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VOLUME XV.-NTOBBER 4U
WHITE CLOUD, KANSAS, THUKSDAY, APRIL 4, 1872.
. WHOLE NUMBER 769.
THE. MtRDKRED CZA.&.
f rtnl onscd the coitim of hU father, Peter tbe Third, to
V tiVrn np and brought to the palace, to receive aimflar
honor, with that of faU wife, tbe Kaamtm. IMace Itaratio
,ltv and Ornnt Alexins Orlo two of the mordenm of the
unfyrtnnit Cur, were fixed mm to officiate as chief noarn
rt. The imjienal crown wan fixed on the coffin of Feter;
cnJ over lMtb was the following inscription, in Htiii IH
xUlM in life. United in Death' In presence of the aaaem
WI Court, and amidrt sable hanginp, lifihted taper, and
U the nulemnitr of imperial woe, tbe two mourner took
their station. Oriott, whose nerres were strong, endured
tbe scene unshaken ; but bis companion dinted beneath bit
emotions. Movar's History.
A dark procession from tbe tomb,
Tbe body of their monarch bore,
With blazing torch and sable plume,
Infolded in his shroud of gore.
From turret and from tower, the toll
Of chiming bells rose on the air.
While, muffled in hia dusky stole.
The holy man knelt down in prayer.
What stately figure tolns tbe tram.
And slowly walks behind the bier
Whose haughty spirit strives in rain
To check tbe unavailing tear!
His funeral garb, and lordly tread.
The mourner and the Czar proclaim;
To follow the unconscious dead
Unto his regal dome, be came.
When nearer to tbe palace proud,
Tbe mourners drew in dark array,
Tbe princely weeper said aloud.
Unto the multitude, "Make way!"
Like flashing wares before the prow.
The mourners thronging round, divide;
And solemnly they enter now.
Tbe lofty dwelling place of rr.de.
The chandelier and lamp threw light
On every object In the hall ;
And darker than the wings of night.
The hangings were upon the walL
The Czar, while serfs in mean attire.
And arrested knights their homage paid,
Upon the coffin of bis sire
The diadem of empire bud.
In presence of the courtiers, then.
With downcast eve and timid look,
Reluctantly two noblemen
Their station by tbe coffin took.
The hue f fear and fluh of shame,
lly turns were painted on their cheeks;
The tremor of each iron frame
The agony of guilt bespeaks.
Tbe taper shed a ruddy glare
Upon tbe features of the dead.
Whose gory beard and clotted hair
In all awoke a thrill of dread.
Ah! fearfullv the brow was still.
Contorted by tbe pang of death;
Vain pomp with dust accorded ill,
Forsaken by its ital breath.
"Why sits that ghastly watcher by
The corpse, with frenzy in hit gaxel
Tbe frightful wildness of his e e.
The storm within his breast betrays.
He looks upon the pall and shroud.
With face as stainless marble pale;
Afraid the sleeper to the crowd
Would tell the heart-appall ing tale.
Tbe mystic pencil cannot paint
The aspect which his features wore.
When reft of consciousness, and faint.
He sank exhausted on the floor.
Awaking from the swoon, with hands
Outspread for aid, the ruffian cried:
The sheeted victim vengfjil stands,
With arm uplifted by my side I "
Those startling words his guilt reveal;
lite bneom wildlv thrills with fear;
The shriek of death, and vain appeal
To stony bearls. ring in his ear.
The cup he bade the monarch drain.
With poison fraught, be now beholds.
And clenches in his hand agabt
The napkin, with its bloody folds.
Ah! phantoms, unaUIed to earth.
Which other ejes cannot discern.
Are mocking, with their hellish mirth.
The flames whirh in his bosom burn!
In vain tbe mind-destroying howl
Was brought, his anguish to allay:
3io draught will ever from his soul
Tbe stain of murder wash away!
THE SHOT IN THE EYE!
.A TALE OF CREEL WRONG AND WILD REVENGE.
J1Y COL ClilS. KOMlKsT.
CH APTEK XII.
TIIK EMPTY CABIX.
Evil news travels with a rapidity that has
-paused into a proverb: the very birds of the air
cem to carry it, and the winds of heaven take
it on their wings as a special message.
Deeds of violence anil cruelty were by no means
rare the more the pity in Shelby Comity, and
Jack Long's case was in reality no worse than
many others, but it had its peculiar features.
Tbe quick instincts of the motley inhabitants
if the Red I,and had at once recognized the tall
liunter as sometuing more than an ordinary man
lie was the acknowledged representative of a
numerous and powerful class, and his studied
and predetermined destruction was something in
the nature of a graud stroke of policy; in fact,
quite a coup d'etat
.Moreover, even according to tbe imperfect and
elf-cxcusing statement of his execntioncrs, there
were suudry features of pecnliar enormity min
gled with " the deep damnation of his taking off,"
that riveted the attention of the roughest and
ihe most reckless.
Nor was the affair wanting of a certain shallow
of mystery to lend a rest to its continual discus
sion. It was likely to be something a great deal
more than a nine days wonder.
Nor were either parties in interest disposed, for
-purposes of their own, to let the dreadful pnn
ishmrnt of the contumacious hunter be too speed
to have all men take to heart this fearful exam
ple of their vengeance and their power, they had
lieen more than a little puzzled, on their moon
light visit to the hut of the hnnter, to rind no re--mainiug
tracecither of him, or his humble "house
jiold gods." , , .
They were willing to believe, however, and to
have it so generally understood, that his com
panions and sympathizers, afraid to be personal
ly known In the matter, had quietly taken him
jvway and buried him in some obscure spot, while
his wife hail taken her children, in her natural
grief nnd panic, and gone away in haste to Her
own friends and relations.
All this seemed reasonable enough, as time
passed bv and nothing -more was heard eitberol
the hunter or his little household, and the Regu
lators became, even more than ever before, the
terror and the controlling power among the scat
tered plantations of Shelby County.
But we are anticipating: ,.. r
It was late, as we have said, when Charlie Gro
ver arrived home on the night after his smgn lar
adventnre, and he made his way tncetoh
own room, anxious, for ch?nge of clothes. i
least if not a night's rest, before any one should
have' an opportuf ity to ask him "r&"t ques
tions as to Lis whereabonnnnR the day. the
No one happened to disturb him, ""V
breakfast table next truing, he lutened with
assnmed interest to aivere .
rr$e?8brkfast, he .drolled into his father-.
speSal snneis he often did, for a quiet chat
3"some&r other, the old gentleman waa Mm rt
JX his mind, ?"firTto 4fcr to H
the $?$&? who have made our nn
fortunate neighborhood what it is.
SnulVSlnyaMn the, present
state of affairs, we need some such men."
"What for r
"For hanging, you mewl , w
"Why, Charles, my boy, how you taut,
bill have them down on us, next.
"Nodanwrrif we keP onr 05in;ons, to on,T:
elve and aUow them to skin and plunder us to
their heart, content."
" Why, Charlie, I thought you were rather dis
posed to like Hinch? haven 1 1 heard something
about a pretty niece of his f "
"I think likely! I'm going to marry Carrie
Brown, one of the these days, but I want to see
her nncle hung first."
"Whyf Charlie, yon fairly astonish me! Hinch
himself is a very influential man, and a man of
property getting rich fast, I am told, but this
niece of his has absolutely nothing."
" I hope she will never dirty her fingers with
any of hi ill-gotten gains!" exclaimed Charlie.
" Jjr wife must come to me with clean bauds, at
"Your wife! How do you know that she will
ever be your wife! You haven't asked fur my
The excitement of the previous day was still
strong upon Charlie Grover, and he answered ve
hemently. "I don't intend to ask for anybody's consent!
I am sick of robbery and of murder, and of infern
"Cbarles! What do you mean!"
"I mean that I have lived to see a whole com
munity trembling before a score or tbe most infa
mous frce-booters that ever stretched a rope. I
have lived to see organized murder stronger than
all law. And I have lived to sec my own honored
father take part in bunting to a bloody and cruel
deaths man whom I myself know to be honest,
innocent, unoffending, and a specially warm
friend to my father and myself at the bidding of
a cowardly scoundrel of flinch!"
"Charles, explain yourself, nnless you want me
to order yon out of the honse!"
Charlie's liettcr sense was returning, now that
he had relieved himself in this way, and he re
plied " I Itegyour pardon, father, I may have said too
mnch; but, if you will agree to keep the whole
matter a profound secret, until it is safe to do
otherwise, and also promise not to interfere be
tween me and Carrie, I will tell you a story that
will knock nuy romance in your library."
In his liewildcrment and agitation, the startled
old planter hurriedly acceded to the reqnired con
ditions, and Charlie proceeded to relate to him
all that seemed advisable of the events of the
past few days, the main secret being, of course,
the whereabouts, dead or alive, of Jack Long.
Bitter were the self-accusations of the really
honorable and right minded old gentleman, vt ben
he found to what an extent he had been made
the tool and catVpa w of the Regulators.
Hot-headed as ever, but fur tbe cool firmness
of his son, ho would have promptly hurried into
the opposite extreme; but Charlie retrained him,
reminding him that his nurd was plighted to se
crecy. "Our time will come, father, but not now."
"And you are determined to marry Carrie
"In spite of all the Regulators and Hinchcs un
hung!" "But, if I give my consent, won't even Hinch
be glad to give his consent to such a connection !"
And the hearty old planter drew himself up
"No, my dear father! He hates both you and
me. Ho has sworn to destroy us, and ho has,
as Carrie informs me, already formed other plans
for her drstiny, for, between yon and me, Carrie
Brown, the moment she is twenty-one J ears of
age, will be anything but the penniless orphan
that Hinch would have men believe."
"Ah, I think I see! Well, my boy, yon have
Itehavcd admirably in this matter! I am proud
if yon! Go ahead, and I will stand by yon! By
the way, how are yon off for money, just now!
You know that your old father is by no means
poor, if he does sometimes make a fool of himself.
ISpeak ont,'my boy!"
Charlie was a trifle beaten by this change of
tactics, and grasped his father's hand warmly.
Well knowing, however, without any extra ad
vice from Iago, that it was a good thing to "put
money in one's purse," he did not hesitate to pro
vide himself, then and there, liberally, with the
sinews of war.
As for tbe old Squire, all that he could do now
to further the plans of his son seemed like a spe
cies of salve to liNnow wounded conscience, which
reproached him bitterly for his share in tbe cruel
assassination of poor Jack Long.
Charlie went out from his father's presence in
a liettcr frame of mind than that with which he
hail arisen, and speedily mounted a fresh horse,
hatiug it in mind to pay an early visit to Hindi's
"plantation" while the two families should re
main on such unexpectedly good "visiting terms;"
at the same time, a 1m rode along, most indus
triously devising ways and means to keep up so
agreeaide and convenient a state of tilings as long
as circumstances would permit, or his own stock
of bvpocrisv hold out.
Hardly lTad he ridden half the distance, how
ever, when ho was stopped in the road by an elf
ish little mulatto boy who had more than once
been the medium of bis communications with tbe
fair Carrie, and who. with many a bow and
scrape, handed him a little white envelope, well
knowing that the young planter's pocket must be
indeed empty when such a postal service failed
to bring him excellent cash returns.
Charlie tossed the little Slercury his expected
silver, and hade him wait a moment.
The note, on perusal, was as follows
"Jtr Owx Dkar Ciubuw: I write Inhsstr. 1 lnww
what has hsppenisU eierpt whitymt miy Wt me. For
mo, rrsaon. I am to tie hnrrlist off to Mr. Hinch a broth
er's doom, ten milM farther nfl". Ton know where it U.
I miMt wmi yon. I know that there la n-onhle coming.
Find ome way to aeenir. but keep away from Captain
ninth's honne. I know that he ha sworn that you .hall
Join his band, or do worn. He thinks, for some reaaon.
that you know, or anapect. too mnch of the trnth about
mm. lie la railing nic". v.w.-,,- - -
elf, and to ever, t ter yours.
Vnr n moment'Cliarlio turned pale, but it was
with anger and not with fear.
Bidding the messenger return home, be sat tor
a moment motionless in his saddle, lost in con
sideration of the new circumstances that seemed
to be gathering around him. .
One part of Carrie's injunction ho determined
to disregard. He would visit the houses of cith
er of the Hinchs as freely as he chose, so long as
etiquet left them open to him, though glad to be
made aware of the plots upon his honor or his
He had iulieritcd n trifle of hot blood from his
father, and every drop of it boiled as be thought
of himsclfand bis promised bndo obliged to i bend
to the bidding of a miscreant like Captain Hinch.
He believed, too, on more mature reflection,
that the bold conrse was the safer conrsend
that timr, nt least, was likely to be in his favor.
"There is an end," he said to himself, "to.the
.,, nf Hinch and his associates. They are
fighting against the laws of God as well as of
men, and the laws of God-invariably nd surclyc
vindicate tnemseives. 1 ran saieiy inisi inn
Great Lawgiver I will try and fight this battle
out on His side!"
TIIE YOCXO PLANTER.
Acting upon the determination which he had
formed, Charlie rode straight on in the direction
of Captain Hinch's house.
Upon his arrival, he hitched his horse and
strode into the honse,answering the rough, bail
of the owner with a ready politeness that wonld
have convinced a stranger of a good understand
ing between the two. ....
Hinch attributed the coming of theyoung plan
ter to a desire to conciliate so powerful a person-
-. i,;n,u.lf. while he was by no means icno-
rint that Charlie was believed to have other rea
sons for wishing to secure his good will. .At
present, however, he was by no means unwilling
to meetanv overtures in a friendly manner, if
not in a really friendly spirit, and Charlie had no
canse to complain of his reception.
There were half-a-dozen other gnests, amusing
themselves in various waysf all but one of whom
Charlie recognized as Regulators.
This person, who was introduced asT)r.Dufour,
i ...i....ir- innV-uio- man of about thirtv.
Xed to red ven by Hinch, with
r..rn.ss nnit noticeable.
IblachdelVcc, with the quick
Jattincfof jealous love, understood at a glanee
that his rival and deadly enemy stood before .him,
and that he was not a man to be despised on any
field. . .. .., . i,.n wearv
ofSsmoking, the party adjourned to the
More especially was mis trnt.., -": rthl
.,. nd smoking, the party adjourned to the
" -" r it littl. exercise"
skill, but looked on with deep interest as Dufour
easily bore away tbe palm in the management of
weapon aiier weapon, uomg everytnmg, too, witli
a cool grace and an air of conscious superiority
that was almost offensively assuming.
At last, satisfied and yet disturbed by his morn
ing's social recoiiuoisance, the young planter re
mounted his horse and rode home, with a mind
full of misty plans aud gloomy forbodings.
From that day forward, however, be spent far
more time than usual in the woods, and if any
one had chosen to follow him on his lonely rides,
they might have wondered for what purpose a
youth of his peaceful habit and temper, spent so
many long hours in patient practice, with his
knife and pistol.
Brought up, from childhood, to a constant fa
miliarity with their use and management, it was
not to be wondered at, if he met with a very fair
degree of success in his singular "studies."
Not all his rides were lonely, however, though
some nf them wereqnite sufficiently long, nor was
all of his time spent in ascertaining how nearly
instantaneously he could aim and fire a " Colt's
navy:" not only did he make his appearance
at Captain Hinch's brother's house, more than
once, out at the home of the arch-regulator him
self, and it was not difilcult for him and Carrie to
find a tolerable duplicate for the old oak which
had hitherto been their place of meeting.
One morning Carrie came under the shade of
the trysting tree, with red eyes and a troubled
"What is the matter, my own darling T " asked
"Oh, Charlie," said she, as she burst into tears,
" that man has come again !"
"Yes, I onght to have told you before, but he
comes almost every day, aud I believe that be and
all of them suspect something, and watch me."
" Has he said anything f "
Carrie sohlied harder than ever for a moment,
and then threw her arms around her lover, ex
claiming: "Oh, yes, Charlie, he has said too much, and
when I told him I would not marry him, he only
laughed at me, and said he would see Uncle
Hinch about it!"
"Laughed at you!"
"Oh, in his polite, easy way, as if my consent
did not'tuatter mnch, one way or the other. I
am so unhappy!"
" W.ell, Carrie, we mnst put an end to this right
away. My father has given hit consent, you
" Buttincle Hinch will oppose yon bittcrly.and
he is my guardian ; besides, if ho thinks I favor
yon, your life won't lie safe a moment."
"I don't mind that so much," said Charlie,
courageously, "but wo must try and find away
to fix matters as soon as we ran. I won't have
you tormented in this manlier any more."
Various schemes were all talked over, but none
seemed exactly suited to the case; and so, after
apMiintiiig another rendezvous at an early day,
Charlie permitted his fair faucet to wend her
way homeward, while he remounted his good
steed, and nxle away through the woods.
It was now some three weeks since the lynch
ing of Jack Long, and, somewhat to Charlie's
surprise, he had not seen or heard anything from
Joe Parsley or the inmates of his island citadel.
At Joe's own request, ho had refrained from
making n second visit, the old hunter averring
that it cost no end of labor to keep his own trail
wiped out, let alone the careless footmarks of
young greenhorns like Charlie.
As the young planter rode along, however, ab
sorlml in his own somewhat angry reflections, he
was snddenly aroused by a sharp hail from a
well-known and welcome voice.
"Wall, voung feller, what's got into yonf "
"Hillo,"joe,is that yonf Well, of all mcn,l
am glad to seo you. How are they all over at
vour place t If it hadn't leeii for my premise, I'd
have Wen over there before now."
"Best not, I reckon! Not jest now, at all
events. Thur ain't nobody to lie seen thar, but
Jenny Long, an the cubs are doing tip top."
"But how's Jack I"
"Why, everybody I've talked with says as how
he's gone dead, an'I reckon it must lie so."
And the hnnter put on a mournfully solemn face.
Charlie understood that, for some reason, ,he
was not desired to ask any more questions, as to
Jack, but could not help bursting out with
"Well, Joe, how long are wo all to beat the
merry of a gang of horse thieves and murderers I
Can't there lie anything done f"
"Don't -j on be in a hurry, young feller; don't
know if it's gwiiie to rain to-morrow or next day;
but when thrlightiiiir does strike, it trilr."
In vain did Charlie seek for any further infor
mation from the old hunter, though he clearly
saw that the queer old stick had something more
than usual in liis mind.
At parting, however, Joe did give him a hint:
"I reckon I lamed somethiu' for ye out of the
ior'a tint the other day."
"What was itt"
"I rccljon ye'd liest keep away from Hinch's
for a bit," an' if ye see a crowd about anywhars,
be sure thar's 'nuff of yer friends into it to make
it safe before ye go in."
This was pretty mnch in accordance with Char
lie's own views, au"d he determined to take, the
advice. Perhaps it would have been lietter for
him if he bail taken more pains to act up to so
We shall see.
Another week rolled by, and all Charlie Grover
found at the trysting place was a very sorrowful
note urging him to by no means approach the
honse of either Captain Hinch or his brother, and
promising to be there to meet him on the ensuing
That was on Friday, and the next day Charlie
bad business at the Comers.
As he approached the straggling and ill favor
ed .hamlet, lie noticed an manually large gather
ing of loungers, even for.Saturday afternoon, but
among them he recognized a nnmlier nfhis plant
ing acquaintances, and, at all events, his proud
heart rebelled against tbe idea of shunning even
an undeclared and treacherous foe.
.So, in a few minutes he found himself busily
discussing the' ushalitopics of the day, politics,
horse-trades, ciops, late roblieries for there had
been several-in spite of the Regulators' milleninm
which existed and other items of interest, with
his far away neighbors and the other saaifursof
the Corners., X
Hiiich was there, in fact he was almost always
there and several nf his intimates were with
him, among whom Charlie was by no means de
lighted-to recognize ine nanusomo iorm auuin-soleutsmile-of
-.With commendable prudence, however, he was
intending to avoid his dangerous acquaintances.
They, however, displayed even a contrary spir
it, and, before be "knew it, whether he wonld or
no, he-found himself carrying on a tolerably live
ly convrrsatioh with the two men whom he hat
ed more-than all others.
"By tbe way. Mr. Grover," said Dnfoifr, at
length, "I am thinking of makings settlement
Charlie made a polite enough reply, and Du
'Yes, it is about time for me to marry and set
tle down, and I'm inclined to like Shelby pretty
Charlie winced a little, but so far all was cor
rect enough, in matter at least, if not in manner,
and he replied
"We shall lie glad to have the number of onr
ladies increased, and I cau assure yon yonr bride
will be welcomed." .
"Oh, the Shelby County girls suit me well
enough. I rather think I will pick out one here,"
said Dufour. - . ,
"Xnt . l,.l Win." said Charlie, "if the lady
whom you select also jitet you out, or does not
hapjien to be already mortgaged to somebody
Oh. I ran risk the first " said Dufour. with a
complacent smile; "and as for the second"
and here his look assnmed an unmistakeable
meaning "a for the sccondt I do not allow any
other man to cross my path."
Charlie's blood was getting pretty hot, bnt he
quietly said 8
"We Shelby Count v nun am in the habit of do
ing prettv much n niu n. TknCn. wUh.
I Mil q.ttnn n I. t . '
IusT A? i"!!",""lon strangers."
Mr. Charlie Grover," said Dufour, in .low,
hissing tone, "I am not at least a stranger to
Mime of Mrnnriu. .i-i .. 1
hissing tone, "I m not ,t Ieast all
"" m 'vwr nonaense- and 1
"And I warn yn to beware how you dare cross
mine!" replied theyoung planter, in a somewhat
"Ha, you threaten me! Yon unfledged chick
en! Me f Why, I'd chase you out of the County
with my horse-whip."
This was quite enongh: theyoung lover had
repressed his rage, his jealousy, and his instinct
ive hatred, almut as long as he could, but the
threat of the horse-whip was a little ton much,
and the blow that answered it came with snch
lightning quickness that it surprised even Du
four. w ho measured his length on the grass.
Iu physical strength, at least, Charlie Grover
was by no means a "chicken."
A crowd was around them in an instant, and
the fnrions efforts of Dufour to reach his antago
nist and settle tbe quarrel at once by a rough and
tnmble knife-fight, were baffled by strong armed
men, who declared that it should be a "regular
settled thing, all Becoming toTnle."-.
This was Hinch's own decision also, as it was
his confident lieiief that such a course gave a far
greater advantage to Dufour.
Duelling was as much a matter of conrse in al
most any part of the South, in that day, as smo
king, and in Texas the code was singularly per
emptory aud bloody.
In a manner, the crowd acted as seconds, tbongh
Hindi and a young planter nominally assumed
that delicate and important duty.
The preliminaries were soon settled revolvers
at twelve paces, and fire at the word till the pis
tols are empty, and then close up with your
knives if there s any need of it.
That was sufficiently sanguinary, evenfor Shel
by, nnd, during tbe brief discussion which led to
it, Charlie had lieen growing rapidly less excited,
and bracing himself for the terrible conflict be
And he had need of all his coolness and steadi
ness, for he conld see that those among the spec
tators who were familiar with DnfonPs prowess
and skill had no doubt whatever of the result,
while his own friends looked anxious and gloomy.
Charlie hardly felt like blaming himself for
w hat he bad dime, knowing as he did that the
quarrel with him-was a premeditated affair, and
must have come, sooner or later.
Moreover, he knew that a heavy knockdown
blow, is by no means a badadautage to secure
in a light.
With a celerity natural to men nf so mnch prac
tice in similar affairs, a suitable ground had Ixsn
selected, the distance measured, and the two ene
mies were railed upon to take their stations.
Dufour advanced to the line with a mocking
smile on his lips, but with an angry swelling 1m
tweeu his eyes, and, though he did not show it, a
faint consciousness that his pistol arm had been
somewhat bruised in his fall.
His unexpected tumble had rnnseil all the wild
lieast in him, and he was lieut ou ridding himself
of the man whom he well knew to be the only re
maining difficulty in the way of the accomplish
ment of his matrimonial plans.
The pistols were already loaded and in the
hands of the two antagonists, while tbe word was
to be given by Captain Hindi.
He gave it, with a slight variation as to time,
hardly noticeable by an unaccustomed ear. but
quite sufficient to have damaged Charlie's chance,
but for his late training:
"One! Two! Fire!"
And at the word the pistols seemed to make
but one report. CharlieGrover felt a slight ting
ling in his side, but he simply cocked his pistol,
as he saw his adversary doing, and waited for the
"Quick! Hinch; I've no time to loose!" ex
claimed Dufour, and a thrill of satisfaction went
through Charlie's frame at this confession that
his ball had not sped in vain.
"One! Two! Fire!"
But tills time Dnfiinr'a pistol did not come to
its level with tlio same instantaneous prompt
ness as before, and his pistol exploded aimlessly
as he reeled under the shock of Charlie Grover's
well planted bullet.
Still, with the desperate courage of a wonnded
tiger, he steadied himself on his legs and again
cocked his pistol, the forced smile on hjs ghastly
face expanding into a terrible sort of grip.
Several of the bystanders wanted to interfere,
but now Hinch opposed them, declaring that it
was a fair fight, aud they should see it out to the
"Quick! Hindi!" again burst from the white
lips of Dufour, and the "count" was once more
It was notnecessary to finish it, however, for
Dufour vainly attempted to lift his arm, and
Charlie Grover himself shouted that he could not
fire at a man. so badly wounded.
A bitter imprecation broke from the lips of the
baffled Regulator, and, with a deep groan, he
sunk heavily to the earth.
The friends of both parties now mshed forward
to examine tbe combatants, and Charlie, a little
ignorant in sura matters, was not ill pleased to
lie informed that he had received nothing more
than a severe " score" lietween two of bis ribs.
His antagonist, however, had not fared so well.
The first ball hail been slightly turned aside by
the thick padding of his silk vest, worn for the
pnrpose, doubtless but had made a bad channel
for itself even there, while the second was fairly
lodged in dangemns proximity to his lungs, if in
deed it had missed them. It was, as vet, hard to
say if he was mortally wounded, but he was at
least safe to do no mischief for some time to come.
Many were the black and vengeful looks turn
ed at tbe young planter, but in obedience to the
nrging of hu friends, who volnnteered to escort
him, CharkVwas already making his preparations
for a speedy retnrn home. He was well pleased
with what he had done, but not sorry that he
bad not killed Dufonr.
CARRIE AND CIIAMJE.
Charlie Grover was by no means too badly hnrt
to ride, but he was inclined to lie silent, in spite
of the warm congratulations and noisy commen
dations of the friends who were accompanying
him. He hail pnt perhaps his most dangerous and
troublesome enemy out of his way, but he knew
very well that the matter could not end there.
He had dared to come to something very like
an opeu collision with the Regulators, and was
nnlr too well aware nf the nrobable consequences.
He was met at the door of the honse by his J
alarmed but still gratified father, wno usienea
with grim approval as the yonng planters detail
ed the conduct ami success of his son. though he
pretended to chide him for haste and rashness.
Squire Grover belonged to the old school, and
almost regreted that the same chance had not
fallen to himself.
Charlie's companions were entertained with
huge hospitality, bnt their host and hero was not
at all disposrd'to grumble that they one and all
left him to his own devices for the morrow.
still whon m nminc came, it rennired more
tlnn s littlfxmod manairement to escape from the
constant attendance of the talkative old Squire,
and find his way ont or the premises unnoticea.
His'side was a good deal stiff, bnt he wonld have
endnred ten times the pain, rather than have
missed seeing Carrie Brown that day.
He was sufficiently prudent to make his jour
ney by unfxeqnented paths, and when he reached
tbe appointed place, his eyes were gladdened by
the sight of Carrie, waiting for him.
A few words told him that she knew all,
though her lover's faithfulness to the appoint
ment nndrr the circumstances called for more
than even her usual tenderness, though some of
it took tbe shape or a gentle scolding.
" And now, Charlie, I must lose no time, and
hurry home before they got back from nnde
Hinch's. Dr. Dnfonr can't trouble me now until
he get well, bnt Captain Hinch says the most
awful things: he loses his temper frightfully be
... t nnimw him. He had some violent plan
in his mind, I know, but tbe duel will put that off
for the time. You must be careful, dear, for they
swear vengeance on you now."
After many assurances and caresses, Charlie
slowly turned his horse's head for home. Hardly
had he done so, however, before he once more
was startled by the sound of Joe Parsley's harsh
T"Not that way, I reckon, yonng feller! Hold
on a bit." , , .
"Bin a follerin' of. you, to let you know I aln t
the onlV one thaf doin' it!"
Thr know too come oat this way, an' dam
ma in doot reckon they Wn to bushwhack yt
MM. W - sv--a t r
" It ain't lncky to talk too much of dead men.
Yon let Jack Long alone."
From that until they reached Squire Graver's,
which they did by a circuitous track, old Joe had
little to shy, but, as usual, he had his word of
"Thar's gwine to be a big deer-drive got up in
a few days, an' most everybody 11 go, bnt, if J
was yon, I wouldn't join tbe muster. I'd be a
leetle too sore with that dig in the ribs."
"I understand," said Charlie.
There was, however, nothing very comfortable
in tbe consciousness that he was in hourly dan
ger of assassination, and he chafed nnder it sore
ly, wondering from what source his deliverance
He was cheered more than a little, the next
day, by the arrival of an old college friend nam
ed Ferry, in entertaining whom he managed to
keep the blues at bay for a few days.
Time, however, was hurrying on towards
The day came for the deer-drive, which, as Joe
Parsely had predicted, had been planted near
enongh to the Grover plantation to have tempted
Charlie to join it under any other circumstances,
aud quite a number of bis young friends gathered
there as a sort of headquarters, intending to par
ticipate in the sport.
"A "deer-drive" is managud with dogs, and the
hunters station themselves at the well-known
"crosings" where thedeer are in thehabit of passing
from onelineof timber toanother, when disturbed.
Charlie hail placed his friend Ferris in the care
of some of his guests, making his wound an ex
cuse for remaining at homo himself.
The sport was pretty fair, bnt one by one the
tired and hnngry hunters dropped in fur their
refreshments, withont bringing back Ferris.
Squire Grover at last began to be nneasy about
him, but just as he had 'gone to order some of the
bands out for a search, w ho should come dashing
up, but Ferris himself, with his horse all foam.
He hardly waited to catch his breath, as he strode
into the dining room, for he was a hasty, rattle
pated fellow, before he burst ont with :
"Hullo, Charlie! If this Texas of yours don't
beat all the world for queer varmints ! Horned
frogs, snakes, alligators, and all that, I can pnt up
with, but do you let madmen run loose in tbe
woods in Shelby County t"
"Why, have yon seen onef You look more as
if you'd seen a ghost."
"Well, if it wasn't a mailman, it ro aghost!"
" Tell us about it ; how did it happen X" asked a
'dozen voices at once. iLet's have tbe yam!"
Ferris took a long pull at a glass of punch, and
then told his story, as follows:
"I fired at a buck, and I knew I'd hit him, so I
was fool enough to chase after him till I got kind
of lost among the motts. They are all just alike,
anyhow. Well, I was riding along, trying to
make out where I was, for I'd stumbled upon
something like a wagon track, when all of a sud
den my horse shied almost from nnder me, aud
when I turned to look, I didn't wonder."
" Was it the devil r
"Ma lie 'twas; something like him, anyhow:
the tallest, gauntest, hairiest skeleton of a man
I ever saw in my life, dressed in buckskin, and
there he stood, levelling a long rifle right at ray
head. I felt queer, now I'tell yon."
" Whv didn't yon shoot V
"Shootf I never thought of it! It wasn't the
rifle, so much as the tyet! such eyes you never
saw; black, staring, sunken, and blazing like
coals of fire. They seemed to look right into me.
The madman, or ghost, or whatever it was, stared
at methat way for a moment, andthen he lowered
his rifle, and seemed to go across that little
road and .into the bushes nt just one stride. I
got my senses a little at that, and yelled after
him, but lie never-answered, and I didn't like the
looks of his rifle well enough to follow him."
Ferris told his STnry straight enough, bnt
seemed to be wonderfully excittsl by what he had
seen. In reply to nnmlierless, questions he conld
give no further description of the apparition
which could afford any chance for even a guess at
" I don't believe it's a ghost or a mailman eith
er," said one of the planters; "it's some fdlow has
a grudge against somebody, and at first mistook
you for him, that's all. Well for you be didn't
shoot till he'd taken a second look."
Willie the hunters were busy with their disens
sion, the Spire's favorite servant came in exci
tedly, " Oh. Massa Grover! Yers Massa Toner's nig
ger! He say Massa Toner hoss come home alone,
an' he saddle all blood."
Here was additional cause for excitement, bnt
the negro, ou lieing brought in, conld say no more,
except that bis mistress hail sent him to the
Squire's, as the nearest honse, to ask for assis
tance in hunting for her husband.
"Ferris," said the same planter who hail spo
ken before, " what's the color of your horse I"
"Dark brown. WhyT
"Why T Because Stoner rode a dark brown,
and yon are alsiut his build. 111 bet that tkat
fellow yon saw was after Stoner."
However this might be, there was no way of
knowing, and the whole party started off to hunt
It was late, bnt Squire Grover declared that he
knew the little wagon road well: he had hail it
cut, himsdf, while getting some stave timber the
year before, and undertook to pilot them that
Ferris too thought ho could recall some of the
ground he had been over, but they hunted in
v ain for any trail beside the nits, nntil it was so
dark that they were compelled to give np till
Many and wild were the talcs related around
the hospitable board of Squire Grover, that night,
and some of his gnests hardly went to bed at all.
Conqnering his averson for the. occasion, the
Squire sent a messenger over for Captain Hinch
and his men, iit only 1-eeanse they were, con
sidered the best " trailers" in the country, bnt be
cause tbe missing man waa well known as a very
active rtavlalor. .
Hardly hail a hasty breakfast been hnmed
through with in the morning, before shouts in the
front enclosure of the plantation announced the
arrival of the Captain and hia men.
Hinch hail evidently hardly recovered from the
effects of his over night's debanch, and. when the
facts were related to mm, ne at nrsi Doisiejnuuy
declared that Ferris' story was all nonsense, and
that, if anybody had harmed Stoner, Ferris' must
be the man. All tbe yarn about a madman or a
ghost was hnmbng.
Ferris did not hear this part of it, or trouble
might have arisen, and, after a good deal of argu
ment and exposnlation, Hinch at Iast;eooleddown,
and agreed to take the trail with bis "blood
honnds," as he not inaptly called them.
The ground examined the previona night waa
rapidly gone over, but the advantage of having
experienced trailers showed Itself as they came
ont, near where it had been abandoned.
"Them bnzzards ain't gathering there for noth
ing," said Winter, as he pointed' to a squad of
these foul birds who were hovering over . nigh
boring thicket. - . . . .
"That's so," said Hinch, and in less, than no
time tbe thicket waa explored--BO without re-
" Resnlts F Tea, thev found all that the eoyotea
and bozzanls hail left of a newly killed man, aud
that was only the bones.
Near it lay a hat and an undischarged nfle,
and these, with the bullet-pouch and aome other
articles, were promptly Identified aa having be
longed to the unfortunate Stoner. Even the skull
of the skeleton waa picked clean, but there was
an ominous round hole in the stadt tfike lean
The man had dearly been shot, but by whom
waa . mviVn. .
Jfearb'y was discovered the print of a large foot,
moccasin-clad, and, a little farther off, the tracks
ran in that region of a Ood hone, but, after fol
lowing these for a mile or so, they utterly dis
appeared, nor were the nttermost efforta or the
best trailers among the Be-rtdatora suBcient te
rrace them any farther, otto find tbem again at
any more distant poi-rf. "
If there bad been any latent suspieiori of Ferris
in the minds even, of the moU nedauos, tney
were utterly dissipated by the l-Tento ktsadiaeove
jies of that day. trailinf.
Stoner had been one o? Captain Hfaeh. chosen
i jt .Immt tuaTW-nrtti-r nes. ana mm
high pitch of puMioeptrlted and peetdiaiir
It was, he insisted, an unmistakable act of ven
eeanceon the part of those who were interested
in tbe destruction, or at least the intimidation of
the Jtegnlators, anil be would show them that
Captain Hinch and his men were not to be pnt
flown Dy one piece 01 cowardly iKishwbacking.
Charlie Grover hail listened in silence to all
that anybody bad hail to say, but, for all his non
committalism, he could not help entertaining dim
and shadowy- suspicious of his own, for the
publication of which the time bad not yet come.
Very little had passed between him and any of
tbe Kegnlators, even wbile his fathers bouse bail
been filled with them, both partiesseeming to feel
that, as between them, "the least said the soonest
Ferris now went back to his original hypothesis
of "the madman," "ghosts don't shoot.
(TO BE CONTINXED.)
THE aCTVM OF THE B1EBH.
BT WTUIaaf CCLLEX BSTaXT.
I bear, from many a little throat,
A warble Interrupted loon:
I hear the robra'a Ante-like note,
" The bluebird a slenderer aong.
Brown meadows and the ruurt MIL
Sot yet the hannt of crazing herda.
And thirketa by the glimmering rill.
An all alive with birds.
O, choir of Spring, whr come an aonnl
On leafless (Tore and herbleas lawn,
tTann lie the rellow beama of noon t
Tet Winter is not gone.
For front shall sheet thepoola again:
Again tbe blustering East shall blow,
Whirl a white tempest through the glen,
'And load the pines with snow.
Tew haply, from the region where.
Waked by an earlier Spring than here.
The blossomed wild pldm ervnts the air.
Ye come in haste and fear.
For there la heard the bngle blast.
The booming gun. the Jarring drum;
And on their chargers, spurring fast.
Armed warriors go ana come.
There mighty hosts hare pitched tbe camp
In Talleya that were yoora till then.
And Earth has shuddered to the tramp
Of half a million men.
In grorea where once ye used to sing.
In orchards where ye hail yonr birth,
A thousand glittering axes awing.
To smite the tree to earth.
Te lore the fields by plowman trod:
But tbera, when sprouts the beechea spray,
Tbe soldier only breaka the aod.
To hide the slain away.
Stay, then, beneath onr rnder sky;
liced not tbe etnrm-clonds rising hlaek,
Xor yelling winds that with them fly,
Xor let them fright yon back
Back to the stilling battle cloud.
To burning towna that blot the day.
And trains of mounting dust that airoad
The armlea on their way.
Stay, for a tint of green shall creep
Snpo o'er tbe orchard's grassy floor.
And from its bed tbe ernens peep
Beside the bonsewbVs door.
Here build, and dread no harsher sound.
To scare yon from the sheltering tree.
Than winds that stir the branches round.
And murmur of the bee.
And we wul pray that, ere again
The flowers of Autumn bloom and die,
Onr Generala and tbelr strong armed men
afay lay their weapons by.
Then maT ye warble, unafraid.
Where hands, that wear the fetter now.
Free as your tng. shall ply the spade.
And guide the peaceful plow.
Then, as our conquering hosts return.
What shouts ofjubilre shall break
From placid vale and mountain stem.
And shorn of mighty lake!
And midland plain and ocean strand
Shall thunder: "Glorr to the brare;
Peace to the torn and bleeding land.
And freedom to the alare!"
TBE HOJIAJrCE OF EBIK.
Seventy days ago, what is known as the Erie
Riug, was in the pride and plentitnde of full
blown power. Its chiefs. Jay Gould and James
Flsk, Jr., ranked among the foremost men in New
York, and in the cftcnt and variety of their influ
ence were surpassed by none. The former wiel
ded the forces of a great corporation, reigning, an
unquestioned autocrat, over its money and its
patronage ; tbe latter in spite of his glaring sins,
the better man of tbe two sat in his splendid
parlors at the Opera House, encompassed by all
the pageantry and pomp of official station, an
annoiuted high priest of Mammon, whose fiat
none conld dispute, whose favor tbonsands sought
to gain. His horses, his carriages, his steamers,
his soldiers, his mistresses, bis clothes and his
cash, were the envy of millions throughout the
land, who beheld in him the embodiment and
bright consummate flower of the world's favorite
proverb "Nothing succeeds like success." Few
who saw Gould clutching a grand railway in his
relentless grasp, bribing legislatures and jndgrs,
buying tbe keenest legal intellects to do fiis work,
defeating hostile combinations, overriding the
claims of justice, and ruling his myrmydoiisas
tbongh he were born in the purple and had a
crown for a heritage cared to inquire who and
what this man was, or upon what mrat the
bastard Ca?sar fed that he hail grown so great.
Few who saw Fisk whirling thrnngb the avenues
of Central Park in an equipage fit for a prince of
the blood royal, with a bevy of Parisian brantics
by his side, and sainted by tbe silent homage of a
gaping crowd; or lounging along the beach at
Long llranch, attended by his ayarps d theatre,
tI, Itfwrvcd of all observers: or marching at tbe
head of his regiment to offer the Russian Grand
Duke tbe congratulations 01 a represeniaiiTe
American cared to inquire how this brilliant
charlatan hail vaulted from a peddler's cart to tbe
throne of capital, or what means had been nseil
to achieve snch superb surroundings, snch daz
zling triumph. Enough that these men were
what they were why examine the ladder by
which tney climbertr
Three short months have not yet gone, and
Fisk sleeps in his bloody shroud beneath the cold
sod of New England hills; and Gould, stripped of
his prestige and his rank, has fallen from his high
estate to regain it no more. The story of the
one is almost forgotten ; tbe career of the other,
now a nine days' wonder, will speedily sink into
tbe same oblivion.
Yet qnfekly aa remarkable events are pushed
aside in the hurry, and rush of our feverish, nn
natnral life, we are glad to believe that
the history of Gould and Fisk will serve a
more enduring purpose than the adornment of an
idle tale, the pointing of a thread-hare morral.
The dullest fool who reads the glittering romance
of Erie, cannot avoid the sharp, pregnant lesson
it conveys. There Is something in this world,
after all. better than dollars, better than station,
better than power. It is better to
-Br. anas height or haw.
Tbe noble name af gealteasasuf'
Then wear the tinsel trickeries of ill-got ton
wealth, live in sumptuous mansions with trained
servants at beck and call, snuff the incense of
obsequious flattery, and hear the lond aedaim of
the vulgar mob. There are some things, thank
God. which money, though it Saw from tbe coffers
of Crowns, cannot hoy, honor, honesty, cul
ture; the consciousness of dnty done; tbe
happiness which springs from the faithful div
charge of every trnst; tbe dignity1 of ansulliisl
manhood; the pride which comes from a fanlttesa
record: the nobility which belongs alone t vir
tue these cannot be 'purchased in the market;
they have a valne, beyond the reach of lank
checks, and are not qnoted in 'Change bulletins.
What father, tbongh he may I struggling to the
very lips in the sea of overty, would take the
money with Fisk'a repntatton.r What' business
. thone-h he he straining every nerve to meet
the demands nf bis creditors, wcmld accept relief
ffOBI prospective cmoaiiiseiueur, oil cnnnijon
that be should carry the odiaa Which Ovoid is
likely to bear taroerh Hfef
The two kiaga of Erie, one dead and the other
dethroned, preach . aerwaoo from which saint and'
Inner ear alike derive profit and no eounliy
. and aa gmenHam neeaa Mcn'ft awswmmorethaa
Taw TeaMle Blama ait Kpknai Hrwacht M
I.lgfcs-Tfc. JlarMca Skipped te the Briliast
Most people have heard of those famous Seven
Sleepers of Epbesns who, taking refuge from the
pcrsccntioiis of Diodetian at the close of the third
centnry, fell asleep there, and woke np two cen
turies afterwards to find a new world ami a Chris
tian empire. Scarcely less romantic have been
the fortunes of the famous Temple of Diana, of
Ephesus, one of the seven wonders of the ancient
world. Destrojisl by an earthquake, and plun
dered by tho (Joths in ihe third century of tbo
Christian era, it served as a quarry for the archi
tects of the llyzantine city built nt Ephesus,
proliably in the time of Justinian, till, the appe
tite for plunder lieing exhausted, the remnant of
its ruins was allowed to sift up silently under tho
slow but sure action of alluvial deposit. Thus
the very site of- the world-famous temple was ol
literatcd till British enterprise, piercing through
twenty-two feet of allut ial deposit, caine sudden
ly ou the marble pavement, still strewed with
broken ci.liinins, capitals, and fragments nf sculp
ture. This discovery, one of tho happiest eu'ortii
of arclueology in our time, is due to tho iiorsever
ing energy aud sagacity of .Mr. Wood, who, having
searched for the site of tho temple since Its!, first
at bis own expense, and suhscipieiitly with funds
supplied by the Trustees of the Ilritish Museum,
has been rewarded, ater long , ears of toil, by tbo
discovery of the site, which was finally ascertain
ed about this time last jear. During the lust
twelvemonth a large area of the temple has been
cleared to the paement, and various architectu
ral marbles have lieen found more orlt-Hstmitilat-eil.ljingasthey
had In-en left bv the barbarous
ilespoilera in llyzantine times. The diameter of
these columns of the temple being six feet, the
Kale of the architecture is, ofcourw, colossal, ex
ceeding, it it is believed, iu proportions the cele
brated Temple of Jupiter Olympus at Athens, the
temple at Braudmhr, and all extant examples of
Greek architecture. l
The great weight of the marbles discovered ren
deredit necessary for Mr. V..l to apply for naval
which was supplied by the llritisl, guVrnniient aid,
with that alacrity which has distinguished the
Admirality in tbe history of our recent arclurolo
gical expeditions, and which can al.ne insure the
complete success nf such arduous enterprises.
Her Majesty's ship Caledonia, a grand old ironclad
three-decker, was nt once sent to Mr. Wood's as
sistance, and has been engaged since the liegiu
niugof this month at Ephesus and Smyrna in haul
ing, packing, and shipping tho marbles of the
temple selected by Mr. Wood for tbe Ilritish Mu
seum. I have lieen favored with a sight of these
huge masses before they were packed. Tho larg
est, weighing upward of eleven tons, is part of a
drum or one of the arte cotuma(r mentioned by
Pliny i. c, columns with figures sculptured on
them, of which tbe temple had thirty-six. Of
this bold, striking innovation in Greek architec
ture there exists, it is ltelieved, no oilier example
except at Ephesus. The relief on this drum ap
pears to represent an assemblage of deities, of
whom the ouly one who can be positively iiiden
tified is Mercury, the rest being draped female rig
nres. Ou a stone from a pilaster, corresponduijr
iu dimcnsieiis to the sculptured drum, is a relief
representing Hercnlcs struggling nlth a draped
female figure, ami on another fragment of a drum
are tho lower halves of soiue sealed mid standing
female figures. This sculpture is very hold and
effective as decoration, hut wants the ineffable
charm and freshness of the frieze of the Parthe
non, while in masterly vigor of execution and
kramattic force it falls far abort of tbe frieze of
the Mausoleum. It is careless and inexact in ex
execntinn, aud has the characteristics whirh
we might exin-ct to find in the Greek sculpture
of tbe Macedonian period, when work was exe
cuted rapidly to gratify the vanity of Kings,
and when an Oriental love for mere mass rather
thau lieaitty of design had begun to affect both .
sculpture and architecture. Allowing for this first
disappointment, I own that I gazed with a pecu
liar interest on these relics of those famous col
umns on which .St. Paul mnst have cared when
he preached against them, but which local fanat
icism, aided by local vested interests, preserved
in all tbeir splendor for three centnrics after bis
The architecture of the Temple of Diana is Ionic
Mr. Wood has very properly selected such frag
ments as will show what the Im-sc, th capital, and
the onler generally were like. Once housed in
tho British Museum they will furnish materials
ont of which, not isrhas, a complete restoration
of the temple, but a new chapter in the history nf
Greek architecture can lie constructed, just as out
of the fossil bones of tbe megatherium an Owen
recoHtrocta lost types in tbe animal kingdom.
The stones were very heavy, the mud of Kphe
sns tenacious, and the weather variable; but the
Caledonia's blue-jackets have done tbeir work
with an alacrity and good humor characteristic of
blue-jackets in these expeditions, and by the end
of the week the ship will leave this port with her
precious cargo, bound for Malta.
Pacta Akssat Hassle.
George Alfred Towusend writes to the Chicago
The entire population of Rnssia, Including all
its Asiatic possessions, is just almnt twice that of
the United 8tates- Russia in Eiiroiie, which is,
to all intents, real Rnssia, is about as wide as
from Portland, Maine, to Laramie, homing, and
longer than from tbe tip of Florida to tile tip of
Maiiie. This grand division of the Russian Em
pire contains sixty eight millions of subjects. 8t.
IVtersburg has almnt tbe population of-Philadel-phia;
Moscow that of Brooklyn ; Odessa scarcely
more than Cleveland, Buffalo or Newark. The chief
Interior and coastwise towns, however, differ
little in importance from those of the United
States. There are no tepographiccl resemblan
ces to speak of between our country and Rnssia ;
its metropolis' is as deeply inland iu Europe as
Chicago in America, and its railroad system seeks
only to connect the capital wttn more rivitizrii
Europe, aud with the ports of the Black and Cas
pian seas. Under the despotic conditions of the
Empire, individual genius is asserting itself, if
not iu the winged freedom of newspapers or pnb
lie debate, in Urge material productions, and iu a
literature far from despicable. The Russians
are inland Japanese, watching Europe and the
world to see'wbat is worthy of imitating. Th''Jr
nunnffirtnmi ahnnrel well in the Paris Exhibi
tion; their power in war showed ill in the actions
of the Crimea; it was well proven there that the
great Snnw-Glant was not thematch for Wes
tern Europe that it had seemed to be for r ranee
in the campaign of 1814.
We learn from a recent book that Adam (whom
many of our, readers will doubtless remember aa
the first man) was, according to rabbinical tradi
tion, one hundred miles high. K this is really
true, every one of us ought to lie fervently thank
ful that the race has dwindled since Adam day.
It i appalling to tbiuk of the inconvenience and
expenses to -which we should be subjected if we
reached 'Adam's dimensions. A man wonld re
quire, we should Jndge, trowsers fifty mile long,
arid about four hnndred furlongs of suspenders.
And, if we were to preserve the proper propor
tion in onrdress, we shonld each require about
sixty thousand cubic feet f high hat- When .
small family of snch men died tbey rrould occupy
the entire State of Pennsylvania, aa cemetery;
and tbey way the undertaker would accumulate
charges for coffins wonld lie simply frightful. 8o
it is lietter as it is. Adsw did very well while he
waa alone in tbe world; lint inat at present a
man of hia inches, who lived-in Philadelphia,
could, hardly sit dowo.witbout mashing Lancas
ter ont of existence. TitUhmrgh Leader.
Mexobt presides over the past, action presides
orer the ptwsent. Tbe first ia a rich temple hung
with glorious trophies ami lined with tombs; tb
other haa no shrine bnt dnty, and it walks the
earth like a spirit-
WETDEliPHiLUM says: "Put an American
baby, sir mootba old, on his feet, and be wul
immediately se Mr Cbalrm, and call the
next cradle to order."
IT is more lw.noral.lr to the head, aa well aa t.
thiluLTtobe mialed iu our eagerness in the
Sf !M.n to be safe fro- blundering,
by contempt of it. .
Knuurc the ramde of good will tsVaB wen;
andoa this harp the smallest fingera fflavr play
andoa this narpine oianc.u
aaarwa'sawewteat tanea on earth.
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