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Vol. IX. WEDNESDAY MORMNG, JULY 9, 1873.
THE H ERALD;
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ODE TO A G.1RTER.
PICF.Fln UP IN CITUI.C1t UV THE ArT]I-')R.
Thon envi Lle clasp ! whose close embrace'
Oe hell a torin most beautiful to trace
In -iey's eye, welre f'Ain 'tvould seem to
Anatomy's most wondrons syninetry
Of thee I sing-and ne'er at thee would
B0:4omo ono thou wa::t donned -I'll --"take
When thou wert placed, on that late fatal
In thy plo:,ition bls, where thou wa-At
Tiioz littl .,bo1gh:'t thot wonbl'st desert
By thy dte tr mite, and th-tt thy L. E. G ,
Would now be written-he by others read,
Wheln tholu wert lot, a1, to thy nate,
iert de:al !
Thou mnv strifes h.ist born,-, if thou
When tIV t'l:L1!ie form hs strtched right
And offitime. hIst thot 0'.1n fall tension giv
Save only one,-, aId! then thy "eateh" was
So being thus, of t ion shorn,
Tlou vieling, sou-*hlt th.- floor, ;n.lone,
'Tis plain thou had't t mate, whro w. niost
(One glance alone would no th. pretty
Who marked thy doivnall-would relief
h!ive given -
But could not quit her place for aoght but
Who nourns thit thou nnt in some I
And thankfil is, Fhe ne'er was worn-so
Thon lonely elasp! about thoe there's a
That binds the Yava.ge; man-soothes dread
&)r be he Sioux, or more narlike I'aw(k)nee,
His ire would vanish at one sight of thee ;j
F"or all must deemt thy proivess wonl drons
What others dare not touch, thou fain
But pry'thee, Clasp! thon keep'st a seeret
Say, can'st thou be induced for once to tell
Who o-ned thee?y keeps thy mate in
Who listing in thy absence, sore distrest,
Bemoans thy Ioss, oh ! lekless day when
Did break thy hold, while she did bend the
O1d Clasp ! I'll leave thee nowv-thy race is
My theme's exhatusted, and my rhyme is a
Should sonme there be who might ob'jectionl P
To what is written, and oftence should take;
111 quote them that old saw in French
'Tis th's-"lloni soit qni maly ponse"
Baltimore, .June 17th, 1S72.
ANswER c.nv:X Ix XEo isses. e
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"The man waits outside," said n
31r. Spencer Fenton's servant, as
he stepped in front of' the low of- c;
flee table', piled with books and"
law papers. ft
Mr. Fenton's servant was a man -1
of penetration, and kne~w where hi
to draw the dividing hine between
the commonplace umian" and the hx
higher ordetr of being ktown as
"[Let him conme in," said 3Mr. n:
Fenton, qui'..ly, as he took a nis- fi
tol f'romi a drawer, laid it on teo
table and dropped a newspaper
over- it. i
Mr. Fenton was a lawyer in good h
practice in at large city, and was 't
known as widely amnong the class b
of customers for whom he prae- hi
tieedl as a celebratedi lawyer of
"G reat Fxpectationl" and femdi. 1
Th'le man was admitted, and
proved to be a sullen-looking, a
brutish personage. .in
M r. F"etton looked once at this n
sQuar'e-jawedc~ savage face, and fC
judged his man.
"You may go, John," he said to d
"Take an hour or two for your-F
self, if you like."-b
John went ouit, andl the laiwyer a
then took a seat at the table op- d
posite Itis ellent, looking at himt
"Now, my man," he saidl quietly, aI
"we are together, and I want to a
knIow exactly how this matter e
"'1'm going to tell you hiow it
ends. honest injuin, I am. h
"Very well. Now, as to this ni
banik robbery. You say that you n
c'an give inthrmation---for a con- 0
siderat ion, of cours.
'For five hundred dollar s. h
"Then '111 t,ll you. Tlie man
that put up that- job is Soth A mity,
the cashiN,r of the baik "
Fenton stL'tel to his feet, and
for a moment loit self-possession.
"Seth Amity ! 3lan, you are
either drunk or crazy !'
"Be 1? Then you tike me
om'er's and git ie swore to it.
I'll take my adidary and Whereas
that lie's the o1e as put, up the
job, I ain't going to swear to a
"I believe you'd swear to any
thing for a dollar, Senter; but that
don't matter. Of course, if vou
-an prove what you say, the man
must be punished. Seth Amity ?
L would undertake to swear that
you are lying."
-A ai;i't, Mr. Felton; so help mo.
[ ain't. lie's the man as done it ;
le's the man as put the others
11p to the fastenings, and give
iem the impressionl to the sa!0e
ey and the word to unlock the
"You know a great deal about
Ahis matter, it seems to ie."
"Course I know about it. I
Lin't sneaked and crawled there
ull Iights for nothin.' See here,
,bey are going to make another
lai! on the bank, and they are
oinr to meet to arrange it to
light. Would you dare go with
nie and listen ?"
"Can you lead the way ?"
1I kin. aid you'll see what ye
Irecious Seth Amity amounts
"Shall brig a policeman ?"
"I don't like the cop; but brilng
ne if you like, he can't hurt me."
"Very good, you can leave Me
ow, but be on hanI at nine."
lie arose and unlocked the dlooi'.
id Senter shufled out in his sul
n nunner. As he passe(l down
lie wide staircase, a young man
rushed passed him rapidly, and
ave him a look of' silent scorn.
enter stopped on the stairway
nd looked after him.
"That's you, Seth, my boy. You
re down on ine for a traitor and
former. but I'*l fix you yet !''
The Ng man tapped at the
oor of' Fenton's room and enter
. The lawyer looked ill) at liiml
iickly, and an expression of'
oubtful meaning passed over his
"Good norning, Seth," he said
llov do matters go on at the
"They are in trouble, of course,
r there is absolutely no clue to
ie scoundrels who robbed the
fe. They wore cunning enough
ot to take anything except gold
-actually leaving a lary'e quantity
f notes, which they might have
ad as well as not."
"Do you suspect any one con
ected with the bank ?"
"I own I have my suspicions,
[r. Fenton, but I have no proofs,
od as the man and I are not
ood f'riends, it might look like
ersonal enmity on my part if' I
poke of it."
"T1ho safe was opened with the
ey and word."
"Yes; that is the puzzle, for on
rtwo of' us had the word. The
ey is another matter, and it
ight have been taken in a doz
aI was Why, if' the directors
inot have the utmost confi
one in mie I nighit have been
ispected myself. Are you going
) the house?"
"No; but you must give the
aime of' the man you suspect; of'
yurse it will go no further than
"Henry Dana, the assistanit
shier," replied Seth, slowly.
You know that he has not been
-iendly with me since he knewv
ary and I were engaged; for lhe
oped to succeed himself."
tUmphl! You are going to tihe
ouse to see mary ?"
"Yes, I thbought perhap)s you
ee going down'i. I can't stop) a
oent; so good-by, and if you
ad out anything let us know at
Hie hurried out, and Fenton r'e
aned with his head upon his
inds, in deep thought. lHe had
-ustd Seth A mity so far that lie
ad accepted him as the affianced
asband of' his only daughter
homn lie loved as f'ew parents
>vc their children.
He knew that his informer was
brute, but a good spy, and lie
id given him trustworthy infor
ation before and it looked bad
>' Seth. If it proved true, lie
ould be the one to break the
iughter's hear't and con sign Seth
mity to a prison cell for' years.
ut lie had been retained by tile
ink officials to wor'k up this most
idacous robberv and he wvould
> his dutty. Seth hurried down
>the car's and stepped up to the
enton residence. As he wenlt
Sthe steps the door opened, and
young man step)ped out, who
st a savage glance at him, and
.tssed by without saying a word.
"What is Henry Dana doing
re?" lie muttered; "and what a
aicious glance he gave me. I
ust understand this matter at
He touched the bell and sent up
is name by the servant who an
ve1e tbe ll
Directly after the girl eam
back with a (!ard, upon hviich wa
written in a delicate female hand
"Not it botua, to Mr. Amity. I will ut
er se ' u apii. .MLo- Fms."
Seth looked wildly at the ser
vant, and then, tearing the Carn
in pieces, he stamped upon then
furiously, and hurried out into tlf
street, his heart full of doubts ant
fears. Mary had refused to set
him again. Who had poisonet
her mind against him, and hoxn
should he unravel the Web whiel
fate seemed weaving around him
Senter was on hand at the ap
pointed time, and met Fenton al
his oflice, where they were joined
by a policeman. Fenton had arm
ed himself. and after a stern com,
nand to be careful what he did, the
informer took the lead. walkinl(
several paces in advanee of the
others, and not appearing to be
long" to thilm. He took a cab at a
corner stand, they followed his
example; and after ordering thei
driver to keep the other cab in
i sight, they drove through the city,
and halfa n hour after alighted in
a side street, where the houses
were of the class known as su-spi
vious. The cabmen had their or
ders and drove away, and Senter
joined the party.
"Where ib the place; you ?" said
"Gent leman Tom's,"replied Sen
"Toni keeps a little game of fa
ro, and a good many rough custo
mers hang around him,"I said tho
poli(emanl. "Will you go in ?"
clf course," said c Feton, quiet
"You are Ime," muttered he
polieman. "This way, then."
Ie openled a gate and bly the
talismanic power of certain words
and knocks they were soon inside
of the house, in which the gamb
ling was inl full blast.
Senter led the wav up staiiC to
a small room which was carpeted
so thickly that their footsteps
gave no sound. Senter moved a
small panel, scarcely an inch
across, and motioned to Fenton
to ook in. 1e applied his eye to
the openifng, and saw three men
seated at a table, almost withiu
rmach of hi.q hand. consAgrsing in
low tones. All of tha them were
masked closely, and two of' them
called the third by name,at differ.
ent times, and the name was
Fenton listened and heard the
whole plan of the proposed robbe
ry, and lie knew that the nian
whom lie had trusted, aid to
whom lie had been about to give
his daughter in marriage was a
villain and a partner with rob
All compunctions were at an
en(l, and the last words he heard
as the men arose were these: "I
have invested the proceeds of our
last haul in Chicago in such a way
that it will give mue influence
enough with that old shark, Fen.
ton to indluce him to humiry up the
marriage with his daughter. They
are o y e r forty thousand in
gold in the bank, and the specie
will flow in heavily to-morrow.
This will make us rich enough to
retire and live like honest men."
Twice during the next day Seth
passed Mr. Fenton in the street
with a wild excited look in his
handsome face, and the lawyer
found it hard to believe the evi
dence of his owvn ears. Seth (lid
not look like a criminal, but rather
one whom some unexpected sor
row had driven to despair.
At night three men, with hats
drawn closely ove.r their brows,
crawled through the alleys at the
back of Moreton's Bank and ireach
ed a door, which was opened by a
key, andi they entered. A man
lay sleeping on the floor, who was
quickly overpowered bound and
gagged. The one who appear-ed
to be the leader showed them the
way to the place where the other
watchman was seated, nodding
over a table. He was disposed of
as easily as the other, and left up.
on the floor helpless, and then the
eader produced theo key to the
vault and openied it easily enough.
The floor was quickly strewn with
small canvas bags, each of which
reresented a large sum in gold.
As they were gloating over- the
prize, which far exceceded their ex
pectations, there came a sudden
rush of men, and the three rob
bers wvere secured before they had
time to think of danger.
"Taken in the act Seth Amity,"
said Fenton, showing himself.
:You cannot hope for mercy at
One of the officers removed his
cap and held up a lantern; and
they saw not Seth Amity, but
Henry Dana, his dark face distort
ed by rage.
"1 am beaten; take me to pris
on; let me hide myself from the
whole world !" s-aid Dana.
So the three r-obbers went to
prison, and Seth Amity was clear
ed in the eyes of all men, and what
he cared for most, in those of'
Mary Fenton. D)ana hadi told her
that he roebbed the banik, and that
the officials had pr-oofs of his vil
liny, -andl she was strnr'g eoungh
to cast off the man she believei
to bo a villain. She made amphi
atonement for those nivnents 0
doubt, for she is now iis wif'e and
N ill love lini the better because
site sinned agaist hii for al
The tolen property was nearly
all recovered and return;ed tu
bak. Dana was sent to Sing
Sing, where he was folund dead in
his cell six montis after the pris.
on closed behind him. Whether
he died by his own hand or con
flictin patssions of his own heart,
no 11ain knows.
AlBOUT RAIL ROADS.
We make the following extract
from the admirable speech of tihe
great Railroad mian, Col. 1Rudnutt,
khief Engineer of the Laurens &
Asheville Rail Rload, delivered at
Laurens, on the 20th of June:
EF.CTS OF RAILROADS.
Not alone is the effect of Rail
roads to bring about at exchange
of the productiors of the eart,
which range so widely inl its ditler
ent parts-so that the very de
signs of providence seem to have
becn to lead nations to commercial
intercourse-but Railroads have
rendered habitable large arrears
of the globe which, without this
lever of commeree. would have
been uninhabitable. For instance,
suppose wheat worth in market
$50 per toin, and corn $25 dollars
por ton. Suppose the cost of ivag
oil transportation to be 20 cents
per ton per mile, while the cost
per rail is about one tenth, or 2
cents per ton per mile. Place the
farmer 100 miles from market, and
upon a common road, his wheat
would be worth per ton only 830,
and his corn B5.00. Build him a
Railroad and see the effect upon
his market. His wheat is now
worth $48 per ton and his corn
Again, place him 150 miles from
market, upon a wagon Road, and
his.wheat is Worth about $20, and
corn is absolutely worthiess; and
at the distance of 250 miles his
wheat is also worthless-in other
words will only just pay transpor
tation to market. Give him a
Railroad and at once his wheat be.
comes worth $45 per ton and his
I would dwell longer upon this
interesting problem but for lack
of time; however, enough has been
said to show yon that in this day
no State can afford to be without
Railroads within her borders,
oven though she never receive
one dollar profits direct upon earn
ings, for she is adlding enormously
to her own wealth while increas
ing the wvealth of her people. It
is thus that Railroads increase con
sumption and stimulate produc
Place a man out on the frontiers
of Arkansas-where his corn is
only raised for home consumption,
or if upon th3 prairie-mayhap it
is used for fuel. Look in upon his
unchincked and stick-ehimneyed
log cabin. You find that with his
long rifle and fishing rod, ho has
adopted half the habits and nearly
all the civilization of the Modoc
Indian:. His children are shock
headed and shoeless, and if clad
at allit is in homespun, the product
of an energetic mother. I speak
now with no disrespect to the
homespun, for I rather like it
but I am going to illustrate its ef
fect upon commerce or trade. Such
a family has absolutely no wants
beyond a few pounds of sugar and
coffee bought from a store mnayhap
30) miles away.
A few years pass, and along
comes the Engineer with his iron
rails and his Locomotive. Let our
Arkansas traveler visit, after a
fe years residence near our- Rail
road, this sem i-barbarian Modoc
you will find him dwvelling in a new
home, surrounded by a clean and
tidy group of children, all smartly
HIe now receives a handsome
profit upon his own and his son's
labor, and suddenly his wants ex
pand with his new ideas and his
new neighbors, and he finds now
that tho wants of' himself have
multiplied a hundred fold.
it is thus that tho same engine
which takes from his very (leer,
almost his products-his corn, his
bacon and his cotton-returns to
him and his hosehold a hundred
articles which ho never cared for
before, from his absolute inability
to purchase; while his sons and
his daughters are sent to the
neighboring village, and receive
that mental training in schools
which shall make them useful
members of society.
It is thus the transforming in
fluence of Railroads works out the
grecat problem of sociology in the
amelioration of our race. I said a
short while ago that no State can
now afford to be .vithout Railtoads.
1 might have added that the time
must soon r.ome when no County,
,ue whole length and breadth
ofour entire land, can alrord to be
w-thout Railroad C'nlnection.
on talk about encouraging
Cigration to your fair and pro
dIctive fields. Without the bene
fiof cheap transportation to mar
k<t, and all the energizing moans
tle powerful nginu of Riai Iroads
gi;es to business--for all p)racti
Ca results you might as well sur
roind yourselves by a Chinese
w2ll, lock up the gate and lose
the key, and then wonder why
pIople of the outer and barbarian
w-ld did not come in to admire
ycur pigtails, and learn wisdom in
pditical science, and stuly socio
logical problems of your new Con
I tell you, gentlemen. the time
hIs come when yon must act.
Old Lansews must wake from her
kthargy, else she will be left be
hind-yea, very far behind her
nighbors in the march of prog
ress. The times won't wait any
Iong'er for the wagon.
schylis has given us. in his
Promethus Bound, a most won
4-rful picture of eudiirance. Ile,
ah immortal god, is moved to pity
by the helpless condition of the
erth-born inhabitant of this plan
el, whom he sees groping r0-ut in
dirkness. His compassion ally
leads hun to steal the' fire iroim1
Heaven. which he conceals in the
hillow of a reed until lie could be
stow it Ul)On1 mi1ortalS. WVith the pOs
session of this Heaven-born gift the
inhabitants of earth soon acquire
all art and all knowledge.
ijut for this clandestine act,
Jupiter (the cruel father of the
gods,) sends Mercury and Vulcan
to bind Pomethus in adamantine
bcnds. Pinned to the lofty crags
of Al t. Caucasts, upright, sleepless
ar.d never bending the knees, he
must keep his eontinnal vigils. a
neighbor to the stars, for ten
Yet amid his suffering, this en
during martyr pours lorth an
apostrophe to the. elements the
imost sublime that exists in any lan
guage-"O, divine air and ye swift.
pinioned winds! Ye fountains of
rivers and smiles innumerous of
ocean wavf-! I call upon the all
zeing orb of tho sun ! Behold me!
What 1, a god, am suffering at the
hands of the rods "
In view of its wide-searching
and wonderful results may not
this language of Genius become
that of Prophecy, and may not
this Heaven-borin gift of fire tipify
the locomotive Engine?
Have a care, gentlemen, lest
your descendants have reason to
apostrophize the elements, with
equal profundity if' not equal
sublimity, because you, their
progenitors, had not secured to
to them their share in this price
less patrimony of the Heaven-born
gift to mortals-that by your
apathy and your parsimony you
had banished from your borders
this Promethean fire.
From the Central City (Colorado) Coach.
A TERRIBLE BOAT RIDE.
shOO0TING RAPIDs--ONE IfUNDRIED
AND FORTY MILES5 IN TWO IIoU'Rs.
Clear creek is a miuiatura river
that rutns thrloughl the canon of'
the same name. It dlescends upon
a down grade of four hundred feet
per- mile, with her-e and there a
fall over a rocky pr-eipice fifteen
or twenty feet in height. Large
boulders, forty and fifty feet in
diameter, and weighing thousands
oftons impede its dashing progress
every two or three hundred yards,
while its curves are so sharp and
so frequent that tihe strieam can
nowher-e be seen for a distance of a
thousand feet. Gi-anite cliffs, two or
three miles high, project over it
on either side, and giv e a frightful,
romantic and dangerous appea
ance to the rushing torrent be
Just below Black hawk, on the
side of tihe str-eam,a small reservoir
has been conlstructed in which is
kcpt an ordinatry skiff. Last Sunday
tw~o little sons of Mar-tin F. Walk
er, aged r-espectively ten and
twelve year-s, got into the boat,
and were splashing the water with
a stick, when the fastenings gave
way and tIhe boat went drifting
towards tihe rapidly runnning cur
recnt. The little boys soon dis
covet-ed their danger, but wvere
powerless to avert it; so they
clutched hold of the side of the
boat, and with pallid countenances
awaited thleir- doom. Soon tile
boat was caught by the current and
began descending at a fear-ful rate.
Over Black Hawk rapids they
went like an ar-rrow, clearing a
distance of sixty feet at a single~
dash. Lighiting again on the to
r-ent surfit-e, the boat seemed to
have gained a new impetus, and
shot by the boulders and around
the rocky points with the celerity
of a sun beam.
At a distance of about six miles
below the starting point, Conduc
tor Gibbone, who was standing on
the rear piatform of the down C.I
C. train, saw the boat coming and
immediately stopped the tr-ai n.
All han repaired to the water's
edge, and did everthing in thei:
power to arrest the flying boat
but past them sIe went iIea bu lIe
from a riflle, and was out of sight
in a moment. The condnetoi
then ordered the engineer to pa
on a full licad of steam and follow
as rapidly as possible, which h<
did, constantly sounding the alarn
of danger. lie did not get an
other glimpse of the boat, but th<
alarm brought the employees al
Beaver Creek Station to the look
out, and quickly makiug a slil
noose they sought to throw it ov
or the bow of the boat as she cam<
under the bridge. This they sue
ceeded in doing. but could no mor<
hold it than they could have hek
a thunderjolt. and over Beavei
Creelk flls she went with th
speed of' i ilitning. The fills ar<
abont thirty feet high-, and at thc
1oot are a number of largie bould
QrS, but the veloeity of the boal
was such that it cleared ther!
easily, anti struck the water soic
twenty feet beyond.
From here no one saw the boat.
or its living freight,until it reached
a point one hundred miles beloN
Denver. Through Golden intc
the latte river, and under tht
Denver bridges she went, unno.
ticed. nor slackened her pace un
until sh lodged in a drift at the
distance below Denver above men.
tioned. The Platte does not run
very rapidly, but the boat had ae
quired such a wonderful speed in
its descent from the mountains
tlhLt it far outrode the cArrent. A
Mr. Walsh, who lives ou a fitrm
near the drift where the boat
lodged, discovered the boys still
in the boat, which was near
IV full of water, and took them tc
his home. Thev were restored to
their overjoyed parents the ful
lowing evening, after having ae
complished the most perilous jour
ney in the quickest time ever be
fore made by any human being
who escaped alive. The distance
traveled was one hundred and
forty miles in two hours, but
how it was ever done, or how
tile boat escaped being dashed tc
pieces upon some of the hug
boulders or rocky cliffs whic
every where intercept the course
of Clear erook, ig nothing short of
a providential miracle. Probably
not agaiu in a thousand years
could the journey be made with
the best appliances and by the
most skillful mariners.
It seem. certain that, in somne
cases, the islike to particular ob
jects, and even sounds, which we
are wont to ascribe to affectation,
are very genuine and deep.seated.
A certain clergyman, we are so
berly informed, always fainted
when he heard a particular verse
in Jeremiah read; and another case
was even still, more unfortunate,
being that of an oflicer who could
not stand the beating of a drum
and1 eventually died of it; one man
would fa!l down at the smell of
mutton, as though deprived of life:
another could not eat a singlc
straw berry, an d anothers' head be
eame frightfully swollen if he
touched the smallest particale of
hare. ,Orfila speaks of a painter,
named Vincent who was seized
with vertigo whenever there were
roses in the room. Hippocrates
istances one 1icanor who swoon
cd whenever he heard the flute.
Boyle himself,in spite of his philo
sop)hy, fell into syncope whenever
he heard the splashing of water.
The D)uke d'Epernay swooned at
seeingr a leveret, though a bare
took no effect upon him, which is
as much as to say that he was
Fightened at a pony, but not at* a
horse. Tycho Brahe fainted at
the sight of a fox, Henry III. at a
eat, and Marshal d'Albret at a pig.
We read of what promises to be
the biggest book in the world. It
is now in process of manufacture
in Paris, and will contain the
names of all inhabitants of Alsace
and Lorraine who have formally
proclairmed their wish to remain
French subjects. The list is said
to comprise 380,000. One hundred
and twenty-five compositors have
been employed on the work dur
ing the last three months, it is
printing on seven presses, and the
volume will meclude 13,163 pp. A
valuable work, no doubt, but not
one which we would wish to read
through at a sitting.
The Portland (Maine) Argrus dis
eussing the farmers' organization,
says: "That movement, which is
sweeping through Western States as
never did before. will ere long reach
New England and Maine. The samte
causes exist here, and the same ucces
sity will impel to action. A people'
movement will come, and it will be ir
An innocent vouun mnan in Des
Moines was asked by the Rev. 31r.
Hammond. the revivalist, if lie was
laboring for the good of his soul.
"No." was the reply; "I work foi
r LOVE BY WIRE.
t 0)M.\NTI(' MAuRTA;E Or T:Fr.
t Tho report of Mr. Seudanore I,
the Director of Postal Teleg-raph
2 in reat Britain, cotins a rt
of tie moSt, Urigilal desc'rp
- tions. .\ter saying how sues
i(l he has f,iold 1the system of n
liying m:a!e and fem.ales clerk t
ether, ani 1ow m1uch the tone of
> lk l,aS hee r'aised_l by the asso.
- chtarti.tand how w".ll the women
perTor1 the 0ccking or fault
- tiinding branches of the wor'A, he
I e,s On to Speak Of fIenIdAips
I furnied between eerks at Cititer
uend of a telegraph wir. They be
in by ebatting at intervals of their
work. and very soon b)eome fast
friend. 'It is a fact.' continues
-. 1ldtulnore. 1that a telegraph
ulork in, London. vho was eng..-ared
on a wire to Berlin, frned an ae
quaintance with, and an attach
ment for,-mark the officials style
of the lanru.jae-"a feminale clerk
who worked on the same wire In C
Berlin: that lie made a proposal of
> marriage to her, and that she ac
cepted him without having ever
seen him. They were married.
and t[c marriage. which resulted C
frmthle electric 'Iflities. is Sup.
posed Lo have turned out as well F
as those in which the senses are f
MO re apparentlV concerned." Nor s
must the prudent reader run away 0
with idea that these young per- "
sons were very rash, or that they
married without due acquaintance. C
For it is a fact that a clerk at one
end of a wire can readily tell by t
thle way in which the clerk at the '
other end does his work "whether I
he is passionate or sulky, cheer- t
itl or dul1l, sanguine or phllegina
tie, ill-iatured or good-natured.
SThe W JoArnal of the 'IClegraph.
A THRILLIN( ADVENTURE.-The h
following is from a California pa- ;
per: Millie Coyan. aged about ten t
years, and daughter of George M1.
Coyan, general manager of all the "
mines in and about Lost Camp. a
was assisting Some Of her younger
sisters over the sluice boxes. in t
the mine known as Wood's Ra
- vine, when she missed her footing
and tell into the boxes, through t
which was running at the time
about five hundred inches of wa- h
ter. She was swept for a distance n
of sixteen hundred feet through n
the sluices as though she had been 1
a feather. It appears that she s,
passed through the boxes in a
sitting position, and during her Y
terrible race tried repeatedly to d
rescue herselfffrom what in nine- t
ty nine cases out of one hundred t]
would have proved fatal to she
strongest man. Even while going s
at the rate of a railroad train the 1v
exhibited presence of mind enough "
to let her head fatll back in the a
water, to escape a piece of wood o
that is nailed over the boxes.-and k
against which, but for thte precau
tion taken, her brains would cer
tainly have been dashed out. After
beingc ari-ied a distance of 900 feet,.
she was washed over a "dump" 12
feet high, falling into anothe-r:
sluice-box,.700 feet long. Passing P
.through the latter, she was swept C'
over another "dump," 20 feet high, a
flling among rough jagged rocks. ri
IIere she managed to crawl out as
few feet from under the heavy tI
body of fliewater, and was
Shortly after rescued by Mr. Bart
lett. foreman of the mine. It was U
founid that she sustained severe in.
juries on the left knee, hip and side. at
[Ier face was also scratched and d
swelled, but fortunately neither h
will permanently disfigure her. f
SrNou: BEDs.-T he large double at
bed, which has held its own for of
centuries, is fatst faliling into dis Cl
favor, to be superseded by the g
single bed. The fatct is pretty bt
Iwell established that wherever
two persons sleep together, one h
abstracts from the other some l
amount of vital force. T1his ist
especially the ease where old and ai
young persons share the same tI
bed. Besides, in a room where "
there is nto decided currettt of air. e
the emanations from the lungri (
atmosphere for a considerable dis
tance. In tile public wards of in
great hospitals, never less than t
two and a half feet is allowed be
tween each bed for this reason. a
In the sleeping apartments ofa
royalty and nobility single beds
are everywhere the rule, and no ei
exception. The Emperor of Ger- it
many sleeps upon a narrow bed 01
anti hardl mattress. The singcle bed h
covering is a wadded silk quilt.
TIhe Fmperor and Empress of
Austria take their royal slumbers t.
on similar beds, with the same w
description of coverlet. One of t<
the principal advantages of these
narrow beds is that the mattresses
are easily aired, and that, in the et
opinion of all house-wives, mus
be a very important consider.ation:. d
.The Chtica.ro itant who stepped be- n
hind a pair of muule that lhe initended t
to purchase. vsked with mtuch feeline.
when he wats picked out of the trutter
iverr:zcmcments in-erted at thc rate ot z- .0
sqnare--one inch-for irst insertion. Anl
.. lor cav h inerti:l >
4)1111111 a1ierti--m cit- ten ner cent on above.
No:lees of mceting, obituaries and tributes
re lcs. 1 t, an L:,S ir ,quare s ordinaily
n4 L le ti e t.
Speci"! n.:e in jocal co"lumn 20 cents
AdvertisementS not marked wii tih num
)r of insertions W;ill be kept in till furbid
id charged accordingIy.
Specigl contracts made with large adver
sers, w:tli beral deductious on above rates
Done with Neatness and Dispatch.
A New York correspondent who
as h:-d the pleasure of seeing the
;ten nyleof French made dresses,
elahIns. '"o W:ikts. no corsetz.po
oves '" le describes the fashion
Tim i.to Fr.-n.ade dresses are
mi r; ile are tmer drapings with
he~ 1 :hrtuly lh>wi ncks. absuence of all
leveS. -:rap roir.:- over the naked
lIuller. jiin the dress at the
1;..li11 thle h,ack ::n,1 thle pit of the
1:1(-h T ' kirI i, stranly and
dftul hu1. Tt cnp and fldd; it
c;iln.-!ht iigh It the hip. or in the
ai.d is shiaped ii(htly ab(oit the
nItIrk fi-ure. FrAlm benelath thi,; drap
ry t: mu aI o~,,-yard41 trtin. Out
orl estu:a :.re made. a5 ihr as flith
aIperis ent4-(e.1 In th" 5:tme stale.
hee fa.hii1 diemaa::l revolving "pe
eta:mdn. w-hat daners turn the
SlIowm e:ent."' N,5 dress of this
nd coulil be taken on its owner s
ack in a hurry anywhere. Of course
orsets, and a zood many other articls
f underwear hitherto decimvd indispen
ible, will have to be taken off for the
Empire" waist. At a very swell
-edding_, reetption late!y the high-ton
d lle5 held thir :ms like trused
)w!s. to prevent the silk and lace su.s
en1dors that did duty as dress-waist!,
,(Aml falling off their shoulders. The
1l1ie bridal party were, to the number
f a dozen. photographed. and if I
,er- to send a copy up to Connecticut
'd not only be prayed for in the
hurches ,s ini lor. but I'd be liable
indictlint for sending indecent
ictures by manil. No gloCs: That's
readful for nice looks. No corsets:
'ht's hud for comfort; and no waists
> our dresso., and that's Loina to be
ol for ifumme. if it pOssesses no
ther decided advantaae.
ONLY FIT Pol TiE LA.-An old
dy walked into a lawyer's office late
when the followinz conversation
Lady-Squire, I called to see if you
ould like to take this boy and make
lawyer of him.
Lawyer--The boy appears to be ra
ier young madamn; how (lid is lhe?
Lady-Seven years, sir.
Lawyer-iIe is too youn-., decidedly
>o young ; have you no older boys ?
Lady-O h :y.Ihave several,
utw aeconcluded to make far..
ters of the others. I told the old
ian I thought this little fellow would
iake a first rate lawyer, so I called to
se if you would take him.
Lawyer-No madami; he is too
>ung~ vet to commence the study of
me profesion. But why do you think
iis boy better calculated for a lawyer
Ian your other sons.
Lady-Why, you see. .sr. lie is just
enya old to-day. When he
as only five, he'd lie like all natur';
hen he gut to belihe was saussy
id impudent as :mty critter could be,
id nw he'll steal everythingi he can
y hands oni.
THE PATRONs OF HUSBANDRY.
t last we hear something defi-.
te of the plan and purpo~ses of'
10 mysterious buOrder of Husband
r" that has so suddenly become a
wer in the West. It is a secret,
>-opcrative, industrial, beneficial,
ad literary institution, with va
ous rites borrowed from the secret
>cieties. Apparently it has no
ling do with politics. Men and
omen arc alike admitted. but
ue latter are limited to the fourth
3gree. The members of tihe first
igree are designated respectively
Laborer and Maid ; in the second
gree as Cultivator and Shep
~rdess; in the third degree ns
arvester and Gleaner, and in the
urthi degree as Htusbandman
Id Matron. The memlership
the organization at this time i
timated at 450.000, and if it does
into polities, it will certain!y
a powerful influence.
The farmers of Illinois are going to
ve a Fourth of .July of their own
is year. They have decided to set
art the day for a free discussion iof
e evils which oppress them-road
~. in the place of Mr. Jefferson's do
ment, a new Declaration (of Inde
ndcee which their executive comn
ittee has just issued.
An Omaha paper, without intend
g to bje personal. insinuates that if
e Omaha postmaster would resign,
nany persons would feel less anxious
lout their monev letters."
The number of ordinary letters cir
dlated in Germany was20.0.0
1870. and it increased to 240.000.
)fi in 181 he rate per cent, increase
oving actually augmented.
A German veteraon waIs recently bit
n by a mad dog in his artificial le,
ith the sole effect of beiner enale)l.d
walk more rapidly than before.
The ordinances of Pe t are print
I. in the formi of posters. :m d pasted
p in public places as a terror to evil
Do not feed rusty Straw to ani
Lals. It is not healtby-inl fact
> some ext ent poisonous.
Man respires, aspires, conspires