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A Family Companion, Devoted to Literature, Miscellainy, News, Agriculture, Markets, &
Vol. X- WEDNESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 5, 1874. No. 31
At Newberry C. I.,L
BY THOS. P. GRNFIHKER,
lIlit',r a ttel Proprietor.
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NEtCEL TO iETSY ANDI ARE
Amil when I went in the house the table was t
set lor me
Av gouot a supper's I ever saw, or can want
And I cranined the agreement down lay I
pocket as well as I could 1
And foil to eating iny vietuals, which some
liow didn't tastegoVd.
And Betsy, she pretended to look about the
lint she watched miy side coat pocket as a
cut would watch a mouse;
Andi then she went to foolin' a little with her
And intently reading a newspaper, a'holdin' C
it wrong side up.
And when I'd done my supper I drawed the &
And give it to her without a word, for she I
knowed what 'twas about,
And then I hummed a little tune, but now
and then a note
Was bu'ated by some animal that hopped up i
in my throat.
Then Betsy she got her specs fron of the a
And read tle article over quite softly to her
Itead it by little and little, for her eyes ij get- 1)
And lawyer's writin' ain't no print, especia1
ly when It's cold. t
And after she'd read a little, she give my arI
And kindly said she was afraid I was 'lowin' -I
her too much;
But when sihe was through she went for mo,
tier fiace a'streamnin' with tears,
And kissed me For the first time in over twen
ty years I
A don't kno ivwhat you'll think, sir-I didn't
come to etiquire
nlut I picked tip that agreement and stuffed it b
in the fire; .
And told her we'd hury the hatchet along
side of the cow;
And we struck an agreetent never to have g
another row. r
And I told her in the future [ wouldn't vipeak
cross or rash fi
If half the crockery in the house w,as broken
all to smatlsh,
And site said. In regard to heaven, we'd try
and learn Its worth
MBy starting a branch establishment and run' t
ning it here on earth.
And so we sat a'talkina' three-quarters of tihe
And opened our hearts to each other until
they btoth grew light; r'
And the days wvhen I was wishina' her away
from so many tmen
WVas nothinig to that evenimng I courted her
WI LL CAuLI-'TON. I,
THE HANGED MAN.
BY ALEX. DUMAS. C
1 halvt oLiy to state that, at the
moment who.' the tale 1 anm about
to tell commnenc, it is nooni, that
the month is May, t.hat the roadc
on which we are emnterinlg is bound
'ed to the right by heath an(l
broom, to the left by the sea, attl(
you know at once what I do not
tell you-namely, that tihe broom
is green, th at the sea is hlustering, E
that tihe sky is blue, that the sun
.is hot, and that the road is dusty.
I have only to add, that~ this
iamo roadl, whieh winds along the
coast of Brittany, gcan ltrom La
Petorio to La Piroche; that, 1a
- Piroche is a village I have noveo'
seen, but whichl must be just like
severy eot' village; thmat we are
1fairly afloat in the fifteenth con
tmry-, in 1418 ; and that two men,
~ne older than the other, one the
father and the other the son, both
poaans,are jogging along the
roQtd, mnounted on ponies, which
.trot at apace autffciently agreeable,
'considering Usay are only ponies
Lbestrodden by peasants.
"Shall we get there jn time ?"
Utked the son.
* "Yes; it wvon't in ko place be,.
fore two o'clock," angwlor'ed the
lather, "and it is only a Quartor
past noon, by the sun."
* 'It is what I am very curfous
- "I have no doubt you are,"
"And so he is to be hlangodl inr
the armor lie stole ?"
"And he was caught as ho was
Making away wvith it?"
"'es: you can compr'ohond that *
Uhe arn-or was not to be carried off
Without making a horrible clank
and rattling; It had no0 inclination a
to ldete its lawful master."
BIesides, it was made of iron."
"The people in thle chateau were
awakened by the noise they
"Ahd they arrested the follow ?"
"Not immediately ; they wore int
a right at first."
"Naturally enough; it is always
tbq Qa*o at first with people who V
ato robbed when they find them
seNes.Iin the presence of r'obbors bt
otherwise there wvould be no ad- b
ontag9 in being a robber,"
"But aikaid of whom ?" m
-. ~ ~Ofa ghost. This wvretched p
thIt. of nbtiotim6 str'ength, held as
-the l'mor in front of him 9 euch hi
ihoilevel of theoldst 'f te said be
o gigaintic proportions in the
orridor along which ho passed.
kdd to that, a harsh noise which
lie cunning rascal mad, bohind
lim, and you. can flancy what it
orror the valots woro in. Un
ortunaitely for him, they went
Id roused tihe Scigneur of La Pi
oche, who cares it straw for no
1Ian, either living or dead, who
iiiply, and wiLhliout any on's as
iitanco, stopped the thief, and do
vered him ill), bound hand and
)ot, to his own propOi justice."
"And his own propOr justico?"
"Condoimned him to bo hanged,
lad inl the arimior."
"(Who0rofore that claiso in tho
"Becauso the Seignour of La
'irocho is not only it bravo cap
lin, but it man1111 of tonge and spirit,
rho wants to obtain from this
ist condemnation both an exam.
to for others and a benefit for him.i
a1. Weil, don't you know that
rhatevor has touchod a hamged
inn becomes a talismaii for its
ossessor ? Th'lie Seigneur of La
'irocho, thorefore, ordered the
rimiinal to be chad in his armoir,
11at ho might take it back aigailn
fteri he was dead, and so have a
lisman in our coning wars."
"That's a very clover stroke."
"'I fllouild think so, indeed 1" 1
"9 Let us push on, then ; for I
artictilarly w nt to soc this poor
-rotch ianged." .
"Ve have plcnty oftimo, wo had
otter not ovor-fattiguo oulr cattle.
V 0 are not going to stop at La Pi.
>)chio ; we have a i ood league to
o beyond it, and thon wo m11ust,
3turn to La Poterio."
"Yes; but ouir horses will have
ve or six hours' rest, since we ar,1
ot coming back buforu the ovon
Tho fathor and son continued
ioir journey, chat'ing its they
'nt, and half an hour afterwiards
icy reached La Pirocio.
As the father had said, they ar.
ived in time.
There was atn immense con,
Lurso of peoplo in the grand square
1 front of the chateau, for there
le scaffold was orected.
The two companiions got its near
s possible to the scaffold, in order
' lose nothing of the evonts that
rero about to take place; and
ke overybody clso, they awaited
be spectaclc, with the advantage
f boing mountod on pony-back,
ud of seeing bottor, With loss fia
igue. Their stisponce wias not of'
At a quarter to two the gate of
he chatoan was op)enod, and tho
ondem nod man appoared, proecod.
di by tho guards of' the Seignour'
f' La Pirocho, and followed by
hoe xecutionor. The thiof' was
lad in the armor ho had stolen,
udvas riding backwards on an
ss without a saddlo. His visor
own, and ho hung his head. His
ands were tied behind his back;
nd if you wish to know 0111 con
iction respecting him, wvo doclar'o,
vithout hesitation, that, judging
y his manner and attitude, if not
>y his face which could not ho
eon, lie was very ill at eniso, anud
vas occupied at that moment by
ho most melancholy reflections.
The hangman had just set his
adder leaning against the gallows,
mnd the chaplain of the Seignour'
if' La Piroche, mounted on a plat
ormn piurposety prepol)t'd, was road.
ng the sentence.
The condemned man did not
They called out to him to get
Al' his ass, and give himself' up1 to
Heo did niot budge an inch. We
an understand his.hositattioin.
'rhen the hangman soii,od himn
b h .owvs, lifted him off the
as' back, anid . ot him down upl.
ight on the ground. it'l
Jur'ing the chlango of' a, ,
lie ebaplain finished reading to.
"Have you any request to
iake ?" lie inquired of' the patient.
"Yes)" replhied the wretched
an, in a sorrowful anid scarcely
"What is it?"
"I r'equest my pardon 1"
The Seigneur' of La Piroche
rugged his shiouldors, and ord(er
I the hangmant to (to his office.
Tihat official porsonage pr'eparedl
.mount the, ladder, leaning
~ainst the gi1bot, whichi imapas
blo, with -out-stroechod arms,
as about to teatr a soul out of a
ring body, a nd he tried to make
o criminal mn11)t before him.
it the th1ing' was not easy.
The hiangnaan, to make 1im
ouuit the ladder, had recourse to
oesamo tneans1 which he had em
yoyd to snake him got off' the
kU 4' ook him by the waist, set
Il On~ the thir'd ,stave of the litd
k', had thotpusheod 4im up
T1hor0. Was-1 no he,lp For it, ox.
Cept to mount.
Then tho exe:eutioner adroitly
slipped roind the patient's neck
the runing looso which oaii
llonte thle 0nld o t Io rope, anldr gI. I
ing him a Violent kick in tihe back,
.,iont him swinging into opet:
Aln immense clamor followed
his oxpected denoulemedt, and a'
shidder ran throlhlloit. tho crowd. r
Of whatever Crime lie may be I
guilty, a dying 1111111 is always, for
instanllt, groater thanl thosO who
come to soc him dic.
''he hantged man swung two 8
or three ininites at the end of'
his ropo, Icieked, writhed, anl then
rominled miotioliesm and sitily. 1
They stared a Few iiliitets lon
ger at t,be suf erer, w s11080 gilded 8
almIlolr glittered ill the iilShinllo; 13
the spectators gradually forimed
int.o groups, aid then wenit, their i
Several Ways hrmmewards, dis4
Coursing oil the lat ovent. f
* * * * * t
The next morning, at break of
(lay, at Couple of guards walked r
OuLt of tle chateau of' la Pirocho 8
to tak down the body of 'thei
Criminal, and to strip it of the ar- I
MOr belog(ijnr to their lord ; but
they founld what they were very
far from expecting-amilely, Lhat h .
the gallows anld tbe rope still re0- r
m1aiined in their places, but that
the hanged man vas nowhoro to
Tht, two goiards rubbed their |
0os, ill (1011bt wliethC' they were C
dreaming or not; bit such was
the Fet. No body, aind, as a nat- s
liral consequonc10 )e, 110 armllor.
The Ilost ext raordinarv circum l
stalice was, that the ropo was C
leitlo: broken nor cut., but exact
ly ini the st.ato in which it wias be- %
fore receivinl.g tle Criminal. i
The guards at once wont to
ann1oulneo the news to the Sei(g
near of La Pirochic.
What had becomo of the dead r
man ? For the coidemned thief t
was certainly dlead the day before, I
Its the whole population had be- c
held with their eyes.
Had ittiother thief takon advan, i
tage of the night to obtain posses. t
sion of the armor which covered i
the body ? t
Perhaps so ; but, while taking 8
tle armor, he would evidently t
have left tile body, for which he I
had no occasion.
Had the friends or relatives of' I
the sufferelr determinod to give t
him Christian burial ?
Th~le caso3 wa(s fari fromf impossi- I
ble, except that the suiff'erer had
nitiler fr'ienads 1nor relat.inan
peopleO actinhg under religions mso
t,ives would have ta'.en the body I
and left, tbe armor.
That suIpposition, thlerefor'e, was
not, to be entertained. What,
t,hon, woero they13 to supp)loso.
The Seigmnur of' La Pir'choi waIs
ini despair'. iIe was madit about
his suit of' arimor. lie offered a
1reward (of teni golden cro0wnls to
whioev-er w1ouild deliver up the
cr'iminatl, attired as he walis ut, the
time11 of hiis donilth.
T hey searched the hiouse; no0
t.hiing was11 found. Nobody caime1
to claim tho i'ewar'd.
A nmnth was Spent in fruitless
The gallows still r'emalined inl its
place, hu11milIiated, downcast, and1
dlespised. Nover'had agi bbotcom
mfittedh so disgraceful a breach of
The Seignour of La Piroche con
ttinued to demand the restitution
of hlis armorl0.
Nothing camo of it,
At last lie wvas doubtless on the
the p)oint of mailking up1 his mfinid
to this strange event, and tihe loss
resulting from it, when one morn1'f
ing, On aiwake:ing, 110 hoard( a
great noise in tile square whlere
the exeocution had takon place.
Ie was going to inquire what
'~the matter', whon his Ohap)lainl
entLerou . ir," he said, "(10 you
"Monselgn'' 'roned ?"
kno1w what has haii,, --" direot
''No; but I will in1qulis
"I can tell you. 1---"
WV hat is it,, then ?"
"The man who was hlangel-"
"On the gallows,"
"With his armor."
"With your armor ?"
"Exactly so ; because it bAlngs
to me. And ho is dead ?"
"Perfectly dead. Only
"Only what ?"
"had he spurs on yho1 pewh
"Well, monseighenir,he has sp'irs
on now; and instead oi'f wearing
.ho holme11t onl his head, he car
'ily 1id it att the I ,oot of tiho
fallows, so as to be founid haiging
"het us go and soe, Messiro
ha11pilaill ; let uts go anid see ait
'Tiei Seign1ur of La Pi ochto ran
t th tsquare, whiich Wa-s crowd.
id with inquisitivo spoetators.
'e lieck of tho hanged man was
elatced int tie ruilninig noos, tite
ody wis reailly at tho ond of tite
opo, atind tihe armlllo w.vas rOily on
It waMSl prodigious. SO they
hotilod, "1A miracll"
'He has reponted," said one,
and its come back to re-liamg
"l1 ii been here all the time,"
aid another., "otily we could not
"But why ias boi put onl spurs?"
11qutired at t.hird.
"Dotibtiess because ho ias como
comll ia distalo, nild was 1aiXiouts
o got back quick."
"F'or ity )art,, whothior fa or
0ar, I shoulild have iad nto occa
ion whatever for spuis, becamtso I
vould have taken good care to
0omain whero I was."
And then they laughed, and
hen titey looked at, the ugly
,ri mace on tho dead Imanl's Counlite.
As for the Seigneur of Li )ir
chte, his only1' thought was to
mike sure thiat the thiefwas4 real.
y dead, anI)d to tiko ropossession
f his suit of artor.
Th03y took down tie body an.td
trippeld it, and tholl, whon Stri'p
led, they huiig it II) again, atd
ho crows set, 1o work wit b such
ioct that it a couplo ofr days it
vas stripped to the boit, in a
voek it was like a tat',ordltalion,
it aI fortitigit it iad the appear
m11ce of a nothing-at-all.
But, how had this hangod man
m11ployed his Limo du-ring his
iionth of absenco ? How was it
hat having been hung, ho con.
.rived to escapo, anld that having
scaped ie robung ihimslf?
Our two peasants, roturning
komo by night(, and pissijg closu
o the gibbot, hoard moans, gasp.
ngs, ind sornothing like a prayer;
hat they devoutly crossod thoml
olves, atd asked what it could be;
iat nobody replied, but that the
noans continuod, appoaring to
ono from tho body that was
1aging overhead. They then
00k tite laddor, which the hang
nanl iad loft at the foot of the
~ibbet, sot it againsat thosido of thto
~allows, and the son mounting ats
eur as whero the crimrintai hung,
aid to himo, "Is it you who are
niak ing theso comp)laintsL, lmy) 1poor
dL his str'ength, answvered, "Yes."
fYoular still liive, thton ?"'
"1)o) you repentt of y'our crimno ?''
"Thton I will sot about ulntyinig
jou; and, as thle gospel commnantd 5
ts to sutccor thoso wh Io suffer, andl
vhto even canlso its to sutffer, [ will
mICCOr' yelu and1 retSoro yout to life),
hbat it may lead( you unto good.
ILeaven prefot's a soul whiich tre.
>ents of its sins to a body whiich
The fathetr and1 son then untfas.
oenod tile dying nman, and comnpro.
leonded how it haijppened that 110
itill sur'vived. The rope, instead
f Compressing the nteck of' the
Lhiof, pressed the bottom of thto
helmet in such1 wViso that tile pa
tient was suspended, but not
strmangled, andi that, catching with
his hteadl at a sort of ledge or r'est.
ing placo0 withtin tho holmet, ho
had managed to breathe and1( koop
life existintg up to the moment
when outr two comnpantions passed
The latter liberated him, and
transported hum to thtoir owni
htomo, wheroto ho was handed over
to the nursing of the ImOther and
1101 maiden daughter.
But 110 whio has stolen wviii steal
In the peasant's htouse there
"iro only two thtings to steal:
tiemoney hto had brought
"oterie did not be
,o L , "1oso two things
ong to h1im1. .'.. ~.
vor'o his horse and hi dugher
fair hairod girl of' sixteen ,vears
The ox-hung criminal deter
InOio to steal both ; for ihe coveted
.ho horse and was smitten with a
passion for hlis daughter.
One night, therefore, heo sad(dled
the horse, put on spurs in order
to travel more quickly, and seized
the girl as sho was fast asleop, to
carry her off behind him.
Bst tho, girl woke up, and id
The father and'son .eameq4hg
rescue, Trhe thief grled to'SOa4po,
bu t t *ae tb~ late. The daeghter
'old theom of the violent attempl
that had boon mado ; and her fa.
thor and her brother se0ing cloar
ly that no real repentance was to
be oxpected from such a man, re
SOlved to tako justico into their
Own hallds, but moro offectuially
than the Soignour of La Piroo
had dono. Thoy fatstoned the
scoundrol to tle horso which he
had saddlod himself, conductod
him to tho square of La Pirocho,
and hung him exactly whore he
was iutng beforo ; but they took
Care to com1ovO his holmot and lay
it, on the ground, to make sure
that he should not oscapo this
timo, and they quiotly returrod
As to the Seigueur of La Pirocho, t
Sinlce he was in 1)080SSiOnl of' a
sure and cor-tain talisman, ho joy
fully sot out for tIto wars, whero
he was the very first to got knock.
ed on the head.
THIE BANKIRUT.Ji Lr W.
AN OUTI.INE OF Till VHANIES IN C
TIIE on11liNAL ACT.
The bill rueenitly passed by Con.
griss aiiding th bankrupt law
of 1867, aid signed by the presi.
dlent on tho 23d iltimo, provid(-s
that the court maY inl its discrc. I
tionl, oil Sufficient caulso showni,
and upon 110t00 and iearing, di.
rctI th receiver 01 tssignleO to I
take posKession of the proporty <
and carry on the busines of the f
debtor, 0or any part, 11nder t1ho di- I
rection of' til court1, Whol th in- I
torest, of the estitLc, as well as ofr
tihe creditors, will be promoted
thereby for it piriod not exceeding
nine months. Tile cour-t must,, I
however, be satisfied that a major.
ity in valuo of the croditors ap
provo beflore making such ainl or
der. Section 1 of tile act is also
aeionded by adding a provision . ali
lowill tile cout". to direct, that any
of the legal assets or debts of the
baikilrupt, as contra-distinguished
from equitable demands, shall,
whon not ouoooding Give luldrod
dollars be collected ill the Stato<
ootrts having jurisdiction. Con. i
current jurisdiction is given the i
circuit courts with district courts ;
of any distiret of all cases brought i
by the assigneo, and persons claim.
ing an advorso intorst or owing
any debt to bankrupt, or vice ver
THE SELLING OF PROPERTY AND RE
POars nY TiHE ASSIGNEE.
Unless otherwise ordorod by
tile court, tile assignee is to soll
the bantkrutpt's pr1oper'ty, roal or'
porsonal, at public auction, the
not.ices of' public sales to ho pub.
liShed onico a week for three cont
secultivoe wooks in a newspaper or
nlewspapor's designated by the
judlge. Tiho court, on application
of aniy pat.y in inltoroest, shlall hlave
Coml)eIto 1 supervisory p) oe of' tile
stales, inluiding the powecr to sot I
thleml aside and order a rosalo, so
as to realizo the largest, sum.
['Tho court may also order tany) r'eal
estat.e of' tibo bankrupt, or p)art of
it to bo sold for ono-fourthl cashl
anld tile residuod withlin eighteeon
mlon)ths, iaLt evoa per ceint., ill sulch
inlstlmenllts 1as the court, may di
recct, to be se)cured by mortgage
or lien upon01 tile prioperty. Every
assignee shtall keep a regniar tac
countt of aill mlon)eys received aind
oxp)ondeld by imf to wich over'y
cr-editor shall1 have free aiccess.
If tho assigneo fails or noegiects to
wvell and faithfulhly dischargo is
duities in) thoe sale or dlisposition) of'
l'proerty, it is tile (lity' of tile
court to remove him, and he
shall forfeit all emolumenlts inl
conn)ctionl with the salo. if an
assignee utfairly or wrongfully
disposos of property in his charge,
or agrees to do so, h10 shall, up~on
proof, be removed anld forfoit all
f'ees anId other compensation for
all soervices itn Connection withl
tihe estato, and utpon coniVction
be liable to a fine of' not mloreC
thlan $100,000, or imprisonment
for not more than two years, or
bothl. Any peo r s o n conspiring
withl the assignee for a similar
pur~pose shlall, upon conviction, be
liable to a like punishment. Tile
assignee to r'eport int detail to tihe
cou rt once0 in thrtoe montLes, and
at all othor times when ordered
by' the court, and also to report
in deta . whenever any settlement
of his acco'infts is made. Upon
such settlement; ho must file in
court an affidavit deilaring wheth
er bo has orhasnot,reoeived,diretly
or indirectly, any interest, benefit,
or advatage fronde use or depos.
it of fubde is his keeping and may
tbq egrh@ lyuo'h same
subject, and If i e wilfuJly swears
ein 11ot pegorIin his re'
4jad, dugob tonIot og bq
nunished b$'tnorlsonment dt less
,han ono yoar nor more than five
ImOINNINI or PROUEEDINWs IN Vol.
hoctionl 0lovOU of' the original
mt, rulating to the beginning of
wocoodings in voluntary bankr ipt
y, is so aionded ts to provido
hat the noticos ordired by tho
Iourt sAll be publishe d in ntot
nore than two newspapers, to be
olected by the marshal. Bua t
V0heover tle creditor are so nu
norous as to make any notico un
or the laNw, by nail or otherwiso,
groat and disproportionate ex
101)80, tho Coirt may order such
otice to be given by publication
o all creditors whoso sums do not
xceed $50. Section twenty is
mended so 11 to prevent aty sot.
ff to be made in debts or crediis
i cases of' compuilsory bank ru ptcy
Tter the act of' bankruptey upon
r inl respot to thie adjudiction
hall be mado. A creditor, by prov
nIg his debt or claim, de Ot
Vaiive his righit, of' action or siit
ailnst tile bankrIClupt w1n011 a dis
harge has been refused or procood
ligs determined without d dik
hargo. In all Causes or trials In
ier the act the alleged bankrut,
T any party thereto ar compo
In cases of compulsory or invol.
intary bankruptcy, tle provisionlfs
if' the law requiring the pay.
nont of' any proportion of' thei
mankrupt's debts, or the assont
>r aiy portion of' his crediLtors, as
condition of his dischargo from
lis debts, do not apply ; ir other
vise entitled to it, Io may receivo
k discharge 11s if' he had paid the per
:ietir'e. No dischargo in cases of'
.olunitary bankruptcy shall bo
nade if the debtor's assota aro not
iqual to thirty per cen t. of tho prov
>d claims against his estate, with
mt the assent of' 1oe-fourt,h of' his
areditors in number and one-third
n value. The fifty per cent. pro
7isiol) in the Originilal act is repeal
d. The two periods of' fou aind
Iix mont,hs mentioned in Section
15, under the head of "Proferen
31 na ( fraiomj --nAA6 o ?.AVa%%,- n
,larod void," proscribod as the Jim
ta of cortain reclaiming and void
ng plOcCssos, aro reduced to two
nonths and four moniths respet.
voly, but this not to tako effect
or- two inonths after the pasage
f' the act. Tiho samio section is
urther amondod by the pOrson
procuring any part of the propor
'y, who must know that tho at
~achment, payment, &c., is muado
n fraud of the bankrupt law be
oro theO samo1 can ho declared void.
NTothiirg in tho section shall invalE
(late any loan of actual value, or
ho Fccur1ity ther'etofor'e, made in
ni good f'aith up~on a socurity taken
n good faith at the timo of the
mnaking of tho loan.
ForIty (lays, inIstoad of' fourteen,
uro allowed to elapse bofore a bank,
>ankor, broker, mer'chanit, trader,
nan ufacterel or aiiy othier person,
who fails to pay his commericial
paper' is liable to be thr'own inIto
bankru'tptcy'. TLhe assent, of' one
routh in i numbn er anid one-th ir(d
i value of' the creditors in rec
Juir'od to throw a debtor in)to
biankr'uptcy. Th'lis provision re
atos back to Doeecmber 1, 1873.
Phio per1iods relatinig to aIrrest
rod imnprisonmecnt in the same
section (39) ar'e also changod from
soven to twenty days. If' it ap
p)ear's that the number amid amount
)f' creditors have niot potit,ioned
that tho debtor he adjudged a
bankr'upt, theo court shall grant a
recasonable time, not mor'e than
tweonty days in cases horotof'oro
bogun, and ten days in those be
gun herenfter, within wvhich other
erod(itors8 may join. If' the requi
ito nutmber (1008 not then appear'
the case is to bo dismissed. If lhe
is abjudged a bankrupt thle as.
signoe may recover the money or'
prioper'ty friaudulon tly paid, con
veyedl, or sold,prIovidinug the p)I'orso
r'eceiving the same know a fraud
of' the act was intended ; such peir
soin, although a creditor, shall miot,
in actual casos of' fraud, be allowed
to prove for' more than a moiety
of' his debt. This limitation is to
ap)ply to voluntary ba~nk ruptcy
also. The petition of' creditors
under31 this section may be suffi
ciently verified by the oaths of
the first nive signers, or their at
torneys If they do not reside in
the district. Those whose debts
do not exceed $250 are not to be
reckoned in computing thle num
ber anid amount of creditors; If'
there be none whose debts exceed
$250, or If such fall to sign the pe
tition oreditors having debts of a
a less amount shall be reckoned.
When the court hearp the allega
tion sof the petitioner and debtor,
it nafhyn -thb alentin of Sb..iibt
ten days, for the trial of the faets
ot for1th in the petition. Proceed
ings may be diseontinued whenov
er a debtor piys thoso secured
debts which woro the ground of'
thowing" himl) illto bankru ptey, or
whenlever, witi te (onsent of ti
Uourt, he antid i majority of the
vreditors Sha 1C ask for a discontil
uaince of the proceedinigs. Tle
jurisdiction, &c., vested in tihe
United States Distriet Court is Ill
io vested in tiho District. Courts
nstead of' tle 8upreme Courts of'
the Territories, a11 formliel3f, s1 b.
oct to the geieral superintolid.
mnco and jurisdiction confeurred
1pon circuit Courts by Hectionl
COMPoSITION WIl CREDITORs.
A composition may bo offected
with creditors without regard to
ro.cedinlg in bankruptcy, by a
voto 01'a mliolitV il 11umbeMMr and
broo-fourths inl vailuo of' tle credit
)>r8, Who l shall adopt a resolution
m thatt effet at i lleetin.g duly
allIed oil (te notice, of such cred
tors as may be presuit Or rep.re
ionLed by proxy. Such resolution,
with the a btor's statement of' his
Issets lb, debts, shall be presenlt
.d to the courts and recorded.
'lie creditors may add to or may
valry the iprovisions of' tbe coml
positiol in the same manuer, and
the composition shiliall be bindimng
an all non-agrooing creditors but,L
hall 11t1 plrodjuIdico the rights of
ni) not namid in the dobtor's
itateient. If* 1 o g a I ditneultics
proveint t,h composition being
procoodod Wi witihout injustice,
Lte court maly sot it atsidlo, andl thle
debtor shall bo procceded with Ias
a hankrulp. The fees and expeisem
aro reducod ono-hall' utii the
judges of the Supi11mo Courl sh1lall
establish a pormationt reduction
antid simpliy procedingii. No reg
istar or clerk of' court, or their
partne)rV', or aly ono having any
intorest with oithor in any fee
01o01 amoments ill bll Ic rupty',shall
be of'counsel, Solicitor orat,ornoy,
either in or out of' coutL,, in any
suit or matt.or pending bankruptcy
in any cirouit or district court of
his district, or inl anl] appol ther
from. Nor shall they be oxocil,or,
ad I inistrator, guardianl, etc., of'
anly estate within the jurisdicLion
of cithor court, or ill any foes aris
from such trusts.
Provision is also made for annu
aIl reports by district marshals, and
noaries public are authorized to
tako such proof' of debts against
the estate of' a bankcrupt.
GooD AND) BAID PAP'ERs.--It is a
said sightI for one who) longs for' a
naitiona's highest, prIospor'ity, to 800
the youth of it flocking to the
unews stands and1( to the count,ry
post ofiiees, so cager for' thle illuas
trated ne0wsjppers of the day.
The inlstant, 01n is securaod, the
lad oar young muan walks away;
eagerly devouring the cont,inued
story always full of' tho wildest
sensaLion)ai read ing, if' not toach ing
the most dlebasing morals. Vii
lians of' overy dye are hold upj as
hea'oes, and youang minids are fireod
to imitate their deeds. Thatii is
tile way ourx thieves anId mur'der.
el's are mnado. That is the way so
man~y boys aare made perfectly
worthless for' any praactical pur
pose in life. Youa can know the
boy who devours such1 litearatur'e
by his slouching gait anad absent
manners; by his crossness when
called away from his enchanting,
visionar'y wor'ld, and obliged to
take part in tihe r'eal.
Boys, if' you ever wish to be
successfu and h1oored menOl iln the
wor'ld, sh un such reading. If' an
agent urges you to subscr'ibo for'
such a trashy p)apor, tell him once
for' all, "no." Ask if boghas somo1
good subslantial paper that will
give valuable knowledge--that will
nmake you better arid wisor. If'
ho h1as, invoat your money in it,
arid youa will find of' all the in
vest,ments of the year, this is
the best paying. What wold
you 11,hink of' the fa'mor whxo should
go out in thle mor'ning anld sow
his meadows with ox-oyedl daisy
and wild par'sley ? Th'ley are both
very pretty flower's,and beautifully
diversify tile mnonot.onouas meadow
land. But 1 have yet to 800 a far'
mor pleased with thxem. Now
thira influence is not hlalf' so per
nicious as that of these sensation
al papers on thle mind of your
children. You may, by great
car'e, root out these mischief-m,ak
ing weeds, but the injur'y bad lit.
eratur'e leaves is life-long. It Is
like a mniracle if the reader is not
utterly wreoked by It. Choose wa
rily your children's reading, and
wheon you have found a really good
paper stick to-it, as a fast friend,
.4vo 1ond his folhu)w.inotc.
"GOING RIEH PIRETTIE'ST."
TOM POTTs, THE EN0lasi ENGINEER,
TELLs Hlow is LOCoMOTI VE JUMP
El) A U AP.
Tom 'otts, a well known 1oco
motive engineer in England and
the States, is the solf-accredited
hoo of' the following wonderful
story of succossful daring. I will
narrato it as nearly as I Can in liq
own words. I have heard him toll
"WeO11, gentleoun, I say you'll
think it's a lie, but I can't hel)
that; you have asked me to toll it,
and all I can say is, it' you'd boon
in lmly place you'd have scoon it.
"I had been driving the Witch
for about t3even months, and a
swOOt thing she was. I nover Was
never half' so fond of an Oniline as
I was of b)n. Sho Wis the kind
of machilne a mnu11 ouly gets once
inl at lifetime.
"Sle mnado her steam quick, was
easy onl fiuel, started off lively, and
wNoit like a 1dcr. 14or cylinders
% co 16-inch, her stroke 22, and
her drivers 7 fOct 6. and she was
as kind to handle as a baby.
,To se bor run oi with a heavy
load, light and gay, was enough to
shame tile Juno, Ven1us and leon,
and other 18-inch m1acllines.
"Sho never wanted fixing up.
Venus was always going in and
out of tile hop to be titivated,
and if thoro's any thing I don't like
i's Ia engilo thatl all th0 time
vantu to be titivatod. Silo was
always ready and willing for work.
Whby, bless y oul sh was only
washed out for lie sake of clean.
himss-sho didn't need it a bit.
"Sio was the tidiost thing I over
soon-seened as t b o u g h dirt
wouldn't stick to her.
"Woll, what I am111 going to toll
came ofl' years ago, beforo I left
the old coultry, ald it wats 0110
of the best railroads-single track
thon, though it's got threo now,
and four ill some spots.
"Well, the Witch and I were
put on the mail, on1 of' tile fastest
*41'61ad ftha%S Ivornm ;Ilrn U%,.S,
in them days.
"Tile enginecr was fined a shil
ling for overy mlilnit,o 110 lost. lie
dared not go slow for fog, unless
he wanted to lose his day's pay.
lie had to keop going right along,
anid sou things before he got ill
sight of 'cin.
" eWO woro running north One
(dari wintry day, anid wr making
our best streaks. I should ireckon
we wor'o goin~g about fif'ty miles an
"I was Baying to myself; 'sheo's
goinlg bor1 prettiest,' when we suid
dontly shot ahead, as if we had
been fired oult of' a cannion.
"I knew what that meant. We
had broke loose, we hadn't a car be
hlind us. The coupling had brokcen
between tile tenidor and the first
"How we flow; to be sure I I
whistled the guard to break up
the trainl. Ilow we boulnded along I
"I could make out no objects
alongside; we seemed to go fatster
anId faster, we mulst have got as
fasRt as 01 ono hundred miles an hour.
"It wais a straight p)iece of track
for 801m1 miles. I did net shut off'
steam! directly we br'oko, for 1
dlidnl't wvant the train to runit into
us wVhlich might happen it they
did not heal'rme whistle for breaks.
"It was lucky I kept 1101 going,
for just as I had had about enloughl
such flying, a manl startedl out
about six hundred yards before us,
holdinIg a red flag.
"Therle was nothing in the way,
so I knolw somolting must be
wrong with the track.
"You might, as well have tried to
step a whirlwind as the Witch inl
that distance, HIer epood was
"There wasn't much time to
thinkc, and as we could not, stop,
thle faster' we woent tihe better; so
I gave what steam more there
was. Sh1e seemed to have some
'go' in reseorv, 1for we shot. past
thle red flag like a flash.
"I. saw men standing hlorror
"'Bill,' I said, 'quick I Get on
the coke and see whbat's ahead.'
"lie lookced and went deadly
palo1, tottered, and fell back in a
"By thils time I could see plain
enough what was wrong.
"There was a gap in the track
where a bridge hlad gono down.
"You can't imagine my feelings
just then. Going to death-deathb,
swift and terrible, at about two
miles a minute-getting nearer',
nearer I I thought of my wife and
child-nearer I An instant more
bhe awem y'I.itlle
wq ,*bld yoi be ,ove 'tE
e- 1e at
Advertisements Inserte4 at the rate of $1.00
per aquare-one inch-for first insertion and
76c. lar each subsequent Insertion, Double
column advertisements tenper cent on above,
Notices of meetings, obituaries and tributes
ofrespect, same rates per square s ordInary
Special notices in local.column 26 conts
Advertisements not marked wilb the uum,
ber of Insertloris will be kept in till forbid
and charged accordIugly.
Special contracts made withlarge advet
tsers, with liberal deductions oi atove rates.
Done with Neatness and Dispatch.
"She jumped that gap like a
stag, and i hat's more, she, struck
the ritils all right on the' other
side and kept right along, just as
if she had not noticed the gap.
"I stirred Bill up and with both
of uS at the brako, we mannaged
to stop the Witch.
"She was on a tear that day,
but I never dreamed she'd jump
that gap-that's a fact."
ALMOST SUNDOWN.-When in
college a yaoung student, who sub
sequently becaie a missionary,
deemed himself ill-treated by a fol
low-student, and in consequence
got very angry. To the surprise
and grief of his brethren, he gave
somewhat froo expressi.on to his
feelings. No one ventured to ro
buke him, or to remonstrate with
him, while he was uttering things
very little adapted to promote the
edification of tho hoaror.
Towards the closo f the day, a
judicious friend was passing his
room. Pausing before the open
door, lhe said in a significant tonc,
"It is almost sundown." The re
proof, so kindly and delicately ad
ministered, was fult by his erring
brother. The divine command
ment, "Let not the sun go down
upon your wrath," was called to re
membrance. The perturbation of
passion was exchanged for that of
It ib our to duty arouse the con
scienco to a porception of wrong
doing, and to a sense of guilt. To
do this successfully, and so as to
secure beneficial results, requires
w isdom. Wisdom soldom prompts
the (liroct and stern rebuke. It
never assumes the attitudes of a
prosecuting attorney ; it never al
lows the rebukor to assume an air
of superiority. In the example
given abovo, the rebuke was indi
roct, and by means of an allusion
to a p)assago of Scriptnre. There
is nothing comparable to Scripture
in power to convince of wrong do
ing, and yet much depends on the
skill with which it is applied.
When bluntly or boisterously pre
sented, it is more likely to repel
a"'.~ 1i1161,LU vuuVinuu.
IIAUnIM's FA'rAL HLIPPoDIOME.
--Mrs. Charlos Davis, one of the
lady riders in the races at Bar.
nm's ILippodr'omo, Nowv York,
who was injured in the hurdle
race on Friday night, died on
Monday. On the night of the ac
cident, she wvas riding at full speed,
andl her horse, "Spot"-an .English
thorough bred--gathered himself'
too quickly to leap one.of the hur
dles, and striking it wvKh his fore
foot, turned a complete somersault.
His rider came in contact with
the hurdle and fractured her eel.
lar-bone, also sustaining internal
injturios of a serious nature. She
h ad been suffering previously
from a weakness of the lungs, and
the shock occasioned by the acci.
dont produced constant and vio
lent hemorrhages, which caused
her death. The death of Mrs. Da
vis makces the fourth iatal accident
at the hippodrome during the past
month, not to speak of the
brokeni bones and broken heads
of other performers. B a r n u mn
seems to look with indiff'erence
upon this human slaughtering
business, judging from the fact.
that he makes no attempt to aban
don the dangerous sports of his
colossal establishment. Upwards
of twenty years ago, Franconi'sa
Paris IIipplodrome exhibited in
New Yorkc with a career some
what a akin to that of Barnum's,
until the authorities interposed to
modify the character of the per
formances. Let the action be re
A YCAsE OFl HIVING BEEs.
-A p in Louisiana recently
took a notion for a bath in an in
viting stream, wv h 1 c h flowed
through a field he was engaged in
plowing, and divesting himself of
his clothes for the purpose, hung
his unmentionabies, upon the limb
of a lonst troe hard by. HIe had
luxuriated for some half an hour,
and swam backs to his starting
point, when ho percolved a bevy
of young damsels approaching,
with their flower baskcets. Ho seam
pared up the bank anid into his
breechos, but alatail unhappy fellow
not soon enough. They were oc
cupiedi. A .small colony of bees were
in possession. He reporte that he
gQt home, but.herv, hetknows not.
'MThhrikde~o ~an'...knows he hal
5od--a agn'p4bogirls Jauglh
od. .His &awedin his pan.
taloona a numbe enod bee
some angty one d 6t
half of a very sor out