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SOL. MILLER, EDITOR AM) PUBLISHER.
THE CONSTITUTIOH AND THE UNION".
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VOLUME XV.-NUMBER 40.1
WHITE CLOUD, KANSAS, THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 1872.
. WHOLE NUMBER, 768,
Im thtat-Dg on thy smile, Miry
Xbj 1rlxht ami trusting smll
In the morulnp of oar j oath and lore, ---
Err Mrruw came vt guile;
TVhen tliine arm, wrrr twine.! around my beck,
An., mine ryra .miked Into thlnn.
Ami tb h-art that throbbed fur me a!oo,
Wtu arntliDc clove to mine!
I tf fall many a emlle, Mary, -
Od young hpa beaming bright r
And many an eye of light and late
la flashin in my sight:
But thf smUe la not fur my poor heart,
And thr rye la strange to mr;
And lonelineM cornea u er my aoul,
When Its memory tarns to thee.
Tta thinking on the night, Mary,
The night of grief and shame,
'When, with drunken ravings on my lips.
To thee I homeward came.
Ohl the trar was In thine earnest eye,
And thy bosom wildly heated:
Yet a smQe of lore was on thy cheek.
Though the heart was sorely grieved.
Bat the smile soon left thy lip, Mary,
And thine eye crew dim ami sad;
lor the tempter lured my steps from thee.
And the wine-cap drove me mad:
And from thy cheek the rose soon fled.
And thy ringing laugh was cone;
Yet thy heart etui fomlly clung to me,
And still kept trusting on.
Oh! my words were harsh to thee, Mary,
For the wine-cup made me wild;
And I chid thee when thine eyes were sail.
And I cursed thee when they smiled I
God knows I loved thee, even then;
But the Are waa In my brain.
And the curse of drink was in my heart,
To make my love a bane.
Twas a pleasant home of oars, Mary,
In the spring time of our life.
When 1 looked upon thy sonny face.
And proudly called thee wife:
Ami 'twas pleasant when our children played
Before the cottage door;
But the children sleep with thee, Mary
I shall never see them more!
Thou'rt resting in the church yard now,
And no stone is at thy head ;
JJut the sexton knows a drunkard's wife
Sleeps in that Jowly bed!
And he says the band of God, Mary,
On the wretch who brought thy gentle life
To its untimely fate!
Hot he knows not of the broken heart
I bear within my breast.
Or the heavy load of vain remorse.
That will not let me rest :
lie knows not of the sleepless nights.
When, dreaming of thy love,
I seem to see thine angel c e
Look coldly from above.
I hare raised the wine-cup in my hand,
And the wildest strains I've sang.
Till with the laugh of drunken mirth
The eclwIng air has rung:
But a pale and sorrowing face looked out
From the glittering cup on me;
And a trembling whisper I have heard,
That I fancied breathed by thee!
Thon art slumltering In the .peaceful grave.
And thy sleep is ilreamle now;
Bnt the seal of an undying grief
Is on thy mourner's brow:
And mv heart is chill as thine, Mary,
For tlhe Joys of life have fled;
And I long to lay my aching breast
With the cold andsilent dead!
THE SHOT IN THE EYE!
A TALE OF.CRUEL WRONG AM) WILD REVEXfiE.
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IX TIIK DEAR'8 HEX.
Old Parsley lay like a w inter bear hi his den.
a close prisoner until that meeting broke up, bnt
The conversation, though not hushed, was by
no meant lsiisterons, and sentinels were station
ed in the neighboring timber, for none bnt the
initiated had ever been permitted even to look in
upon a special meeting of that band of "Regula
tors." It was evidently a bnsiness meetmg, for man
after man arose, after something like a mile at
tempt at organization, and made a half-way form
al report of things done or to be done, the field of
operations, in most cases, seeming to be beyond
the boundaries of Shelby County.
Some of them, indeed, talked of wild deeds ac
complished as far away as the lower Braxos, and
even across the Arkansas and Louisiana liorder.
Little wonder was there to the mind of Old Joe
VarMcy, ai he curled down in the bear's-uest, that
Hinch'anil his men had no need to exert them
mIim mmh as regular planters.
During this part of the business, the Captain
ai'I but little a sort of clerk, taking care of sneb
nnle records as were kept, and what he did say
was in a enrt, decided tone, that spoke of a tem
per still ruffled by the events of the day.
Other matters being all attended to, however,
he did make a speech, with a vengeance, bnt one
whose length, as well as it language prcvcuU
us from reporting it here.
He detailed the growing numbers and wealth
of the planters, as well as their restiveness under
the very reasonable black-mail exactions of the
Regulators, declaring his conviction that, if they
were not thoroughly scared before, long, the un
grateful aristocrats would fairly rise in rebellion,
and introduce those hateful forms of law ami or
der of which, thus far, only the shadow had been
known in Shelby County.
"Tliar' ain't enough on 'cm!" growled an ngly
looking, red-bearded ruffian named Vmtcr-.
"That's thep'int I'm goin' tomake! " said "inch.
He then proceeded to explain that "the wild
turkey men," as the hunters were called, the
fcoiuxtdeer slayers and bear hunters, were i well
known to be as mm down upon tta Regulators
at toe planters tnemseives. anu mu r 4.
d to attempt some sort of an organization.
"That big, lumbering lummiek, that was at the
rfiootin' fewiny.aijettin' to be looked arter as a
.sort of Captain, and that's why they put him for
ward in the way they do."
"Who's afraid of a coward like him runa-
-wav!" ... ii n
"Don't von be too sure of him bein' a coward.
aid Hincii. thereby displaying a good deal or sa
gacitv. "That sort of men ain't apt to be cow
.anls, and just von all keep shy of hrra ! "
It was easy to convince his men, however, that
"an example wan needed," and that Jack Long
-was about the man for it.
In short, the unoffending hunter must be warn
ed out of the country.
"An"posinhe won't got"
"That ain't a s'posable case," sail Hinch.
"When we tell a man to go, it's apt to be a migh
ty unhealthy neck o' woods to camp in.
Others among the hunting community were
Tcnomouslv discussed, old Joe Parsley coming in
for his full share of ill-natured comment, t
-their cases were all declared to be "postponed for
future action." , -
Little dreaming how cute an observer had been
"among them taking notes," the Regulators at
last dispersed in various directions, aa if asnameu
After waiting until quite nrethat his enemies
had gained a safe distance, old Parsley lifted his
sun-burnt face over the edge of his den, and, b
the same 'natural ladder of vines that had aided
his ascent, he quickly found his way o terra Jir
ai, growling honest maledictions at his en11;
and vowing that he and all his crowd would stand
by Jack Long. ., . . T.,.v
"Reckon is how they won't git shut of Jack
quite so darned easy as they think! Reckon ho
"JACK IXHfG HOS'T SCARE."
On his return to his cabin. Jack Long had said
very little to Jenny about the "dyenturesof the
day, merely telling her that he did not like the
set of men at theCorners, aanldP,ckfWwJ!
time for going there again; but the Insults which
he had been compelled to put up with rankled in
his manly heart, and, almost without his know
ing it, a change was fast coming over his whole
The lines around his mouth were "settling
harder" every day, though bis curling beard hid
all that, and there was far less of a lazy slouch
in his gait and manner.
In W esteru phrase, he was "fast getting at him
self." Two or three days went by in peace and qniet
ne" until, one morning, after a night in which
oW Cot. the deer-hound, had been unusually rest
less and noisy, when Jack opened his iloor to take
his usual look at the rising sun, he found a huge
paper envelope suspended to the latch-string.
. ow, while the hunter was profoundly versed
'?i ?roo,lcraft be was nu scholar, and Jenny, for
all her bloom and her loving heart, was onlv a
hunter's daughter, and her education also had
. A letter it was, of some kind, but what conld
its meaning be!"
"Tell ye "what, Jenny, if that painter's hide it
about ready, I'll jest take it an go over to Squire
Grovcr's. He or Charlie won't he lone in lettin'
me know what's thar."
Jenny approved, aud, after a hasty breakfast,
: Buuniuereu uis nue, slung upon it the pack
age containing the panther skin, and started for
Squire Grover's.linzzling his simple brain as he
went, over the very mysterious missive that he
carried in his pouch.
'Kverythinir like laziness or slowness aeemtsl to
.have vanished, and he cleared his way at a rate
.I... ... i:t. , ., "
i ii.. i nan nunc line tuai oi a Home man a man.
At last he came out npon the road, near where
he had formerly parted with Carrie lirowii, bnt
as he did so, he became a are of a con ersation,
carried on in ratbcrlud tones, at a little distance
beyond him in the road.
"I tell ye, Squire, we've heard of him long
afore he corned here; an' he's a dangerous man.
He don't hide away m the woods for uothin'."
"And I tell you, Marble," said the voice of
Squire Grover, " that I don't believe a word of it.
lie's only dajigerous to wild annimals, but if lie
ain't let alone, he may take to other game."
Jack Lung was no eaves-dropjier, and here the
conversation was interrupted bv his snorous hail:
"Slornin', Squire ! Yer jist the man I'm arter."
"Good morning, Jack! Is there anything spe
"Wall, fust thing, thar's a painter's skin I
want ye to take hum, as a token of good w ill
from a neighbor, if j oil ain't too proud, and then
vat's a writin' I waut ye to unrael for me. My
iMMik lamiu' ain't much to speak f, no how!"
The planter took the neatly bound package,
while Jack fumbled for the letter, saying
" Certainly, Jack, if jou're not too proud to
take a favor from me, I ought to lien illiug to
take one from you. Is that the letter f "
"Vet, an' it's all Chickasaw to Jenny an me,
let alone Iliily and little Moll."
Squire Grovcr's face grew grave even dark
as he opened and perused the document, and well
" Read it right out, Sqnar, I dou't mind yer
friend's knowiu' hat's into it. Thar can't lie
any I bin' I don't wan' t the hull country to. know."
The Squire had reasons of his own for think
ing that Marble already knew the contents of the
letter, and read aloud :
To.Uack Losg : Xotlce tnliertbv given that if Ton are
fouuil within the limiUof Slnlby Cfiuntr. aflrr twenty
days from thia date, you mut take the conufquenceH.
Don't Irt the cTaas crow under 5 our feet.
The whole was written in a Inild, pluin hand,
and its meaning m as certainly quite plain enough.
Jack listened without moving a muscle, and,
when the Squire finished reading, he simply ask
ed: "And how now am I gviine to git an answer to
"I shouldn't wonder if Mr. Marble, here, would
take one, just to oblige me."
"Can he take it by word of month! I can't
write, any more'n I kin read."
"Jist as well!" said Marble.
Jack's oice was as even and steady as nsu.il,
as he said: " Wall, then, if you'll be so kind, you
may tell the fellers that sent that notice, that
Jack Long von'tgo. I shall- mind my business,
an' I advise them to mind theirs."
Marble colored a little, lint he did not fancy the
looks of the sturdy freeman liefore him, as he
wheeled his horse down the road:
"All right! I'll take yer answer, safe enough."
As soon as Marble was out of sight, the Squire
turned to Jack again.
"How did you manage to get these fellows
down on yon so soon f "
"Oh, I reckon it's mostly that drunken wolf of
a Hindi. I ain't gw ine to hurt noliody, bnt I go
tcar I please and I stay irar I please, an' Idon't
ask permission of any murdenn' hoss thievin'
squad in Texas."
"He careful what you say, Jack," said the
planter; " it may be, they're only trying to scare
yon, and see what stuff you're made of."
"Sqnire Grover." was the steady auswer, "Jack
Long oWf acarc.'"
K1FLE IK IIAN'D.
The reply of tho hnnter was not altogether un
expected, though no immediate action seemed to
lie taken by the Regulators, bnt, from that day
forward, it seemiil as u me vjui iiany uau i.t:ii
m.wl 1vb in Stiplliv Countv.
So numerous became the thefts of horses and
mules, that many of the planters freely confessed
the evident necessity for the existence of the Reg-ulators'-organization,
and submitted to the re
quisite blackmailing without any further murmur.
Theft was by no means all, however: horse af
ter horse and mule after mule, some of them val
uable animals, were found dead in their pastures;
and it was quickly noticed that they were all of
them o in lie eyr, and there were plenty of
ready tongues to putthe losers in mind of the
peculiar boast made by Jack Long, after his feat
at the shooting match.
It was hard, at first, to believe in so ninch wan
ton venom in a man who seemed so iuoflenshe;
but. if not he, whom could it be t
The feeling against Jack gained gronnd daily,
though as yet, Sqnire Grover and his sou had no
share in it. . -
The latter bad reasons of his own for consider
ing the hunter a slandered man, but the- proof
against him was growing too strong for any suc
One moruing, however, Sqnire Grovcr's own
pet saddle horse was missing, in spite of the ma
ny precautions which he had taken.
The planter was a boi-headed old gentleman,
and his blood was up in an instant.
It was full time, he said, fur that sort of thing
to be pnt a stop to, if there was to be any more
such thing as living in Shelby County.
He would go over to Hinch's, much aa lie hat
ed the man, and the trail should be followed,
hmnr it mieht lead.
And off he started, accompanied by Charlie.
Meantime, during the previous night. Jack
Long had again been distnrbed by the restless
ness of old Cot, and, mindful of his "behavior on
the night of the arrival of the letter, he was on
hfe feet in a moment, rifle in hand.
During all the weeks that hail passed since that
occasion, the truth of which he had frankly confi
ded to the trembling Jenny, he had kept quietly
near home, never allowing his limiting expedi
tions to carry him too dangerously far, and there
was little need of that, when game was so plenty.
VMhlntr had occurred to molest him, and bnt
for an occasional i
ran occasional visit from old Joe Parsley, ai
a. few inenuir - - -r . . '
, .si .iia f-nm nan ii lamx-fir n
wonld have been unaware of what was going
forward in the world beyond his secluded little
Several times he had been tempted to accept
- il. .oni-p fan- ...
Mian that hail come over him was already
change tnai , , - i,is Vf - !
warning ana leave mo "-". """"
.l?ed at The idea of retreat.
nl Uarned I toojrom Parsley, that the hunters
Xie ICIH"H - - !j. il. film rfifn tilt,
were all read v to iaao smco " --. ----
were "lira") . onjv anxions for
L.fc?Ii1 moment M rid themselves forever
n. the tvwSHf tl. Reg"!- - their
Captain. -.:- -Jack cautious-
go much by way of digression .Jar .
ly peeped out. but the night was a dark one. and
f,W. seemed to be near the house. He ?
Ws own horse grazing in the bottom, with no fear
tbatUie faUhfulaniinal would stray, and either
Ilv! or other causes were sufficient to account
Ai o'ld wrrd being now . clo to the door
of the cabin.
"What's the matter, Cot T Varmint about I
Never mind, old feller, we git all the huntin' we'
want by day light."
Still, Jack watched at the door, determined
that if the Regulator postman called again, he
wonld be ready to receive him.
There was no other disturbance, homever, but,
when morning came, the old sorrel showed un
.mistakeable signs of having been ridden in the
Jack's suspicions were lighted to a blaze in a
moment, and he determined to follow the well
known trail until he found where old sorrel had
beeu. Well would it have been for him if he had
taken the trail by which bis horse had been rid
den out of the bottom, instead of the one by which
he had been brought back.
As it was, he readily traced the well-known
hoof-marks in the damp grass, for Jack conld
trail like a blood-hound, until they led him into,
a secluded cane-brake, about a mile back of bis
A loud whinny Welcomed his approach, and,
looking up, he at once recognized Squire Grater's
somewhat celebrated saddle-horse, tied to it
J "ling cotton-wood, but without saddle -or bridle.
His first impulne was to step forward and re
lease mm, or see it any or tlie squires people
w ere near.
But he had been xharening his wits, of late,
by a good deal of clase thinking, and it seemed to
!n in that he "smelt a trap." "Want to make out
that I stole the Squar's boss, do they!" said he
"Wall, I reckon, at all events, they won't catch
me nigh the critter any how, not Icadix' him
not een back hum."
And with that he turned his steps homewards,
forgetting, in his mental disturbance, that he
w as leaving the tracks of his own moccasins, by
the side of his horse's trail, just where the Regu
lators would like to find them.
I -iter in the foreuoou of that day, the cane
brake was entered by a different party none
other thaii the two Grovers, Hinch aud Winter,
for the trail from the Squire's house had lieeu
abundantly easy to follow. Great was the wrath
of the planter, but Charlie broke out with:
"After all, Mr. Hindi, I don't see any proof
that Jack did it t"
" Show ye in a minute! What do you know of
And the Captain jtointed out to his friends that
whereas there were two sets of hoofs besides their
own, coming into the cane-break, there was only
one Hailing out of it, and that they must follow.
Follow- it they did, and to the great disappoint
ment of Charlie Grover, it took a bee liue for the
hunter's cabin. '
"Needn't follerthat trail no further," said Win
ter; "I'm satisfied."
"So urn 1," saiil Hinch.
"And foam It" Kiid Squire Gmter; "but why
not go right on and arrest him now f "
"Thank ou not for me," said Hindi, sarcas
tically. " How many rilles besides his own may
be lookin' at us out of the cabin w iudow s, or from
behind the trees as w-e'ride up to catch himf Our
lives wouldn't be worth a cent. No, wait till I
gather the boys, and then we'll show you how
the thingniight to be done. Don't be inaburry!"
Neither was Charlie Grover in favor of precipi
tate action, aud the old planter was conie.lled to
curb his impatience for the time, trusting to
Hinch's assurances that the punishment of the
" hunter horse thief" should be speedy, sure, and
At all events, be was rejoiced to have so easily
recovered his 'own steed..
Of course, while Charlie firmer had been at
Hinch's house with his father, that ilay, hehad
not neglected his opportunity for a communica
tion with Carrie Drown, and another meeting had
lieen arranged for early the next day at the old
oak tree, both of them being ignorant that it had
any other use.
No sooner, however, had Hindi ret nmed from
his trailing expedition after the Squire's horse,
than he started off every available messenger to
summon his men for immediate action.
There was no longer, any danger of provoking
public opinion too far, by any course which they
might choose to take, -and that was all they real
ly cared almut.
Many of them were away, Jm't enongh conld lie
got together, and no out-siders were wanted to
help them in the work they had in hand, and the
bitter and bad heart of the Captain rejoiced with
in him as he thought of his coming revenge, and
its probable effect upon all the enemies of his
gang and himself. ,,
Revenge and policy lioth seemed to point to
the destruction of Jack Long as a thing necessa
ry. Of one thing he was ignorant, and that was
that Joe Parse!- and his friends were keeping far
too close a watch upon his movements not to
make a shrewd guess at what was coming.
Joe's grtat difficulty was that he had few men
whom he could really trust, and they were all
the time scattered through the woods like the
deer whom they were pursuing.
His first idea was to warn Jack, but bu thought
lietter, unfortunately, to discover the plans of
the KegilUtors, in onierto name inem more se
curely. He was a tip-top scout, but a very-indifferent
sort of a leader.
All that day, after his retnrn home, Jack Long
had pondered" moodily npou the difficulties of his
situation; but in the afternoon he had lieen into
the "range" after a couple of deer, that, in any
eyent, his family might not lie withont provis
ions, for he niedi'tatcd keeping in tho woods for a
day or two, until Joe Parsley or some of his
friends should ad ise him what to do.
That uight he slept but little, determining to
be off for Joe's at the first glimmer of da light,
nml tmstimr tn Cot. to warn him of nrmroachinir
danger. Cot, bow over, made no sign, aud, after
a breakfast almost in the dark, he kissed his lit
tle family, bade his pallid wife lie of good cheer,
and started off in accordance with his previous
Later that morning, as Carrie Brown, fearing
that she might lie a trifle late, tripped gaily over
the green turf under the old oak, her coming
aroused a train of thought in the brain of an un
''Darn the gal! If them two critters are
ketched yer they'll be in all sorts of hot water.
Can't warn her though! An' if yer ain't Charlie
Grover, an' on foot, too. Whar's he left his boss,
I wonder! None of my business, anyways!"
But old Parsley stopped his soliloquy to listen
to the very interesting conversation, and, to his
delight, it turned once more on Jack Long af
ter the first few minutes.
"I don't believe that he stole that horse!" said
Charlie, with deep earnestness.
"And I almost I-aonrthat he did not!" said Car
rie. - .... . , T
"Depend npon it, it's a vile conspiracy, and I
believe that uncle of yonrs knows all about it."
"Ch, Charlie, he is such a bad man! He is more
tyrannical than ever to poor me. Heknows I sus
pect him, and I'm fairly afraid of him."
"lnrt I " said Charlie. "I sate him! What
wonldn't I give to get yon out of his power!"
"Wall, you'll only git her into it, wuss than ev
er, bv stayin'har!!" exclaimed a gruff voice from
the tree above. And, almost before they had re
covered from their astonishment, old Parsley had
rapidlv explained to them their danger, bidding
Carrie hasten home by a drcuitons route, and
summoning Charlie Grover to join him in the
nu i iree, ii no wn " - -
ml of them wolves of Regulators."
tree, "if he wanteu io larn an aouui mo ut.imj
Carrie was terribly alarmed at the- risk she was
running, and was off like a flasl i -hbo " -
witbont a mo-
ment's hesitation, UDanie swung o . .........
the-tree. and was soon in the den with old Joe.
... a.iA. l. A luiain tli hin-lrfLniniT
the licar who had planned that den.
Joe kllBn. charife verr well. and liked him, bnt
-' "l1-"-- "-t ".."j-.1" .",: "
had no intention of telling him. as yet, any more
than he ctiuld hear from the Regulators, them-
Shortly, however, all chance for further con-
I tersatlon was taken from them, for, oi
, the gentr,-whom tbey were expecting,
one U UUC,
if. came rid
ing up. dianmunting'at tbe foot of the tree, and
!..... 1 ... . . .. . . 1.1.
orn mere wasnotmug to ao Dunoiisieu uu
They seemed to gather somewhat slowljr, and
Hinch strode np aud down in bitter impatience,
blaspheming like a fiend. All tbe while, how
ever, he was discussing his plans, and their mon
strosity was sufficiently clear to the two listen
ers, though, to Joe's surprise, little was said
about anything hut the immediate intention of
lynching Jack Long.:
At last, Hinch's small' supply of patience seem
ed to be exhausted, and, with many a fierce curse
at the delay, be said :
""Well, I reckon two of ns will be enough for
one man, especially as we're going to hfm.
The rest of you can wait here an hour, and theu
if no one comes, you can ride after us. Dou't
stop at Squire Grovcr's, or anywhere else."
1 ml an it..tailinr thiaa vhri vvfii tn tv tvrn
..uu m., u. iiii.iu ... "- ".. ..w.v -. . ., .-.
in miuioer. lie roue .u, -iuw!auiri "j mntr u
determined and reckless desperadoes as ever
Shelby County conld have furnished.
. Joe'Parsley and Charlie were now in a fix, in
deed, for the Regnlators at the foot of 'the tree
were shortly joined by others, and none of them
were likely to move a foot from the rendezvous
until the hour was up. So there they lay, in forc
ed idleness, while the- life of poor Jack Long
migut ne in uanger at any moment.
Enough had been said la Charlie GroveA hear- r
hi mmiKuii I
ing, however, to convince him of .lacks inno
cence, ns well as to make him register a vow of
mid iug hostility to everything iu the shape of
He felt sure that Carrie had arrived safely at
home, but he pitied her more than ever for hav
ing such an nude, if only by her aunt's unlucky
sTitirrr.u and lashed.
We must now, however, retnm to the humble
cabin of the unfortunate hunter, around whose
innocent head such fearful storms were gathering.
Poor Jenny hardly comprehended the rial ex
tent of her husband's danger, bnt it was quite
enough for her lot ing heart that he was in troub
le, anil that his once sunny face was clouded.
Een Billy and little Moll could sec that some
thing scented to trouble their father, though, tn
them, he was even kinder and more demonstra
tive than usual.
So, in spite of the warm June sunshine, and
the lot eliuess of et ery thing around them, all at
mosphere of dejection, if not of gloom, seemed to
pervade the once cheerful little homestead.
Old Cot had gone with his master, but the
horse was lazily cropping the fresh grass in the
Noon came and went, and no signs of any hu
man life, other than their own, had yet disturbed
the loneliness of the t alley. It was nothing un
usual for Jat k to lie gone nil day, except that of
late, he bail kept more closely to that immediate
The shadows were lieginniug to turn a trifle tit
wards the west, when, disapioiutcd at not lieing
able to find Joe Parsley, and ill at ease with his
position and the surrounding dangers. Jack Iamg
found himself once more iu sight of his home.
For a moment he stood still to reconuoitre,
sending a keen, searching glance among all the
well known features of the narrow landscape, bnt
no unusual indications met his eyes. His chil
dren were playing by the door-step; his busy
wife stepped iu and nut; the blue smoke curled
from the tall, mud chimney ; in short, anything
more entirely peaceful and inviting than the hun
ter's home, it w ould have been hard tn imagine.
For a moment more he scented almost to for
get his troubles, aud strode across the opening
witlt-a lighter step than he had known, the whole
day long, in spite of the load of game that swung
Umiii his shoulders for he bail been true to his
hunter instincts, in spite of his anxiety.
The threshhold was gained, the game thrown
don ii for the children to examine, his wife had
received her exiected kiss, assuring him, in an-'
swer to his quick inquiry, that no one bad lieeu
near them in his alisence, and he almost began to
think that things w ere not so bad as he had fear
ed. "Jack, dear," said Jenny, "Imnst have some
fresh u ater before I fan give yon auy coffee.
Won't oii just step to the imhi! anil get me some
that's clear t It's a bit roll fy in the run.''
"The "pool" was a few rods higher np, and a
flowing spring, aided by an eddy, kept the water
purer just there.
Close by, however, a long arm of the forest,
full of bushes and underbrush, terminated in a
dense thicket of cane.
How should Jack imaginetb.it danger lurked
so near to where "old sorrel'" was browsing!
Carelessly be swung his gigantic form down to
the water's edge, thinking only of fulfilling Jcn
nt's unlucky behest, when be heard a low whis
tle behind him. He sprang instinctively to his
feet, but, even as he did so, "hiss" "hiss"
like snakes in the air, came the rnshing coils of
lariat after lariat, and as the deadly folds were
drawn suddenly tant, even his iron limbs were
fettered and powerless. .
One fnriousstrugle waa made, bnt hands only
less strom; than his own were now busy in finish
ing their treacherous work, and, bad he beeirj
llercnies, nis struggle wouiil uate-iaueu minx
Up to this time he had not nttered a sound, for
his first ulanee around him had shown him the
hateful, grinning, triumiib.au features of Captain.
Hinch, and he knew well enough what it meant.
One faithful friend came Imnnding forward to
his assistance, and the gallant old Cot made his
teeth nearly meet iu Winter's left shoulder, bnt
the staunch old hound fell in an iustaut under
the deadly stalls of half a dozen knives.
Then with a shriek of agony, came rushing for
ward his young wife, followed by her frightened
" What are yon doing with my husband! In
tie him! What has he done f Oh, Jack, what
docs all this mean t"
" Menu t" said Ilineh: "whv. it means that
this long-legged chap is a hoss thief, and he's
likely to get justice done to him, now he's safe
"Oh, Jack!" soblml the wife. '
"Don'tcrv, Jennt; they can't prove anysnch
thing, an' I'm safe to lie acquitted. Don't cry!"
"No, we're gVine to acquit him right here!
Don't cry! Such a pretty woman as you are kin
git another feller quick enongh."
And a brutal jest followed the brutal speech.
, 0U, the horrible pang of helpless rage that sent
the hot blood surging to the temples of the hun
ter! It was worse than death.
He mnst have fainted for a moment, for, the
next he knew, he was stripiied to the waist; and
they were binding him to a stout young tree.
Then he .saw bis fair wife kneeling and lag
ging a the brutal scoundrels, who only langhed
at her agonv, till one disgrace to manhood actn
allv spnrned.hiT from him with his foot.
From that moment forward Jack Long felt mo
pcim! In vain, with b11 hisfnrions strenth, did
Captain Hinch apply that terrible instrument of
torture, the knotted, heavy "quirt" of rawhide!
Thecreat blue wealts came out npon the white
.. . ., ., X A.ll-ul - H.imn. lath
nesn, ana ine oioou icut"cij rcu.u,, . ,
bnt he felt it not. ...
All the while, however, his blazing black eyes
turned from one to another of his tormentors
with a terrible, steady, intense, burning gaze;
so steady, and of such a deadly meaning, that
even some of those desperadoes slunk away as if
to bide from it.
uirM.f Vn nnther were all rtoittertd and
as that idea came home to them, their cowardly
instinct more loudly than ever before demanded
that theirTietim mnst die.
Little Moll had clnng to the dress of her shriek
ing mother until poor Jenny fell in a deep and
death-like swoon, bnt Billy, like the brave child
that he was, had run for his father's rifle, as soon
as his bewildered little brain could fairly compre
hend the meaning of the fearful scene. He knew
how to us It, and then and there would he have
ii.ir a mww1 hinw nf vinmnMe. but that Mar-
We had noticed his'sadden movement, and had
, We .had notie.
v - Tntir. ,bat won't do! Br
. uou " j" -J' r" ". - --, -,.v. v-
be, as ne lHl .lar-H.." (."",-"
of yer mother, for ye can't help yer dad!"
Perhaps Marble was not quite so mean and
hardened aa the rest, for there was something
near akin to pity in his voice, aa he uttered the
Poor Billy was powerless, and he did aa he waa
Down. down, down the neavy Mows kept tail-
, .:ii..h.imi ami cruel executioners were
utisflrfthit their work wM completed., . .
Not only did Jack long serai io ne aeaa, oui no
?J M.?.u--i,.or rather from eneriemee them
ESr-conM receive sneh a floggingand live-and
.l... laft t,,m
Kot only had Hinch accomplished his aaTage
revenge, but mmj w eontumactoua tree hunter
wonldever dare offend the dreaded authority of
the Regulators after such a lesson as that. From
thenceforth the band would be safe aud supreme
Still, fur some inexplicable reason, the ten exe
cutioners lost no time in regaiuing their horses in
the woods, leaving their victim bonnd to the
tree, and rode off towards Hinch's house, as if the
devil was after them.
Perhaps be was!
Certainly they had punished a man qnite se
verely enough for the small crime of being a good
THE ISLAND HUT.
Billy, disappointed in his first rash movement,
had, nevertheless, not lost his presence of mind
for a moment, and he was now busy trying to re
store his mother with splashes of cool water from
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At last, just as the Reunlators were disappear
ing among the trees, she opened herhlue eyes
and began slowly to recover her wandering sens
es. Oh, with what an agonized burst of grief did
she awaken to the dreadful reality before her,
bonnd and bleeding.
The whole fearfm transaction had occupied but
a marvelous brief space of time. It seemed but a
moment and yet again, if counted bv suffering,
it seemed an eternity since she hail seen her
idolized husband start for the spring, and now
there hnng liefore her what appeared to be bis
" Help me cut him down, mother!" said Billy,
and the voice of the brate Isiy awakeued her to
something like life ami action.
Mother and son were so busy with their loving
but mournful duty, that they were unaware of
the swift approach of two horsemen, until Joe
Parsely and Charlie Grover silently dismounted
beside them, and began to assist their feeble and
somewhat ill directed efforts.
They spoke not, until they had laid the sense
less form at full length niKin the grass, aud even
then they uttered no word of indignation.
Language would have been too utterly weak to
express their loathing, horror and rage.
Old Parsley, however, was a man of more than
a little experience in the rude surgery of the
frontiers, and, after a careful and anxions inves
tigation, he slowly and deliberately pronounced
his opinion that,
"lie aintdead yit, an' if the fever don't kill
him, I reckon he won't die."
Poor Jenny almost fainted again, but Charlie
"So I think, but what will we do with himf
Can't leave him here until they come and finish
their work f They may w ant tn bnry him."
"Straight for my cabin," said Joe, "an' I'll
risk their findin' mi him."
"How get him theref"
"I'll show yer Them two bosses is gentle
enough, an' thar's plenty of hides an' blankets in
Jenny needed no other hint, and flew for the
With a skill Isirn of patience, old Parsley rig
ged a sort of litter of kidet, to lie slung lietweeu
the two horses. Such an one as oue often sees
among the rugged mails of Mexico.
There waslittledillicultyafterth.it, for a good
deal of the road to Joe's. was through timlier
quiteiqieii enough for thetwo horsesto go abreast.
Thus, w hen a rougher region had been reached,
and Charlie looked before him dnbionsly, as his
e.tes met nothing but canebrake, and swamp, and
close growing cypress trees, matted with vine
and underbrush, old Parsley answered his look
"Now, yon an I've got to wade an' carry him
for about a hundred aids, an' then hell Iw safe
It was a tough tug to "tote" that heavy body,
even for two strong and hardy men, floundering
often up to their waists iu the green ooze, bnt
they did it; Joe leading the way. and bidding
Jenny and the children wait for his return.
At the cudnf their 'toil, to Charlie's delight,
they were able to deiosit Jack's still senseless
form iu the bottom of a huge dug-out, while Joe,
with much smaller craft, went back for the rest.
When Charlie had time to look almut him, he
found that they were afloat on the glassy waters
of a little lake, in the very centre of the swamp,
snch as are by no means uncommon in that and
many other regions, out of which arose, at no
great distance, the green sides of an island of suf
ficient height to insure its dryness even in time
of overflow, if such ever came to that lagoon. .
Here, like the Iudiaus before him, the cunning
and solitary hunter had made his citadel, and it
was no wonder neither Jack Long nor anyone
else had previously been able to "rout him ont."
Here, at least, jioor Jack Img would be safe
from his bloodthirsty pursuers, and Charlie Gro
ver was a little more than surprised to see with
how many real comforts the grim old deer slayer
bad surrounded himself.
Every effort was now emplojeil to -restore the
suspended animation iu the unfortunate hunter,
for Joe had postponed every special work in that
direction until now, averring that they mnst
make all possible haste, and that the motion itself
in transporting htm was the best thing in the
world, "to bring bim to easily and safely."
After a while, leaving full directions with Jen
ny, as to how she was to proceed, he and Charlie
returned to the mainland.
The horses were now all pnt into reqnisition
again, and the two friends did not erase from
their lalwrs until every thing of any value hail
been removed from the hunter's hut to the heart
of the swamp.
Then, weary, but conscious, oi naving none
manly and benevolent part, Charlie Grover re
turned to his father's house, taking with him his
own two horses, but leaving "old liorrel" in the
canebrake, where he could lie readily found Irold
P.irstav should lisnnen to want him.
As lie passed the hunter's cabin, for the last
time, he thought he could see, in the clear moon
light, that thev hail done well to be prompt, for
already were there forms of men moving stealth
ily around the scene of the day's cruelty and hor-
l'liswork was done, however, and he did not
care to know auytbing more oMhem or their do
ings that day. r
TO BE COMI.N1.1UI.
The Belle at the Wigwam...
Charles Spragne told ns many years'ago about
the Indian warrior "wooing his dusky mate," and
the correspondent of the Cincinnati Cosiwercuit,
who has jnst lieen out on the Union Pacific, thus
describes a mate to that lady whom be. met at
Oritn: , --V ' , .
The nome rea men oi ine uiros " su
llen yesterday in considerable numbers from the
nrmnndinir country, or I suppose they did, as
there is no where else to bail from. They were a
gav and festive looking sex. being good representa
tives of the red man in his wild and untamed
state. They wore red blankets, gray jackets,
buckskin leggins, and rawhide moeeasins. I waa
walking along the depot platform, and met a
squaw as she was coming out of the eating-house
cook room. She was as ferocious looking a fea
maleasl ever saw. Her' face waa round and
swarthy, her hair long, black, and straight, run
ning down over head and Cmee from a common
center on top. It did not seem to be parted. any
savage expression. Her face waa panitod with
streaks of red and Mack. Hermonthwas bloody,
for she had been eating half raw meat, and as I
met her she put a huge "butcher" knife to a
sheath at her side, throwing back her redWan
ket as she did so, and exposing her bare hips,
sit, vrir lemons and moccasins Iikelbe men.
and walked in a slow, shuffling gait. I did not
think she was much pretty.
Db. Petebxaxx is of the opinion "that the dia- ,D(i"it flows uorthweterly70O miles into the Black
mond region in Southeastern Africa is geograph- &,. The second is the Gihou or Arazea or mod
ically identical with the ancient Ophir of the ,ra time. It nses ten nnlea from the sources of
Scriptures; bnt we think he must ne in error
to the terrestrial location oi ooioraou ;-
for that able commentator, Dr. Watts, distinctly
defines, "Ophir, a mansion in the skies.
, .. . v.- Zea-
I wim ""' "; :-
. tid f"?,, w flh
i "r ",.&. . -d he was unfott
Africa. Three montha arterwaranew
carefully tended by the animal i
Ax honest matt gsihsrs no
t WILLLUf D.GALUGRZS.
The Owl, be far-th well
In tiw shadows of the Xlf tit; .
Why the Kajlo loves the Light
Away bo floata away.
Tom ine lorrst, aim aaa mo,
"here bo paioed the rsriab llsy
Tbe'SJj.ht doth make htm bold!
Tbe ware of his downy wiac;
s Aa he roaraeo roaoa abunt,
Diatnrba no afootiing thia
That be Badetii la his roata.
The SMoa koka o'er tbe bin.
And the rate grows softly Uxht :
' And tho ita.-wllh-gl-tlillg brut,
Wakos too echoes of the night.
Bnt tbe moon he knowrth well
IU old familiar faro;
And tho cock It doth bat tell,
roorfooli tta resting placa.
And sa .till aa the spirit of Death.
On the air hia piuooa play
There 'a not tbe nolae of a breath,
Aa he grapples with hia prey.
Oh. tbe shadowy Xl.ht for him!
It bringvth bfm tare and glee;
And what rarea he bow dim
For tbe Eagle it may be I
It f lothea him from the fold.
It krepa hia lardera full:
And he lorea the darknraa old.
To the Eagle all so dntt.
Bot dawn la in tbe east.
And tbe shadows disappear;
And at onre his timid breast
Feels the presence of a fear.
Ee resists bnt all in Tain!
The clear LiEbt is not for him;
So he hastens back again
To the forest, old and dim.
Through his head strance fancies ma;
For be cannot comprenend
Why the moon, and then the ann.
Up tbe beareaa ahould ascend
-When the tXH and qnirt Night.
With iu shadows dark and deep.
And the hralf revealing light
Of iU stars, he'd ever keep.
And be hootrth load and long;
lint the Eagle grreU the Day,
And on pinions bold and strong.
Like a Housed Thought sweeps away.
A TALK OF A PAIS F PA.tTAI.8eXS.
Davenport, our sister city, has had a sensation.
It was all almut a pair of pantaloons, and is to
terminate iu a divorce suit. In my preceding
letter, I alluded to tbe encouraging manner in
which people out this way are emulating the fam
ed example of Chicago's good citizens. The case
in baud is another illustration. For instance, a
Davenport legal gentleman went out one evening
last week to hat e a game of billiards. He stuck
tn bis cue fur several faithful hours, convivialized
with his friends still lunger, and then went home.
On retiring to lest, he waa most singularly un
easy, aud tossed almut forsome time without
dropping into that peaceful slumber we nsually
derive from a clear conscience. His lady was au
uoyed, and complained kiudly. It was no use,
however. Something drove sleep from his eye
lids. At this juncture his lady was taken sudden
ly ill, (how fortunate be had remained awake!)
aud he was appealed to, to hasten off to the near
est drug-store, in quest of a restorative. He hast
ily attired himsdf.donble-quicked down the street,
rushed into a store, obtained the article so urgent
ly required, and produced his pocket-book to pay
Great Ciesar! what had transpired f He had
never seen that wallet before and the pants, they
were not his own. Could it be possible that be
was in his right mind? Was it not rather a dis
tempered dream f He resolved to see; and with
out stopping to take the remedy with him, he
rushed back to the wife of his bosom. He did not
flourish a revolver. He did not smash furniture.
He did not strike attitudes; like a gladiator. Ho
simply took part in the following conversation :
"How are you feelingt"
"Hotter, much better. I think a good sleep is
all I needjiow. How kind of you to go to so much
"Very kind, wasn't it?
"Very kind, honey."
"Jane, shall I turn on the gas?"
"Ifyou like, dear."
The gas was turned.
"Do these look like my pantaloons?"
"Why, what can you mean, dear?"
"I mean, do these resemble the trowsers I wore
home this evening f"
"Why, how can I tell, dear?" and Jane raised
up with some surprise and reluctance, gave a
quick glance, and screamed outright.
" Husband," said she, with some embarrassment,
"you've made a ridiculous mistake somewhere,
while out with vonr friends. What in the world
have you been doing with yourself to-night V
"That's rather thin, Jane. We don't usnally
take ofTonr pants to play billiards. When I went
to bed -to-night, I laid my proper pants on that
there chair. Wheu I dressed to go out, tbe pair I
have on first fell in my way. I put them on. I
discovered at the store tbey were not mine. I re
turned at once, and now I find tbe pair.I left on
the chair are missing."
Jane began to sob, weep, and protest her inno
cence, while the husband paced lhe floor in deep
" Jane " at last he' said, "I guess you can go
home to your parents to-morrow. You and I have
got along very well for a year or two, but the
Aud down stairs he went, with a deaf ear to the
frenzied appeals and prayers showered on him.
An in vestintion on tbe morrow disclosed the fact
that the mysteriously procured pantaloons con
tained just '$300 more than tbe pair that had so
mrsterinnalv walked off. Jane left on the first
train for her Illinois home, a bill of divorce has
been filed, and no one has called to exchange pan
taloons ana pocKet-uooKs.
The Catwcm fatste IcaMl.
The Itev. W. A. Scott. D. D delivered a lecture
at the United Presbyterian Church, between Ellis
and Eddy, on the "Bible Lands and the Garden
of Eden." He maintained that the history of the
Adamie Eden is a true narrative, and held that it
conld now be told where the Garden of Eden was
situated. He said there was great objection to
the fact that the face of tbe Garden of Eden was
so changed by the flood aa to be irrevocably lost.
In the tint place, it was by no means certain that
Noah's flood was universal in such a sense. Sec
ond, that it is contradicted by almost every geol
gist; and third, it is inconsistent with the narra
tive written after tbe deluge. Tbe speaker traced
the sources now at onr command for ascertaining
tbe site and locality of tbe Garden of Edeu,
amoag which he gare to tbe Bible the first place.
He reviewed the composition of the Mosaic ac
count of tbe Holy Land. He said the historical
narrative pives us a key to the locality : first, that
It waa eastward from tbe writer's location; sec
ond, we hare the names of four rivers given aa
flowing through tbe garden. Two of the still
go under tbe same.name, and the other two we
are probably able to identify. Tbe Euphrates and
Tigris are known to.be twooftbeserivers. They
point ns very decidedly to tbe highland of Arme
nia, within a snort distance of each other, and
flow into three different seas. The first named io
the text, PUou or Pishnu, has a name? ami history
I that identify it with tbe Phase nr Havls of our
day. Its source, is near tbe brail of ,upnraies.
the fcupnrars, ana nows i """""
The third is tbe
i em. "" " s.-.. -.
tii.lilrlu-l of Moses and of Daniel, and U almost
universally admitted to he the Tigris. Tbe fourth
is tbe Euphrates, about which there in no dispute.
5aa Fromeitem KmttcHm.
This.U a ..tn. thing for. Western .editor to
say: "A eomwipoorteot writes that -Attorney
ckimi WidlaX man of excellent mind, and
t ""' P"? - erroneously anywhere.' He
i might kick the correspondent, and yet not disturb
ik. ImIs ftaa a
The following is Mr. Greeley's celebrated
letter on doughnuts, which was presented in the.
Pennsylvania Legislature a few days airo. bv the
Committee on Agriculture, and is now attracting
umcu aitcuuon among me larmers:
Teibuxe Office. Feb. 27. 1973.
ifr. J. T. V. Reeding, Ptmmtgltamia :
Mr Dear 8ik: Your favor of the 95th inst. la
jnst received in reference to the admission of
colored children into tbe public schools of your
city, and containing a copy of your remarks at a
meeting held by your colored citizens. I will for
ward your remarks to Washington, as requested,
and thiuk you need have to fears of removal. I
am forming no opinion just now on the the ques
tion, out iiuiiK jir. summers bill will settle tno
whole matter. A crest deal of my time tho past
season been occupied in preparing a new and
enlarged edition of "What I Know Alnut Far
ming." a most excellent and serviceable book,
which I think yon ouzht to have. (I will send
you a copy, postage prepaid, on receipt of price,
$1,50). As the season is advanced and boa kept
me in lue House a great deal, I have lieen trying
to better the condition of our people by endeavor
ing to make improvements iu cooking.
For some years I found that doughnuts lie too
heavy on my stomach, which my physician attri
butes tothe fat in which they are fried. They tell
me that a donghnnt contains aliont eighty limes
as much fat as is consistent with the doiighuut.
To overcome this difficulty I have gone to con
siderable philosophical research. By using only
one-eighth of the usual amount of fat for frying
iiieni, nrs. i.reeley assim-a mn tlie ilonghnuta
woiiiii num. ny nsmg eight times xs much flour,
I would have eight times as many doughnuts aa
I wanted. I therefore determined to use eight
times the usual quantity of sots. Mrs. f!. mixed
up the batter iu the bread lmwl; having made
exact proportions, I ,,( jn one pint of sots. The
next morning, on entering tho kitchen, we fonnd
that the batch of donghnnts had risen aliont
ninety degrees above our highest expectations,
and the tide was still raising. Mrs. G. heated tho
lard while I tried to stir down the hatter, but all
to no nse. I ponred in some fat, but it only spir
ted and crackled, and I was mortified to find my
experiment a failure, as the doughnuts would
not stick together. Too much sots in a doughnut
is worse that Carl Scliurz in a canens.
But I was not dismayed. Edncation has done
much for the human mind, and there is not rea
son in philosophy why it should not do as much
for doughnuts. Topreserrethetoneof thedongh
nuts without the fat, I snbstitiitedalcoliolforlard,
bnt the consequence was that Mrs. (. and myself
narrowl) escaped with onr lives. We only saved
three doughnuts out of the batch, two of which
we ate, and sent the third to Mr. lleeeher. They
were truly ddicions, bnt they are too high priced,
and the manufacture is attended with tno much
risk for this brand ever to liecome a popular diet.
Those we mado cost about seventy-tivo cents
Let me hear what your colored citizens are
going tn do' with the school lioard.
I hear that in your vicinity yon raise n small
fruit called pretzels, which are said to lie very
good when conked. Please send me a few seed,
and I will sit them out in the spring. Yours,
truly, Horace I.reeley.
P. S. When passim; through Allentnwn lately.
a !my came through the cars with cakes and a
peculiar fruit called snits. I bought a few and
set them out, but fear our clime is too severe for
tnem. ii yon win sena ine a lew neauuy tuios. a
would give them another trial In my green hnnse,
A Practical -laker rwaght la Crier.
Charles Farren, a yonng gentleman employed
in one of the manufacturing establishments of
Lafayette, Ind., went home tn bin boarding bouse
at a late hour one night lately, and thinking to
give his landlady a sensation, marked his fare'
in spots with red keel. He walked into the sit
ting room, and had taken a seat by the fire lie
fore the spits were noticed. The landlady, all
alisnrbed, looked up from her work in a moment,
and noticing the spots on hia face, asked, in evi
dent alarm, "Why, Charlie, what on earth is the
matter with yonrfareP "Don't know," replied
Charlie, "bntguessit'sonly tho varioloid." Then
there was a scene lietter imagined than described.
The landlady was a first paralyzed with horror,
bnt recovering in a moment she rushed to the
door, opened it quickly "Get out of this mighty
quick, said she. "Get nut!" she screamed at
the top of her voice, and, deaf to all exposulation
from poor Charlie, she hustled him out without
his overcoat. In a moment she opened the door
and kicked his overcoat and cap ont, as thnngh
afraid to touch his clothing with her hands.
Charlie stood ont in the cold, completely liewil-
tiered with the unexpected turn affairs had taken,
when he heard a window raised, and a gentle
voice called him br name. "Here, Charlie, here
is yonr trunk!" There was a plnnge in tbe snow,
and sure enough, there was Charlie's new trunk,
with all his store clothes and personal effects.
Tbe practical joker songht the tint sheltering
roof at hand, but took the precaution towab his
face in the snow.
Haw,lMS Wear waa Kra la 1' rlraae.
A eorresjiondent writes from Xew Orleans: It
is remarkable how the ladies keep leap year here.
The nsnal form is gone through with on the streets
as well as in the parlor. On Saturday I attended
tbe matinee at tbe New Varieties theatre, aud ,
waa mncb aroused by the witty freaks of the la
dies. Several who had invited geutlenien to.se
eonqiany them stepped ont to the ticket office,
purchased tickets, onered tbeir arm to their com
pany, and seated tbem in their proper places.
Then when there was anything really pleasing
enacted, the performer received the acknowledg
ment of his appreciation by tbe dapping of their
fair hands. The performance over, the lady again
offered her arm, and after a promenade along Ca
nal street, the usnal courtesy would be extended
by tbe lady paying the fare in the street cars.
Just about the time there is a great nuh and the
cars crowded, an elderly gentleman en tered t he ca r.
Every seat was occupied, and as he tnrned tn
leave, a lady left her seat, and taking the vener
able gentleman by tbe arm, said in a law, sweet
voice: "Pray, be seated, sir; take my place." As
he was almut to decline, she said : "N, sir; I in
sist upon jour taking it. This is leap year, yon
know." This little action cansed many a compli
ment to pass from tbe lips of tbe male passengers.
Tiiebe is a little sketch from notes and queries
running the ronnds just now concerning the lovo
history of Annie Laurie, of ballad fame.bnt which
differs considerably from the- accepted version In
Scotland. TheScottiah story, though less compli
mentary to Annie, is probably the truer or tba
two. It seems that she plighted her troth to
Douglas, of Finland, that lav down in the bnes of
Maxwetton, and smiled with tears in ber e'en as
be went off to the wars. But, alas for constancy!
Even at tbe same time when hi famous ballad
came back from the tented field, she waa taking
Ferguson, of Craigdarroek, "for better or for
worse," and tbe vows in the chapel were toon
binding than those in the dewy bnes. Doqglas
married afterward, bnt long gave token that ha
bad not forgotten the face which waa "tea fartest
that e'er the sun" shone on."
rtocnftkenainfn results of not rekdine the
newspapers is reported in Saratoga County. It
appears thai at a utoii aiw, property waa no
mtmrmA on which there waa an insurance of J500.
Tbe owner tripped lightly into tbe office where his
policy was arawnaaa pronucing tne document,
said be guessed ha would take that money. The
agent looked at it, expectorated a quantity of to
bacco juice on the caller's nigh boot, and then ex
claimed: "Why ia thunder don't you read tbs
IiapersT I gave notice a fortnight since intbepnb
ie press that that company went down flat bnsted
wheu Chicago went up. Had you read .the pa
pers, you could have renewed your policy in a,
company that hadn't exploded, and beenso much
in. As it Is. you are so much out." We trust
those who fellow this man's example will taka
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