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SOL. MILLER, EDITOR AJfD PUBLISHER
THE CONSTITUTION AND THE UNION.
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VOLUME XV.-NIBIBER 36.1
WHITE CLOUD,, KANSAS, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 1872;
WHOLE NUMBER, 764.
HH db o B H BT iBi fvlb
IX X R.MNBOW.
ur GFO. B. BUttLXICH.
IThis jtorm is a description of an actual incident, exactly
as it occurred, at the month of the Xarraganaett Uaj.
With a graceful awing, if hr dore-white wing.
Our pinnace leave tbe core,
AuA benda ber beak to tbe paAntonl cheek.
Of the alnmbrring ware, aa if to seek
ynie dreamy carras of love!
Out of the East, like a view lea Christ,
Tbe breeze comes walking the deep,
Down from the Und, and oxer tbe atrand,
Waring her on with im inible hand.
In a motion calm aa sleep.
White voyagers more o'er theTlue above,
Aa we move o'er tbe bine belw,
The tea and the akv. of tbe same nale dve.
ho miugle their realnin in tbe tlreamr eye.
Far ishipa w ith the far clouds go.
Sofllv away over the slumbering bay.
We ilip like a morning dream.
While the sun from his throne in another zone.
Smiles back on the kingdom so lately his own.
With a graver, yet tender gleam.
But a dark naje looms! and suddenly booms
O'er its ridges a thnnder-gun I
As if burled from the Uxk of a corsair black.
Were a shot o'er our bowa, the sail falls slack,
And we wait, that his will be done.
Blot ting the isle, and the day-king's smile.
With the nhadow of his frown,
Thepittilesswiuall, in midnight pall,
Kisea and marche, sullen and tali.
With a hoarse shout, trampling down !
The waters in dread of his rumbling tread.
Are turned to a pallid green ;
Thev feel from afar the ominous jar, -Of
lii anjny growl denouncing war.
While the Hash of bis dagger is keen.
As the gale careers, our broad wing veers.
To catch it on shoulders strong.
And leasing now with a dauntless prow,
A crumMed furrow of white we plow.
And with jearl dust sow It along;
IiLe a feather afloat In tbe clouds, our boat
Hies qui rring o er tbe bay :
And rbet-ka aflush at the headlung rush.
Catch fire from danger, aud over tbe crush.
Are fctuug by the bingeiiig cpray.
Our lark, once more, we liave turned to the shore
rom the Wrst'ring nun grown jiale :
Tbe loud bUxts iling to her ntraiuing wing.
And the set-thing wave dime after and fling
Their salt rain over her wale.
The waters reel Wlow her keel.
And the clouds reel over the sky;
The dark green deep is azbaht in the sweep
Of angry wind thai bowl and leap
jJae wohr that the white waves fly.
The hurricane with lahes of rain
AVli.i down tbe billows pride.
And a powdery spray over the ly,
Khiat and flitters with graceful wav,
like the eil if a daucing bride.
As a canwm-ftbnt burled flaring hut.
Through the rent of a neagnred wall.
The nun Lorn Intel through the turn Ptorm-rack.
And LlndlcH to blazing the grey and black,
Clotidx, waters and woodlands alL
Oar itath towanl home through tbe flashing foam,
Ja a rainbow's glorions path.
The fervid ghiw burns round us so,
"tt ith it set ra del aplendoralMnr and btlow.
We rejoice at the Morm-king's wrath.
We are chut betweeu tbe blue and green.
On ur left is the gluwing red.
Our nail is net in the lob t,
And a lrtm of purple nu:s where yet
1 he iwa and the kUUhbiue wed.
The luw bright arch w ith a landward niarcli.
Precede our nubing flight.
And take it's utaml on the lUrk-green land,
I jke an angel of glrv waving her IianO,
lire he tutart to fier realma of of light.
And now, once more, we have touched the Miore,
And our braxe white wing is furled; - .
"TV air is balm, and the sea row calm.
We n in t hate won some gulden lulm,
1 bate sailed in a mafic world!
THE FUGITIVE LIEUTENANT.
It was while the American army was freezing
ami Man ing sit Valley Forge, ami the British nr
iiiv was rioting and luxuriating in l'liilmlclpliia,
that a l.une, .lirty, beggarly looking fellow, walk
iii" null a crutch, approached the Northern ntit
posts of the Knval forces, anil, with a simple, idi
otic lau-h ami leer, announced his intention of
utcriug the city, ami taking the British General
prisoner. . -
"Indeed! then I shall ho iimler the necessity or
arrcstin" you," said a young MilMltern, winking
at vimie of his companions, and annulling a sen
ous air. ,. .
"lie! he!" laughed the idiot ; "just ou try it,
that's all." . ,, , ,
"Whv, my good fellow, what would you dot
'Do'.'" exclaimed the other, drawing himself
ill- with an air of defiance; "why, Id tell the.
great General Washington."
"Then I am afraid to venture on your arrest.
S. ias on yon will pmhahly find General Howe
prepared to receive yon."
The idiot suddenly looked troubled, glancing
about him wcarilv and suspiciously, as if lie fear
isl he might meet the General he was so boldly
going to capture, hut finally hohliled otf towanl
thccitv. With some such silly dialogue, he got
past the different sentries, who seemed to give
liim no thoughts lieyond the amusement or the
time. ltv night he was fairly within, the town,
and kcpt.n his way, sometimes humming snatch
es of old songs, and, in general, not much noticed
l.v any. Through one street after another he
continued to hobble forewanl, til l' """
of great length, containing a block of lliw'
.r ... ? ..! - ... .... ivliirh miirht be occu-
respeciaoio looniug u'"""j .- : ti,;
..:.' i - ... ..,;.i,ili,i,r liniunstances. luis
" " "'1.r"r" r,-.arrd deserted, so
, , ... t i .nr..r nf theilnellitiCS
he -was not ierc4ived. He k"oc'j;1 i.d So!
andawomai's head appeared at the second sto
ry window. . ... ,,.',?
' Won t you give mo somrioiuji "
I'm nearly starved," said the idiot.
"Yes ioorfellow," replied the woman, in a
kindly t"ln a m',uu," X WU1 UaU 3U 8rae"
lbSu afterglow shutter was pushed a little
WkTanU tan containing some bread and
meat', was thrust out.
"Mother," said a low voice.
"Gracious neaven!" exclaimed the femalo with-
Sn'"HushtnniXthe soldier, in a guarded
AmTment after the door 'TVSTBriao "
"Yes. ma'am thauk you I don't care if 1 uo,
aid the oVrar, as if in reply to an invitation to
Smc in, rtthewme time crossing the ttoth
SoU withan api:arauceof deep humiliation,
n'e n.o.nentPlhe door closed behmd Um, the
man dropped his e"0 thrCW U'S a
around the other, fairly sobbing.
' Mother, dear, dear mother: . ,
"Wniiam!" exclaimed the other, pressing the
ragged mendicant to .her heart; oh, ny dear lear
Wifiiaml what is the meaning of thisT and now
Is it I find von here in this sau pi.guv .
in these troublesome times.
... .. .1.. -M...11 mv son.
The British are
plain of in the way of P6,,,1 bv tK
Visions are ery scarce , audh.gb ;YhW,
strictest .omysh""? peUionof the city
if they continue to retain voessi
siderable lengin " ---; ... .
rV s at your uncle's in W X,rtuUi,7S
ly regret that she has missed this opportuuuj
seeing you." ,
"Are you alone, mother I voarfinc with
"Xo; two English gentlemen are boarding wuu
m"k they belong to the y f" 0 the
young man, quickly, uneasily; "and are they in
, Delaware, and will deep-
some means, aim noi"" " ,nrt nur to
But jon look troubled-have you anything i
fear, "my soul" , ..r
alarm; "yon terrify me! Are you here witnom
permission! without a pass ,1 to the
"Yes .lid I not say I played the tool io.
sentries, and got past them I amnse-
" But I thought that was ??$
ment. Oh! wSliam.if yousbouhderea.
Why did you venture ia this dtperte manner
" I conld not get a pass, and I was so anxious
to see yon and Mary, that 1 resolved to risk all."
"Quick, then, come up stairs, and let us fix up
a hiding place at once, before anything happens.
Oh! William, I am so alarmed."
Both hastened up to the thinl story, and after
considering several places, decided that the loft,
close under the roof, might be the best for con
cealment, as the trap door leading to it could be
fastened underneath, which would tend to blind
the search; while the young man, if pressed,
could escajie to the roof, and, bv means of a long
tr! """eucu in me cuunney, count lower Him
self into the yard or street. This would not in
sure his escape, but it was the best plan the two
could think of, and served to render both less
fearfnl of detection, and the serious consequences.
Having provided the rope, the mother hastened
to bring up a large quantity of food, which her
son began to. devour with an energy that showed
he had told -no nutruth, -when, iu-tbe.character of
-""eRgor, hehad declared himself bordering on
While ho was eating, his mother plied him with
questions couceniing.tlie army at Valley Forge,
m which he had a lieutenant's commission, aud
which he had left on a furlough; and the answer
of the young soldier depicted a state of destitu
tion and Buttering that caused his hearer to weep
for very sympathy. Three thousand soldiers had
been down on the sick list at one time, and, with
out the common necessaries of life, had perished
by the hundreds; while of those capable of doing
duty, scarcely one had a blanket to cover him at
night, or food enough to keep soul and body to
gether. Pale, emaciated, ragged and dirty, many
with their bare feet upon the frozen earth, they
walked shivering through the camp by day, anil
crowded themselves together by night, to get
what little warmth they could from each others
bodies, the most forlorn and wretched set of be
ings that ever a nation called to arms.
"God belli us!" ejaculated the mother, in a de
jected tone. "I suppose, after all our hardships,
wre shall be compelled to succumb to our tyranni
"Never." cried the voune- officer. " while there
are-o. thousand men left in onr country, tb make
a desperate stand. We can only lie eonqiired by
annihilation; and if it is God's will that a tyrant
shall rule over this broad continent, not a single
true heart will live to feel the oppression and
degradation. Kre that time, dear mother, I, for
one, shall lie beond the rcath of earthly luon-
"God bless von. William!" cried the mother.
enthusiastically, grasping his hand ; "your fath
er's spirit speaks in j on. He died on the battle
field, with tlioso sentiments in his heart; and I
freely give you my only soil, and hope to the
glorious cause which his blood and that of thou-
Kinds of others has hallowid."
l-or-ecral days the iiitrenid votuisr officer re
mained concealed beneath his mother's roof, his
presence seeming to lie known only to themseh es.
lint one exeiiing, near the end of his furlough,
when he was lieiriiiniu to think aliout itreiiarini:
for his secret dcpartiii-,aii officer and six men ap
peared at the door, and said lie had orders to ar
rest one Wm. Knggles, supposed to lie somew hero
in the dwelling.
"Why, that is my son!" said tho widow, in
"$o much the more likely that he should bo
Iwre then," was the unfeeling reply.
".Mid tor wnnt would you arrest lwni; ana wnai
will be done with him, if found!"
"We shall take, him for a soy. and if found guil
ty, lie will lie hung, of course, as every cursed
rebel should tic. Jlcre, Jiailger and Hcot, guard
the hack door; on, (eut and Walters, begin to
Fcarch; and you. Jones and Johnson, remain
w hero you are. sharp, now, all or you! Jettlie
felfciir he taken alive, if possible hut alive or
dead, let him bo taken. JTow, good woman, if he
is in llio house, or winch we are ery strongly as
sured, let him appear, and save oiirself much
trouble, otherwise tho conbeiiucucc-s boon your
ow n head."
"If jnu think my sou is in the house, searrh to
your heart's content!" returned the mother, ex
ternally calm, internally Buffering.
And forthwith the search began.
Meantime, the joung lieutenant, who had
heard enough to comprehend his danger, had set
alioiit affecting his escaiie, but not altogether ill
the manner first intended. He went on to thereof
it is true, and tied the long rope to tlie chimney,
casting one end down towanl tbe street, but this
only for a blind. lie had seen that the bricks of
thr'dhiding wall, between the houses occupied
liv liis mother and one of the two ailiuinin'l buil
dings had been loosely put up under tho nilge
tMile. ntid his l
resent design was inreuioion iew
f tbese. i-rtiwd through intiftlie loft nf the other
house, and then replace them. This pniose he
effected liefore'tho soldiers searching for him
came up near enough to hear the little noise ho
was compelled to make. The open trap door of
the roof, and the rope around the chimney, serv
ed to mislead them, as he hail hoped, and it was
with a feeling of intense satisfaction that he
heard them announce the manner of his escaiie.
Immediately after, the whole party left in haste,
first threatening Mrs. Buggies with subsequent
vengeance, for harboring, concealing and conniv
ing at tho escape of a rebel spy, even though the
man were her son.
When fully satisfied that all the soldiers had
gone, voting Buggies attempted to return into
his mother's dwelling by tho way he had left, but
in again' displacing the bricks for his purpose,
one of them slipped and went down through the
open trap door, upon the-floor below, making a
loud noise. Immediately after a light flashed tip
through the opening, and a timid femalo voice de
manded who was there.
Here was a dilemma. Should the young sol
dier reply, he would be exposed; aud should he
keep silence, a search would proliably lie made,
which might prove even more 6erious in its con
sequences. What was to be donof , A sadden in
spiration seized him. It was a woman's voice,
and women arc scldom'steeled to pity. He would
make himself known to her, appeal to her sympa
.!,;.. nml Iirm-himself unon her mercy.
"Lady," he liegan, in a gentle tone, calculating
t'o reassure hist fair hearer; "be not alarmed. I
am a friend in distress, the son of your next door
nnirlilur. I nm hunted as a. spy by British sol
diers, and if found, my life will lie forfeited. If
yon cannot pity nie, ior urn a sane imj mj pour
mother, and assist me for her sake! "
He presented himself at the opening to the
loft, and boldly descended the steps leading down
froni.it, directly before the lady, a sweet, beauti
ful girl of eighteen, who stood with a light in her
hand, and secmedVlumb and motionless, with a
commingling of fear, surprise, and curiosity. The
,-,. m.sn continued to sneak as he descended.
and hnrriedly went on to narrate all tliat had oc-
tnrred, concluding witn ine searcn oi ino soiuiers,
nnd his escape into the loft above.
"Thank GouVit i in my power to aid you, sir! "
were the first words of the girl, spoken with a
look and feeling "of sympathy that made the
heart of the young soldier bound with strange
She then went on to tell him that a cousin from
Vew Jereev, aliout his siie and build, and look-ing-not
nnlike him, was then on a visit to the
family, having a pass from Gen. Howe. This pass
she had that evening been lookiug at, and by ac
cident it was now in her possession, the i cousin
having gone out with the rest of the family, and
"akVit and fly, and may God preserve yon!"
she said. "lean arrange n wiin ray kinsman,
she continued; "I can have lost it, and he can
easily tiroenre another. . -
She hurried him down stairs, throwing a cloak
over hi. shoulders on the ZV'Tft tV
iseri'orotfcrThrcould itumit any I
futo toe. She then hastened to get the pa,,
which she placed in hi. hand, and urged him to
""f Tculd but eee my mother for a moment!"
Hvl'H.n-leave Ul to me-I will explainall to
lt with His up-. -"' r- - He escaped.
The next minute he was P"ne- ,-, .!,.
nd tnie to bis declaration. $ .never dd frrget
And true to
.... ... , ..i. t,nn r m
ih. sweet girl w ho iietneuu ; --- i
r!iril Tears after, the honorable wife of General
i?.,rle was many a time nrara "' ""i i7.t, e. ,!v- arcu "Mmom. 'When a sheep lsex
firsfrlmaife meeting with him .beloved then elded from the fold it willbleat arouruluutUit
vK-l furitiTe from the continental army. j was readmitted; bnt when a bog is pot out of
a hunted fugitive
STCDY-rirtne d temperance.
BT ALICE CAST.
What I It that both null tljc.fiir wloniinz
With which brr holy aha wonht dignifr.
When from hrr Iwl ahi lines in the Miomui;
To comb, anil filaifc. and tie
Hrr hair with nbbona colored like the akjrf
What la it that ht-r !rasnre ilismmpnaea
Whrn nhe would tut and aim? the ann awar.
fakiu; hrr m deail rnaea in red roea.
And in tbe ilewfall gray
A blight that aeema tbe world to overlay I
What ia It that maiee the trembline look of trouble
About her tender month and eyelida fair I
Ah me. ah me! ahe feeU her heart beat double.
Without the mcthrrs prsTer, -- -
And her wild feais are more than ahe can bear.-
To the poor stehtlraa hiiLiiev powcra are siren,
Kut only with a julden tongue tn aing,
But atiU t. make her warering way toward heaven
With umliaeerninz wing:
But what to her doth her sick sorrow bricst
; fj '
If i-r ilara alio tuma, and yet keeps OTrrtnrains,
And her flrli ahrinka, aa if nh felt the rod ;
For, cainat her will, ahe thinka hard thinga concerning
The everlasting God.
And Ionga to be incenMte, like the clod.
Sweet Hraren. lie pitiful I rain down uMin her
The saintly rliantii a ordained for such ;
She waa poor in e erj"thin2 but honor.
And ahe hired much, 4ored muchl
Would, Lord, ahe had thy garment hem to touch.
Haply, it waa the hungry heart within her.
The woman'a heart denied iU natural right.
That made ber be the thing men call a ainner,
Kreu in her own despite.
Lord, that her judge might receive their eight 1
AW A-SECBOTE OF OLD JOBS BROW. St.
Early in the year which witnessed the John
Brown sacrifice, Judge Cunningham, holding a
commission from Iiuchannau, rode out to a little
conntry scat near Atchison, where ho had heard
Drown was staying, for the purpose of arresting
him. Arriving at the house, he rode np to the
door, dismounted with his four comiianious, and
inquired for John Ilrowii. The lady asked the
party to sit and she would call him. Presently
lie appeared, and Cunningham seeing that Brown
did not know him, and feeling certain of his vic
tim, began to converse with him. After an ex
ceedingly pleasant interview, Cunningham in
fnnneil itrowu that he had come to arrest him,
and that he mnst have his company forthwith to
Atchison, w here Brown knew dentil was certain.
" From the man's demeanor at this moment,"
said Cunningham afterward, "I saw that I was
to be is,ipHiittt-d, but how, I could not imagine.
For lie w as cciuplctcly alone w ith my soldiers and
myself, ami 1 knew that the country through
which wu should pass was unfriendly to the alio
litionist, should he attempt nil escape. Further
more, I knew Brown was ignorant of my mission
up to the moment when I declared it. He could
not, therefore, have been pre)Kirisl for inc. But
the man's self-control was wonderful. His coun
tenance did not change a line from the light, cor
dial expression it had worn at the conclusion of
his last sentence. He continued the subject as if
I had, not spoken; and for a moment I staggered
into the belief that my tongue had slipped and I
had not said what I had intended. Hnweer, I
repeated my errand and took a step forward to
formally arrest Brown, when I felt myself detain
ed by a hand on my shoulder. I turned, and an
armed man, not one of my soldiers, stood at my
back. Behind him was another, and liehind him
another a vcrtehrated chain of men extending
from the corner of the house to tho bushes. They
must have come at some signal from Brown, who
immediately said, "Yon fro ybu are all my pris
oners." His tone was unchanged, lint his coun
tenance was sad, as if weighed down with a new
responsibility. He seemed to lie perfectly una
ware of any discomfiture, and, after a moment's
pause, said simply, "I Iielicve I must find out
wliat to do with you all." He retired to a comer
of the piazza, as" I supposed to consnlt with a
confederate. But presently a whispered remark
from one of my men made me turn, and lo, there
tho old man was kneeling in prayer, in an inaud
ible voice, but with great earnestness. I could
not help laughing. In a moment Brown rose,
and coming up, said the soldiers should be re
leased, but, "I shall notnsk God about you, for
ton laughed." And he positively kept me there
three da, and lectured me in the interim about
Thu-o who share Cunningham's feeling nf mcr-
.,,,.. at lirown's eiitnatr of God, will also
fciare (lU alII,lzllm.ut a, Unm u's supremacy oer
self. Both, beloiuied to a reziou of religioin ev
perieiico little trespassed npon. Of lioth, as is
well known to loers nf the heroic in history,
Browu's career furnishes much more striking in
stances. For he was a man already "possessed,"
in the old Jewish sense, and nothing could lie of
significance enough to dhqioscss him. His soul
took fast hold on God, and to the man, John
Brown, there never came, there probably never
has come, a perilous moment Ckarlei J. Wood
bury, the Goldta Age.
A Cw-arsllr Mcaatlea.
A cow was the causa of a most remarkable in
stance of devastation a few nights since. Break
ing into the yard of Mr. Lambert's dwelling, and
putting herhead into an empty barrel in an ex
ploring tour for any contents it might have, she
was unable to extricate herself, and soon become
thoroughly frightened and liegan to rush wildly
around. Iu this condition she forced her way in
to the woodshed, and thence into the kitchen,
aud thence into the dining-room of the house, be
coming all the while more furious. From this
room she made her way into the parlor, throwing
down and trampling underfoot everything that
came in her way.
Mrs. Lambert aroused her husband, who arose
and went for help. The cow next rushed iuto the
bed-room where Mrs. Lambert, with a little baby
and one child, occupied a bed, and another child
was in a crib in front of it. The enraged aunimal
mounted the bed, but help arrived, and not an
instauttoo soon. The window was raised from
the outside, and. Mr. McKcnzie attempted to en
ter, when the barrel gave him a blow which
knocked him back against the fence. The chil
dren were at last secured and passed through the
window 'and Mrs. Lambert soon followed. The
door of the bed-room was then closed and the
cow was lcfVto herself. At last she tiecame qui
et and the barrel fell from her head; the doors
were opened and she walked out. The furniture,
which waa.tefy "-nice, is fearfully demoralized.
The. nlasterinir was knocked from the walls aud
the panneb of the door broken out. Detroit Try-
ATexax AxctroniTE. The New York hermit
is matched by another of the genns recluse in
Western Texas. The Xcw" Orleans INcaynae says
he excludes een 4he, ordinary domestic annimals
Vnm (; linnsi-hohl. ' He at ono time raised chick
ens; but as, whenever a woman, at yeiy long in
tervals, anauy cnance, nappeueu imouis ntuj,
the chickens got frightened, ran headlong into
the brush, and remained hidden there as long as
a petticoat waa in sight, tbe hermit concluded to
ilo wiihont sneh uncivilized creatures.
He 'aatuse himself taming birds; but his fa
vorite, are a pair, of snake of a peculiar-kind,
that he nsea as mousers, aud which lie asserts,
are far superior to cats. He lives by the produce
of sixty- Jioe-hlvea,:lling from twelve to fifteen
thousand pounds of honey every year.
The hermit's name is Baylock. He waa for
many yean a trapper ia- the Boeky Mountains;
,iTtr.ilirMi rears of niret is cheerful ana talka
tive; and, by a traveller who recently saw and
conversed with him, is spoken of aa m man of
more than common narurai -aumij, mua
portion of general information.
Ax old street car conductor aaya: "Young
men ain't so hearty aa they" waa in my young
days. They ride too much. Irwonld do them a
heap more good if they would foot it. Why, I
carry every uight and morning loads of them go
iug and coming, who onght to be ashamed to ride.
I If tbey would take their atirk and take to the
j sidewalk, they would lie livelier aud stronger
I n. -.
( , "c -"r- ' aiion sua in m puimc discourse:
, bearj EUer Alfred Bennett say, aUading to
I the pen,U will root around at txr to unset
. lit." "
BABKEB1 rat)l VMBASBsl.
IauJumaM Iarctia XiTBleat Tk Frrila f
the Buw, rwa Bad E.laen.
In the category of obscure and loathsome dis
ease, is one vulgarly called "the barber's itch."
The very sound of the title has a repulsive influ
ence, but the disease itself i. yet'more repugnant
to look unon ordescribe. 'Latterly several malig
nant cases have come to the notice of physicians,
and it becomes a very important matter to inves
tigate as to me nature ami cxiemoi lueuuwru
er. The maioritv of the thousands who daily
luxuriate in the pleasures and comfort, of the
tonsorial art, seldom if" ever dream of possible
daiurer. But from the chair, the bath and apnnr-
tenances. disease may be communicated. Of
course this liability is greater where the surroun
dings are unclean, and the habits of the barbers
are careless or untidy! bft occasionally cases
have been traced to. the best resulated saloons.
Sometimes the enshion of the chair may he in(ec-;j
ted rrom tbe perspiratiou of a diseased. peiKon,"
the bath tub not having lieen thoroughly cleans-'
ed, may retain a scum ot the map and refuse de
posit from tho body; these, however, are rare
and improbable occurrences. Oftner the hair
brushes may transfer scalp eruptions, dandruff",
Ac The most frequent and certain causes are
ton Is ami napkins, lather and brushes, and other
barber- articles nsed upon various people.
Even the polished steel of the keen-edged razor
is a medium for transferring the iufection. It is
by no means necessary that pimples or other
marks upon the fare must appear iu view to ren
der caution imierati ve. There may be" no visible
cutaneous disease about a customer; he may
have a comparatively clear skin, and yet the sub
tle virus of impure or disordered blood will exude
through the freshly opened pores of the skin, ex
posed by the close scraping of the sharp razor,
and so moisten the napkin, tnwl, lather, brush, or
razor, and be impregnated in the face ot the next
customer on whom the same articles may be nv
ed. In the better class of tonsorial resortstho
operatives exercise all the distinction jKissilile,
and thus, iu a largo measure, obviate the liabili
ties of infection. They furnish to every custom
er dean, fresh napkins, and not only cleanse the
brush and razor, but uhviijs change the lather.
The same linen is never used upon two jiersons,
without being fresh from the laundry. But tho
only way to secure jMTfcct safety is to insist upon
each customer having a separate and exclusive
imi-.li, iatiier, towi i, napkin, powder and razor.
This is not an expensh e or an impossible arrange'
ment. A few dollars thus disbursed is : liappy
imcstincnt if it Nnes one from even the inUdctt
tieof a loathsome and tantalizing disease.
This article is not exaggerated, as tho medical
records nf private and hospital practice will show.
Keeently an influential medical jonnud pub
lished in London, England, called attention to
this subject, ami iu illustration nf tho virulent
and terrible character of the disease, quotes sev
eral cases of late occurrence, and states that such
instances seem to be most alarmingly on the in
crease. Two very bad cases of tho most filthy
typcof the disease, tailed "Sycosis Contagiosuni,"
have lately been under treatment by a physician
of this city.. They w ere of tho w orst character.
Itoth patients were in good circumstances, of
cleanly habits and tidy exterior, and apparently
free from all constitutional predisposition to it.
They were sluncn on the same day, iu the same
chair, successively, nnd by the same barber. The
shop was in good onler, iieat, clean aud well ati
poiuted. Each had his own enp, brush and lath
er, but tho same razor and towls were used upon
them. Neither nip or cut was visible, but the
poisonous sweat had doubtless been imparted
to and from tho glittering blade. Tbejiarber ac
knowledged that previous to shaviiig'tlicso two
he had shaved a man with "a rather bad chin."
These two cases were nf a dreadful nauseous ap-
Iieaiance. The sides of the fjee covered by whis
.ers, and tho ihin below the lips were thickly
studded with ellow scabs. Each of these on be
ing examined look like an ordinary-sized pimple
surcharged wilh inflammation. The son- seem
to grow around the root of a hair follicle and
sprout up one side of it as a now shoot grows
from the stump of a tree. Under the skin tho
seeds seem to spread to every adjoining root.
When the blood of tho patient licconics heated
as it will iu a room or any inclosurc Hie most
horrible itihing commences; as one ictim de
scribes, "like lleasor musqiiitoes making their
way along underneath tho skin." This is scarce
ly endurable, and the half-crazid sufferer is often
tempted to tear his nails into the flesh and
"scratch to the very bone." This is involunta
rily done in extreme cases, and of course greatly
disligiires the face, for blotched scars must result.
The worst phase of the subject is in the obstina
cy of the disease under treatment. From six
weeks to three months in the usual period of its
continuance. One physician called these cases
"yellow lejirosy." .Ofcoune when there is any
constitutional predisposition, such as hereditary
scrofula or any other corrupt blond .disorder, this
atllictiou must not only lie the more aggravated,
but even daiigerons. Should an infected person
also be attacked by any phase of malignant fever,
the most ominous results must lie expected. But
in the barber fhojis of onr large cities and towns,
diseases of more kinds than "Sycosis," are prop
agated. Although they may be of a milder t vpe,
they are moat hideous e en to the imagination.
Very often, men who arc shaved with the same
lather aud razor used on a previous customer, ex
perience, after a day or two intenciiing, a ting
ling, crawling sensation, like the legs of millions
of spiders dancing upon the cheeks and chin, and
sometimes the neck. It is not so much of an
itching as it is a creeping, tickling feeling, and
the haiidsarc involuntarily and constantly thrown
np To nib or brush the inuiginary cause away.
This may last for a wrck, and can only be ceased
by powerful nliforbcnt washes. Another plague
is seen three days afti r infection in the form of
minute pimples which grew to the size of small
est pin heads. Unless these art liathed or anoint
ed with some soothing substance, the most acute
torment of itching and pricking will contiuuc for
two months or longer.
Barbers, as a class, are very careless. They
cannot lie expected to refuse a man whoso ap
pearance is not positively bad, but they should
so a special razor, lather and brush for snsiiect
ed cases. In ever- instance the lather should bo
thoroughly renewed, the brnsh cleansed, and the
razor blade dipped in hot water. Even pimples,
however liarmloss may be thrfrhature, will occa
sionally be communicated by the razor and cause
not a little unpleasant feeling to the face.
Hair-brushes are frequently mediums for the
transmission of scalp diseases. There is a type of
dandruff t hat I. extremely uisagreeaoie ami uuir
lesome. This gathers in great scales, with occa
sional sores, at once disgusting, painful, difficult
to treat annotten lmpmwiuie io ucai. iu
mnch more prevalent than is generally under
stood, and the public mind should so regard it.
Tho head, face and feet must be kept in a
healthful condition, or the wholo body will suf
fer. Neither can be neglected. The barber is
recognized as a most usefnl member of civilized
society, but there are, as has been stated, perils
attending the practice of his profession that the
utmost caution is necessary to guard "against and
The many admirers of Mark Twain among our
readers will be delighted to hear that he got into
a very bad scrape at Syracuse tbe other day.
One Jacob Gilgel, agentleman of tonsorial pro
clivities, having read Mark's vicious article on
the peculiar Habits oi uaroers, nore ira6tiv
against tho great humorist if he should ever get
hun within sweep of his razor blade. Markeame
to Syracuse to lecture, and, as Jacob kept the
best "shop in the city, dropped in to get shaved.
The barber knew bis customer and went at him
vigorously, giving him such a dressing a. JJep
..tm men hands on crossing tbe line. It
was a shave such aa tbe old song describes the
Irishman getting from the monkey who had as
sumed control oftbe barbershop wbde his mas
ter was away to dinner. Mark escaped after
half an hour of torture, and will rather have his
hair burnt off with a coal of fire, like Dionysius,
the Sicilian tyrant, than let any one approach
him with a razor agam.
ming to re-
, :.i. r.-r the. hleher civilization of the
Sandwich Islands, where the ladies take two tfsh
scitbeTwetfingeran.1 $l" P'"
their lord and master's beard hair by hair, whilst
he takes his eiestt in the sun.
AW0XAJt' right, wh""???
thing about Adam was a rob, mud that wet to
about Adam wsk
FA1XT, VCT rt-Rscixb
BV Midi jiru-
Longing, with mlaty eyea.
For tbe blest boon I seek.
Biding within my breaat
Worda that I cannot apeak.
Fun many a prayer I )ar
Into hia listening ear, .
Telling him all mv nsM. - J
Doth not my Cither hear I '
Ia Ifeaven ao far swarf
Will not hia watchful eye,
Noting the anarrow fall.
See when hia chfldren cry!
Surely, I have "believed,"
Clinging, tho' tempted sore,
Faat to the prondaea.
Leaning on Jesus more.
I'lannngmy altpnine xeel,
Bidding freah doubta be quelled.
Clasping aaew hia band, - -.
"Holding andjwing heli""
Answer there eometh none,
WaiUng and weary I.
Let not my courage die.
If elp me to wait thy time,
llelp me to chouse thy way.
Sure of my lovln Gon
E'en in the darkest day.
Best quiet here, mv eoul!
Bid every doubt be atill !
Cheering the Wneh ones:
Duinj thy Father's will.
What tho' the answer waitat
lie knoweth all thy needa ;
What tbongh the path be rough.
Since it to glory Irada f
AX KKULIMH OPI-MOX OF CAI.lrOR.tIA.
All Englishmen with whom I have talked agree
that t Gere is a marked difference between Califor
nians and other Americans, and iu favor of the
former. It comes out, I think, most clearly iu
the manners of the lower classes, who have a cer
tain frank courtesy that I have not met elsewhere
in the States. One explanation is that Califor
nia has been settled by picked men from all
countries of the world. Perhaps the general
prosperity has something to do with it ; it is easy
to lie good-natured when you are well off, as
Becky Miarp felt that she could lie virtuous upon
three thousand a year. But I am inclined to
think that the habit of wearing and using arms,
which prevailed almost universally till quite la
tely, has something tn do with the pnnetilinus
iHilitcuess nf miners and field laliorers. 1 remem
ber being told three ears ago, by a late inhabi
tant of J ulrsburgh, when that remarkable little
township had only just ceased to exist, that it
only recognized two codes, six-shooter law and
1 nch law ; you shot a man is his manners were
bad, and hanged him if his morals were unsatis
factory. Itoth codes were rather vigorously en
forced. There is a story nf a miner who shot his
opposite ucighlior at the breakfast table because
he helped himself tn too much gravy. I have
seen t lie sjsit w here a drunken lawyer was shot
lown for ill-treating an Indian by a philanthro
pic blacksmith, who had tried remonstrances
without effect, and whom a jury declared to lie
not guilty of murder. And 1 have lieen mjself
in a gambling saloon in Cheyenne where every
man was armed to the teeth, and huve admired
the stately decorum with which the occasions of
quarrel were avoided. A trilling incident that
occurred to myself in a small miners' town, the
other day, may perhaps show that something nf
this spirit has' lasted over into peaceful times. I
was glancing at the names in the visitors' book
at the hotel, when a man of the roughest type
came liehind me" and began reading over my
shoulder. I drew back, observing that ho was
no doubt 'iu a hurry, and that I could easily wait,
as I had the evening before me. But the man
was so obviously disconcerted that I Had to re
sume my place. Later in the evening I passed
by him in the hall. He was evidently waiting
for me, and came tip to speak. "I should lie very
sorry for you sir, to think that I was one of
those hummers who loaf ulsint a hotel and try to
force themselves upon gentlemen. I thought my
old schoolmaster had come to town by the stage
this evening, and was so anxious to see if I could
find his name that I took tho lilierty of looking
over vnur shoulder. But I didn't mean to dis
turb ou." I assured linn he hadirt done so;
and, I hope, left him at jieace with himself. But
it certainly stmck me that there are not many
countries in the world where such a man would
have lieen troubled for such a matter. The
pleasanter side, of such a defence to a stranger's
feelings is a self-respect which makes the lower
classes in California among the most agreeable
companions I have known anywhere iu a cor
H.rr aa jtstverllseaawal Works.
There is a cood deal of truth iu the following
description of the effect of an advertisement :
"Constant dropping wears away stones," aud
constant advertising compels success.
The first time a man looks at an advertisement,
he does not see it.
The second time he does not notice it.
The thinl time, ho is dimly conscious of it.
The fourth time, he faintly remembers having
seen something of the kind liefore.
The fifth time, he half reads it.
The sixth time, ho turns np his nose at it.
The set enth time, he reads it all through and
The eighth time, he ejaculates, "Here, that
Tbe ninth time, he wonders "if there is any
thing it it."
The tenth time, he thinks it might possibly
suit some one else's case. .
Tho eleventh time, he thinks he will ask his
neighbor if he lias tried it or know, anything
about it. .....
The twelfth time, he wonders how the adverti
ser can may it pay.
The thirteenth time, he rather thinks it must
be a good thing. . . .
The fourteenth time, he happens to think tt is
jnst what he wanted for a long time.
Hie uneeuiii mac, ub ictwhw . ,fc.
as he can afford it.
The, sixteenth time, he examines the address
and makes a memorandum of it. ,
The seventeenth time, he feels tantalized to
think he is hardly able to afford it- .
The eighteenth time, he is painfully reminded
how much he needs that particularly excellent
The nineteenth time; he counts his money to
see ho much he would nave left if he bought it,
The twentieth time, he frantically rushes out,
in a fit of desperation and buys.
A Fact. During the recent terrible fires in
Western Michigan there are three brothers, own
ers of valuable mills and other bnildinp, which
they and their neighbors (some of whom were
Christian men) were defending from the fires un
til all were exhausted and in despair. One oftbe
owners, a frank, rough, wicked man of huge
frame and genernns impulses, said many hard
words about God's permitting tbe destruction of
nnrli nrnnertv for no cood to anv one, etc..
"etc. Finally he gave up, and said to his neigh-
bors, "Go home, go home, not lung more can oe
done for us; God can do aa he pleases." Jnst then
a few drops ofrainfelL Looking np they saw
tbe cloud, and all redoubled their efforts. A.
slight rain fell, the fire waa checked and themills
saved. The rungh man dropped upon his knees,
great tears rolled down hia face, hU hands, were
clasped, head bowed, and he agonizing to express
bis thanks. Snddenly he sprang to his feet, vig
orously swinging his hat, and with the most in
tense earnestness shouted. "Hnrak for Godi"
Hurrah fob God!." " T. " i .Otfreti jrtsaae.
It is not perhaps generally known that what is
now a favorite summer resort for citizens of iew
York, was occe sold for a barrel of cider, let it Is
a fact that in 1G70 tbe tract of country Inelndwg
what now are Long Branch, Shrewsbury and
Eatontown. was in jiosscssiou of tbe Indians, but
was purchased of them oy one Lewis Moms for
that consideration. Millions could not purchase
the land now.
sn-SncVi now exceed two tWst hon of
J?" $??Zi ESSE ndiiionTof del-
sinai one uuwubi
THE 7IaUie.t PBtBLitli:
Brisjfcf. Twang. Mm Aswwer. a. Few )aic.
- " !.
The following conversation occurred at the St.
Nicholas Hotel, between a Xriousc reporter and
John W. Young, son of the Mormon President.
Reporters-" Will President Young resist any
nrocess of the Conrt.'if served on him V
Mr. Young--" He will resist no legal process."
Keporter "lias any officer oecu sen. iu pursuit
Mr. Young 'tNot that I am a aware of, and it
would be unnecessary."
Reporter "Has the President any intention of
leaving Salt Lake City and foundingacapital else
Mr. Young "None whatever.
Reporter "Has the goorenimentljJIexico ever
niade a proposition to President Yourig to settle
on its territory I" "'
(. Mr. Young "No; never." .
Keportel " I jas not delegate lumper proposed
to the Government at Washington somo comprom
ise!" - -
' Mr. Young " None whatever."
Reporter "If none is made, what will be the
result of the prosecutions pending against 'the
President, Mayor Wells, Geo. Q. Cannon and oth
Mr. Yomtg It would be impossible to say, but
we hope there will be some peaceful solution."
Reporter "Do yon think Congress will inter
fere ill the matter when it shall assemble!"
Mr. Young "I presume Congress will be asked
in the interest of nil the Territories to repeal the
law prohibiting an appeal in criminal cases, aud
wc hope in this way to be able to bring our caso
uetore an impartial court.
Reporter "Is any out break or resistance likely
to result from these" prosecutions!"
Mr. Young "I call say with all candor, I think
not. We w ould rather suffer from illegal rulings
for the present, hoping forrelief from the Supremo
Court of the United States."
Reporter. "Do yon think the Government will
allow these presecntioris to bo continued until
polygamy is entirely abolished ! "
Mr. Yonng " Wc think there will be a change
in the policy of the Administration liefore long,
from the fact that it has superceded the acting
Prosecuting Attorneys, who are bitter partisans,
by the appointment of a man of acknowledged
ability a Mr. Bates, from Chicago."
Reporter "What, in your opinion, will bo the
finatyoliition of this trouble!"
Mr. Young "The only solution that will prove
filial is our admission as a State and the exercise
of the rights of American citizens, nf. which the
citizens of a territory are totally deprived under
onr present oppressive Territorial system. Wo
arc entitled to the admission to the biiion, as we
have double the jioptilatiou which was made the
requisite to the admission of several nf the Mates
into the Union."
Reporter " Would polygamy lie prohibited and
filially aboiidonad in case of admission as a State!"
Mr. Young "If nnr liberties as American cit
izens were guaranteed to us, looking to the future
I am not prepared to say what concession might
be made. -.Yew York Tribune.
The C.aslellatl.ae Pfct.rraphc!.
Dr. B. A. Gould, by the liberality of his own
family and that of his wife, had been enabled,
says the Boston Daily Adrert'uer, to avail himself
of the invention of Lewis M. Rutherford to ob
tain photographs of tlmprincipal constellations
iu the southern heavens. Professor Pierce, in a
letter, to the Hon. Josiali Quincy, thus testifies to
the importance of this invention:
"This addition to astronomical research is un
surpassed by any step of the kind that has ever
been taken. The photographs afford just as good
an opportunity for new and original investigation
of the relative ositions of the near stars as
would be derived from the stars tbeiiisclies, as
seen through the most mwerful telescojies. They
are indisputable facts, unbiassed by personal de
fects of cihscrvvtiou, and which convey to all fu
ture time the actual places of the stars wheu the
photographs were Jaken."
D. ck-llack, P. D., a scientific photographer, af
ter passing some weeks iu tho observatory of Mr.
Rutherford, has sailed for Buenos A res with all
the apparatus" for obtaining these photographs.
Seventeen maps of the southern heavens have
lieen drawn by Dr. Gnnbl aud his four assistants,
and they have labored assiduously in making the
calculations requisite to estimate the magnitude,
and find the position of each star. Tho brilliant
clearness of the sky has enabled them to find ma
ny more than were previously known." Argclau
dcr writes that 'no work could bo more import
ant.' When an American astronomer, aided by an
American inventor, can obtain exactjihotograplis
of the great southern constellations, a most valu
able addition will be made to astronomical sci
ence, of which Americans may be justly proud.
McttAT. "Mnrat," said Napoleon, " was a most
singular character. He loved, I may rather say,
lie adored me. With me, he was my right arm
without me he was nothing. Onler Murat to at
tack and destroy 4,000 or 5,000 men in snch n di
rection, it was done in a moment; leave him to
himself, ho was an iiuliecile without judgment.
In battle he was perhaps, the bravest man in the
world; his boiling courage carried him into the
midst of the enemy, covered with plumes and
glittering with gold: how he escaped was a mir
acle, from being so distinguished a mark, every
one fired at him. Every day Murat was engaged
in a single combat, and returned with his sabre
dripping with the blood nf those he hail slain.
He was a Paladin in the field, bnt in the cabinet
destitute of cither decision or judgment."
A few evenings ago, during an engagement at
the St. Charles, Mr. Forrest was in his room at
the St. Charles Hotel, when a waiter presented
him a card from a Mr. I, whoreqnsted a moments
inten iew. A few minutes later, the stranger, a
gentleman doing business in this city, was intro
duced into tbe presence of Forrest. After an ex
change of civilities the stranger banding Mr. For-.
rest tbe sum of one hundred dollars, told him that
his father, who was an actor like Forrest, had
been dead sometime; that when he died, among
bis papers was found a memorandum recording
the fact that he had borrowed this sum from For
rest, and she object of the sun'svisitaftersoinaoy
years was to honor the sacred debt. -Yor Orleant
The Chicago i"of sas nothing more pathetic
have wn seen since the fire than an empty bird
cage that bangs rotting at the foot of an empty
window or the orifice where a window was. at
the top-nf a rattling wall on Clark street. There
lived a guarrnlous mocking-bird before the tire ;
boused to cry tiunepassers-oy, -tnmenp; come
np! wiiieyonr feet on the scraper!" Alas for
Tommy! His wit did not save him, for his cage
was at once a prison and a coffin. He perished
therc,and theboyswhnhaveelimbed npand looked
down into the cage say the little body of the chat
terer lies there an unfledged cinder. Gone, too.
is the pleasant face that nsed to look oat and
smile above him that window is but a black ori
ole's nest in tbe sky.
Cnrniitm or Gold Coix. The fineness of alt
United States gold coins U 900, the standard
agreed upon to oe iniemsiionai oy ine run
conference in 1867. The English, Australian,
Hindnstcu, and Kussian isyib; trance, cvj. in
Austria, Greece, and Tunis, tbe standard is the
same as in tbe United States. Tlir Tuscan scguin
U 999 parts mre this is the highest in the world.
The Neapolitan ducat comes next 99G. The fine
ness of tbe Anatrian ducat is 9V& The Prussian
ten thalers is 903. In Mexico and Sou 111. America
the standard ranges from 053 to 875. There is an
exception ki the ease of Brazil. The twenty
milrcis of that empire his a fineness of 915.5.
The "nea then Chinee" prides himself on pay
ing up all hia debts at tbe beginning of each year,
and places over his door an emblem that be is
annsre with the world- This. custom prevsils
throughout the empire, and must be complied w
. .. a n1 ftnj.i..l ,1,111111)11.
mrOflglHH. nupit,suumiw, ..
to secure a good financial standing.
Awr-sTKEXpsperthi'iks the. snail has "aright
smart chance fur a toothache. Ilo has one hun
dred ami ten rows of teeth, with one hundred and
ten teeth in each row, or twelve thoasaiid two
hundred and ten teeth in alL
Axsa Dickxssox saya the nnmarried women
they will one and all be rrovicled with husbands
bt (rotes eflaw. r ( "j
ST ALICE CAKXT.
I hesnl the gay spring coming.
I aasr the clover blooming,
Red anil white alnug the meadona
Ked mad white along the struma: .
X heard the Mao-bird singing; ,
I saw the green grass springing.
All aa I Lay streaming;
A-drramlng Idle dreams.
I heard the plnaghman a whiatle,
1 saw ttie rough bur thistle
In the sharn teeth of the harrow,
Saw the scmaaer'a yellow gleams
In the walnut. In tbe fennel.
In the mullins. lined with UanneL
AM as I lav a-drraming,
A'drraming idle dreams.
I Mt the warm bright weather:
Saw the harvest saw them gather
Corn and mitlrt, wheat and apples ,
Saw the gray beama with their seams
Pressing wide the hare-armed ehearcre,
The ruihlv water bearers,
.Ml aa flay a-dreamlng,
A-drcamlng idle ilreania.
The blue-bird and her nestling
Flew away; thr leaves fell rustling.
The citld nun killed the roues.
The sun withdrew his beamst
No creature cared about me,
Tho wurld muhl do without mo.
All as, I lay a-ilreamin,
A-dreaniing idle dreams. -
The English Royal Famil ,'s nislerv.
The learned in the remote antiquities are accus
tomed to say that Queen Victoria is descended
from the hero Waden, of whom the Norsmen made
a god, and who gave his somewhat, ungracious
name to our modern day Wednesday. An Italian
adventurer, named Awn d'Uste, 'ciigagacd his
sword in the servhe of the I'.inperor Conrndt to
ward i ne close oi tn ri,.Tul,ti, century, aud found
ed the botisc of Hanover by marrying Cunegtinila
ofGueIph,a very wealthy woman. He dropped
hisowiinaiue.audwaslicncefnrlh known aGuelpb.
Their sou married the window f t hr Earl of Kent,
the brother of Edwanl the Confessor, and theso
found much favor in the eyes nf Henry tbe Fourth
who took away Otho of Saxoii' Bavarian pos
sessions and gave them to the newly married pair.
Lucky marriage brought this enerprisiug family
higher and higher, until no of the sous married a
daughter nf Henry the Second King ot Kngland,
who succeeded ill getting her father to gie her
husband thecoiiiitship of Brunswick and Lut-n-lmrg.
These couutship.s lx-canio Diirhies nuder
(Itlio the roiirleentli. and Vtiliiam oi t.ucinn oe
came a Duke. The Guelphs fettered through a
variety of Marriages until they came to tbe seven
sous of tliegrcat-graiidfjthcrnt George tho First.
King of Kngland. Thoec tons, all Dukes, were
each entitled to a share of his possessions. But in
onler not' to split np the family cnionet, the
brothers nude a solemn compact that only one of
them should make a legal marriage. Tins would
make the autonomy of tlie house complete, and
the compact was adhered to. The sixth son was
the one who contracted the legal marriage, and
his eldest son niarritslthegraiiildaiighteriif Jumes
the First, thus clearing the way fur hii alliance in
future with tho crown of Great Britain. Tho
house of Hanover owes its existence on Kngli'b
soil to-d.iy to judicious "matih-iiiaking." This
sou secured the title of Duke of Hanover, and, as
his father had done, prevailed on his brother to de
vote himself to celibacy. But a morgaiitic mar
riage, contracted with Klenora d'Albrense.a French
refugee from Louis Fourteen! h's religious t rnnuy,
has alw ay s-lieen a thorn ill tho side of the Han
over il.wui.sty. A daughter by this marriage be
came the wife nf Genrge I., and ever" one renum
bers the story of the. cruel manner in which she
was treated, and how her old schoolfellow who
tried to defend her when she had lied tho cruelty
of her husband, was assassinated. On her death
bed she summoned her tyrant to answer fur his
crimes at the bar of God before a year passed. Ho
went to find his judge within that ear. The
morgaiitic marriage did as much to embarrass thn
house of Hanover as the former art fill alliance had
done to exhault and eiirirh it. At the death of
King William IV, the erowji was separated from
that of Great Britain, as it law prohibits women
from ascending the Ilaumcrian throne.
A Bit of T Valeria Ilislorv.
There are many tragedies connected wilh the
overland stage road, the most notable of which
was enacted within but a few rials of where I am
writing. 1" the ear lt&i, three young men hiv
ing made n little stake in California were travel
ing along tho overlaiid'road, on their way to their
homes iu the 'States.' A few stations wct of
here tliey were overtaken by two young men, ono
a mere loy, and, as was natural under the cirenm
stnnces, an acquaintance was formed. The par
ties traveled iu company until they reached Srhrll
creek, where they encamped for the night. Hero
the eldest of the two last named, conceived the
fiendish design of killing his fellow travelers au.l
euccecileiUn inducing his partner to assist Iiiui in
its execution. It was arranged between tbcm
that they should attact them with axes, while
asleep, the oldest agreeing tn dispatch two, and
the Imy the remaining one. Watching thc-ir
chance when the victims were wrapped ln slum
ber. Ihev made the attack the eldest keeping his
airreement: sunk the axe deep in the brains of tlie
bis victim across thee es, finished him with the
axe. Stripping the dead men of their money and
horses, they pushed on, ou their journey east
ward. But the avenger was on their track. Tlie crime
was discovered soon after its commission, and a
number of incu started mi the trails and overtook
the murderers at River Bed station, ou the Black
Rock desert. 0:i being charged, they confessed
tbe crime, and the party which captured them
brought them back to the scene of their heartless
crime, and ou the very spot where the crime was
committed, put a rope around their necks and
launched them into eternity. They showed no
signs nf contrititiou for their crime, aud when
asked if they had anything to say, replied with
jesting remarks. The sjwt where tbe tragedy oc
curred is marked with two graves in one of
which lio the bodies of the two murderers, and in
the otherthose of the murdered ones. There is
nothing to tell the story bnt two Isianls from
which the pencil inscriptions have faded. "ait
Jaqueliu says that he always beard that "The
grass grows green on the graves of tbe just and
tho unjust alike," bnt iu this case it l not so, Tbe
grave of the murderers is bare. That f 'he mur
dered is covered wilh verdnrc. Sckelt CrrtL Corn
A Sronv wmi A Morale-A Vermonter named
Mc.Vamara was " confidences!" out of fifteen dol
lars, in-Troy, Friday. This victim had tlie sharp
ers arrested fergambling, and through the exer
tions of a lawyer, recovered his money. Think
ing, like niauy otber innocent persons, that jus
tice should never be rewarded, the Green Moun
tain mail started out nf the court-roam wittvrat
settling with bis legal friend. The latter there
upon had him arrested for gambling, and be wan
fined fifteen dollars, which was remitted on hut
agreeing to pay this amount to tho lawyer. Mor
al : Never bet on another man's game, and keep
oat of Troy and the law. Flies Herald.
A writer in the Thsrs saya that the imposing
monuments oftbe " Stone age" at Aveburry has
been so long used as a stone fjnarrr that rcarce
nnvtbimr now remains. In Charles iL's time Ik-
tw eon two and three hundred sioues were stsndr
ing, and Dr. Stuckrly theti wrote that it wxs.as
superior toStonehenge as a cathedral is lo a par;
ith church. Two-thirds of tbe greater cirrnlsf
moand by which it was enclosed and twenty
stones are all that exist ; the rest lias gone into
tbe walls of cottages, churches, bridge, stono
fences and tbe roads. A beer shop was boilt out.
of a single stone. "
It is hard to believe that in tbe heart of on acorn
is encased the germ of a ship which shall baffle
the storms, of filty years ; bnt no harder to believe.
n.s that in all men lodges the germ of an angel.
It has been said that printer'a Ink-, applied at
the roots of trees, will prevent canker-Wor-aB as.
rending, and it U complete eure foe this nnlst
ance. Triuter's Ink seems tebyja cn for almost
everything. '..,, .,,
ABMrkass are said to be the tTHsMt tesVdfBk
tag tllc in the wutkl. i. ,
sleepers. The younger one seemisi io nave vv en -cncil,
and only stunned bis niuo, who nrose stag
ger! ug from his blankets, seeing which his eoin-"-.;..,
in crime soized u tire brand, aud striking
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