as a
rogue is rcllectis iu the detective's pliotogiapli
gallery. They all thought to be leaders, ai.d they
are all iglioimuiniisly led.
So t here are wise men w ho serve silently. Thero
aro those who for half a dozen years are beanl
only as they answer when the roll U called. It Is
tcmH-rameiit and real modesty, often, and a dis
inclination or an inability to speak. Those wli.i
are of another kind do nut always remember that
they are ever in their great taskmaster's the
country's eye. and they pay the penalty. I.-ji-arteesiu
such bodies often live ill history lo.iger
thau speeches. An apt quotation is often better
tbau many arguments. There aro uufortmato
clever men who have advanced boldly to tiiis
scene, and when they stood iu tho very centra of
regard all their talent aud sagacity have snddnily
disappeared under a wiity repartee. Won, woo
to the helpless Representative over whom clo-o
the waves of inextinguishable laughter. Singh
spcech.Hainilton was not more surely and family
named than ho will-lie. Hi may have read of th
thoroughly equipped soldier, master of atratrgy
andofamis, who marches iu pipe clajcd jierfic--tion
to a victory scientifically sure. Alas, ai.d
here darts an Indian from ambush, anil with one
dextrous turn of his gleaming tomahawk has, cir
cled the head of tho soldier, and tauishes with a
whoop, dangling triumphantly bis dripping token
of victory. Alan! alas! but the itcprearutntlvo
slain u'miii this floor by a repartee is that perfect
ly piie-clayed soldier. Kditor'i Eatj Chair, in
UarpcTM Hagaiint far January.
The HaalU afs Wrecker A Ghastly Might.
A strange story, worthy of novelistic treatment
at the hand of a Marry at t, comes from New found
laud. In Chance Nook, a secluded nook in that
somewhat secluded island, dwell a littlo company
of fishermen, uue of whom, who rejoices in th
name of Barnacle Bill, has long been aa object (
suspicion on account of his unsociable and hermit
life. His hut is situated remote from the others,
upon a peak overlooking a dangerons reef call.il
Gillicnddy Breakers. These circunistanci com
bined to fasten upon Barnacle Bill the rusp:ciu
that be hail a penchant for wrecking 'operation",
and after the recent luea on the rtefof the seb'sm
er Albion, none of the crew of which were subw
quently discovered, dead or alive, it was dctci ra
ined to search the aforementioned but. Accord
ingly a detective having been pmenn d, together
with the requisite legal iiapers, a large deputation
made an early call upon Barnacle Bill, and found
tbat worthy in bed. Inasmuch as hu declined tn
get up and open it the door for bis surprise part v,
they let themselves into the house, when an appall
ing sight met their gaze. Fingers, wrists, ami
ears, cut and torn from the bodies of wnu.eu, e i
dently to procure the rings and other jewelry
were strewu arouniu no isuiesi siis. uresssn
were folded beside tho bodies. In all there ncn.
nine corpses, only one of which has as yet, been
identified. Ths inhuman wrecker, afler being
taken into custody, confessed tbat he took tbei
bodies from the wreck or the Albi..n and conveyed,
them ou a tlshbarruir to his cliff before dawn.
The news has create., the greatest excitement in
St. Johns, where uvxt cf the ill-fated zsilors to
side. BottOH rott.
Ax old manuscript has recently becu diicovernl
in Western Se York containing the following
anecdote of the farooni Indian chief, Bed Jacket,
which is new: He was on a visit to a house m
Cannadaigna, and not arriving until after dinner,
the girl waa ordered to make preparations fur
him. She, through carelessness, or thinking it
would do well enough tor an Indian, placed on the
table, dish of meat that had bean visited bv the
fiiaa. Bed Jacket advanced to the table, and see
ing the insect busily engaged in tbe meat, took
'the dish and placed it on the sill of the door, step
ped back, took hi rule, deliberately aimed and
discharged the content through the meat. Tho
report of the gun alarmed all in tbe house. They
ran to inquire tbe cause. Kcd Jacket replid thii
he always killed bis meat before he ate it. Tlra
joke had its desired effect.
It appears now that tbe pre-Adaraite man .
at least tb American branch of him knew. ,j
about what we have been deluding ourselves wa
the modern art of war, for according to'tbe Hali
fax (Sot. Scotia) rrea of the Ka a, a tbcr
poaiid cannon ball waa found in a lamp of cod
taken froaa deBthlU) feet below the mrfuco cf
Jmi earth at ttu. lfV w.l I-. 11 v