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SALINA, KANSAS, THU11SDAY, APRIL 27, 1871.
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SALINE COUNTY JOURNAL
13 rUHUSIIEU EVEKV THUKSIIAY, AT
OFFICK. No. Santa Ke Atmiih-, iwrlfW1'
the K.l Estate offlce of MJ. Joirt W. Ifh
TERMS OK SUIMCBIITIOX:
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I-naTvs,... 2 no
3 ..Juan's,... 3 00
4 squirr.,... 4 00
I column.... S no
column,... li W
1 column,... 2J U0
fch.r will I rhr.sl IIHrrn -T V- JWrtr.7 'ioar
Ir1r. Where for a I.-. -rio.Jn tliiw moniiw I-
mentlqsdTanrlUtx'n-urrd. i , i-riianrrd
Ktiroljr .lvMtlMncnt4 ill ls-mlllM to" cluneal
mrt in thrw m-.nth without wlditional i-jot.
K.lar nd-iti- will ctanrrd """".M. "
line for local notice and all ott-r tarulv c.nU lT
Addnvs all comiuonlcall.m. jj. ,OI.B . i
.1 TTORXEYS A T JA "'.
J. H. PBB'WTT'
ATTORNEY IT LAW, salius. Kansas
" J, H. "4BA1,
ATTUKVJEY AT LAW. Salma. Kan-a.
K. A. . A. WIXJIA!i
ATTOUSEIS.AT LAW. Ofli. No JiS.emth St.
J. tl. -aoilMCIt.
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LOWK & HIM.F.K,
ATKiKJiEY AT I.W.. No. !m Ha Fir AT-.
c .. Lowe
JNO. . KPIVKV,
VnoKNKY AT LAW. sslmn. Kans" Will attrtid
jiro.o.lr to all l.-jwl bii-iu-s rutru:sl to him in-alinr
snd th adjoining romillrs
ATTORSKY AM) ' IKN-LU IK VT I.W. on
nnl Uaini an I Land hollcitor. or lU-lcliffr
ro aanlwar rforc (Am.-n V . '! oiain).
A. J. IWRKKSOMi
TTOUNi:v AMI I nr-KI.OR AT LAW. Offire to
tionnti aril liax. Miun-nwln, anna. ill liwtij
la fie e tat t.-if lurVw. m. salms, ouawanwl Ooud
REALKSTA TJS AG EXT.
KEAI. EnTATU AND WLHANCEAOKVr.sWIu.
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frATKUM:o:iMl Vol. lAV.roHes, No.
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THK LU.K NT AH SALOON.
ItVUVY ll'llHN. IVTsiirron. lt.HUr.l. and U
ijnora. ItrtMiki tU-( kunt..
KLKIIORM MILLIARD hALOUM.
41 TUI'HY A Oi., l'niriuTu .N. lUliinnl Ta
adra att.1 rlrcjnt furuituTv. antalr A-m:t '.alma,
It. T. U'ATTOS,
W1IOLK- U.KAMI ltn-AIL 1IH LKIt IN iSUOU-.K.
l,t, fjMeraKan-, 1 Yol l..,u., ktc , No. W anta Fr
BiiUineiy and Dress Making.
MRS. J. MURPHY,
ItralrM to mm-oncr to th-la.lit of Mlm, ttai . hAS
uuw on hand and intmd to k.-i a rull nd ,u,,i,tr
Mini V HnniU
Ordmforlln- 5 Making, Triramiw IUt, Hoi0.;,
jle., proJnaaiT a:trn.lrd to.
It..t. SANrAFE ATKNfK. AL1. KaN.lS.
D. W. Whitehead,
Watches, Clocks and Jewelry,
SPECTACLES. Ac, Ac.
ctr. saxta re ibuxu r, sauxj, a-j.v.
Watrbrt, do -e and Jrwrrj- can-fullr rrpurr.1 and
Yka aarfronarr.d" llir rilixM of saliiu an. virinilr i
Tlif mule tiMl on a fUaintxKit ilwk,
Tlif Ininl li wulil not tread :
Thev uiilkil the lialter roUml hU nwk,
AimI crackeil him o'er the head.
Vet finn an 1 tealfa.-t tlii-re he -tood,
As though fonned for to rule;
A fritter of heroic hlood
Wa- that there ciissedjnnle.
Tliev til-til and nworc he iMild no o.
Until In- Mt inriineu ;
Ami llmiiL'ti tlie alioHenil hlon "II blow.
He u.itildn't riianxe hi- mind.
1 'VI l.u I 1 1 ...i tlir .loin tlifll i rittl.
Thii here nmle'ii lioimd to -tay."
And till HjHin the crittfi' hide
With l.ihthey lirwlaway!
HU ma-ter from the .-hore rcjilieil
"T1iilMisifi. about to -aiU
And nery other mean joii'xe trietl,
Siiii;M4?yoiitIit his tail!"
'It likely that will make him land."
The deck man brave though laic
Appnarliii! him trith Ids outstretched haiul
To tufet tliat there nmle's tail.
T!.ere -ame a sudden kick ln-hind !
The m in oh ! where was hey
A-k of the xiftly blowing wind,
The li-h! In file ea!
For a moment tliore was not a son nil,
A tliat mule-xt inkeil his ee,
As thimli to ak of thiHi around.
Now how is that for hijrli ! '
"Cut tliat mule" throat riht away,"
The captain did command,
ltut the noble-t critter killiil that day,
Was the fi-arlos, bracdeck hand.
"Wlmt Iiil -Mr. iM-tt want?" usked
.Mm. Hell of her hiiHbaiul.
Site hail heeii watching the two men
for nonie time lis they stood talk in ; in
front of their dwelling, wondering wlmt
it could he tliat interested them .o ileeji
ly. Mr. Im.-U hud been urging something
iiion her hu-h.iiid, which he had steadily
refused; though once or twice he seemed
to hesitate. .Mr. Isett she thought unu
sually excited, if not angry, when hu
left her htislmud and walked away.
"Jle wants to rent our new house and
store on the corner of Elm and JJiver
street-, and olfers to pay a thousand dol
The face of Mrs. Bell flushed instantly,
and a pleased light came into her eyes.
" A thousand dollars! " she exclaimed
" why we've never thought of over six
hundred. Hut," and her voice fell, isn't
it promised to Mr. Edwards, ?
" Yes ; and Mr. Edwards must have it."
" Hut not for six hundied dollars."
"That io is the rent I asked; and or
Ins business it is all ho can ntford. In
deed six hundred is a good rent, and
will jiay liniiil&oiuelr on the cost of this
"Still, Henrv, if we can iret a thou
sand, we ought to have it. A thiii" is
worth, you know, what it will bring."
"I sett's otter is a great temptation, I
will confess," said Mr. Bell. "Hut J
don't want to rent the property. I don't
like his business.
"Oh, as to that," answered Mrs. Hell,
who had a jrrcat desire to become well
off in the world, "wo can't shut him up,
Ions we win. uur place isut the onlv
one in town, ills nusiiiess will go on
just the same, decide as we mav. And
I don't see that it can make much differ
ence, whether it be carried on at the cor
ner of Kim and "liver streets, or some
" Maybe not," said the husband, be
ginning to waver in his good resolution
now that Airs, liell spoke so decidedlv
iu favor of renting the projierty to Mr.
Isett, who wanted it for a drinking and
liitlianl saloon. " Jtut, he added, witli
some thinir of regret in his tones, "I am
committed to .Mr. r.Uwards.
" Xo lease has been signed," said the
"Still, 1 have passed my word to Mr.
Edwards that he should have the house."
" i on must get out of it," said Mrs.
Hell, tirmly. " e cr.n't afford to throw
awav &J0O a vear."
31 rs. Hell was resolute, and her bus.
baud Yielded. It is not usual fur a wo
man to take the wrong side iu this wav,
Hut Mrs. Hell loved money and the world.
She w. mted to got rich, ami, wo are sorry
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So the house was rented to Mr. Isett,
who ntteii it up tor a drinking saloon in
a verv attractive style. It of course be
came known all over the town that Mr.
Hell had broken his word to Mr. Ed
wards, the dry goods merchant, and for
an advance ot sjuv, rented hi new house
for a drinking and irainblinir den. As
this house stood in the liest portion of
the town,pcopie taiKcti aj;reat deal alxiut
it, and much feeling was excited against
the Hells alter the saloon was iKiied.
Saiil a plain speaking iieighisir to Mrs.
Hell "Ttou'l! rue the clay it was done,
mind what I tell you."
There was something so earnest and
iirophetic in the woman's voice, that Mrs.
(oil felt a strantjo uncomfortable feeliin;
creep into her heart.
" i'eople who dig pits for others, some
times (all into them themselves, added
" Who's dug a pit ? asked Mrs. Boll,
" You and your husband, ami it is at
the corner of Elm and River streets. A
groat tnauv unwary voung men our
sons and brothers, and husbands it may
in; win lall into this pit and 1 do not
see that you can hope to esrape the peril
any more than the rest of us. I saw
John Toiand going in there yesterday,
hihI he 5- no older than your Henry."
A sudden crimson, and then a quick
Irenes overspread the face of Mrs. Bell.
" tour hundred dollars a year will be
a jKHr compensation for his ruin
I m thinking, Mrs. Bell : and there is no
more security for him than for any of
our cuiiwren. iou have put ua all in
equal jonL Bttt if vour Uenr- is entic
ed into this den now. or in Haifa Hnn
years hence, as I doubt not ha will l
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Ins mother, i.oou morning ! "
Ami the neighbor went awav hastilr
and in much excitement, leaving a tronb-
ioi iie.irt uvuitKi ner.
uiouoy win- nave oar pity, bat not h Mature look, worn and faded. Therein
Mrs Bell had never thought ot this. A
few minutes after the neighbor left, her
son Henrv camo in from school. lie
was a bright bov of thirteen. His face was
animated, and lie said with much inter
cut in his voice:
" I've been all over Mr. Isett's saloon.
It's fitted up elegantly."
" Why mother ! exclaimed the boy a
moment afterward, "what's the matter!
are you sick :
'Ldid feel -iek ; but it's over now,"
answered .Mr-, liell, in a choking voice.
It's -ueh ni'-c place, " -aid the boy,
taking up Ins theme, "lliere are ever
so many pictures, ami mirror "
" Henry, toy son ! " said Mrs. Bell in
terrupting lilm " I don't want you to
go to Mr. Isett's. It's no place for boys."
Henry's countenance fell. He looked
at his mother doubtfully.
"It's our house, isn't it?" he asked
after a little while.
"Xo matter if it is!" replied his moth
er, siMuiking with some irritation. " It's
no place for boys and don't let me hear of
your living there again.
"Xow mind, Henry, you are on no ac
count to go near Isett's saloon."
Her anger pushed him away and weak
ened her influence over him.
The neighbor bad planted a thorn in
Mrs. Hell's pillow, and kept her awake
for most of the night that followed. On
the next morning, as her son was leav
ing for school, she went with him to the
door, and gave him this parting injunc
tion: "Xow, mind, Henry, you arc on no
account, to go near Isett's saloon !"
"Xo ma'am," replied the lioy. But
the very injunction proeda temptation.
The serious way in which his mother
treated the matter, magnified it in his
thoughts, and kept it lie fore him.
On his way home from school, one of
" I've got some moncv. Let's have
a glass of beer at Isett's. It's a splendid
" Can't go there," replied Henrv.
" Why can't you ? "
" Mother wont't let me."
"Pooh ! She'll never know anything
about it. Come along S "
Henry still hesitated, but his compan
ion urged, and at length he weakly yield
ed. The thought of her son had not been
out of Mrs. Bell's mind all the morning.
She felt that he was in danger, and her
heart trembled for his safety. She no
ted the hours as they passed, and after
the clock struck -twelve waited in nerv
ous impatience or Henry Io come. Af
ter ten or titteeii minutes had passed, she
grew restless, and feeling a vague con
cern creep into her heart. "What if he
had di -obeyed her, and gone to Isett s
It was half-wist twelve when Henrv
came in, entering ipiietly by the bade
door, lint Mrs. Hell s ears were quick
to detect the sound of his feet.
"Henry," she called from the sitting
room. He answered, and came in where
she was. Mrs. Bell's keen eyes detected
.something in his face,
"What has kept you so late?" she
"1 stopped at Will Marshall's to look
at his rabbits," he an-nerd, covering his
disobcdiciico with a falsehood.
As he said this, Mrs. Bell caught the
odor of lieer on his breath.
" You've been at Isett's;" she exclaim
ed, sharply, and with such confidence in
her accusation, that the boy's self con
trol forsook him, and lie turned his crim
soning face and guilty eyes away, not
venturing to stammer a denial.
"And this, after what I said to you
when you started for school," said Mrs.
Bell, iu mingled anger and ili-tro-s.
"John lolaud coaxed me, murmured
" John Tolaud ! Does he go to your
school : "
" Yes, mr.'am. He sits noxt to me."
A dark shadow, as of some great im.
pending evil, fell over the mother. She
" I shall tell your father, of this," she
said, in a helpless kind of of way.
" Father goes there himself; I've seen
him every day," replyed the boy, gain
ing some courage. " Anv how he owns
the house, and let's Mr. Isett's have it ;
and I don't see that it can be such a dread
ful bad place.
Mrs. Hell was confounded and silent.
The visit of her neighbor on the day Iks.
fore, and the plain way iu which she had
spoken, had startled and unnerved her.
ller mind was filled with a vague dread.
Evil portent was in the very air. Xow
it ticgau taking a definite shape. The
pit, of which her neiglior hail sjKiken,
stood dark befor her imagination, and
she saw- the feet of Isith son and husband
on the crumbling brink.
Well for her and well for them, if that
pit and crumbling brink hail only been
things of imagination. Alasforh'er, and
also for them, that they were more than
figures of speet h ! A few years, and the
neighbors's prophecy that she nould rue
the day the 'house on Elm and Iliver
streets, had lieen rented for a l.ar-room,
was sadly fulfilled. Husband and son
wen in the pit ; how many more hail
stumbled over the uncertain brink we
can not tell: but many, ah, too many!
had gone to ruin over the threshold of
that new aim attractive saioon.
Four hundred dollars a year in six
years amounted to the sum" of $2,400.
So much gained! And what was lost?
Lot us see"!
AVc look in upon Mrs Bell, and find
sitting alone. Hvrtaco in grvatlv chang
ed. Six years make, usually, hut light
impressions on a woman at her time of
life ; but here the change i striking, and
sad to bohold. There- are lines of trouble
all over her faded countenance. Her
eyes arc heavy, and have a dnary ex
pression. Ane room in wnicn now was
sitting haa a neglected air ; and the fUrni
- ,,., .
Something in the atmosphere of the place
that saggesu til iortane.
Sl risen and pm to the- window,
where she stands looking out, her face
expectant, but anxious. She starts, then
leans her ear to listen. A voice breaks
on the air, in a few words of a familiar
song. Her face grows pale, and she
sii.ks into a chair.
" Then merrily, merrily sing ! "
The voice is thick and maudlin. She
hears the door open, and stumbling feet
in the room below. It is her boy Henry.
Six years gain of 8400 a vear, and this
loss. And if this were all But it is not.
Her son has followed iu the father's footstep-.
The new saloon thrown iu his
daily path to Im-ine , had proved too
strong an allurement for Mr. Hell. Pub
lic sentiment had been against him, and
setting bin. self in opmsition to public
sentiment, he had in the bcginuiiiggiveii
countenance to Mr Isett by frequent vis
its to his new saloon, and whenever he
went there, he drank, of course. He
went, alas ! too often. Ere he dreamed
of danger, the fatal upjctite was formed
and bis" feet were going down into the
pit. Xeglect of business came, as it al
ways comes in cases like this; and, at
the end of six years, Mr. Bell was a si lik
ing instead of a rising man.
It took but but a few more years to
complete the work of ruin. In due time
the house at Elm and Iliver streets pass
ed, by sheriff's sale, into other hands.
Then one picceuf property after another
went outof hisM)ssession". In less than
ten years from the time that Mrs. Bell,
tempted by her love of money, urged her
husband to rent their new "house for a
drinking soloon, she found herself iu
poverty, with a drunken husband and a
vagabond son ; a sharer in the sad evils
she had been instrumental iu bringing
upon her neighbors. The WorLlwjmrn.
Some men achieve " name and fame"
one way, ami some in another. Napo
leon, at once the scourge mid idol of
the world, stands at the head of those
who believe victory is conquered by the
"help of (Sod and heavy battallions;"
Howard went to Heaven on the winged
prayers of the poor; the stern judge in
Roman story is known as a model of
firmness because he sent his own son to
the rack to atono for reason ; Caligula's
horse, made by the brutish caprice of his
crowned master.one of the Triumvirate in
thegovnrnment of Rome, stands in his
tory in a marble paved stall and eats
oats from a golden feed-box ; the infern
al Jeffreys is cursed by ail lips and in a
camp-mccting, hell suffers merited ago
ny for his inhumanity to his fellow; Ju
das and Arnold and Johnson sold every
thing but their notoriety to the devil ;
Mary, made hallowed forever that lovli-
est of woman's names, by lingering ut,
the i rossanu being tirst at the grave of
a crucified Christ ; Araham Lincoln
sleeps in the blessings of those whose
fetters the Almighty commissioned him
to break. Florence Nightingale and Clam
Barton shine like evening stars over the
dying beds,suffcriiig hours and unknown
graves of Euroiiean and American sol
diers ; (i alileo's shout at his discovery of
the whirling motion of our one horse
world will lose itself only amid the thun
ders of judgment ; Fulton's steam whis
tle will run parallel with Galileo's shout;
Marie Antoinette's timidity,which turned
her hair gray in one night, wrote her
name on the Tablets of history; Kansas'
brave soldiers still, and will forever and
aye, stand in their bright uniform, shin
ing, like clear patches of blue sky iu a
stonuy heaven, in and on the valley and
mountain battle-fields of the war which
made our Uuiiion a Union forever;
."Shakespeare wrote tor eternity to read :
ttasiiingion iiiugni, aim leu me laurels
with history: Madame de Stael is known
fir hating XaiMileon so well ; A spinner
chalked the spindles of all the spuming
jacks that were above namc-sakes' grave;
raust s first " proof-shoot was printed
in ink, that time nor revolutions -an
dim; Sennetelder's "lithograied wash
ing mill is still above the washed shirt
and worm-eaten Itody of its inventor;
Hymn name was born, in IiSl, and
will never die; Booth Is a deathless vul
ture over the grave ot Lincoln; Seward
is the ghost of Lincoln's abbev ; Itanium
is the prince, of " what-is-it ; ' Grant the
the star Sirius of American war-shy;
Sheridan, Sherman and Farragut with
their legions of dead and living solders,
are the lesser stars that deck the vault
and "revole around the common centre;"
Fremont, Buell, "Little Mac," Cutar
and others are the wandering pleiads ;
Rarev will ride " Thomson's colt " to
judgment ; Jenins will furnish him a hat;
Tom .Moore will "stick the last tyjio;
Sam'Patch make the last jump ; Punch,
crack the last "joak;" the Wandering
Jew will lie the last man ; the " Barber
of Seville " will give him his last shave ;
Prince Murat, (once a barber), will whet
the razor on the "fllarney Stone of Ire
land ;" and Tony Delight will mix the
Icther; and see that the job is done up
according to " Gunter ! "
We met with this witty and unan
swerable retort in a sketch of a short trip
through a portion of Ireland. The wri
ter is conversing with his car-driver
" You are a Catholic, Jimmy t " u Yes,
ver honor." " And voa prav to the Vir
gin Mary?" " I do, j-er honor." " Well
there's no doubt she was a good woman.
The Bible says so. Bat she may have
been no better than yoar mother or
mine." " That's true, ycr honor. But,
then, you'll allow there's A mighty dif
ference! in their children.".
Two wills have recently been admitlod
to probate in Iondon. One was the will
of Mr. Bras-ey, famous railroad contrac-i
tor. " lit personality alone, exclusive
of his vast landed estates, amounted to
six and a half millions." The other will
was that of Mark Lemon, late editor of!
Punch. lie left Iwhiad ham the sum of
XS00, all told. From this the rising gen
eration may see thai La better to be a
railroad contractor than a u literary gen
Kan Is twice as lance as New York,
containing 70,418 sqaare miles while the
latter ttUte has imt 4i,WV.
About a month ago a young min,
salesman in one of the leading houses
iu Paris, saw a young lady enter, to
whom, during the lust eight or ten days,
he had sold a number ot dresses, shawls,
gloves, 4c By her accent he surmised
she must be a New York lady. The
stranger was very pretty, and naturally
the young man agreeable and attentive.
Whenever she visited the store she ad
dressed herself to him, and while exami
ning the articles he placed before her
talked much. The day we -peak uf she
w.is far lo-s communicative than usual,
and after having made a somewhat
hurried selection, said to the clerk :
" 1 shall be at the hotel in one hour.
Here is the address. Be kind to accom
pany the iMirtor when he brings tho-e
With these words-she bowed reserved
ly and liastily left the store.
The young man was at loss what to
think. However, an hour later he en
tered the apartment of the Ameri
can lad-, who invited him, !. icon,
like an acquaintance of long standing, to
lunch with her. Although thinking his
customer's manner somewhat strange,
the clerk accepted. While partaking tea
and cakes, the young lady somewhat ab
ruptly addressed her guest, saying:
"Sir, am you brave enough to pro
tect a woman against any insult to which
she might be subjected Auwer me with
truth and candor."
" Without conceit, I
swered the voung man
" Very well. You work in order to
make money. Is it not so?"
"This is wliat I wish to propose.
I am alone, or almost alone, iu the
world; my fortune or my actions con
cerns no one but myself f wished to see
the exhibition and know Paris, but I
preceive that them is nothing mom dif
ficult than for a woman to be in vour
country without a protector. You please
me, and if you do not object, you shall
lie my champion. I will ropa- you for
your lost time."
The young man tried to speak, but
she immediatly resumed :
" I insist on remunerating j-oii ; this is
strictly a matter of business; I regard it
in that light. Accept or decline. Which
shall it be?"
"I accept," answered the- clerk, after'n
" I am satisfied," continued the
stranger, " that you am a gentleman and
will 'not make yourself ridiculous by
making love and flattering me, for I
warn you the very first compliment you
pay me ends our contract. Is it agreed ? "
" Madam, I am at your service."
" From to-morrow ? "
" From this moment ! I require only
time lo write to my employers."
Ami the terms of this extraqLiinry
enmpact were formally entcrcflff by
The clerk was charming;' he proved
himself inelegant, attractive, delicate.
without all that small talk men geitmltiL
delight to inflict on woman. In lact, thefj.
American laily was truly delighted with
the choice she had made. Two weeks
ago she handed the amiable clerk a heavy
roll of bills, and they separated, mutually
jileascd with each other.
But it happened as the lady was about
to embark for England, thence to embark
for America, that a commissioner has
tened towards her and inquired if Aw
was .Miss a. Upon answering in tin-
affirmative, he placed a small box and a
letter in her hands, flic box contained
a diamond set and the letter a few words
only, but so well chosen to express true
affection that the young lady started,
not for Ijondou but for Paris. It is
needless to say that tho letter was from
the young clerk who had taken this
method of returning the money forced
upon liiui by the voung lady for ht; i
ces rendered (He had not given her his
address, thinking the matter was ended.)
He was nfd likely to have returned to
his former employer. Ultimately she
learned he had taken in another house
a situation far inferior to the one he had
formerly occupied. Probably till then
she wa undeceived as to her course, for
when she heard this, her mind was made
up. She wrote; and he came at once.
Thev will be marricsL soon.
T. C. Harry, of Koec, Texas has
sent to us, a letter, a silver quarter of
a dollar, on one side of which is the fol
lowing inscription, evidently cut with a
. " Smote XT L. Crook,
Co. G, Vet. Cav.X. Y. S. V."
The coin has a hole iu it, and was evi
dently intended to lc uciided by a
string to the sergeant's bodv orclothfng.
Mr. Barry, who was hirun.ff a Confeder
ate soldier, and doubtless brave m.n. : n
he is evidently a kind one, writes a fol
lows ; "The enclosed coin ha pas.sl in
to my tnre, a few days nincr, and,
noting the inscription on it, I thought
some of the sergeant's family might like
to have it- I liclievc them is some soci
ety in your State that keeps record ofl
your veterans and sends such memento
to friends. Your Joiuxal is the only
paper I ever ee from the Xorth, and "l
consequently forward this to you, think
ing it may afford you a pleasure to make
ome one happy by- rt-reiveing it-" If
any of oar readers know any thing of
sergeant Lronk, we Iiojk: they will com
municate to b their informotion. ,4j
Conversation between inquiring tran
Zvr and steam Ural pilot : "That t Black
Mountain? " Yc, sir; highest moun
tain alxiut Lake f "eorge." "Any kry
oriegrnd conm-ctcd with tliat mount
ain ? " LoU of 'em. Two lovcrv went
op tliat mountain once and never can.e
Isvrk again ? " Indcvd '. What became
of them ? Went down on the other
Many jieoplc tlwsr artompfiah
menu as a pilrr te hi -rrri b ratrb
the weak trpo-, tliat they may Is- mern
leslv devoorcL " ! "
A very valuable article, with the alxive
title, apiiears in the March iiuiiiIkt of
the Overland Monthly. The author seem
thoroughly acquainted with his subject
and his statemeut'of thetimdered aro.i of
the Pacific slope will be mad with gen
The forets of the Slate ot California
am estimated as covoringan area ofahout
40,000 square miles. The famous Ioug.
I.is fir forests of Oregon and Washington
Territo y, iiivt an esfiin ited am of
about b..,M!l -.piare miles. Idalm Ter
ritory i supposed to contain about :57.
000 square miles f timls-r .md. and
Montana Territory alwiut ::5,000 square
miles British Columbia and Alaska
Territory am, however, the po-.ors
of the greatest area of forest laud upon
the Pacific coast, the former containing
about 100,000 sqaare miles, nnd the lat
ter about 150,000 square miles. Alaska
is piv-ciuinel as a luuiU'r country, and
whatever may lie the real value of its
mineral and other nNinms, its forests
alone offered sufficient inducements for
the acquisiton of it by the United States.
The trees forming the forests of the State
of Xevada, which am at best limited iu
extent, am too scrubby to be merchant
able. It would thus appear that about
40,000 square miles of Territory lying
west of the Rocky Mountains am cover
ed with timlicr. Hut to pm-time that
the whole of this isaluable, or that all ot
that which is convertable into lumber or
other marketable material is accessible,
is erroneous. Thousands of these for
ests are omposed of trees small iu sir.e
and of inferior quality, and consequently
of no comnicn i.i value. Mtithofit is
also situated in localities distant from
the sca-boanl. This will continue to re
main untouched, unless other sources of
wealth, offering greater inducements for
the construi tiou of artificial means of
transit am develojiod. Accepting, how
ever, the hypothesis that an equal quan
tity of manufactured lumber can be oh.
tafned from every square mile of our
woodlands as is obtained on the other
side of the Roikv range, the total quan
tity of timber at present standing on our
shores mav be estimated as not exceed,
ing 00,72,542,!IS, square feet, To ob
tain this result we must of course, as
sume that all the timber growing on the
coast can be converted into lumber. We
am next led to inquire bow long will
these forests last at the present rate of
consumption ? The present number of
saw mills on the coast am estimated at
about St 10. These mills jMis-ess the ca-
pacify to produce about 7,000,000 feet of
lumber per day ot ten working hours.
Allowing, however, that the aitual quati
titv manufactured does not exceed I-,-
000,000 of feet per day; by this means
of consumption alone our vnl ire forests
will have disapKarcs, unless renewed,
within the short icriod of sixty-five
fa lalrrraliug Erralalwrare of Jsaa Irtma.
A correspondent of the New York
Coitiniorcial Advertiser, writing from
he Cat-kill Mountain house, "ives tin
fiiWKring rominiscoiicu of old John
Hrowu : .
During the visit on Monday, Rev.
Newman Hall was more inquisitive ill
regard to John Hrown than concerning
anybody of this louutrv. He holds to
the notion that John llrown hail mom
to do than anv one man with bringing
the irrepressible coufliit" to a decisite
risis. He seemed to think it strange that
he was executed trauge that he was
not rescued Ix-fore execution. Them
happened to be at the mountain house
a gentleman who had known John
Hrowti many years ago, and who told
this anecdote : "When 1 was a voung
man," the gentleman, in substance, aid,
" I was brought into certain lniiin
relations with John Hrown. The first
meeting with him I never shall forget.
We " came together at dinner at the
same farm lioii-c. I had liccn taking
lessons in scientific boxing, nnd prided
myself on inv skill in '-the noblo art of
pugilim". John Hrown came to the ta
ble, a plain, rough man, quiet of ' h,
without a coat, and with shirt slcevs
rolled up, showing a brawny arm. It
ocitimd to me that hem wa an excellent
chant for me to show tb u'K-rioi'ily of
science over finite force, or, xTbap- I
ought to sav, ot art oicr muvlr, and 1
liegau to pit k a quarrel with the fellow.
I alluded to the iilgarity of coming to
the table in one's shirt sleeves. 1 made
-harp hints at -oine awkwanlue; but,
failing to provoke my quiet victim into
nuycXciiemntc, I finally challenged n;rn
for an outright fight with our fi-tn.
Promptly he accepted my challenge, and
added : " Young tnan,-there i no belter
time for anything than now ; let us go
into the yard and have it out."
So we went, and I had jut oi-rd my
self in the lst pugilistic attitude for e.
ther defense or offen-e, and was think
ing, "what an admirable-attitude I hare
and it won't be belotiglwfon 1 get a blow
which will M-tt'e thi man, when some
thing .truck me brtwmi tbecyc, which
I had jii't the rncro-t joFlit to think was
the end of an iron pump handle. The
next I wa ewnw-iou. of an effort Uoten
and I found tny-sdf supjoirteil on the arm
of a brown-Ow-ciI man, with his Ie-Te
rolhsl ut, who aiiL My friend, the
lcst thing to le done for this is
to lay j
piece of raw l,ccf on it,"
- i a -a
Publishers and authors arc not always
Balers! enemies. When Marian Evans
had itmplcfed Adam Hssle " Jie was
little known and i. glad f !! it out
right to the Rhwkwooda fur throe haa
drod jue!. The novel Lad sack a
great aoctt-ss that the frm afierwarJ
gave her fifteen hundred j.ooTd. awldi-
The pnnrs Dorad I.ti-na, is a4ud to
Is; th tno-t learned woman in'lhe world,
pad and .peaks f ftnen laiiipmn , has
wriw-n novrU, fcUtorirsl, i!oayphia4,
a.vl t.iblohrgi-Tkl icm. U an lvfinrary
ras-ml-rr of tea mmitmlis and Isssrncf
Mrirti(s. aod IS Stl aud to at ntHti
A tall awkwanl looking cliaKJust from
the Green Mountains of Vermont, came
on hoard one of the splendid North Riwr
boats at Albany. Iliseuriisity was am
aziugly excites! at once, and he commvit
cei pvping,"a.s hecalleit it, into even
nook and corner of the loat. The cap
tain's office, the engine nKim, the water
closets, tho barber shop, all underwent
his iitstcction ; and then lie went on dc k
and Mood iu amazement at the loser
li-ani, the chimney, and the annus
fixins," till at last he caiight ight of
the bell. This wasbe rowmitg uouder.
and be liewerl it from eery position,
walked round it, got down on his kuic
and looked up into it, and exclaimed:
" Wall, raly, this boats the bell cm our
meeting hoiiso a darned sight ? "
By this time the attention of the enp
tain and several ot the i.issng.rs was M
t nil tod to this geuioiis.
"How much would imi ak afvlhsr
to ring this bellr"
"A'ou may ring it for a dollar, sir,"
said the captain.
" Wall, its it liargain, all fair and agreed
and uo backing eout "
" It's a liargain, sir," said the capUtin.
Our hero went dclilierutcly nnd
brought a seat and tiHik bold of the Ml
roH, and having arranged everything
to his satstu!ioii, commeutvil nnging
slowly at first, and gnulually fistur ami
faster, till ocert Ixsly on board thought
the Ixiat was on lire, and ruslusl on ds k
sc maiuing with alarm.
There stood the captain, nnd them sal
the Verinonter," ringing nw ay, first alow
and then fust, and then two or three tups
at a time. The passengers began to oxjw.
tulate, the captain said it was a bargain.
Hut the passengers liecame urgent that
the eternal clamor should Is lqqs.
All the while there) sat our hero- undi
turled, ringing away, mom ways than
a cockney chime ringer e er dreamed of.
At last tfie captain Is-gan to tlunk it was
time to stop the simpleton, but his niisw er
" A fair bargain and no Uu-kiugcout,"
and rang awav for dear life .
"Wcll,"safd the captain, "what will
yon take to stop ? "
" Well lap'u I shatit loose nothing if I
lake fue dollars and a Ires? ptusing t.
New-York, but not a darn cent less.
" Well, sir, walk down into the olHcit
and get your money an. I a fns jsessngo
ticket," ausweresl tho captain.
A home should have a garden ofaonui
kind attruhesl to it. However poor tho
house may be, a little plot of garden in
front of it, where, green vines am limb
ing upward info the sunlight, wberv
hirds, and hecs, and ( hildmii love lo
gather, and the pa-.er by pause to look
with interest and pleniim, giving it a
far mom homishke and attrartiea.HS t
than it can otherwise have. Many an
ordinary houc, with n well kept and
tastefully arranged garden, pro-vnts n
far mom pleasing and attnutice smbt
ancothau a much co.tliermaniion whf
bare walls have no variegated wiling of
natural beauty to give completeness ti
the picture . It i siijiristng how nine I.
a few flowers set in the window add to
the cheerfulness of the room they adorn,
and the hoiue-likeue'.s of the house as
seen from the street. A few honey sink
les or w.MHlbines trniliiigs oxer an arlsir
or along a bouse eall, alter the aapcs) af
tht pl.-u-e at oiiiv, and e re-nte an impnsas
ion favonddo to its inmate.
This i- the time of )rnr for making
preparations fir the siinimer irarileii,
nnd we advise our fair friends in (ar
ticular to span no pains in having iib
a plot of -oiiio kimi, iu which they can
work nn hour or two nn-ry l, fr lb
lieallli tliMl (siiues from the earrcia. slid
the .invi 'oration siiih coiitai t with un
til re ulwnj - give-. Ery child want n
gapien, and whenever it ! jHwible eeu
the smallest child should hale tie pl-
lire of planting a few mssI ami -ssd-;
fbcin grow, wis-k by w-k, until Im lecf
Mimcihiug of the fs-auty and my.tery
them i iu natum, and falls in lovr willt
her method, rn 1 law. Theganlcn la the
best of nuriMTies, and it ncsln only
titie lact and mu.tcry of nalum'n art lo
make it I be lies' of rli'ils. It would l-i
well Miuld it Im so arranged that in I'm
umruer time the tnblo is.uld lo Minis.
times spmad u)ii the lawn, exchanging
fhewiMtb-n rct for one ofjrefi gra,
and the afii turned '""eta re nftliediis
ing room for a fine laudM-sp rl.iblo
from almost every Mintry home. Tb"
ganlrn is merely ll" frame In which
home is Mt, and flic mom Is done to
make the setting Ix-autifnl the mom shall
we tirize and enfoy the jewel it contain.
Tlic omginal Mrs. Partinatnn w a
mc-talde old lady, living at Hidmoath,
im Deronahlm, England. Ifer cottaifw
was on the l-arh, and th Incident ri
whicJi her fame is lia! J. Ist tbl In a
passage (mm i!m prs?h of Sydney
Smith andTaantift, in Umj year lCtl. tm
the Lopl' mjestlon of lit- ItVform4 Bill :
Tlic attempt of th Lords lo stft. tin
irogr's of the trfitrtn mnintU me very
forcibly of iIm- grt-at stona M HUUltmOt,
and of 'the mfiJiwi of lbs exrellent Mrv.
Partington on that loi. In ths
winter of I "SI them net ri a grrat "!
upon tliat twrn tb Uds nai to sn'r.
crnlible height, th ware rastV-sf In
upon tl lvaa-s, snd rrrry thiatf was
thrraleiist with destroHiow, In tas
rsfd.t of this saMimrand UrfWs isvrra,
Dssve Partington, Twi Hrtf wfsm tit
Ixstsh, waa sssrfi m tlmd'aWsf fsTS-rkOSMa,
with mop and jaaitens, traadliiHt; hsrr
mop, iar-sitig iwttlw wassr, asvt
vigorosisl r poshing sway tam Atlasilie
Oeeaa. 'rhe Atlantic wan roam L Mm.
Parilagtoa'a irit mm wfv Btw I ass-d
not teUyo thai ths- mush raa ai-q..
The AtUnlieOrswi Insat Mm. nuiJaris-a.
Mr waarxrells-nt at a ioy or a a Mil;
Ut .o shotiM ao hars- mcillssl wmV a
!,,-...- This syswrli miiai4aml la
the riillssrMsl Wos nj -Hifaey wmi.w
works m4 as this U, w lilsrre.
tiaw Mfa. rarttaiVm s m
SKBWSns. (Ikt nnaaoaisiiaiii ,
oraawf mw( ha sWa