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SOL. MILLER, EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
VOLUME XV.-NUMBER 42.
BT CUT. X W. CtTTKR.
tbr iWrfotinn of the Union ! I annwtr, nerer. nn er air
M'- JlEASrCLAT.) "wt-
loaisltine when I'd rend the crll
Ow fathers namm are written o'er
"VThrt. L would onr flag nnrwll
It mingled Ur and tripr no more I
When, nith a worse than felon hand.
Or felon connsela, I would never
The Usiov of this glorioua landf-
I answer never, nerer, sever !
Think e that I could brook to stet
The banner I have loved so lone
Home piece-Dual oVr the dUUnt sea
Ttirn. trampled by a frenzied throng
Divided, measured, parceled out
Tamely aarrendered up forever.
To entity a soullesn rout
Of Traitors 1 Never, never, evek
Give np thU land to lawlea micht.
To aelfljth fraud, and villain's awayl
Olmrare tliuw hopes with endle night.
That now are ruing like the dav I
TVnte one more pace of burning shame.
To prove the useles, vain eudeai or.
Our race from ruin to reclaim,
And close the volume 1 Xeier, never!
On yonder lone and lovely steep.
Toe sculptor's art, the builder's power,
A landmark or the soldier's sleep,
liave reared a lofty funeral tower.
There it will stand, until the river
That rolls beneath shall cease to flow
iy, 'till that hill limit shall quiver
With nature's but convulsive throe!
Upon that column's marble base.
That fhaft that soars Into the sky.
There still is room enough to trace
Tbf countless million yet to die:
And I would cover all its height,
And breadth, befure that hour of shame.
Till jiace should fail n hereon to write
.Even the initials of a name !
iJiMohe the Union! mar, remove
The but asylum that is known,
"Where patriots rind a brother's love,
And truth may shelter from a throne!
Give up the boprs of high renown,
The legacy our fathers willed!
Tear our k torious eagles down,
IMore their mission is fulfilled '
Dissohe the Umo1 while the earth
lias yet a tyrant to le slain f
Destroy our freedom in its birth.
And give the world to bund again f
Dissolve the Union f God oflfrattii!
We know too well bw muili it tot
A million bomims shall Ie rivi n,
Hefore one golden link is lost!
2fav, spread aloft our liauner folds,
Jligh as thejieaveus theyresemUe,
That every race this planet holds.
lU-mmth their shadow may assemble;
And with the rainbow's dazzling itride.
Or clouds that burn along the skies,
InscnW upon its mnrgln wiil
HorK, Fueekou, Umo, CuiirnoiiifE!
ilr. Claj's very words, as be inliitel to the monument
that stands upon the h ight mar Frankfort, m e tLe sUiu
of lloeua Vista, including the remalui of his ou u son.
THE SHOT IX THE EYE!
A TALE OFCKl'EIi WRONG AND WILD REVENGE.
BY COL. CMS. l'OKKT.
IX TIIK SHADOWS.
Away down on the little island in the swamp
tint afternoon, a different scene was being cnact-
The simple labors of so rude and qufet a house
keeping ha ingbeeii attended to, Jenny Long sat
in the door of old Joe Parsley's hut, stroking the
gulden hair of little Mull, and talking with the
ipieer old hunter to whose nule hospitality she
mid her children were indebted for shelter.
"Yes, Joe," said she, "I know how much he
has suffered, but why need he feel mi about itf
Wht can't he come back to mo and the children! "
Vhy, Jenny, ho says as how he can't look you
In the face until hehasnipeil out the digniee
they have put upon him. When he it ell square
with them, he will he the same man that ever he
nas, and I think he's right,"
"Yes, but I don't, think any the less of him for
what he has suffered tell him to come back."
"No use! ho won't come! "
Poor Jenny'covered' her face and soblxil bitter
ly: her whole heart had been wrapped up in her
peerless hunter, and she knew, only too well,
what must be the mental suffering that kept him
away from her and his children.
Meantime, Itillvt with a gravity of countenance,
what is called ''an old look." that might hae
lielnngeil to a man of middle age, wan practicing
nil sorts of dillicult shots with an old nlle of Joe
Parsley's, mid growling in his j oung heart at the
luck whiih brought him into the world so young
that hn eouh no,t, as yet, aid his father in taking
vengeance (is his foes.
Hilly wondered where his father could be, and
was of half a .mind to steal one of the dug-outs
and go in search of him.""-'
Not niorej than a couple of miles from where
Hilly was at work, improving his youn" skill in
the use of his weapons and undefthe shadow of
an ancient live-oak w hose Sw eeping drapery of
Spanish moss enshrouded all under its shadow in
in a perpetual twilight, sitting fn silent glixjm
upona'decayed log, and gazing vacantly out into
the summerforest, sat a lignre, the like of which
no painter ever put upon the canvas, no sculp
tor ever developed from the yielding stone.
Seeming of a height more than human, and
clad in a rough and most uncivilized garb, yet
with a world of nobility in the strongly marked
features aud the lxild outline of the head, the
form was almost that of a living skeleton, and,
jis lie glared around him, the snnkeii black eyes
eemed to send forth gleams of sniernatural tire.
"Onel" ho muttered to himself, ina low tone,
but with a tierce and bitter emphasis. -
"One, oulv and there are nine more! Who
shall be the next! Let niesee! Xeverm"iid
whnvr rnmM lmndv- no it isn't Hiuch or Win
ter. Catch met Cat c"h last year's frost! I1Ireg-1
iilate that gang licfore I in done with tliem:
Poor Jcuny! Well, not yet her husband must
not lie a disgraced man! They struck her! Ah!
And with a groan of ungovernable rage, the
fearful looking figure arose and strode up and
down in the shadow of the patriarchal oak.
"Hog a free hunter! Lynch an innocent man
liecause he could mitshoot them! The infernal
,logs! Ill laru 'em a thing or two before they
forget that afternoon in that bottom."
Not an oath, not a,coarsp .word, ecaped hijn,
hut the veins on his rugged face swelled like
cords, and his gaunt, gigantic frame seemed to
increase momentarily iu its almost unnatural
height, as he went ou with his fierce soliloquy..
An hour went hy, and still hestp.de up and
down, as if he found iu the ceaseless motion the
same relieving safety-valve that a eagtd panther
does iu its perpetual promenade.
Then there came a low rustle among the bush
es, the hanging roof was pushed aiie, and the
bronzed vi5ge of old Joe Parsley came in among
the other shadows.
"What brought you here uowi i uou i. .am
you do," coolly replied thecracked voice of ,
"I know what I'm about. er uam
pen mentioned yit, bnt they're gwine to
turn ont strong to-morrer, an' scour the timber ar-
ler anvthmg or anyoooj lurj "...
"M be they may find somethiug. I do not
Itnow " "
"Mehbe they will! Thai's a fresh lot of ammu
nition, and some other traps that e wanted me
to fetch over. Billy an' little Moll ar" all right."
The reply to this was hardly as rongh intone
as the previous speeches, but old Joe seemed.re
ally to know just exactly what he was about, and
hedid-notstaytowear out what could be called
aVeleom Tut speedily sappeared as silently
MYeb.jmJ.uWg Ttia jctral friend to M .
own reflections, among the rapidly deeiiening
shadows uuiler the patriarchal oak tree.
There we must leave him for the present, and
returuo the actum in our tragedy.
TIIK ItKfiULATORS OS FOOT.
Captain Hindi, an unusual thin;; for him, went
to bed Ruber tllR nin-llt. nftr tlio .1..... .-.,-.. ,.rc...
nerjs clean picked boues. The affair, to "his
whiskey muddled perceptions, wore an air of im-
i J- nVlytanit Iieliad already sent out or-
tern for asiiecial muster of his most trusty men
lor a grand huut on the morrow.
It was imiMiHsilde tn niuiiMt Aiti.n,. nr i.A a
Vers, but the ttlantfrtf ntwl liw iifu.,11 ... ...:..-
the free hunters, had. been out in strong force the
lay or the mnrder, aud he knew, only too well,
liowmany of them had quite sufficient reason for
sending a safe liall after a solitarj- Regulator.
It would not do to let the matter quietly fall
to the ground no, the measures taken mnst be
i "t "aturo- to iutimidate the next man who
houlil be tempted to take his cause into his own
Hands, or what would become of the Regulators
and their patriotic endeavors to keep the peace?
their kind of peace. When morning came, hh
own view of the case was only the more clear to
his mental vision, and, after sundry preliminary
applications at his special demijohn of "red-ec,'"
he put himself at the head of his mustered mis
creants, aud once more sought ont the trail
which had thns far Dallied their keenest search.
They well knew that they had a long day's
work before them, and they went at it iim most
business-like and determined style.
It is not to lie supposed, however,. that our
friend Charlie Grover allowed himself to remain
in ignorance of their movements: scarcely had
jurj ..naii.v nepanni on meir iiliMHlIiound errand,
before the impish little mulatto, whom we have
met leforc, made his appearance at Squire Gro
verjs, and inquired after " Voung, Massa."
The effect of hU communication was, that iu
five minutes "young massa" was in the saddle,
ruling as if for life and death, and rejoicing that,
for the first time in many days, the coast was
clea"- before him.
When, however, he reached the accustomed
trj sting place, there having been no pre ions ap
pointment, he found it vacant, and not een a
note rewarded his anxious researches iu the hol
He did not care to go directly to the house, for
he had not jet completed tho'plaus he had m
preparation for the final consummation of his
Komrw hat dangOmus low affair.
Hour after hour went by, and iu vain he scout
ed through the scatterM timlier, gradually draw
ing nearer and nearer to the house.
At lathis patient waiting w as re warded by a
glance at a lluttering white dress that seemed to
be promenading as aimlessly as himself.
Drawing himself well under em er, he put his
fingers to his lips and blew a long, shrill, jx'ciil
iar whistle, a taint echo of which startled the
very house-dog on the door-stepof Hindi's house.
There was no one there, however, to take alarm
at the mysterious Mgnsl, and the only individual
who did comprehend it was soon on the way to
find the man who gave it.
Little of importance was there to communicate,
except the same idd story of threats and espion
age, and the fcame tenderly uttered entreaties and
warnings as to his own safety.
When, at last, the lengthening shadows warn
ed them that their interview had already lasted
too long, and Charlie remounted "his horse to
find his way homen anl, he had hardly ridden a
mile before the faithful animal almost sprung ont
from under him. with a loud snort of surprise
A thought of Perris's mad ghost flashed through
the mind of the jonng planter, as he turned to
ascertain the cause of his steed's alarm, aud, sure
enough, there he was.
There was the gigantie, skeleton frame, the
garments of skins, the long ritle, though not lev
elled at him, and there were the deep-sunk, cav
ernous, blazing black eves.
There was nothing threatening in the demean
or of the apparition, aud Charlie almost imagined
something familiar ill the tones of the deep, sol
emn mice, that uttered only these words:
"Two, now! Wait for the rest!"
There was no opportunity gi en for question-
inc. for no sooner had the figure delivered its sin
gular and ominous message than it disappeared,
as if the shades of the forest had swallowed it up,
and Charlie was left to iiursue his journey alone,
pondering who aud what manner of being his,
siugular acquaintance migiir nappen lo.ne. am,
however, that strange surmises of the possible
truth did not mingle with his cogitations.
Charlie (inner reached home ill safety, and
frankly told his father what he had been about
during his daj's ride. Hut when, at alsmt the
same time, Captain Hindi and his "scouting par
ty" assembled for a carouse, after a weary and
fruitless day's ride, 4hey waititl ill vaiiffor their
expected number tobo inado complete. Xor
were their cups any the sweeter, that, lieforo
they had sat over them long, a breathless and ex
cited negro, regardless" of all resect or servile
ceromouy, rushed in to anuonuce that,
"Massa's boss come home jUt now widout him! "
''An v mark ou the hoss f "
"Dar's blood on de saddle, amino mistake!
Golly!" ' . -
The Regulators looked at one aitother in blank
dismay. There could lie no going home that
night,'apdthevall determined to "bunk in" to
gether at Captain Hindi's, and renew their hunt
Little good it did them.
Again the turkey buzzards acted as their uner
ring guides, wheti,after hours nf.vain search, they
were about to give up iu despair, and again they
were destined to find only the clean picked bones
which the scavenger coyote had left, to tell them
what Tiad become of their missing comrade.
There, as before, wastlmrifle and the hat, and,
as before, the tdl-tale round hole in the tack of
The Regulators buried the bones, and rode
back to the Captain's, full of wonder; fear, and
breathing bitter oath's of vengeance to be taken.
There was quite a sufficient number of them
together, to act as a quorum of their 'honorable
Isily," aud before they separated they had devis
ed a programme of repression and retalitory
measures, adequate, iu "their opiuion. to impress
the w hole rebellions community of Shelby Coun
ty with a sense of the exceeding power and vin
dictiveness of Captain Hindi and his faithful pre-
fservers of the peace.
Meantime, on his bed of suffering, in an upper
room of Captain Hindi's comfortless plantation
house, lay the mangled form of the haudsomerDr.
There seemed to lio but little hope of his ulti
mate recovery, bnt, disabled as he was, he did not
seem to have given up his ascendancy., however
it had been acquired, over the Captain and his
men, for no sooner had the latter mounted their
horses and taken themselves off, than the Regu
lator chief made his way to the bedside of his
"Well, Dufonr, there's one more of'em wiped
"What do I care f If yon had kept your word
with me in the first place, I never would have
lieen lying here like a stuck pig. and if yon would
take my advice now, you would lie all right and
safe ina week." .
" Well, what do yon advise I "
" Why, the only smart thing yon e done this
ever so 'long, was" the lynching of that miserable
hunter. If you only had heart to seneadozen
in tho same way, the country wonld be as safe to
yon as your own house."
"Weil, that's what we think of doing."
t i-nnir lint vnn'm imr to waste all your
powder on a lot"ofpoor deer-killers aud trash,
when the real danger is among these overgrown,
cotton-raising, bloated aristocrats of planters. I
tell you. they are atthe bottom of it all. They
i.l- nnitMi than von are. Charlie Gro
verhaiTawhole company to see him home, the
dav he put th-e balls into tne.
Ve mnst have him attended to.
ii.H.ui ti.b vrlifit vnirve been mv-
s - .t.. T .. T.J.M ml hfTH ho IS. XluilllT .
about thecountry.a p.l deal safer than yon (
are, and he rosy run on witn jour s..n-...- 1 "". --- ;"r tuin.is, prodncing a strong con
nieceany day.andthen where wiU you go to Miction that now otlast them)st"ry wasexplain
tellmet'hatf" . , , . ., . n..,..
TheCantain winced, but he had a dim idea of there was no more stracslimramomr them s
his own, that "a living dog is better than a dead
lion;" .and Charlie Grovw had also exhibited
WHITE CLOUD, KANSAS, THURSDAY,
some of the distinguishing characteristics of the
So he answered, guardedly: "Xeveryou worry
about that. He'd have done it lone ago, if it was
possible to lie dune. She'll 1ms all safe for you
when yon get up. Meantime, I agree with you
that we must make sharp work. I only wish we-
umm i-giii w mi oiu joe i-arsiey, but, as the cute
old snake can't he got at every day, we must take
wuajever ptuu turns np readiest. Jjnn t you be
i afr3"" w won't botch this job, no more than we
did Jack Lon's."
That was the first time that Captain Hinchhad
mentioned the hunter's nne aloud, since the
day of the lynching. He aud his myrmidons
were as good as their word, however, and then
liegan a reign of terror, such as had never been
known before in the blood-stained records of the
Nothing more seemed to be thought or raid'
alxrat Ferris' "inail ghost," bnt one and all com
bined to attribute the two mysterious murders to
the revenge of the free hunters.
These latter, seemed, for the time, almost to
have vanished, keeping in the close retirement of
their lonely huts, or only making their appear
ance at the County store at odd times, when it
happened to lie sufficiently deserted to enable
them to sneak in for n simnlv of ammunition
without attracting particular notice and inquiry.
The Regulators had it all their own way for a
fortnight, and held more than one congratulato
ry asM-mblage at the " bcar's-nest oak," besides
their furious orgies at the Captain's.
Charlie Grover washy no means ignorant of
their doings, and exercised a commendable pru
dence as to his own movements, csiK-cially as his
shadow ou his own window curtains had been
tw ice shot at after he had retired to his room.
He said nothing, however, for he had received
another hint from old Joe Parsley, and experi
ence had taught him that the sayings of the ugly
and solitary old veteran, ware by.no means to be
lightly disregarded. He had met him, as usual,
in the woods.
" I say, young feller, yon just be a trifle less
brash about ridin' down to 11 inch's iu broad day
light or, for that matter, arter dark, either and
don't do anythiu' resky about yer gal. She's safe
enough for a few weeks, any way, an' I reckon
joii kin wait an' see whatll turn up."
Charlie tried to ask some questions, but the im
pi rturhable hunter put on a sulk)- look, and after
listening to him iu dogged silence, turned on his
Heel anil dove into the, thickest cane-brake ill the
ucighUirhood, w here it would ha e lx-cn iu ain
to follow him.
That day, however, as Charlie learned on his
return home, the Regulators had enacted one of
the meanest and most cruel scenes in all their
tragedy, at the house of a small planter, or "five
bale man," as they were called, not many miles
They had not killed him, to l.c sure, but they
had flogged hinij and then half hung him, until
the poor, nearly insensible sufferer, had cnnfit-scd
almost anything and ever thing they wanted, im
plicating men whom he had nctcr seen or heard
of, in a wide spread and secret conspiracy for the
extermination or the w holt-tale plunder of every
Armed with this in addition to their array of
otiier lacts, real and invented, the miscreants had
little dilHculty in keeping "public opinion" up
to a Hiint of fear aud anger w Inch w ouhl insure
them impunity in carrying out all their infernal
JOB PAItsLEY's CITADKL.
The succeeding night, there was a wild and sin
gular gathering iu a secluded ravine, not many
miles from the edge of the swamp where Joe
Parsley had made his "citadel."
There was a blazing fire, for there could lib
small danger of any interruption, and around it
were gathered nearly a dozen roughly dressed
and rudely spoken men, w hose gloomy faces and
low-toned t-oim-rsation betokened that they had
some subject of more than usual importance uu
"I tell je what," said one old hunter, "I can't
stand it no" longer. I'm about ready to take to
the brash now."
"And so am I." said another, "only I ain't
gwine to quit without get tin' muiic kind o' satisfaction-out
of them infernal Hisses fur all the
trouble thej've gin me. Thej'vo been arter mn
twicet, an' I daren't sleep to hum o' night's, no
"Thar's two on 'em sarveil out by somebody,
of late, least ways, an' that may not lie the end
on it,".s.iid another
"Jest Jon keepshct about thaj!" said the voice
nf Jim Parsley. "Thar's the wtist kind of a ghost
in these jer woods about these dajs."
"It's a ghost that kin kerry a riile,.then; I seed
"An' so did I," said another.
"Did he stop to speak to 1,011 f" asked Joe.
"Xo, blithe fooled at at'me, out o' them eyes
of his'n, an' I didn't keer about much conver
sation." "Wall, then, mind what yer alsmt, and jist
yon let him alone. He is tendiu' to his ow n busi
ness, aud mehbe it's our business, too. D'ye
There seemed to lie a general disposition to ac
quiesce in old Joe's aiH ice, and, after a somewhat
lengthened statement ami 1liM.-11s.siou nf their
manifold dangers and damages, the hunters' meet
ing broke up, and the several members took their
way to their homes or their bhnuacs, as their
convenience or sense of security suggested.
Others, liesiik-s themselves, "were in conclave
that night, and one of their number, whose loe
nf home or recklessness of danger had Icsl him to
his own rooftree, and whoso long night tramp
through thewoods had o er wearied him, slept
late into tm 'forenoon of the following day, only
to find, on an akening from his profound repose,
that his cabin was surrounded by the emis-saries
of Captain Hiuch.
Iu vain the poor wretch declared his innocence
of any unlawful practices, and in vain his terror
stricken wife liegged and pleaded: The scene of
Jack Loiigs2as.sa.ssiuatiou was re-enacted, with
all its original enormity, and the luckless hunter
was left suspended to a limb of the branching elm
under w hirli his children were accustomed to play.
Ouleaiug the scene of their cold-blooded at
rocity, the Regulators became, unavoidably,
somewhat seMnatcd. Indeed, what had they to
fear, after such an evidence of their power and
As they nule along, however, AVinter ticcame
aware that he Jiail dropped his whip, a rather
handsome one, nndnmed back to pick it up.
A few hundred yards he strolled leisurely, look
ing down among the hoof-tracks for his missing
trifle, when the ears of his companions were sud
denly saluted by the crack of a rifle.
At any other time it would hardly have attract
ed any. attention, but just then they thought it
lietterto ascertain the canseofany unexpected
use of firearms so near them.
Hardly, however, had they tnrned in tbeir
tracks before a frightened aud riderless horse
came galloping past them.
There couldbe no mistake it was Winter's
horse, and they all struck spurs to their own.
It needed bnt a moment, and then they were
gathered in an awe-struck, but still blaspheming
ring around a bleeding mass in the middle of the
path, which was all that remained of the comrade
which had just parted from them so cheerily.
"Turn him over. Rees," said Hiuch; "let's see
where he was hit."
The behest was obeyed, and a singlu glance
was enough Winier had been tiot in the rye.'
For a moment Captain Hindi gazed at the
bloody face, and then, as memories of the past
the shooting match, the strange stories of almost
supernatural skill, and of that bloody scene iu
the little "opening" came back ujsm him, he
turned deadly pale, and fairly reeled iu his sad
dle as he exclaimed, with a husky oath
"Jack Long!-JackLoug! Tietiot is tie rye.'"
It did not take long to convince men so expe
rienced in all sort of "signs" that thewo oth
er men had lecu shot iu the same way, the ball
coming ont at the back of the head, as it had also
done in this case.
The simple lsjast of the hunter as to the man
ner in winch he linliitn.lli- t;n.l t,;. ,... i,ta
-,,ey!t?jeE!5'! ' ma.f ghost;-
a hm :r n.rroborative eircimutances flashed at
JMr '-vlh',?v,l' Captain Hinch's
and, the more they discussed the matter, the
THE CONSTITUTION AND THE UNION.
more they liecame assured or the jwlicy of keep
ing their suspicious a secret, for the present,
while at the same time they organized tlieuiost
vigorous kind of a hunt after the avenging hunter.
Winter's body was promptly seut for, and btiri-
cil as quiet!)- as could be, out tue boily itself told
its own storv.
Other ryes than their own were nnavoidably
permitted to gaze umiu the face of the dead, nor
w as it many days before the whole country was
aware, not only of tho manner in which Winter
came to his death, bitt of tho peculiar nature of
Other men besides themselves could remember
and could talk, and w Idle, as yet, few dared say
lunch, for fear of summary engcancc, there were
not a few w ho secretly, exulted over such a uict
ing out of justice, iu return for so much unpro
voked violence. .
Charlie Grover had been one of the' first to
study out and comprehend the fearful problem,
bnt only to his owu father did ho breathe his
"Then yon think ho is not 'dead, Charlie f "
"Think f I know it! Why, father, I was 0110
of the cry men who carried him away from his
cabin, on the night of tho lyuchiDg."
"And you ueer told me!"
'1 kent'it from voti. for our own safety. f.ith-
ther, iu case of any innuirv."
"You did right, Charlie, my lioy; yon almost
alwajs do. 'lint what is coining f is the man
"Tli.it, I don't know; but if he is, and his mad
ne.ss.rids us of the Regulators I hiqie he may
stay crazy for a little w Idle longer."
"Jso do I! Hut will this make any more troub
le for jnu and Carrie"
"I can't tell! I'm afraid it may, in some way."
"Well, Charlie, if )ou make up) our mind to
do anything, don't f.irget that your old father is
a Juttlce of the J'cacc, aud that his certificate nf
marriage is as good as that of any minister iu all
Charlie Mushed aud smiled, but he wrung his
father's hau 1 in silence, for the old gentleman
had hinted at an idea which had lisited his own
busy brain more than once.
Neither father orson did any great amount of
sleeping that night nor did some others.
When Captain Hindi found himself onre more
by the side of Dr. Diifour's lx-d, he tedd the story
of his misfortunes ami day's mishap withade
grcc of rrest-fallcu'ri-Iuctauccwhichaluinst amoun
ted to fear and trembling.
Xor was the renly he received in any way con
soling or reassuring. Iu spite of his wounds, the
invalid retained energy enough for hitter, sarcas
tic upbraiding and n-iling, and hardly resem
bling his usual boastful and suairirerin-r self, the
Captain sat and took it all like a w hipped school
boy. At last the Dr. said,
-"I see how it is, yon cowardly coyotes will
ride around the woods nntil)on are all picked off,
one by one, or im the rye, and yourself among
them, but I don't intend to lie cheated in that
way. After you're wiped ont, I won't have any
chance with your niece, and I'm going to make
sure of her at once. There's some kindof a white
diokcrcd scouniliel among our men, and I want
yon to have him and her here to-morrow. We'll
just have that affair over done with."
"Xot to-morrow," said Hiuch.
"And why not to-morrow t"
"We're all going nut for a hunt after the mad
man to-morrow, but we can fix it for'next day."
"So ho it, then; I warn you that there mustn't
be any blunder about it. My mind's made up."
It must Iiae been indcud a strong lsmd of fear
orsulMinlinatioii which compelled that brawuy
rnflinu to sit and listen uncomplainingly to such
presumptory and merbiMring dictation from the
pale sufferer whom he could have strangled with
one hand, hut listen he did, and quailed and
cow crcd Is-fore the fe erish glances of the glitter
ing eyes as if they had been those of the mad
It is needless to say that the grand hunt was a
failure. Almost tothcironurelief,the Regulators
could find no traces of their enemy.althoiiglithey
followed the trail of the JSot hornc for miles from
the place win re Winter had fallen.
Perhaps, too, it was with 11 feeling akin to sur
prise, that, when they assembled iu the evening
at Captain Hindi's "they looked around aud dis
cocrrd that none was missing. For that day, at
least, their fearful fueman had allowed his ven
geance to rest, or else he had not been well as
sured that it could be au-oiiiplished in safety.
It could hat o lieen, there is not a doubt but
that one glance at his deerskin would have scat
tered half-a-dozen of them in the wildest panic,
if he had chosen to show himself.
Itefore Hineh retired ton bed whereon he did
not obtain any rest, he had been coniielleil to re
new his promise to Dr. Dufonr, aud this time he
intended to keep it.
One thing, however, he did not know: asleep,
orseemiinr to be asleep, on an old mir in an ad
joining room, lay the little mulatto imp, whose
ilevotiou to uis)oung misstrrss anil to tne nan
dollars of Charlie Grover had already been so of
ten exemplified, and his quick ears caught quite
enough in me conversation wtiose nrgnarneii sen
tences found their way throngh the chinks iu the
l'oney, as he was called, was ugly enough, and,
for most purposes as useless a little darkey as it
would hae been easy to find, but ho was no fool
where his owu interests were at stake, and he
was sincerely attached to Carrie Hums for she
had ever Ix-en kind to him. Still, he was pnzzled
which way to turn, and, with tolerable sagacity,
he left it to chalice, that is he played "odd and
even" with the queer collection ill his Hicket,
w hether he should go first to Charlie Grover or
his mistress; Charlii'wasodd, and odd won it.
That important matter settled, it was by no
means easy to determine how he should get to him,
for a chap nf his color found out at night, or at
any time 011 the road w ithout a pass w as safe to
get a taste of horsewhip, or touietbiug even less
Here was a desperate emergency, however, and
with a remarkable courage and devotion, the
)ouugster decided to "chance it," and go at ouce.
So, with a beating heart, he stole out among
the scattered shanties. The dogs were his play
mates and paid no ntherattentiou than a passing
growl orawag'of the tail, anil, after no little
skulking and creeping, he was fairly on his way.
His troubles were now only begun, nor was it uu
til after hiding in the liiu.li for the passage of
more than oue horseman, that he finally approach
ed Squire Graver's.
-As he did so, he became aware that the dogs of
this plantation were by no means well acquainted
with him, and he fairly ran the. risk of being
throttled before the noise they made summoned a
more familiar voice to quiet the faithful guardiaus,
and take him down from the top of the high rail
fence where be had taken refuge.
His story was soon told, thus, and Charlie Gro
ver was warned of the danger that menaced his
Tho Squire was taken into council, and a du
bious affair it seemed to be, as any sort of interfe
rence would be useless iu the face of such a supe
At last au idea came to Charlies relief
"Father, will you wait for me at the forks of
"Indeed, I will."
"Well, then, that's a drarold fellow! Yon wait
there till Carrie and I come, and we will see
what they dare do after she is safely y icife!"
The idea struck the old gentleman in the right
spot, precisely, and, by early dawn, Charlie Gro
wer, on his best horse, hail already pasted unob
served by the Regnlator Captain, aud was liegin
ning to wonder at what time Carrie would make
He knew that she had been sent for, on some
false pretext or other, and was sure to come, but
who might come with her be could Hot tell.
The sun had lieen np two hours before any sign
of life .rewarded bjs anxious glances down the
road, but then his eyes" were gladdened by the
flutter of a riding habit among the trees, and in
a few moments he leaned over iu the saddled to
catch a lover's kiss from lips that were no longer
"We mnst ride on, Charlie ;Mr. Rees came after
me, and I ran away from him. I hate him, and
he cannot be far behind ns.
"Quick, then, fori have something to say!"
and as they galloped forward, Charles rapidly ex
plained that the decisive hour bad come, and
that his plans were complete.
APRIL 11, 1872.
A moment only Carrie hesitated, and thcn,pale
bnt smiling, she held nut her hand and said
"Lead ou, Charlie, I will go with you any
"Into the woods then! Xo one must know
that we are cone' until it is too late!"
Into the woods they reined their steeds but it
was even then a trifle too late, for Rees more
than a little angry at having the mitten given
him, had ridden fast, aud. had come in sight of
them as they made their way in among the trees.
Rees was astonished, but, though one of Hindi's,
chosen few, be was not a brave man, and Charlie'
Grovel's reputation was a pretty good one
He determined, therefore, to ride ou for assis
tance at the Captain's, and try to head off tho
fugitives before they could reach the Squire's.
So, urging his horse to his best, on he rods
while the two lovers were doipg the same, on bet
ter and swifter animals but sadl) impeded by
the rough and winding route which .they were
com 1 wiled to take.
Little was said by either of them, for they had
too much to think of, and were riding too fast to
make talking easy. '
Great was the rage aud consternation of Cap
tain Hiuch, as Rees incoherently poured forth his
story, hut there was no time to'lose, and he bade
the messenger to ride on, while he and tho rest
writ? running lueir iiorscs.
That did not take long, ami in a few minutes
they were thundering along behind him.
Truth to tell, he did noi care too ride to fast 011
such as errand, and after such a man.
Charlie and Carrie had pushed their fleet horses
IKTseveringly, and, passing Captain Hinch's by a
safe detour, at last came out iu the open road be
yond. "My father is waiting for us atthe cross roads"
Carrie already knew what that Want, and
she only bun ed her blushing face almost to her
There was no one in their way, and before long
they could see the old Squire, sitting motionless
on his horse, with his ritle across the pommel of
Almost breathless with their exhausting ride,
they reined in licfore him, and, as if he had only
waited for their coming, without a single ques
tion, the gallaut old Squire commenced the reci
tal of the. marriage ceremonial.
Just then, however, they caught the sound of
fast falling horse-hoofs lieliiud them, aud instinc
tively recommenced their flight, accompanied by
"Don't stop, father!" shouted Charlie, as he
leaned over and caught the willing hand of Car
rie, "do 011 with ltt-yts just as good 011 horse
hack as if it was in church f
The Squire came near laughing, but he put
spurs to his horse, shoutim the well known for
mula, aud receiving breathless answers until,
w it h a vigorous hurrah, he prouuunccd them "man
It was a lsild stroke, bnt not all of that da)'s
romance had been of as pacific a character.
If the cars of the little bridal party Had not
been otherwise occupied, they would certainly
have caught the sound nf a sharp report list mauy
hnndred )anls behind them.
The horse-hoofs they had heard had hecu those
of the charger of the luckless Rees.
He was coming along at a tolerable gallop,
when suddenly a singular figure stepped out into
the road a few- rods in advanccnf him, and he al
most mechanically reined in, casting a half star
tled look at the intruder.
One look, and that was all, for his shrinking
gaze was met by a pair of coal black, fixed, pier
cing, relentless e)es that seemed to look him
'Only one look, as the long barrel rose swiftly
to its lccl, and, as the fire poured from its muz
zle, Rees pitched forward heavily into the road,
thot in the eye.
Tho bride and bride-groom rode rapidly on
wards, little imagining how fearful a tragedy had
marked the very hour of their euuestraiii nnnti.-ds.
no'r did they again draw rein 'until they halted
their panting coursers before the very door of the
plantation house that was to be Carrie's future
Her father-in-law lifted her from her saddle
and kissed her, and then, with characteristic im
petuosity, rushed into the house to write the
marriage certificate. He was Iwuud to have no
mistake nUmt it.
Meantime, the perpetrator of the terrible deed
seemed to lie iu no hurry, but stopped a moment
to gaze iu the face of the dead man, muttering
"Wall, that's fonrP and then wheeled in his
tracksand disappeared in the underbrush, just lie
fore Captain Hindi and three or four men came
thundering (low n the road.
Of course, they halted at the sight of this fresh
" Killed ! By !" roared one of the party, as he
sprang from his horse.
"Some of Charlie Graver's work, IrcckonC
" Xo, it ain't, "said hisenmrade, whohad stooped
to look at the corpse;" that ain't no work of Char
lie Grot it's. Jack Rees has been thot in the eye!"
Had a thundrrlHilt fallen among them, it would
hardly have had the effect of those few words.
Xot for worlds would they now have continued
the pursuit, and the care of tho body gave them a
il cnongli excuse for abandoning it, though
Captain Hindi felt by no means comfortable as he
looked forw aril to a meeting with Dr. Dufonr.
" I don't know that I care so much, though," he
muttered to himself; "I always did hate the firo
yers.but they're not a bad lot, and if Dufour
would only die, I could get on with them very
And a dark look came over his face at the idea
of Dufour dviug, was he not already mortally
wounded! Why should he not dief Why not,
(COXCLUMOX XEXT WEBf.) iy
.BE IS OT FAU.f3l.11
by Jojix a. WHiiina-
(Thi poem waa written shout tm yar M3I. ami waa ang.
grated-hv an editorial in the Louisville JewraoZ. entitled
"He I Xot Fann!" written by George D. Errntlce. In an
awrr to a newspaper article in which Mr. CUy had been
characterutsl a "the fallen eiaicsnun.-j -3,
Xot F m try t Xo! a welt the tall
And pillared Allr-hanr fall
A well Ohio's giant tide
Knll liackfeard on it mighty track, ,
A he, Columtsa' hope and pride.
The slandered ami the aorrly tried.
In hia triamphant coarse tarn back.
lie is xot Filirx! Reek to bind
The rhainlraa and naUdoem wind 1
Oppnoe the torrent's beadlongcoiiroe. .
And tarn aside the whlrtwuxTa three j '
ltnt derm not that the mighty mind
"Will cower before the bbut of hate,
For. tnongh all elaa be dentate, ,
It stoop not from ttskich estate; .
A Harlot 'mid the rnToa atilL
IIeisXOTFauxx! Every breeaa -
That wander o'er Col nmbia'a boaonv
From wild Pewobneot a forest trees, ' '.
From oan shore: from inland sea. ,
Or where the rich Kagnotia'a btonoom
Float. now like, on the anltrj wind,
I Issjmlng onward to hi ear. ,
A homage to hi lofty mind
A meed the falling never find
Jk praiie which Patriot only hear.
Are tnrulns tidly onto him ;
The hrlne of old Idolatries
Before hi kindling tight crow dim!
And men awake a from s dream.
Or meteor dazzling to betray;
And bow before hi purer beam.
The earnest of s better day.
AuILm! the hour 1 hastening m.
When, vainly tried by Slander's Same,
Colombia han behold her on
Unharmed, without a laurel gone,
A from the flame of Babylon
The angi-l-gnarded triad came!
The idanderrr shall bo suent then ;
Hi speTI ahall leave the mud of men.
And higher glory wait npon
The Wcmax rTDOT' f stare fame.
Is a criticism on her works, the Westminster
iffrifir says: "No" American woman has ever
evinced in prose or poetry, anything like the ge
nius of Alice Cary."
T-. . .. Ill d1. mm wvtl TlCAbT COHtaCts;
and the nublic stock of honest, manly principle
will dally auUte.i -
"XEW JTKB8EV atT OF THF VMIOX."
The following correspondence from the proceed
ings of-the Historical Society explains probably,
the origin of the phrase of "Xew Jersey out of tho
LETTER ritOM JUL EDWARD .1LATKR.
Washington-, October 7, 1371.
ir. J. Whitehead, ,..
Dear Sir Seeing an item going the rounds of
the papers referring to New Jersey as "a foreign
State," I thought it optiortune to give what I te
lieve to be the origin of the phrase. About thirty
years ago I left Xewark and went to Philadelphia,
where I resided fonr or five years. Iu common
with other Jerseymen, I was frequently called a
Siianiard of a foreigner. Some of the ,M mi-n-h.
ants of the city, who well remeniU-red Joseph
Bonaparte, and the circumstances relating to his
settlement at Itonlcuiown, gave the version w hicu
I have published iu the Xatiotal Hqmblinn. As
some of them were among those who first used
and relished applyingthesc epithets to Jerseymen,
I am convinced of itscorrectuess. Have)outcr
heard any different ersiou f Yours, truly.
"WHY .NEW JERSEY IS CALLED A FOItEIItN CUfX
TRY. "It may intetest many to know what gave birth
to such jokes at the exjiense of New Jersey as the
following, which we find in au exchange:
"'Thepro1108.1l to make foreign-born persons
eligible for tiio 1 "residential chair, we understand,
is advocated with the view that the people of Xew
Jersey should enjoy the privileges accorded to the
"The origin of the allusions to Xew Jersry as a
foreign country is said to be as follows: After the
downfall of the first Xajioleon, his brother Joseph,
w ho had beeu King of Spain, aud his nephew,
Prince Murat, son of the King of Italy, sought
refuge iu this country, and brought much wealth
with them. Joseph lionaparte wished to build a
palatial residence here, but did not. desire to be
come a citizeu, as he hoped to return to Europe.
To enuble him as an alien to hold real estate re
quired a special act of the Legislature. He tried
to get one passed for his benefit in several States
but failed. He was much chagrined, especially
because Peuns)lvania refused. After this he aii
plied to the Xew Jersey Legislature, which body
granted both him and Murat the privilege of pur
chasing land. They bought a tract at Borden
tow u, and built magnificent dwellings, aud fitted
them up in the must costly manner. Rare paint
ings statuary. Ac, were profuse and selected
.with care, and the grounds laid out with exquisite
"Joseph Bonaparte's resilience was perhaps the
finest ill America. Thousands of neoiile t isitcd it
from all parts of the country, and w ere always
treated courteously. He wa's profuse with his
money, and gat e a great inqs-tiis to business iu
tho little town. The Philadelphiaus finding that
he had'apparently 110 end of money , and that he
nsed it to benefit business gencVally, regretted,
when it was too late, that they had refused to let
them locate among themselves ; aud, to make up
for their mortification, would always taunt Jer
seymen with hating a king with importing the
King of Spain to rule over them ; they were called
Spaniards and foreigners on this account. But
these taunts harnird no one, as the Jerseymen lost
nothing by their allowing him to settle among
them. The term 'foreigner,' jokingly applied -to
Jerseymen, has come down to us long after its or
igin has been forgottcu except by a few men of
the past generation. Many years ago, during the
reignjof Louis Phillippe, we lielieve, lmtli Bona
parte and Murat 'found they could safely return
to Europe, so they sold out and returned."
flew Krswtan Caraiaff Bra;aai.
Arthur l'emlier, writing from Troy, tells the
following incident of the early life of Krastus
Tho manufacture of merchant iron at Trot-
dates hack as far as 1819. Iu that year John
Ilrincki-rhnff, an enterprising iron merchant of
Albany, erected a small foundry and rolling mill
on the Hudson river, at its junction with the
Wynantskill creek. The foundry was then sur
rounded hy woods; to-day it is the centre of the
Sixth wan! of the city. Mr. IlriuckerhotTs busi
ness consisted iu conterting Uussiau and Swedish
iron liars into plates, which were afterward cut
by machinery aud headed by hand into nails. A
few years latter, a young man, engaged in the
hardware business iu Alhany on a small scale,
was uiiormeil oy a menu, ttlinm lie met 011 the
street, that "the little foundry and mill in tho
woods near Troy," were at that moment being
sold nt auction close at hand. They sauntered
into the salesroom. Tho auctioneer had lieen for
sometime trying to get an advance on a bid of
cX250. With hardly a moment's consideration of
what he was doing, the young hardware trader
bid Z5SM and don n came the auctioneer's ham
mer. The young man who had 'to hurry nut to
raise the deposit on his purchase, was Krastus
Coming. Such was Mr. Coming's modest begin
ning asa manufacturer of iron, a business from
which hehasrealized millions. That little foundry
and rolling mill in the woods have, Irecu gradu
ally enlarged to what the Albany Iron Works nnw
are, at a cost of one aud a half millions of dollars,
lint that is not all. Mr. Coruinjr has timbably
'more money invested in the manufacture of iron
than any other capitalist in the United States.
In addition to being proprietor of the Albany iron
works, heis a partner with Johu'A. Crisvtold in
the Ilessetner steel works. He is partner in the
Coming Iron Company, nf Albany; he owns the
Mount Savage Works in Virginia, and is a holder
of a large amount of stock in the I'ort Henry
mines at LakeChamnlain, and in many other iron
mines. He also holds a third share iu the Fall
Creek bituminous coal mines, fur the supply of
his works at Tray.
SlaraVr t m Waa Fewrfal BUrJnare la a
A terrible scene has taken place at a monastery
in Palermo. The facts as they have reached ns
are as follows: For some months past rumors
hare been flying about to the effect that a nun,
(a voung lady of great expectations anil exuinsite
beauty) had beeu attached to her father profess
or, lie being one of the brethren nf the monaste
ry. Thither, it wonld opjiear, she was secretly
cnnve)ed, and kept ill close confinement for a
long period- She gave birth to a child, the result
of her illicit intercourse with the monk. The
child was quickly disposed of, and the unhappy
mother was even more crnelly treated. Xot
knowing vert-well bow to hush vip the scandal,
several of the monks determined upon destro)iug
her during the temporary absence of her para
mour. They passed a cord round her neck, and
dragged her along the floor nntil she was stran
gled. Her screaming, however, attracted the at
tention of some Greek sailors, who affected an en
trance into the monastery. Three of the holy fa
thers, paid the jienalty of their crime. One re
ceived a neat 11 wounci imm tne sworn 01 tue nrsr
sailor, another was shot through the lungs, and
the third received several wounds on the head,
while he was in the act of retreating, from which
he has since died.
BCFFALO Grass. Front the British Possessions
on the north, to'Texasnh thesonth, atiil covering
an- area from 200 to 400 miles from east to west,
bnflalo is the prindpal prairie grass. InsIguiS
cant iu appearance, and time ami again pro
nounced worthless, by the flippant journalist, it
L sustains" countless herds of onr largest nuadrn-
peiis, snu muiiecii.t, numerous ininui inuiao.
The turf is very hard, and thickly Interlaced
with long fibrous roots; f he leaves are narrow,
and except in growing seasons, arc rnrled and
twisted into a dense mat. Instead of Wing dead
ami worthless, it is fonnd to fnniieh valuable
pasturage for immense herds of cattle aud sheep,
and this vast region will, in time, be largely oc
cupied for grazing purposes.
C)U Tiikiipk, in a very Interesting paper, on
the "United States Treasury," In JIarptr' Hap
aiine, has a note nf Alexander Hamilton, written
aentsfood for reflection eoiieeraiug the then and
. u ..:.!. 1 r .,. un.. t. vr
while he wa brail of the department, which pre-
can enarwilently, let me have twenty dollars foe
a few days; is-ndby bearer. A- H."
" I 1-
Twaohl Bibles hare recently lieen brought to
light at the east end of Look island ; one at Sag
notediMS5 dt0 la' ",d n Green I
JtaXKIXD are split into companies which ibl-
rtow tlwcairtatlni, but see WoY their geaealt
PER ANNUM, IN ADVANCE.
(WHOLE NUMBER, 770.
BT KILLUH JAIOM LBIX.
risat the fair column r the hero's enrr.
A hers bnon M a hero bare. (Mynry.
Thp rfant man has fatlrn. ami tlie tears
Wjlw world's BiUkHis sprak the liomaso doe
n wl10- wnTS mitb """ ill" of jeara,
U lit a martyr to hla country true.
So&lla the niountaUMuh, which lonjt baa stoat
Tne wind. of. Winter brating 'jrlnt it form
The hanElitr monarch of the kin.Irtsl wood,
UMag nujmtic o'er rath raln; storm.
Oh! he has Men now, and the hri-M atar
Of hla pnm.1 drstinr has lied from heaven.
Irving lUIi-btatiUbnmlas from a&r.
Like gold ujs.u the radiant broworcrra.
Come to hla grave, je mighty ones of earth.
And nnae where rr.li the slcepcr'a noble brrast
tome ntch tho In.plrallon of hi worth.
Ami lrarn tho virtue of a nation ' Urjt."
V"T t"r to braren the vrntTaUe shaft.
.1. " " ,imr ""t will waft
III fcnw, hrn these shall crumble In tho diut.
AVhcre stands hU prmubxt monument t away
. T ,Mn"-T.,"M h'V 'l-"lnic away.
A ml civil nijht had darkrd t he sun of peace.
Goto the many Smith, whrm li.l.rjr
lpt" tho banks nrihrllana birds
Hrartr- hi voice In the firm cry of war
A tiuut for freedom when all m.). lud'llrd.
Come, stranzrr. to liis native land, and read
IlUrpiUphoVrall; ami. tmvrll.r. th.si
ST "I ' lrln of each glorum dml
That twinrd the immortal laurel on hi brow.
tYrlloyoliUrpIla,,!,! A Dobronr
WhVr?Il.D,",, '.he ,,r. of tho world.
Where cr th, u,; f frem nnflltr,L
Lom? win hu "" " ""'" h;
lAHtg will nU mt-fTJatrv Im. --. . -
Meadow Lake City, in Calif..r,.i i.i.i.
once called Summit City, boasted in Jays ne! by
01 a noiiniaiion 01 .i.iiuu or J.outi soul- i 1,. .1 -
of prosiienty, says the Grass Valley fmon, it had
line stores, good hotels, theatre, saloons in unm.
her, and au exchange at w Inch mining stocks were
sold. Meadow Lake City was a second Virginia
City, and attempted to revive the gisul da.ts of
.Washoe, the Hush times of Comstoek lead". In
1!w, wo think it was, some persons found gohl
lie.iriug rock in some ledges around Meadow- Lake,
and these being assa)ed and the assays lieing
talked about, the city of Summitor Meadow Lake
was born. It sprung up like Jonah's irounl. iu n.
night, and it has withered. In tho excitement
which followed the discuvery of quartz specimens
near Meadow Lake, tine houses wire erected, and
business promised to be brisk. The ledges, hotv
ct cr, failed to yield of their treasurers "hy mill
process," and people liecame disheartened. The.
sanguine held on in Lopes that chemistry would
get the gold out of the rock, w here mechanism had
failed. The ores were rebellious, it is said.iiud
the ordinary appliances of stamps and ipiicksilter
would not save the gold of those riih ledges.
Chemistry would find a way to get the richness
out of the rock. "Old people saw signs and young
jieople dreamed dreams" iu effort to sate that
gold. The Hums process was invented, in a
dream, to save gold, and for a time Meadow I-uko
City continued to hold its nnii in the hoie nf the
success of Hums' dream. It failed, and the doubt
ers began to intimate that the gold was not in the
rock, and the assat era w ere wrong or had lieen
imposed upon. Jlills, chemicals, and even dreams
failed to make mining there a success. Science,
mechanics, and the black art hail each failed in
its turn to turn the rock into irold. So the ritv
went down, ami is now di-M-rttsl.
A few dj)s ago a friend of ours visited Meadow
Lake City.- He went up on snow shoes, and tisik
a look at thn deserted and snow covered place.
The houses which were only one story iu height,
were covered to their roofs with sihivv. The two
story houses were surmiiiiih-d with snow to the
height of the second story. Xot a living being
was seen hy onr friend. He was monarch of that
snowy desolation. Signs sw ling in the cold wiud,
and Just grazed in their swinging the surface of
tho snow. I'niminc it among the signs was that
of a broker's ofllee, just opjHisile the old hall of
the Hoard of llrokers. The large hotel there was
jet furnished, and lied and Is-diling remained
uiiir ? w"i menu, niuiiiiuig in ins sunvv-stlncs,
gazed into tho hotel while hn stood on the snow
surface level with tho second story, ami he saw
clran linen on the deserted Ix-ds. Hn wanted to
take a rest in tho comfortable-hMikiug quarters,
but there was no fissl nor fuel iu sight, and ho
had to go down lower, to a ditch-tender's cabin,
to get fire and appease his hunger. Many of the
houses have this winter been broken down by the
weight of snow on their roofs, hut many more re
main Just as they were when their owners left.
The property deserted is safe, as cold and snow
have locked all ngainst the depredations of burg
lars. .Meadow Iiku is a winter resilience 110
The latest effort t determine the exact ssit
where once stood the grrnt rifj-of Troy the lliou
of Homer's Iliad is U-ing made by Dr. llenricll
Schliemauii, a llenuaii meant, whose name is fa
miliar for his scientific trav els in Nicaragua. The
Doctor commenced hi investigations of the liaslu
of tlicScauiaii'ler l.ivvr iu lt71, and selected the
site of Xew llion, a cit) built ill the sixth or sev
enth century, II. C, ou the supposed location of
Troy, but which no longer exists. Thngreat dis-.
advantage connected with this most interesting
research is, that nothing alisolutrly certain sur
vives to indicate, to liegiu-with, that Troy, even
iu the da.ts of Homer, was anything more'thau a
fahlo and a tradition. Dr. Schlicmaun, however,
steadfastly upholds the opinion that a citj- called
Troy once existed, but that its remains have not
yet been discovered. If these ruin can lie dicov-eri-d,
he says, they can be found only on the spot
where Xew lliou sjissl. He lias pursued his inves
tigations on Mount Hisarlik, a lofty hill bordering
on the alluvial plain of the Scamander. Hu lias
dug to a depth of thirty-three feet U-low the snr
face nf the hill, aud lias discovered many iterest
ing remains of human handiwork in the shape of
stone implement of rough manufacture; bronze
and copper articles; wide eartheni burial vases;
urns, triiods, drinking vases, hand-mills of stone
cemented lij- mud; idols of a priap-like exterior,
and also rough drawings nf owl-head. In the
layers nearer the surface, he found a great num
ber of articles made of terra-cot ta, ami resembling
boj-'s totis. One of these contained a nicely en
graved inscription iu Phurtiirisu characters, con
sisting of six letters. Dr. Schliunuutn dors not,
however, connect these discoveries!, with Troy,
hut, on the contrary, i of the opinon these mounds
are much older than the Trojan war probably by
a thuusand years or more. An interesting arrh
osnlogical fact in these discoveries is, that imple
ments nf the stone period are found in layers
above that of the bronze or copper period.
TkaSSITof Vewcs. Iii mi there i to be, a -transit
of Veuns, an et en t which several Enropeaa'
government have not thought it un worth while
to have full)- examined, as it i expected to lie an
extremely favorable one. The" United States
have, as yet, paid no attention to the affair, not
withstanding the fact that it is really of mnrh
importance, in fact, is second only to the necessity
of Kti-KIuxiug in the South. Germany will send
out fourexpoditions; England i provided for five
observing stations; Bussia will do ber part, and
France will carry out the plans made nnder the
Empire for this purpose. The United States is
the only great power which seems disinclined to
do its doty iu this direction. A'nr York World.
It appears that since 1045 uot fewer than thirty-one
physicians aud thirteen surgeons have
beeu created baronets in Eturland. Tim first me
dical baronetcy, that of Sir E. Great r In 16l, Is
disputed: bat of the second, that of Sir Hans
Sloaue, practically tho founder of the British
thiMim thM.MniMniiiluulit. It fs remarkable
that not only has no medical man ever attained
the peerage, although it is well known that the
hut - MirKeniamili Urode was offered that dtglil-
ty, but that there is no peerage which springs,
out of medical Jmronetcy.
BisnorAs.r.Tisidthave established the
Sunday school in the United Stntes. It -waa
organized I somewhere In
Haaover County, Virgin!
organized somewhere between 17c5knd 1790,' lit