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IOLA, ALLEN COUNTY; KANSAS, JANUARY 13, 1877.
All day long the held my question
. , In her heart:
Shunned my eyes that craved an answer.
Touched my hand in good-night greeting, '
.. ,. . Itosier grew
Should! leave to-morrow?-ear)yf
.. . ,, Then adieu 1
Bent her head In farewell courteous.
. ... Onward passed.
While a coldhand gripped my heart-strings,
SUll I waited, sill! I llstened:UeW " UU-
. . . , All mr soul
Trembled in the eyes that watched her
,. ... . . . At ehe stole
Up the stairs with measured footsteps.
. , , . But ihe turned
Where a lamp in brazen brackrt ,-
.. . ...... BrigU'JyUurned,
Showed me all the glinting i ipples
Of her hair,
VcUed her eyes in violet shadows
,. "Glimmered where
Curved her mouth in soft compliance
. As she bent
Toward me from the ducky railing
Where she lent.
Ah, my love! One white hand wanders
To her hair.
Slowly lifts tho rose that nestles
Breathes ehc in its heart my answer
... . Shyly sweet,
And Love's message mutely flutters
lo my feet.
LITTLE CHING FO.
Just as the shadows began to grow
long beside Laughing Brook, two peo
ple stepped aside from the road and
sat down upon the green bank, apart
from each other, as two people might
who had quarreled, as indeed they had.
One was a pretty, dark girl, with
great black eye3, a wealth of ebon hair,
and the sauciest red mouth iu the
world. The other, a tall, fair young
man, wearing a singlo-breasted black
coat, and with young clergyman writ
ten all over him in the most unmistaka
ble manner. lie was the Reverend
Reuben Eden, and the girl at his side
was Ada Homer, to whom he was en
gaged. He seated himself stiflly, and
with as much dignity as one can as
sume upon the grass. She flounced
herself down with a pout, and, pulling
off her hat, began to pluck at the strings
in a nervous sort of way.
"If you are going to tyrannize over
me already, I give you fair warning
that I shall not bear it," she said.
I've always done as I pleased, and al
When I asked yoato be my wife
" began Reuben Eden.
You were glad enough to get me,"
'Let me finish, if you please," said
the young clergyman. When I asked
you to be my wife, I thought you quite
understood that the husband is the head
of the house. How will it be with us if
yon can not be taught that it must be
so? We are not married yet, but you
should yield to my wishes. It is your
duty. I disapprove of dancing. 1
highly disapprove of that dissipated
and worldly young man with whom you
have lately been flirting. You have, of
course, not forgotten that you will one
day promise to obey mo. How can you
do that if you refase to regard my
"If your wishes are absurd if your
commands should be ridiculous I snail
always refuse regard and obedience,"
said the girl.
Then, as I shall be master in my
own house, our home would be a very
uncomfortable one," said the young
So decidedly uncomfortable that I
believe it best that every thing should
be at an end between us," said the girl,
That, at least, is a sensible remark,' '
said the clergyman. Then she, grow
ing white as death, took from her linger
a tiny diamond engagement-ring and
held it towards him; and he, whiter
than she, took it from her and quietly
tossed it into Laughing Brook. The
hands of a thousand little water spirits
seemed to catch it as the tiny rapids
swept it away over the glistening rocks
beneath. Over each brown head it
sparkled and flashed, and then was
gone. Then a dignified young clergy
man slowly walked one way, and a very
pretty young lady, with her round hat
very much over her eyes, took the other,
without tho ceremony of leave-taking.
But, oh, the pain and rage in her heart,
and oh, the pain and rage in his. She
loved him dearly, though she was an
innocent little flirt and liked dancing
too much, and he loved her as men only
love once, though he was-conceited and
intoleran, as a very young clergyman
often is. The girl had done no harm.
If she had she was frank enough to have
owned it and begged forgiveness. And
though a twinge of jealousy had caused
her lover to make mountains out of
molehills, his rule would have been
gentle when the little soul who had be'
gun to dread it was once his own. But
there, beside Laughing Brook, their
ways diverged. They sawach other
no-more for many days to come. J.ne
village gossips knew to a woman that the
affair was off. But though months went
by there was no symptom that "the
minister" was looking elsewhere for a
wife, nor did Ada bestow any peculiar
favor on any of the village beaux. A
year passed two. The clergyman still
lived alone in his parsonage, and Ada
Romer kept house for her grandfather
in the old mansion at the edge of the
village. Now and then she would go
down to the margin of Laughing Brook
and sit watching the water, that had
Bwept away her ring, with a very grave
face. But he took lone detours to avoid
the spot; and when the wind, setting
that way, brought the voice of Laugh
ing Brook to the parsonage study, he
would rise and shut the windows and
shut it out He had. done this the very
day when, waking suddenly in the mid
dle of the night, he was aware of a
strange, nickering, vermilion glow
across his ceiling, and, jumping out of
bed, saw from his window that the
Romer mansion on the hill beyond was
one great sheet of flame, and only he
clamed to be aware of the fact. All the
village slumbered, and about the house
itselFno-figures moved. They were be
in" burned in their beds or smothered.
Tney ? Nay! She, his Ada, as he call
ed her at that moment, uttering her
name for the first time for two years.
Hastily clothing himself, he rushed out
of the house and over the hill, crying
"Fire!" as he ran. Windows opened
at the cry. Se heard voices uttering
screams of amazement. The alarm was
give. But was it now of any avail? He
ftood before the house, and saw every
window fast shut but one upon the
second floor. This the flames had not
yet reached. Under a great pear-tree
stood a ladder. It was, a very
heavy one. At ordinary times
his hands, unused to every
thing heavier than tho pen, could no't
have stirred it. Now he found no diffi
culty in carrying it to the window and
placing it so that he could ascend by it.
This done, up he went and in at the
casement. Great clouds of blinding
smoke greeted him as he entered, but
he groped his way on, shouting as he
went. The flames were bursting
through the partitions, the paper shriv
eling into scrolls. There was an old
picture in the passage with a wreath of
tiro for a frame, and as he turned a
glance upon it a red tongue licked out
the face and powdered hair and white
ruffles, and there was nothing left.
This room with red door-posts was
ners. lie Knew it. lie stood on the
threshold and saw at first only leaden
smoke and scarlet b aze. Then, low
down on the floor something the flames
had not touched yet a figure in white.
"Ada!" he cried. And seized it in his
arms. A little worsted shawl had been
about her shoulders. He wrapped it
over the face and head, and lifted the
senseless form in his arms. Then he
sped back again, not knowing whether
what he held was a living woman or a
lifeless form. His way was now through
fire as well as through smoke, but he
reached the window at last, and the
crowd below welcomed him with cries
and shouts as he appeared upon the
ladder, his hair burned, his lashes
scorched, his clothing burning upon
him. The next instant he stood upon
the grass, and laid his burden down,
and uncovered its face. The fire had
not touched it, and it was the face of a
But as the eyes opened, he saw that
it was not Ada. lie had saved the life
of a young servan'-jirl who had recent
ly come to take service with the Ho
mers. She Ada was still in the burning
With a wild cry he dashed towards
the door, which had at last been bat
tered down. A sheet of flame rushed
out to meet him, and he fell seuseless
upon the ground. The next morning
the Romer mansion lay in ashes. The
poor girl who had been saved lay rav
ing in delirium and unable to give any
account of the origin of the Are. And
in the darkened room of the parsonage
the vounsr minister lav sufferiner and
disfigured upon what the doctors had
little doubt would be a bed of death.
Three weeks had passed since the
fire. There had been search amongits
debris, but the bsdie3 of the old man
and his granddaughter had not been
There it lay, an unsightly heap.which
Reuben Eden was glad that he could
npt see as he sat in his invalid-chair by
the window. The young clergyman
was getting better, and one day he
would be quite well, but at preseut he
was simply a wreck of his former self.
He was unable to take a step alone, and
his eyes had been so injured that it
would be months before he could read
or write. Even the faces of those
about him were dim and indistinct to
his vision. As for his heart, it would
never know peace again, it seemed to
him, as he kept saying over and over
" If I had not quarreled with Ada,
she would have been here beside me,
safe and well. She would not have been
in the old house when the flames de
stroyed it, for she would have been my
wife." He was dreadfully miserable.and
with the irritability of a convalescent
came a detestation of those kind, gos
sipy matrons who had nursed him so
tenderly and so faithfully. He wished
them away with all their inquiries and
sick-room talk, their camphur and co
logne, and jellies and good books. And
one day he confided to his friend and
fellow-clergyman, old Mr. Ormsby.that
a man to wait upon him would bo a
" The ladies are so 30 oppressively
kind, you know," ho said. Tho other
A few days after a little note was
brought to himby Mr. Arlington's wife,
who was then presiding over the sick
room, and who, since he could not read
it himself, read it to him.
Dear Eden: I think you will find the
bearer of this letter a very good nurse and
attendant. The Mission brought him
over. He understands English perfectly,
and Is as gentle as a woman and not as talk
ative. Try him. Yours, Okmsby.
Let the young man come up," said
Mr. Eden. And forthwith entered a
little creature with a long blue cotton
blouse a costume scarcely masculine
in effect with his long hair, braided in
a pig-tail and his eves cast humbly to
the ground. Mr. Eden engaged him at
once, and tne lady members 01 ms lit
tle flock were secretly delighted. Even
a voung clergyman, when he becomes
as cross as Mr. Eden was in his un
comfortable convalescence, grows wea
Ching Fo, a young Japanese, was in
stalled at the parsonage, and in the lit
tle slippers which he wore in the honse
went noiselessly from his work, and
petted and nursed his master with a
strange tenderness. He never spoke
unless spoken to. But when he was
not busy, he liked to sit on a small
stool close to Mr. Eden's invalid-chair,
and Mr. Eden liked the little man well.
Once, as he crouched there, the mas
ter's thin hand was outstretched, and
rested for a moment on Ching Fo's
smooth head. While it lay there, the
Japanese sat quite still, butwhen it was
about to be removed, he caught it and
pressed it to his lips, and showered kiss
es on it.
"He has a tender heart," thought
Winter was gone. Spring had come.
All the grass about Laughing Brook
was green, fresh and tender. The
yonng leaves were on the trees at his
Winaow. Jluo young uuuisusr, wuuso
vision was yet dim, could hear the lap
and ripple of the water over the stones.
He did not shut it out now. It seem
ed to him as though the memories of
his dead love hung so closely about
Laughing Brook that if spirits could re
turn to earth hers would revisit that
spot of all others. At least those fond
remembrances that, if they are not the
spirits oi those we nave lost, serve us
in their stead, would fill his heart be
side its shady margin, and he might
beguuo Himself into a l&ncvtnat no was
waiting, as he had often waited, for her
coming step. At last he determined
that be would go thither.
Ching Fo,J' he said to his little Jap
anese, "can you wneel me as far as the
brook yonder? "
The servant replied by retreating be-
mnd ms master's invalid-chair, and no
more was said until, by quiet paths,
they had come to the side of Laughing
isrooK nay, to tne very spot where ne
parted from Ada, where he had thrown
their troth-plight ring into the water.
Then she stood beside him, living,
young and beautiful. Then he was
strong and active, and full of vigor.
To-day she lay dead, ashes amid the
ashes of her ruined home, and he.help
less, half-blind invalid, sat there alone.
And all might have been so different.
He put his head down upon his hands,
and the tears could not be crushed back
from his weakened eyes.
"If I could only have died with her,"
he said to himself, " it would have been
so much the better."
Meanwhile, Ching Fo.who must have
had some sorrow of his own, cried soft
ly behind the chair. But Ching Fo's
eyes wete bright, even when wet with
tears, and, as he wiped them away, he
caught sight of some thing ameng the
pebbles that glittered and flashed with
strange brightness, and leaving his
master's side, he crept forward and
stooped with a low cry and caught at it,
and hid it in his bosom.
Oh, I have found it!" he cried.
And Reuben Eden, starting from his
bitter reverie, said
" What have you found?"
"A little ring, sir," said Ching Fo.
"A ring?" said Mr. Eden. " Give it
"Pardon," said Ching Fo. "I found
it. Let me keep it."
' Not if it i3 what I think it is," said
his master I will give you another
ring, or more than its value in money.
But if it is a woman's ring set with a
diamond, with 'Ada from Reuben' en
graved within, I must have it."
"It is the ring," said the Japanese,
as he advanced and put it into his mas
"Ching Fo," said Reuben Eden,
"you are a good, tender-hearted fel
low. Let me tell you why I love this
ring so well. It belonged to the girl
who should have been my wife. She is
dead now. I tried to save her, but in
vain. I oh, I was cruel to her cruel,
cruel and this is all I have left. I de
serve it I deserve it."
He dropped his head passionately up
on his arm. But two smaller arms
lifted it up, and a soft cheek pressed
his. Lips touched his scarred forehead.
"Oh, Reuben!" cried a voice full of all
the tenderness of love, "you did love
me, after all." It was Ching Fo who
spoke Ching Fo who showered these
kisses on the aching eyes and fondled
and caressed him Ching Fo, and not
Ching Fo. " In heaven's name, speak
again!" cried Reuben Eden. " Tell
me who you are!" And though the
voice only answered, " No, no : let me
go," it was enough. "Ada," he said,
and held ner last, "Ada, no, 1 will nev
er let you go again. Since you are not
dead, but living, since you have stop
ped your woman's pride to minister to
me in this disguise, you must love me.
Take the ring again put it upon your
finger. I have made a fool of myself,
but God only knows how bitterly I have
paid for it." "I never meant you
should find me out," said she. " I
heard that you could scarcely see, and
that you believed me dead. I grieved
for you so bitterly, and grandpa, who
could not bear to come to the old place,
sent me down when he heard
what had happened. We were
not in the house when the fire
broke out; we were away on
a visit, and before Gretchen whose
life you saved was sensible enough to
tell the people that her friends had
taken her home. When I came down
here I met the little Japanese, who had
been sent to you by chance, and he re
ally looked like me, and was much my
size. I told him you would not be a
kind master, and sent him to some one
I know who has wanted a servant for a
long time, and I bought two of his suits,
and got a letter of recommendation,
and grandpa thinks 'I am visiliDg Jane
Lome, and, oh, indeed I meant to go
away before you could gues3 at the
truth, my poor, blind darling." "And
you must go away before any one else
guesses it," said the man with a sud
den remembrance of evil tongues.
"But you will come back to me in your
own person? You will promise that,
Ada you will be my wife?" Ada
promised. That night the Japanese
servant disappeared. The next day
the village was astonished by the news
that Romer and his pretty grand
daughter were alive, and long neiore ne
was strong of limb and eyesight again
the minister had a wife over whose
wedding-ring glistened the diamond
that Laughing Brook had kept for her
for two long years.
The Legend of the Buner of Mexico.
Prof . Stewart, at a meeting of the
Society of the Pacific Coast Pioneers,
last evening, and when commenting on
the new Mexican dollar donated to the
Society, reminded the old boys of the
legend which is given of the adoption
and placing of the eagle, snake, etc.,
on the Mexican coins and banners. We
can not pretend to give the preciso
words of the Professor, but the follow
ing is the legend:
Mexico owes its chief historical inter
est to its situation upon the site of the
ancient city, the capital of the Montezu
mas. The Aztecs, or ancient Mexi
cans, after their migration from the
north, wandered for a long time in the
Mexican Valley, till in 1325 they halted
on the southwest borders of the Lake of
Tezcuco and there beheld an eagle
perched on the stem of a nopal, and de
vouring a serpent. An oracle having
announced the omen as auspicious, and
as indicating the site of their future
metropolis, tney founded it upon the
islets of Lake Tezcuco, calling the
place Tenochtitlan, ' "nopal on a
stone," in allusion to the omen. Its
name of Mexico was subsequently de
rived from that of their god Mexitji.
Virginia (fey-) Enterprise,
DIARIES FOB THE NEW YEAR.
Good Resolutions for the Twelve
Blonths to Come.
From the New Tork Graphic
A NEWLY MARRIED MAN.
Jan. 1, 1877. Can it be I am really
married? It seems a dream.
Feb. 1. Well, this is indeed a real
ity. And Kate is all a man could wish.
It does me good to hnmor her pretty
little exacting ways. I must interview
old Grindem and have my salary raised.
A married man's expenses
March 1. Kate is a good girl. But
these women can't understand how a
man can't break off from all his chums
as short as an icicle. She pouts and
crie3 even if I want to run out an hour
or two in the evening once a month.
It does seem a little exacting at times,
but Kate, dear Kate, she makes up for
April 1. We'vo had our first big
quarrel. A man can't be expected to
come home from a swell dinner with
out being a triflo " how come you so."
These women see nothing but confirm
ed drunkards, rags, poverty, blacked
eyes, and murder in the future, because
a fellow gets sprung occasionally.-
May 1." Spring, spring, beautiful
spring." Kate's mother has been stay
ing with us. I miss the pleasant even
ings we used to spend alone together
when first married. Kate's mother is
as good a woman as any mother-in-law
can be. But somehow they're to
gether so much, and the old lady and
Kate are so confidential- that it seems
to me at times as if I'd half lost her.
June 1. Kate's oldest unmarried
sister has been staying with us during
the past month. It does not seem as
pleasant as it used to when we visited
places of amusement together. It is a
job, any way, to look out for three
women, it's expensive, too. let lor
Kate's sake I love my mother and
sister-in-law. N. B. The women all
talk as if they were going into the coun
try together. Financially, this seems
June 151 here is reason in all things,
but I think a man who pays for the rent
and provisions ought to be master in
ins own nonse.
July 1. Women all packed up and
gone to the country. . Kate's Aunt
Jezebel has been staying with us. I've
slept for a fortnight on the parlor sofa.
it is a reiiei mat tne nuuse is empty.
July la. l meet Mary Holmes every
morning now as I walk downtown.
Mary's people were wealthy once. She's
a sweet-tempered, pleasant girl. She's
keeping Button & Co.'s books.
auo. 1. Alary and myseii were out
at the Park last night. We have many
sympathies in common. She is lonely,
poor thing. 1 wisn sne could una a
fripnd. I wish
Sept. 1. Here's been arcw! Kate
and the rest have come suddenly home.
Somebody N been writing Kate about
me and Mary Holmes.
Uct. 1. 1 think: I'm a patient man.
I can stand a good deal. But if mother-
in-law and sister-in-law and aunt-in-law
want a row they can have it. Darn
the day that ever they came into tho
Nov. 1. They've gone, and Kate
Dec. 1. Before Judge Breakbond.
Suit for divorce. J. W. Smith vs. Cath
arine Smith. Incompat. of temp.
DIARY OF A DRUNK.
Jan. 1. I have reformed. Never
touch another drop. Sworn and sub
scribed before a justice of the peace.
Ieb. l. l bave reiormed again, be
fore two justices.
March 1. Well, Adam fell. Rome
was not bnilt in a day. Besides, my
constitution needs a tonic thi3 March
April 1. Think I'm on a firm foun
dation now. Haven't touched a drop
for a week.
June 1. The doctor subscribed port
wine for my poor sick sister. My com
plaint is the same.
july 3. ine year is nan gone anu 1
haven't abstained for a whole month
yet. Oh, how I have suffered from
shame and remorse ! How degraded I
feel ! X dare not look: a temperance
man in the face. Yesterday Fanny re
fused me. It all comes of this cursed
rum. Oh, I wish I was dead! Well,
to-morrow is the 4th of July. After the
4th I swear I will swear off.
Aug. 1. Just got over that 4th of
July drunk. I can't possibly live with
out a little stimulant daily.
Sept. 1. I diink now nothing but
Oct. 1. The year is drawing to a
close. Next New Year's I won't make
a fool of myself swearing off before
justices of the peace. I'll just make a
solemn resolution to myself. A man's
own promise to himself ought to be as
sacred as that to any body else. Be
sides it saves a dollar justice fees. Do
my own swearing alter this.
.Nov. 1. u.
Dec Grand finale drunk.
A BOY'S DIARY.
Jan. 1, 1877. This day I commence
Feb. 1. It snows.
March 1. It rains.
July 1. I lost my diary and found it
again. Fourth of July's coming.
Father's goin' to give me a dollar and
mother another, and I guess Uncle
John will give me another. I love my
father and mother and uncle. I'm go
in' to buy sky-rockets.
Aug. 1. It's hot.
Dec. 1 (Note by Ed.). The diary is
reduced to covers.
A REFORMING YOUNG HAN.
Jan. 1. The coming year I am de
termined neither to drink, smoke, nor
swear. Nor will I use any manner of
slang. It is coarse and impolite. Nor
will I eat with my knife; nor make a
noise in swallowing my soup. I will
attend church regularly. I shall take
a Sunday-school class. I will not read
any light, flashy literature. I am go
ing to studv French. German, music.
Spanish, and Italian. Also Latin and
Greek. I am resolved always to speak
mildly and politely to my mother,
brother and sisters. I am going to rise
at 3 o'clock the vear round and bathe
in cold water winter and summer. I
shall avoid late suppers and too much
butter. I will not stare at young ladies
in the street. I shall join a debating
society. I wish-to be an orator and get
to Congress. I am going to read Dar
win, Spencer, and Mill. I will read
only solid books. I am going to join a
gymnasium to perfect my muscles. I
will not sit cross-legged in the street
cars. I will not speak: ovilly or slan
derously of any one. I will not poke
fun at any body.
May 1. It is too derned big a con
tract. (End of Diary.)
A. Tonus; I.adjr on Ihe Ere of Her Wed
ding Elopes frith m afore Favored
Suitor The Philosophical Bridegroom
Consoles Himself by Marrying; An
Correspondence ot the St. Louis Times.
Lexiacton, Mo., Jan. 1, 1877. Lex
ington was the scene of quite a little
episode, or a romance in real life, in
the form of a dual wedding, within the
past few days, with points of interest
rather out of the ordinary rule in such
matters, giving it more the coloring of
fiction than of reality.
Tho facts areas follows: A young
gentleman by the name of Tolbert
Hickland, residing some two and a half
miles irom the city on the uover itoad,
had arranged for bis nuptials with one
of Lexington's fair damseb, a Miss
Fanuie Jennings, on Thursday last, to
whom he had been paying his addresses
but a few weeks previously, end all ar
rangements had been completed for
the consummation of the happy event
at the time appointed, at the residence
of the father of the young lady, includ
ing preparations lor an elegant wedding
supDer, also the presence of a member
01 the cloth, etc., lor wnom tne groom
expectant was to call with a carriage
at tt o'clock: p. m. on the evening
It appears that a Mr. Russel Cather,
of this city, had been also paying his
addresses to this same young lady for
some time past, and on the day preced
ing the day set for the wedding, called
to see the lady and proposed an elope
ment with her on that very day, to
which she readily assented, and on
that evening, after the family had re
tired, both she and her trunk were
stealthily spirited away from her fa
ther's domicile, and she and her lover,
after considerable difficulty in procur
ing the services of a clergyman, were
united in wedlock and crossed the Mis
souri Itiver that night, at the dead hour
of midcight, the thermometer below
zero, where awaited them a carriage to
convey them on their bridal tour, and
in search of their honeymoon. Morn
ing came, L-nd soon thereafter Mr. H.
appeared in town, only to the realiza
tion of the fact that the bird had flown,
and that, he still remained a voyager
in search of a wife, but was destined
not to remain so long as the sequel
in the family 01 tne latner 01 tne
youDg lady, there was also another
young lady, poor but estimable, and
quite pretty, to wnom nao oeen ouerea
the comforts of a home Mis Alice
Haywood. Thither Mr. H. bent his way
on learning the faithlessness of his
affianced, and arranged that the prepar
ation for the elegant wedding supper
should not be for naught, and that he
and Miss Alice should be married at
the appointed time and place at which
he was to have been married to Miss
In the course of the day these facts,
being somewhat out of the usual course '
of such matters in this staid old place,
were quickly circulated and known and
discussed by all. And, during this time,
the clergyman whose services had been
secured by Mr. H. met him and jocu
larly remarked that he would expect
bim to call for mm at bis resi
dence at the hour appointed, to
which Mr. H. replied that he would,
most assuredly, and desired that he
should be ready without fail. True to
appointment he called for the parson at
tho hour set with a close carriage. The
parson, not knowing just what shape
waiters nad tasen, nor wnuner newas
to be driven, nor caring to venture an
inautrv. m a sort of semi-bewilderment
entered the carriage in qnest of the
solution of this wonderful and curious
Finally the carriage was brought to
a standstill, the door opened and the
parson invited to alight and enter the
house, which, to his great surprise, he
saw was the same one to which he-had
been called to perform the marriage
of Mr. II. with the young lady who had
so mysteriously and unexpectedly
eloped with another party.
On entering the house he found a
pleasant company assembled, and soon
thereafter was enlightened upon tho
new shape affairs had taken, and there
upon united the aforesaid Mr. Hickland
to the beautiful and estimable Miss
Alice Haywood, after which the even
ing was spent delightfully, and the
wedding supper proved not to be spoil
ed for the want of a wedding, and was
one of the most elegant of the season.
Strange Beappesrtaee of a Mas After
26 Years' Absence.
The village of Bainbridge, Chilli
cothe County, Ohio, has a sensation of
a large size on hand. Twenty-six years
ago Job Pearce, a merchant of that
town, started East to purchase a stock
of goods. He did not return, and search
was made for him everywhare, and,
after a considerable lapse of time, the
unrecognizable remains of a man were
found in Pennsylvania, along the route
that Pearce was supposed to have trav
eled. The body not being claimed by
anvone else, it was supposed to be war.
of Mr. Pearce, who, it was thought, had
been muruerea tor ms luuuey, ui wuibu
he had considerable. At all events, he
was given up for dead, and
his estate was administered upon
bv an administrator. Mat
ters ran along as usual, .his chil
dren marrying and"being given in mar
riage, and his widow dying about eight
years since. Last Friday night, how
ever, Bainbridge was astounded by the
sudden and unannounced reappearance
of Mr. Pearce, who was looked upon as
one risen from the grave. He left the
place a business man in the prime of
life, and returns an old man. He is re
ticent as to ms wbereaoouts during ms
long absence. The indications are that
he returns in comfortable circumstances
financially. Toledo Blade,
A Brace of Burglars Cleverly Trap
ped by the Police.
Early Thursday afternoon, says the
Albany (N. Y.) Argus, information
reached Superintendent McKenna, of
the Troy police, that a masked burgla
ry was to be perpetrated at tho house
of Lewis Boyce, a wealthy cattle dealer
at Troy. Superintendent McKenna pre
pared his plans for frustrating the
crime and capturing the criminal. Chief
Detective "Con" Markham was
sent for and informed of the affair, and
Detectives Squire, Roarke and McKen
na, together with the Superintendent
and Chief, started for Albany. They
reached the house of Boyce about 10
o'clock. When they informed the fam
ily of what was to take place, and who
they were and why there, the surprise
was great. Mr. Boyce, who is a man
of about 78 years of age and infirm,
took the matter the coolest of all, and
cordially invited the officers to refresh
themselves. They did so.and after send
ing the family to bed and enjoining the
strictest quiet they extinguished the
lights, and with the aid of the moon,
which was at it3 height, distributed
themselves about the sitting-room to
await the arrival of the burglars.
Superintendent McKenna was stationed
at one sido of the door through which
the burglars would enter. Capt. Mark
ham sat in a low chair across the room
and by a bureau containing some cash
and valuables, and the other officers
were at close call in a clothes-press.
The midnight vigil was observed for
about two hours, and the watchers were'
bi aiming impatient, when a sleigh con
taiuing two men was seen approaching
the house. The burglars had at last
arrived. Carefully the men fastened
their horse, and still more carefully
they approached the house. They tried
to force a window at first, but failing
they forced the door. The first man,
as he came towards the house, carried
in his hand a "hatchet, and when the
door wa3 forced he opened it slightly
and then retreated but soon returned.
The one carrying the hatchet entered
first, and proceeded with the utmost
caution, holding the hatchet over his
head all the time, undoubtedly for use
in case of necessity. Ha went towards
the bureau where Markham sat
and was allowed to come with
in a few feet of it, when the de
tective sprang upon him, knocked
the hatchet from Ins hand and with a
well directed blow knocked th burg
lar into a wood-box. Superintendent
McKenna, at the same moment, seized
the other burglar.and, puttinga revolv
er to his head, took all the fight out of
him immediately. Not so with Mark
ham's antagonist. He fought with des
peration, and was reduced to submis
sion only after he was severely pun
ished. When the first noise of the con
flict reached Squire, Roarke and Mc
Kenna, they sprang out, and the burg
lars were shortly after disposed of.
During the struggle Chief Markham re
ceived a severe kick or blow on the side
of the head from the man who resisted.
The burglars gave their names as James
Snyder and George Smith, and their
residence as Greenbush. Snyder took
the matter very coolly after capture,
declaring that if he had had a good
chance he would have riddled his cap
tors. The prisoners were brought to
Troy about 3:30 o'clock yesterday
morning. There was about a thousand
dollars in the hou3e at the time of the
raid, and the burglars seemed well
posted about the premises and the
A Terrible Combat Between a Greek
and a Bussiaa.
One of the most bloody and desper
ate affrays this coast has ever witness
ed occurred on Tuesday at Collinsville,
Solano County, between Teodoro Mer
candi, a Greek, and Peter George, a
Russian, both fishermen and residents
of San Francisco. The trouble dates
back to Christmas Day, when they be
came involved in a quarrel about the
Eastern question and the occupation of
tne .uanuoian rnncipauues, wmtu
culminated in hot words and the draw
ing of weapons, a knife and pistol,
with which they slashed and shot at
each other. The pistol, which was
used by George, was a huge navy re
volver; the knife used by the Greek
being a long and murderous dirk.
Both men were sober and perfectly
cool, and both fought desperately, the
affair lasting for several moments.
The steamer Amador lay at the warf at
the time, but none of the bystanders
dared venture into very close proxim
ity to the combatants until the cham
bers of the revolver were all emptied,
for it was too dangerous under the cir
cumstances. They were finally separa
ted, and an examination revealed that
Mereandi was shot in several places,
the worst wound being in the abdo
men, a bullet having entered mere anu
passed out at the back. George was
horribly cut, having eighteea wounds
upon him : he was cut twice severely in
the head, and once in the back, the re
mainder of the wounds being upon his
arms and oreast. j.nree puysuaaus
were telegraphed for, who soon arrived
and dressed the wounds. Mereandi
died at Benecia and was taken to
Suisun, where he was buned yesterday.
George was brought to Saa Francisco
yesterday morning and placed in the
French hospital. His wounds were
examined, and the physicians express
the opinion that he will recover. San
At Damascus the difficulty of doing
justice to a Christian when there is legal
process between him and a Turk is to
some extent got over. Near the door
of the court of justice sit a number of
Turks who are ready, for a bribe, to
helo the Christian out of his trouble.
In other words, they sit there and gain
a living by being suborned to perjure
themselves. Tell them what they have
to swear and tbey will complacently
swear it in the name of Allah and his
After a little girl had attended her
first Sunday-school session she 'asked
her mother what kind of a bear
was a " consecrated cross-eyed bear?"
Her mother could impart no informa
tion until she happened to glance into
the S. S. Song Book, when she told her
niidnnnir i.niii. liiti m11111.11 111 iiurniiiin
was "A'consecrated croiS I bear."
KANSAS LEGISLATURE 1877'
Diit. Count. A'ame. P. O. Addrtu.
1 Daniphsn. . ..R.M. Williams. White Cloud.
2 Atchison A. H. Hort.n. Atchison.
C. A. Wood-
3 Brown sad Xe- ...
maha E.K. MorriU.HIawatha.
4 Pottawatomie ,
and Jackson Welcome Wells.sfsnhittsn.
5 Jefferson L. A. Meyers.. Valley Falls.
(City) J.H.Gilpatrick.LeaTen worth.
7 Leavenworth. B. D. Brans..
8 Wyandotte ...W. J. IlQchan. Wyandotte.
9 Johnson -J. M. Iladley.OIathe.
10 Miami B.F. Simpeon.Paola.
11 Linn G.r.Damllm.LaCrgne.
12 Bourbon W.B-Grifin..Marmaton.
13 Crawford and
! Cherokee J.B-IIallowell.BaxterSpringa
15 Labette A.MattbewsonParsons.
IS Neosho J.u.Carpenier.Channte.
17 Allen and Ac-
derson L.H. KMc.... Garnets.
18 Franklin J. P. Harris Ottawa.
13 Daaxlas II. M. Green.. Lecempton.
20 Shawnee D.C. Metsker.Topeka.
21 Osaire and .,
Wabaunsee. O.n.Shcldon.. Bar liAgtms.
22 Coffey and
Woodson ...D. W. rinney.XeoshoFalla.
23 Wilson 3. S.Benedict.. GaiUord.
25 Montomery..Col. Dan Grass. Independence.
21 Elk and Cba-
tanqna R.H. Xlchols.Elk Falls.
!7 Cowley A.J.PybonrVWlnfleld.
23 Jlntler and .,....,
Ilarrev . T.B.Mordock Eldorado.
" 2D Chase. Marion .
and Moms..J. T. Bradley.Council Grove.
30 Riley. Davis
and Dickenson n. P. Dow. . .Berlin.
31 Marshall C. J. Brown.. .Bine Rapids.
and Uay....C.M.Kellogg-.Clay Center.
33 Republic and
Cloud I. 0. 8Tagc..BellvUle.
31 Jewell, Smith.
Pnillips and .
Norton JT.C. Carpenter JeweU City.
and Books. .W.A.Johnson. Minneapolis.
36 Saline and ile-
Pherson. ..John Ritchey..HcPherson.
37 Lincoln, Ells
lis. Rash, Bar
ton. Ford and . . .
Pawnee T. T. Taylor..Hutchinson.
ford, Pratt and
Kingman John Kellcy... Wichita.
Ditt. County. Xante. P. O. Address.
1 Doniphan Dr.J.S.Long-.Highland.
2 ' Robert Tracy. .Troy.
4 Atchison Geo S torch .Atchison.
5 ' A.B.Bradish.
6 J. F. Emlin.. "
7 Jos DonahneMt. Pleasant.
8 Jefferson DrG.W.Hoxe-
9 " Jerome KunkleMedina.
10 Leavenworth .E. siblings.. .Leavenworth.
11 Jos. Llarkc....
12 " JosiahKelloKff. "
13 L.B. Wheat.. "
It ' C. Ohpnant...Easton.
15 " A. Huddleston
IS " Dr. Willis ....longanoxie.
17 Wyandotte.. ..H. L. Alden... Wyandotte.
18 " L.E. James..KansasCityl
19 ' G. W. Greever
2.1 Johnson.... ...Geo. Ridge. ....... .........
21 " H. A. Perley
22 E. Clark
23 Douglas William Roet.Vineland.
2t " Alex Love.... Lawrence.
2.5 E. A Smith... " .
28 " McUUlanJClinton.
27 Franklin P.P. Elder.. .Ottawa.
28 " R E. Jenness. "
29 Miami Eli Davis Spring Hill.
30 " L. Henaerson
31 " C.F.Tracy
52 Linn Bas Campbell. La Cygne.
31 W. B. Biddle.Pleasanton.
34 " A. F. Ely ....Mound City.
33 Bourbon RobertGeffs
SB " J. J. Stewart. .Mill Creek.
37 " S.A.Day FortScott.
38 " S.D.Hartt... .Fort Scott.
33 Crawford E. Ballaine ...Crawford.
40 W.H. Magte--Gourd.
41 Cherokee S. T. flcrrold'.h Memphis.
42 ' Sam Smith i olombns.
43 " H.R.Crowcll..Bax. Spring!.
44 Labette C. B. Gabnel.Paraons.
45 F. A. Bettis...Oswego.
4i " J. ll.JIibbets Cbetopa.
47 Montgomery.. O. F. Carson. .Cherry Vale.
43 ' L. U. Hum
43 ' W. C. Mastln.Coffeyville.
50 Neosho L. Stillwell... Osage Mission.
51 J. Stall Thayer.
12 Allen J. L. Arnold. Iola.
53 " L- W. Kep-
54 Wilson J. S. Gdmore.Fredonia.
55 " T B. Woodard.Xeodesha.
56 Woodson S.R. Kellogg
57 Anderson R U.Cunning
58 Coffey Jacob Bner.... Burlington.
59 '' B.Wood Laroy.
60 Osage D. H. Dan-
61 Sol. Bower.. ..Arronia.
62 Shswnet M.T.Campbell.Iiorth Topeka.
63 " G. W. Veals... Topeka.
61 " T.Buekman... .Dover.
65 Wabaunsee ...E. N. More
66 Jackson.... ...G.T. Watklns
67 " W. H. Chase .Silver Lake,
68 Pottawatomie Thos. Huey.... Louisville.
69 " J. S. Merritt..Wamego.
70 Brown John P. Davis. Hiawatha.
71 S. A. ParsonsRobinson.
72 Nemaha Ira F. Collins. .Sabetha.
73 L.C. Preston.. Centralis.
74 Marshall J. Lockwood.EIm Creek.
75 W. W. Smith.-Watervilie.
75 Riley .T.St John. ...Manhattan.
77 ' A.S.Edrerton May Day
78 Davis Rennet Kiebl.Junction City.
79 Clay W.L. Fletcher
80 Dickinson J S.IIoUinger. Chapman.
81 Morris Dr. R.D. Ad
82 Lyon L. U. Kello?r JCmporia.
SI A. W. Plumb.
84 Greenwood ...Jas Johnson
85 " J. L. Baker... Eureka.
89 Chase S.N. Wood. ..Cotinw"d Falls
87 Marion Dr. Rogers... Marion Center.
88 Cowley. L.J. Webb.... Winfleld.
3 C. R. Mitchell. Arkansas City.
91 Butler. M. A. Palmer.
91 H. W. Beck
9! Sedgwick Wm. Baldwin.Wichita.
S3 " Wm. Ross Clearwater.
94 Chatauqua....Ed. IIewlast..CedarvaIe.
95 W.H. Guy.. ..Peru.
9G Elk J. B. Dobyns. Union Center.
97 Sumner. T A. Hubbard. Rome.
98 Harvey W.M.Congdonedgwiek.
98 McPhenon...A. W. Smith. ..McPberson.
100 Saline -J. G. MonIer..Salins.
101 Ottawa H. H. Blair.. .'.Minneapolis.
1 2 Cloud D. . MeKay..Zabnvile.
lot Waahincton.. S. J. Ellison
10) " T J. Humes. .Washington.
116 Republic. W.H.PUkentonBeltvule.
107 ' Geo L. White
108 Jewell G. S. BUbop. JeweU Center.
103 ' D. L. Palmer. JeweU City.
110 Smith .E. W. Smith
111 Mitchell U. Cooper.. ...Belolt.
112 Lincoln k. wuuams...Ltacoia i;estre
113 Ellsworth D. B.Long....Eilsworth.-
114 Rice G. T. Bohrer.Lyon.
113 Reno J. v.jiymer..tiuicnmson.
116 Phillips 3.F. Lotir..Kirwin.
117 0dborne H.C. Bull.. ..Osborne City.
118 Russell J.J.A.T.D1X- m
on Bunker Hill.
U9ElUa..t A. B. Gilker
120 Barton C. J. Fry Great Bend.
1:1 Pawnee H C.Hawkins.Larced.
(Contested) Nelson Adams.
122 Ford B. M. Wright. Dodge City.
123 Norton J.R.Hamilton Klrwin.
Rocks S. S. Boggs... Rooks Center.
Rush W. P.Tomlin-
son Rush Center.
Edwards Taylor Flick.. .Kinsley.
Democrats; Senate, 2; House, 11.
Opposition; Senate, 1.
JKeiorm; House, 4.
All others, Republicans; Senate, 17; House,
0j. Total, 40 Senators; 126 Representatives.
AccORDiNGto the Medical Examiner
there are 5,000,000 gallons of superior
wine on stock in the island of Madeira,
the exports never having exceeded 5,000
pines annuallv. The growers have con-'
sequently been compelled to lower their:
prices, and important shipments are,
made to England and elsewhere,