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IE NATIONAL TRTnUTCE: WASTJTS'GTON, D. C MARCH 18, 1882.
HORRORS OF TOLYGAMY.
Some of the "Evils tlic Edmunds
Bill will Stop in Utah.
can easily le worse readily embrace-any
proposition to pull up stakes and go some
w here or embrace any riligion that will in
sure a change of clim ite or pirsat condition
of servitude. The doctrines of polygamy,
tube-paying, vpca, r.ro not heard of by these
people until they reach Utah, and then, see
ing everybody eke "standing it.' they have
no"lternativc hut to accept. Once in Utah
h"y simply have 1o delve and dig for the
rest of their lives in a state of the most de
grading slavery ever known, and with no
chance to en-ape except to lice the country
in the night and take retuge in some neigh
boring territory, where thu.-ewho locetihcm
would shun their pre.-ence, on the ground
that people who are look enough to embrace
such a scheme are not worth protecting or
assisting. Here is where a great mistake is
made. There aro two classes of Mormons;
thene who, by reason of their natural deprav
ity, like the bestial suite of existence which
the religion provides f..r, and another class
who have been h:d to join the church under
. .. ... - .. -p .1 .: A.1.AnMPn.. .-iii a tho cmnlitll mill Kllll-
The Edniunds' bill lor tne correction oi iuis i.-i- .--- -"-.c ... ... ., -
:re?s ; utr.g liars sent aoroart to maice. uumciw.
STARTLING STORY OF THE RISE,
PROGRESS, AND INFAMY OF
A co-respondent writing from Salt Lake
f'tr gives a graphic pen picture of the
ughtfully evil effect of the polygamous
practices that have so lone discraced civiliza
tion in Utah, illustrating forcibly the urgent
necessity that exists for the proper legisla
tion to "jstanip out " this monstrous vice.
THE SHADOWED CROSS,
In wrdrled love our lives hml twined
One enr-ono eurcl . Ko'uleii year
And iiion lie died, diiri:nr died :
Ami. lor the joy that 'larWjn d there,
y heart was lidtd with dark dctpair.
I trnccu the lininits lie loved the lr.t
In donr, lost d-i -nhi". so Wkf I
And Meiu'ry's hr-ntlnnjr-, once so -wvect,
Hut fuimctl tin: fnrii ue of my jjrief:
They brought no teiirs to my relief.
At early dawn I sousrht his grave,
Olid" qumnt-earved slouch, o'ergrowri
And 1-1 upon thelmllowed mound
In Teniuis: eiiihleiii of my 1o-m -
There fell the f-hudow of :i Cros.
And, 1-nertlnc then- in to:irle woe,
Mothonuht r hi.-td ioy diirhnjixy :
"Oh, loe! thy km- fntha.loiv h,
Which, a.- u dieani, liall ps nwsy,
Where, ..bmlows melt in cloudlet day!"
evil has now passed both Houses of Cong
and only awaits the signature of the Presi
dent before becoming a law. The writer
No man who has not been an actual resi
dent of Salt,Lako can ever form the slightest
idea of the cunning, hypocrisy, and deprav
ity of the band of imposters known as the
Mormon Church. In the first place, the
crowd presided over by John Taylor aro not
Mormons at all. there being no" so-called
relation in the book of Mormon authoriz- !
inc the practice of polygamy
which does not eccm to be generally un4cr
rtood, that the polygamous portion is an oft
hoot of the religion which was first founded
in Palmyra, and that the old original church,
called "The Josephite," comprises a number
of harmless, law-abiding people, who loathe
the filthy practices of polygamy, do not col
lect tithes of the poor and are and always
have been loyal to th Government. These
well-meaning bnt misled people found their
faith upon the plates dug up and translated
by Joe Smith, and there has never been any
thing in their belief, mode of life, or general
condnct whifch could distinguish them from
the Methodist or Episcopalian. The Bible
is their book, and the latter revelation they
only consider as something clearing np Fome
of the obscure passages in the old Bible.
This settles the cry that the crnsado against
the polygamist8 is a case of religions perse- j
cution. The polygamous outfit had ttietr
origin in Brigham Young's scheming, de
He brought about the pretended revelation
-which authorized, or rather commanded,
celestial Marriage, and inaugurated the vast
system of spoliation, called tithe collecting,
which put a million of dollars a year into his
pocket for the rest of his life. At the time
these revelations were mjide his fanatical
, followers were ripe for anything -which came
' from Yonng; they believed that he was the
local agent of God and in direct communica
tion with the Almighty. Bolgyamy ws
first carried on in secret, and then men with
half a dozen wives began to parade them on
tfcortrcets. It "took" among all classes;. the
nenlthy enjoy edand kept their harems stock
r4 with fresh material year after year. Life
wr a con.innal honeymoon, and the apostles
flrt leading men had as many wives :is thry
rjmld afford to keep. Among the lower
ij-"S it served another purpose. Farmers
nml that the woraon brought over in the
ontgrant ships made excellent farm hands,
and sdl over Utah, outside of Bait Lake, are
fitlds where women work like plantation
slnvrs from sunrise till sunset, while their
polygamous husbands lie in the shado and
smoke corn-cob pipes. The earning of these
farmers go into the coffers of the church in
the shape of "10 per cent, a month," and this
is why missionaries are sent abroad. They
secme serf labor for .Utah, and the proceed?
of this labor go into the pocket of the thiev
ing apostles, elders, and societies, who laugh
in their sleeves and keep the ball rolling,
really caring no more for the religions pro
fessions than so many Government mules.
It is generally conceded in Salt Lake that
John Taylor and Joe Smith, eon of the
propher, are the only two men high in the
chnrch who are fanatical enough to believe
in Brigham Young's doctrines.
In the lower counties the polygamiBts
rot and ripen in the atmosphere of depravity
and erirae. There are whole families who
cannot read or write. The vicinity of Trovo
is a good place to study the institution of
polygamy.. Families of twenty sweat and
swelter in a single cabin, all eating and
sleeping in one room. They live like wild
animals, cohabiting indiscriminately. In
cest is not considered a crime but is actually
encouraged. These are fact6 which can be
well authenticated. George C. Bates, who
was for three years an attorney for the Mor
mon Church, and one of the most strenu
ous apologists and defenders, finally chops
on the business in the following unequiv
ocal style in a letter over bin own signi
tnre: "In January, 1S73, 1 happened to visit the
wrathern parts of the Territory on business
for the church, and, stopping to change
horses and dine, I saw around one table five
polygamic wves of one old bishop, and in
and around the ranch some thirty-six large
boys and girls of all ages, from ten to six
teen and twenty years, and then and there
learned that these young Mormons all sle.pt
in one large single room overhead in the
winter like so many pigs, and in the
hot weather in summer they all huddled to
gcther in the utruwin the stable, living in pro
miscuous concubinage, and that several of the
girls were bearing children to their brothers,
and cotu-ins and uncles, and that this was
a matter of daily happening, and was not
discouraged but was winked at by the old
bishop, who stood high in the church, as a
natural consequence .of their religous
teachings, that every woman's future hap
,infw w s enhanced by the number of
(hi 'dm hhe bore, no matter who might be
In the portion of the country where these
v itnuible things foment and fester a Gen
uh life if not safe. To shoot a man down
tr !! .inbili or cut the throat of a frleepin
Then found my nmruish vent In tor,rv -
Htrnnias te-ir.s of lu-iiy'ii-lrn-ii pcaue'llial alied'I
Ar mud my soul a holy ealin :
And 'A hen 1 rote thii- eoinforted,
The shadow from the frave. had tied.
The latter would like to get out of the
woods, but see no clear way to do so.
Once in the clutches of the church there
is no easy method of escape. la times gone
by families who left Utah wero obliged to
d so in the dead of night, traveling on foot
through f-torru and datkness expecting every
moment to hear the shout of the avenging
Panite, who trailed the church' fugitive like
the bloodhound of the. South. Many who
attempted to fiee in early day? were mur-
It. is n fact ! dered by tho roadside, and later along, when
the Gentiles became more numerous, the
Danites did not dare to ply their priest
bidden murders, hecaupo they found tome
body who could shoot back. Families who
renounced the church were dragcd through
mud-puddles and pelted with rotten eggp.
When the Presbyterians or Methodists at
tempted to hold service, the mecting-housta
were pelted with rocks and the windows
smashed in. In Brigham City the Mormons
stretched wires across the wall:, so that
those who attended the services would be
tripped up. Ladies who fell over thct-e
wires in the mud would be howled at by
the mob on the next street comer. Yet the
people who committed tlu.so outrages pride
themselves on their meekness and :pic the
world to accord them "religious bberty. '
Colonel Auramonte, a1 hose cavalry did such
good service in putting down the riots in
Chicago some yenrs ago, was shot in the leir
by Mormons irom ambush, and one night his
residence was surrounded with a mob of 2(H)
men, egged on by a bishop. They smashed
eTery window in the hone and filled bib
bed-room with rocks. Yet, when he opened
on this cowardly set of whelps with a Henry
rifle, they melted away in two minutes.
The Mormons naturally are the greatest
Tltere aro thousands who would like to
renounce the infamous creed, but dare not
openly do so. Apostates aro more hated by
the Mormons than Gentiles who arc openly
pgainst them. His life is isade a hell on
earth, and every annoyance possible is re
sorted to to make him wish he woie dead.
His stock is' driven olT, bis horses muuHatodV
his dogs poisoned, and his property destroyed.
One of the commonest methods of revenge'
among the tkulkins; whelps ho call them
selves " Saints,'' is to throw poisoned meat in
an enemy's yatd, or t cut the tonguo out of
a valuable horse. One man recently lost
four horses in this bailnrous way. 1 Ms only
crime was that he was an apostate. An
apostate is cut off fro:n evctyth;ne by the
Moimor.. socially, in business and in every
conceivable way, while the Gentiles do not
dare harbor them at first, fearing that they
are spies and that their withdrawal from
the church is all assumed. The cunning
and duplicity of the Mormons is so aston
ishing that the Gentiles do not take the
slightest stock in anything they do.
BROTHER SCOTT 3GUHCED.
"Am Brudder Abraham Scott in de hall
disevenin' ?" inquired the President, as he
looked down the aisles.
" Yes, sab," answered a voice from the north
"Den please step dis way."
Brother Scott scuffed forward. head down,
and his countenance betraying about seven
teen different emotions, and v hen he reached
fttbe mark the Ptcsident continued:
fUTTTV AT? TM ITEM RMS TWEEs.
UULuil Ui' iuiimr.:uL' iavui
AN AUSrilAUAN STORY.-
The expedition had started from Trafalj
gar on the afternoon of the same day that
Maurice Uroadhur.sl's horse, foam-flecked
and f-igbtened, had galloped up to the old
stable-door. Burton, the inspector of con
stabulary, an energetic and able man as all
who knew him can testily, was in command,
lie had detached Braxton, the yr.uug Insh
man, and Thompson, aunt her trooper.osa van
guard. He himself rode with the main body.
gray-whiskered and lean, but as straight in
found tracks lcadinc towards a rugged pile
of rocka on the north side of the gully, in
a mvicis here, the remains of three horses
werelbunl. Close, to thorn the nm of an
old straw hat projected through the loo.e
loam. Hartley, the shecp-i'aro er, sprang
over to pit k it up ; he startu! kick in the
act of stooping, and said in an awestruck
whisper to his friend Miuphy, "There's a
head under it, Dan!'' A few strokes of a
spade disclosed a face iamiliar to most
.of the gn. up that of a poor traveling pho
(ogr?phcr well knowH in the colony by the
'sobriquet of ''Stooping Johnny ,' who had
"disappeared some time ! I'm. It was now
In an advanced staae of piuref.telion. Close
jo him another b'vly vas discovered, and
1 t..--. 1 initio i.hni. To (ill thirteen ielhllS
of these English Thugs were lying under
the shadow of the giett noith wall f the
.4nuemii:sdkc gully. It was there, standing.
Hin silent awe 'round the remains -01 these.;
,hoor fellows, hm red into eternity ait buried
like dotis, that the search-party registered
Ja vow to sacrifice all interests anil comforts
ibr tac epace ol one monm to tne smgte
'consideration of Kvenge. The inspector
1 -um ovir.d his grizzled head as he solemnly
.Jfwore it, and his comrades follow. d his ex
ample.' 'Ihe bodies were then with a brief
"pivyer consigned to a deepr.r grave, a rough
cairn Avas erected over them, and the elev
en men set forth upon their mission of stern
tree, and then down at his fourteen stone of
" I gue-s I must take your word for it,"'
he grumbled ; but you are btwhman enough
to tell smoke from mist, and a dry-wood fire
fr.vn. an open one. AVe cin't do anything to
night; till we feel our way, so I allow we'd
best water the horses an' have a good night's
Three weeks had passed three weeks and
two days. The sun was sinking over the
great waste of bit-irland, unexplored and
unknown, which sketches awny from the
cdstetn slope of the Tapu mottn'.mis. Save
jomu eccentric spoitsman or bold prospector,
no colonist had ever ventured into that, des
o'a'e land: but on this autumn evening two
men weie st uuliiig in a little glade in the
verv heart of it. They were eut.agod lying
tin back as vhen he and I built a slnnty in j up the'r hordes and apparently making
'.",!) in what is now Burke-street. Melbourh. j preparations for camping nnx, lor the night
With him were McGillivary, Folej-, and Though haggard, unltept, aul worn, one
Anson of the Trafalgar force, Hartley the still might, recognise, two of our former ac-sheep-faiiuer.
Murdock and Summerville, j quaintauces the voting Irish trooper, and
who had made their pile at the mines, and ! the American Chicago Bill.
Dan Murphy, who was cleaned out when I This was the la.t act of the avenging
the clay of the "Orient" turned to gravel, i part-. They had traversed the monutnin
and hail bn yearning for :i solid squaje J gorges, they bad explored every gully and
fight, ever since. Chicago Pt'.l formed tl?e I revine, and now they had split htto several
rear-guard, and the whole party presented i small hands, and, having naive I a Insting
an appearance which, though tar from mil:- ! pi.ICe, thiy were, scouring the country in the
tary. was deeid'-dlv warlike. hope of hiHing upon some trace of the mur-
Thcy camped out that night feventeen j flor.rs. Foley and Anson had lemmncd
miles from Trafalgar, and next day pushed j among the hills, Murdoch and Dan Murphy
on as far as where the Stirling-road runs . w.-re exploring towards Kathurt, uminer
leross " The third morning brought them o villcand the inspector had ascended along
the Northern bank of the AV.iwirra, which
thev forded. Here a council of war was
held, for they wero entering what they re
garded as enemy's country. The bush track,
though wild, was occasionally traversed both
by shepherds and sportsmen. It would
hardly be the home of a gang of desperate
bushrangers. Beyotld the Wawirra the
great, rugged range of the Tapu moun
tains towered up to the clouds, and across
a wild spur of thcs. the mining track pased
up to Rluemansdyke. It was here they de
cided.at the council that the scene of the
'fato'drama lay. The question i
what weniw were to be taken to .'it
f murderers; ibr that murder liaii in :-
no man doubted.
All wore of one mind as to what the main
line of action should be. To go for them
straight, shoot as manv as possible on sight,
and hang the balance in Trafalgar: that wns
plain sailing. But how to get at thorn was
Braxton seemed to be of the same mind ;
so altera few minntes' preparation the two
men wrapped themselves in their cloaks, and
lay, two little dark spot, on the great green
carpet of the primeval bush.
With the first gray light of dawn, Chicago
sat up and roused his comrade. A heavy
mist hung over the bushland. They could
haidlysee the loom of the trees across the
little glade. Their clothes glistened with
Ihe little shining beads of moisture. They
.brushed ach other down, and squatted in
bush fushipu". over their rough breakfast.
The haze seemed to be lifting a little now;
they could see fifty yards in every direction.
The miner paced up and down in silence,
ruminating over a plug of " Barrett's Twist."
Braxton sat on a fallen tree sponging and
oiling his revolver. Suddenly a single beam
of sunshine played over the great blue gum.
It widened and spread, and then in a mo
ment the mist melted away, and the yellow
haves glowed like flukes of copper in the
glare of the morning sun. Braxton cheerily
snapped the lock of the pistol, loaded it, and
replaced it in his belt. Chicago begin to
whistle, and stopped in the middle of his
"Now, young un," he said, "here's the
Braxton slung it round his neck, and
ascended the tree as he had done the night
befoie. It was child's play to the troopor a
splendid climber, as 1 can testify; for I saw
him, two years lat--r. swarming up the top
most backstay of the Hector frigate in a gale
of wind for a bet of a bottle of wino. He
j soon reached the summit, and, shuffling
along a naked branch two hundred feet from
the ground, ho gained a point whero no
leaves could obtrncfc his view. Here he sat
straddle-legged; and. unslinging tho glass,
be proceeded to examine the hill, bush by
bush and stone by stone.
An hour passed without his moving. An
other had almost elapsed before he descended.
His face was grave and thoughtful.
"Arc they there?" was the eager query.
" Yes; they are there."
" I've only seen five ; but there may be
more. Wait till I think it out, Bill."
The miner gazed at him with all the rev
erence matter has towards mind. Thinking
things out was not his strong point.
' Blamed if I can help you," he said, apol
ogetically. " It kinder don't come nat'ral to
me to be plottin' and plannin'. Want o'
.eddicntion. likely. My father was allowed
to be the hardest-headed man in the States.
Judge .Tellers let on as how the old man
wanted to hand in his checks; so he down
an' put his head on the lino when the first
engine as rah from Yermont was cornin' up.
They fined him a hundred dollars for np-
settin' that 'ere locomotive, an' the old man
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bring up the horses at once. If you don't,
you'll ride to Fallen Pine, where we were to
meet, ride day and n'ght, Bill-tell In
spector Burton that you know where the
rangers are, that Private Braxton is dead,
and that he said he was to bring up his men,
else he'd come back from the grave and lend
them up himself. Do that. Bill. Good
bye." A great quiet rested over the heart of that
desolate woodland. The croak of a frog, the
gurgle of a little streamlet half hidden in
the long grass no other sound. Then a
wakeful jay gave a shrill matter, another
.joined, and another; a bluefineh creamed;
a wombat rushed past to gain its burrow.
Something had disturbed them ; yet .ill was
apparently as peaceful as before. Had yon
been by the jay's nest, however, and peered
downwards, you would have seen something
gliding like a serpent through the brush
wood, and caught a glimpse, perhaps, of a
pale resolute Caw, and the glint of a pocket
compass pointing north by east.
To be continued.
thesuhiect of much deb it e. The trooprrs
were for pushing on at once, and trusting to t suppo-e you and I would go for them?
Fortune to put Ihe rangers in their way. gus I'd tip and shove for Trafalgar first."
"ty bacon were thefr-whoWwiiR
. j .1 .l.'.w, .,,4. fnnnn;i4 iitj v '
" lironuiTu tie in. u " -
to his comrade. They ate. their rough
il without a word. Braxton was the first
to break the silence.
' We're playing our last card "h" siid.
"And a darned poor one at that,"' replied
"Why, male," he continued, "if we did
knock up agin thco all-fired varmin. ye don'r
the Waw irra, while the others in three, par
ties were wandering through the eastern
Both the trooper and the miner seemed
dejected ami weary. The one had set out
!, with visions of glory, and hopes of a short
. cut o the coveted stripes which would put
him above his fellows; the other -had
obeyed a rough wild sens of justice; and
each was alike disappointed. The horse
were picketed. and the men threw themselves
heavily upon the gior.nd. There, was no
pee"1 to light a fire; a kw dampers and some
Braxton hardly seemed to tfea'r, this fam-'
tly anecdote ; he was deep in thought.
" Look here, old man," said he, "sit down
by me on the trunk and listen to what I say.
Remember that you are here as a volunteer,
Bill you've no call to come; now, I am
here in the course of duty. Your name is
known through tho settlement; you were a
marked man when I was in the nursery.
Now, Bill, it's a big thing I am going to ask
von. If you and I go in and take these men,
it will be another feather in your cap, and
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age was too well known in the colony for '" yours onty. v, .a .um. ; i ...
' .i.. ...- -i.;. ,.. t,,,. o ,ii, m, ,-t Braxton, the private of police? He'd hardly
any Nxnuvu "w i" ":i"" ''- i'v (
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Miners still tell how, during the tu-,t great
..l. :.. '-.O .i Vlirulirini' ruffian relvitM' 1111(111
.im.esituiiarremarkoHhepioneetXbaTlied j -ee.tre these men by a surprise after dusk,
,,i.i;,i, o r..nnr,tfr, bv n unrevoked and it, will be as easy for one resolute man to
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y I assault upon him; and the narrators thru
-o I glide imperceptibly into an account of Bill's
.1 T ,. l,r.,.n -.tr.i l le trtm-B . J,, orlr.in nntw ll(r lOffflr H 1 IP WlllftW HOW
: " r. irri;.r ;;;i ,. ;,;,;.; cri,is . to i a. to m. feet . .n
1 .. .-.,.-. t . i i ..i i- ri i I lniTrnOtl.
riir.n but Chicago s opinion carried inc any, I srart her in a onnicmg siunttv. t.raxion .
and the expedition pushed on in a body
l lfin I ......!.. .,! lnnfAii fit. t lie TIIO'?! V imn . ICi Illili n. .' .......- -,
chaw vou up, lad," he said,
The miners proposed rather to gain some
neighboring peak, fiom which a good view
of the country could be obtained, and some
idea gained of their whereabouts. Chicago
Bill took rather a gloomy view of things.
" Narv one will we see," said he; "they've.
dusted out of the district 'fore this. They'd
know the horse would go home, and likely
as not they've had a watch on tho road to j
Braxton smiled. Chicago's reck'c-s conr- i
be mentioned in the matter. Now, I want
to make, mv name this day. We'll have to
do it as for two ; perhaps easier, for there is
less chance of detection. Bill, I want yon to
stay with the horses, and let me go alone."
no sprang to his feet with a snarl i
lion, and paced up and down in front
of the fallen trees. Then he seemed to mas-
ii.u;-iii. w. - - - .v , , . , ,. , . j ;
.. ,.,.i,..r the. KfRoml unland station remarks, and glanced at the massive limbs tcr mms-w. r ue u -.b"-
lilt y -.- - i , - -
Brudder Scott, in gwine ober to de old
man .Tohn-on'.s htb' nitc to borrow a hunk
o' butter for breakfast T discovered someone
lyin' on de sidewalk. My first thought was
to yell murder. My next thought was to smell
of his hreaf. Bat settled the case at once.
It wasn'ta murder, but, a case of dead drunk.
I turned de subjeck ober to git a look at his
face, and who d'yo 'spose it was?"
Brother Scott gazed straight at a bust of
Yenus, and had nothing to say.
"It was Brudder Scott," whispered the
President. "Although two of his children
am bar'fut, his wife needs cloze, an' he hasn't
a dozen taters in de house, he has taken
good money from his pocket an' paid it out
for bad whisky. He wasn't a man when J
found him. He was a hog a great big nog!
I could smell his hreaf six feet away, an' it
would have made a dog sick. He had lost
his hat, rolled in dc slush, an' den fallen into
a stuporish sleep. I got help an' toted him
home, an' to-night he comes to dis meet in'
to have a woto among men who work hard,
respect demeelvcs, au' lib sober lives."
" Ize sorry, sah."
"No doubt of it, but dat, am no defense.
A fool excites pity, kaso God made him dat
way. A lunatic draws sympathy kaso he
has met wid misfortune. A drunkard
aronnfft nuflln but contempt. He deliber
ately goes at it to make a brute of hipsolf.
You hah heard me speak of dis matter on
seberal prevus oecashuns. an' you know how
de majority of dis Club feels on c subjeck.
In de las' two mouths you hub been drunk
"Yes, sah; but I'll quit."
" I hope you will, bnt I doubt it. You had
cbery thing to lose geltin' drunk de. fust
time. You have lost character, respect,
money and standin' an' dai'a kctle hope dat
rou will sec any reason to quit. We kin
the scenery becomes more and more grand
and rugged. Great, peaks two and tbiee
thousaud feet high rose sheer up at each
side of the narrow track. The heavy wind
and rain of the storm had bromrht down
much ier-is. and the road was almost impas
sable ii places. They were frequently com-
i welled to dismount anil lean tneir nor.-ts.
his hand on Braxton's shoulder. " It
and weather-beaten face.
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"Wp'i he.st. sre wnero we tire neiore u ",l,""3
grows darker," be said ; and i -'stig he staekul j wouldn't wash." T. w .
.Not lliey, sain iuo uumjjci. j. u. iuivc
his gun against tho trunk ol" :t blue-gum
tree, and, seizing some of the creepers which
bung down from it, began rapidly and silent
ly to ascend it.
"His soul's too big for hi.s body." growled
"We haven't far now, boys." said the inspect- the Amer'cin, as he watched the dark litho
or cheerily, as they struggled or.; anil lie
pointed to a great d.nk clett which yawned i
in front of Ihem between two almost per
pendicular clifis. " They are ther," he said,
" or nowhere." A little higher the road be
came better and their progress was more
rapid. A halt was called, guns were un-
slnng. and their pistols loosened in their voi"o, among the loaves,
out against the pale-blue
"What d'ye see, Jack?" lie shouted : for
liUln driver bring no pang to "a good pnard agin thievrs by lockin' up our money.
Un r Day Saint," for the doctrine of blood I We km put dc murderer in prison ari have
Mof.emrnt fixes their conscience for all time. I him onter dc way. We kin expose do liar
i u KMn,V ennie from the slums of Nnr ! an' kivcr him wid confusion, i'.utdedrnnk-
w.-ij , Svedrn, Scandinavia, and England. Jt
eosi nothing to get them toSalt Lake, for
they are obliged to pay their own parage on
the emigrant ships or bind themselves to
ork fbr the chnrch until their passage
money is paid. Tho poor and ignorant are
gathered in by the missionaries, who hold
out the most glowing inducements, and peo
ple whose condition is bo low that no change
ard ,c ho dc beast who kin trust him?
Who kin believe in him ? Who wants his
socictj ? Who am not degraded by walkin'
beside him? Bruddtr Scott, you am a
bounced man! Your name will bo crossed
from our rolls, .you will be refusal admission
heah, an' we shall lorgit dat you war eber
numbered wid us. Bet ub now attack do
lt-t'lar order o' business." Lime Kiln Club.
belts, for the great gully of Blucmansdyke
the. wildest of the whole lapu range was
gaping before them. But not a thing was
to be seen ; all was ar, still as the grave. The
horses wero picketed in a quiet little ravine,
and the whole party crept on on foot. jvie
southern sun glared down hot and clear on
the yellow bracken and banks of fern which
lined the narrow winding track. Still, not
a sbm of life. Then came a clear low whistle
from the two advanced troopers, announcing
that something had been discovered, and
the main body hurried up. It was u spot for
deeds of blood. On one side of the road
there lowered a black gnarled precipice, on
the other was the sullen mouth of the rug
ged gully. The road took a sharp turn at
this spot. .Tnst at the angle several large
bonldeis were scattered, lining and over
looking the track. H was at, this angle that
a little bed of mud and trampled red clay be
tokened a recent struggle. There could bo no
question that they wire at the scene of the
murder of the two young miners. Tho
outline of a hor.Mj could still he seen in the
soft ground, and the prints of its hoofs as it
kicked out in its death-agony were plainly
marked. Behind one of the rocks were the
tracks of several fm-t, and some pistol wad
ding was found in a tuft of ferns. The
whole tragedy lay unclosed before them.
Two men, carelts-n'n theprideof their youth
and their strength, had swept round mat
fatal curve. Then a crash, a groan, a bru
tal laugh, the piUoping of a lrightcned
horse, ami all was over.
What was to be done now? The rocks
around were explored, but nothing fresh
discovered. Some six days had elapsed, and
the birds were apparently llown. The
party separated and hunted about among
the boulders. Then tho American, who
could follow a trail liko a bloodhound,
the trooper had reached tho topmost brauch
by this time, and was taking a survey of the
" Bush, bush ; nothing but bush," said the
Yv'aita bit, though,
there's a kiud of hill about three miles off
away to the nor'east. I sec it aboiethe
tree. right over there. Not much good to
us. though," he continued, after a pause,
"for it seems a barren, stony sort of a place."
Chicago paced about at the bottom of the
" Re seems an almighty long time pros
pectin' it," he muttered, after ten minutes
had elapsed. "Ah, here he is!" and the
trooper came swinging down and landed
panting just in front of hhu.
" Why, what's come over him? What's
the matter, Jack?"
Something was the matter. That was
very evident Thcro was a light in Braxton's
blue eyos, and a flush on the pale, cheek!
"Bill," he said, putting hi.s hand on his
comrade's shoulder, " it's about time you
made tracks for tho settlements."
"What d'ye mean ? " said Chicago.
"Why, I mean that tho murderers are
within a league of us, and that I intend
going for them. There, don't by hulled, old
man," he added; "ol" course 1 knew you
were only joking. But they are there, Bill ;
I saw smoke ou the lop of that hill, and it
wasn't good honest smoke, mind you; it was
dry-wood smoke, and meant to be hid. I
thought it was mist at first; but no, it was
smoke. I'll swear it. Jt. could only bo
them; who else would camp on the summit
of a desolate hill? We've got them, Bill; we
have them, as sure as Fate."
"Or they've got us," prowled the American.
''But here, lad, heie's ray glass; run up and
have a look at them."
" It's too dark now," said Braxton ; " we'll
camp out- to-night. No fear of them stirring.
They're lj ingby there until the whole thing
blows over, depend upon it ; so we'll make
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jl'ie Ui LIICIO 111 l"- iiwmi
your pistol as well as my own. and I'd ileed
a deal of chawing."
"My character would be ruined," said
" It's beyond the reach of calumny. You
can afford to give me one fair chance."
Bill buried his face in his hauds, and
thought a little.
"Well, lad." he said, looking up, "I'll
look after the horses."
Braxton wrung him by the hand. " There
are few men would have done it, Bill; you
are a friend worth having. Now well spend
our day as best we can, old man, and lie
close till evening; for I won't start till an
hour after dusk ; so we have plenty of time
on our hands."
The day passed slowly. The trooper lay
among the mosses below the great blue gum
in earnest thought. Once or twice he im
agined he heard the subterranean chuckle
and slap of the thigh which usually denoted
amusement on the part of the miner; but on
glancing np at that individual, the expression
of his face was so solemn, not to say funereal,
that it was evidently an illusion. They
partook of their scanty dinner and supper
cheerfully and with hearty appetites. The
former listlessness had given place to brisk
ness and activity, uow that their object was
in view. Chicago blossomed out into many
strange experiences and racy reminiscences
of Western life. The hours passed rapidly
and cheerily. The trooper produced a ven
erable pack of cards from his holster and
proposed euchre ; but their gregariotisness,
and the general difficulty of distinguishing
the king of clul)3 from the ace of hearts,
exercised a depressing influence npon the
players. Gradually the sun went down on
the gieat wilderness. The shadow fell on
the little glade, while the distant hill was
still tipped with gold ; then that too became
purplish, a star twinkled over the Tapu
range, and night crept over the scene.
"Good bye, old man," said Braxton, "I
won't take my carbine ; it would only be in
the way. I can't thank you euongh for
letting me have this chance. If they wipe
me out, Bill, you'll not lose sight of them, I
know; and you'll say I died like a man.
I've got no friends and no message, and
nothing in the world but this pack of cards.
Keep them, Bill; they were a fine pack in
ol. If you see a smoke on the hill in the
WHY HE DIDN'T MARRY,
The following communication from "A
Bachelor" will doubtless ho read with in
terest, if not endorsed, by some of our re
cent lady correspondents :
" Being a bachelor, with an income just
about double my wants, and ha iug always
been a marrying man without being able to
find a woman avIio would enter matrimony
with me on a basis of recognition of practical '
facts, I think I may have a right to refute
some of the charges heaped by lady corres
pondents on my unoffending sex. In spite
of all that is said to the contrary, I know
that all men are anxious to marry, but not
quite all are hot-blooded enough to neglect
to count the cost. The woman of to-day is
an expensive animal. Without useful ac-,
complishmeuts. such as spinning, drawing,
cooking, she makes nothing she uses, bnt
buys everything. She dresses to meet the
criticism of other women, not for her own
comfort or her husband's approval. She
values nothing for what it is, but for
what it appears to others. Hence
she is extravagant. She wishes to shine,
and does not hesitate to make a strain
upon the family finances to get the last new .
trifle. The spring bonnet costs trim $10 to
$30 ; my hat costs me '.. A bonnet ribbon
alnc often costs $G. No woman is ever happy
without a sealskin sacque, costing from 200
to ?300. She h:ts a half dozen dresses a year,
made up by extortionate milliners, and cost
ing from $20 to $90 apiece. When these
trifles of her wardrobe cost so much, what
are we to expect of the substantial? I
shrink from the estimate. I can see thai
the average girl cannot live on what my liv
ing costs me, but requires twice as much.
Her habits demand ic She may fancy in
the early stages of her love that she can
forego her expensive tastes, but the sacrifice,
if she makes it, tells on her spirits, affects
her digestion, undermines her health, and
carries her to an early grave. Seeing this,
r no man with a tender and truly sympathetic
heart will wish to tempt her to the dismal
effort. She may after marriage try to con-
I ceal it, but it is plain that the woman who
is unable to defy the criticism of her neigh
bors in dress, fornitnre, blue china and orna
mental ginger jars is never a happy woman.
This brings me to the principle involved.
It is this: that the American woman nowa
days finds the stimulus and interest of her
life not at home in the arms and smile of
approval of the lord of her heart, bnt out of
doors, on the street, at church, in the dry
goeds stores, at china auctions, and at church
fairs. Man loves the fireside, and when on
matrimony intent it is upon the prospective
domestic hearth that his fancy fixes. That
warms his heart and prompts the soft con
fession. But woman nowadays does not
center her interests here. Her fancy roves
abroad, and as in this country her liberty is
greater than her discretion, abroad she goes
to see and be seen ; to bring back expensive
bric-a-brac, which she lacks the taste to
create or select ; to engage in the dissipations
of society, of religion, until she has little
energy left to devote to making home com
fortable for her husband. Exhausted with
her foreign expeditions, she has no patience
with her husband's demand for well-cooked
food, such as he was formerly accustomed to
in the happy days of his boarding-house
existence. In a word, Mr. Bditor, if I could
find a woman who could cease to live wholly
for herself and become able to live partly
for somebody else. I'd court her."
As a partial answer to the question of a
wife's true duties and position, we give Bus
kin's eloquent definition: "What do you
think the beautiful word 'wife' conies from?
Ic is the great word in which the English
and Latin languagis conquered the Fiench
and Greek. I hope the French will some
day get a word fcr it instead of that femme.
But what do yon think it comes from ? The
great value of the Saxon words is that they
mean something. Wife means 'weaver.'
Yon must either he house-wives or house
moths: remember that. In the deep sense,
yon must either weave men's fortunes and
embroider them, or feed npon and bring
them to decay. Wherever a true wife comes,
home is always around her. The stars may
be over her head, the glow-worm in the
night's cold grass may he the fire at her feet,
but home is where she is, and for a noble
woman it stretches far around her, better
than houses ceiled with cedar or painted
with vermilion shedding its quiet light for
those who else are homeless. This, I believe,
is the woman's true place and power."
The miner looked plaintively up at the j morning you'll kmw all's well, and you'll
WISE AND OTHERWISE.
Money made the Mayor of Adrian, Mich.,
go. Loire Courier.
Wheu a pretty Irish girl is stolen away
they suspect some boycotter. Hartford
By contracting a disease you help to spread
it. Queer, isn't it? A eto ITacen ralladium.
We begin to doubt the good influence of
chapel devotions when tho professor pray3
that the students may have a hungering and
thirsting after Patience. Beacon.
Dio Lewis is gradually being heard of
again, but thousands who practised wliat he
used to preach will be heard ol" no more.
Detroit Free Fress.
"My daughter," exclaimed a fashionable
mother, " ishinoccnee itself. You can't say
anything in her presence that will make her
blush." Texas Sif tings.
A druggist of Belton Falls, Ya., has been
sent to "prison for sixty days "for selling
liquor as a beverage." Wonder what they
would have done with him if he had sold it
as a liver pad or as a wash for removing
freckles. Texas Siftings.