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SALINA, KANSAS, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1871.
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nire ani t-incaney ireei, i.au'n nc, Kansas.
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tjilK9itr Ebtrlianlt' lumberyard.
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jla t t. hop in rear fritz'a Drug torrr
NORTON it CONRAD,
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enue. Stlina. Kanaaa. Here hl oM frirtxN end tut-
roba nod P"1 materia:, aallirui wnrunrn ahd low
pneea. All KintU of lteuilipff executed primtl ant!
aatilation fcUJranlenl. Tncocid Fort cott ciIl al
wa a on baud and lor file at a null adt ance.
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quor. Ilrooktillc, hna.
KLKHORN BILLIARB MALoe.
O. TRITBY ".. lronuTiw. XV IlillUrd Ta
ble and elegant turniturc. .Nanta Fe Arenue, iliua,
B. T. WATKM,
antistir AND BETAlLllEALKH IX Wlmil
if uueeBrare, Iroviion, Etc., Xo. a Santa r
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HOUSE, SIGlf - CABRIAGE
UUuBS mn Vihzl 4 n witS nratnrtd oaj tli-
natcli vtr. ireu aitmu inu "srt-ntn rr-r saliva.
EYJY 0NEK SUITED ! ! !
The Pacillc Houxe
Is complete, teidp rutin I7 ne uk! vr.1 furaiihi J with
oo.l rc-raj. It u local ri Q.-arty vpftuiitf Vr cjJatv
BtUWaici. vri it rood board eaa 6 obuinrd at all luara
T-itH.tyiiaOltrooaw SUttfcrliT garaalerd.
The Autumn niniUhave atructus aharplv. and the
ll.nrir, are irinking under the m froaU. The Blai
injr Mar and the Cardinal flower atill flaunt their
color on tlie prairir. and tbaGoMrn Uod atawla prun
Iv be.iilr the rual ; but their death ia rapidlyappruaeh
inc. Tlie IV.li.iwuj? vmu are timely. They are by
Cloud are nyinr
And their abadawa
O'er the meadowa
Walk like widow.
Decked in werda.
lUtl leave, trailing-.
from the wood,
Like noise riant
WinU are awellinx
Uound our dwrllins.
All day trllinr
L'a their woe;
And at reaper,
FroaU rrw crisper,
A, they wbiaper
Of the aoow.
11 T UURLES DItKEAa.
Autumn leatea. Autumn lravea, lie atrewn around me
Autumn leaies. Autumn leavea, how tad, how cold.
How like the hope, or childhood', day,
Tbick clunteriuK on the biurh!
ll.nr .like tlioae hopra in their decay.
How radnl are tney now:
Autumn Irate,, Autumn leave, lie atrewn around me
Autumn Irate. Autumn leave,, how aad, how cold,
Withtr'd leave,, withcr'd leave,, that fly before the
Wither'd .eaves, withered leave,, ye till a mournful
Of love once true, and friend once kind,
And happr moment fled;
lli'peraed by every breath of wind,
Foncotten, clunked, or dead!
Autumn leave,, Autumu leave, lie atrewn around me
Autumn leave. Autumn leave, how aad, how cold.
A TJLNKEE CARALVS ABVEXTIBE.
Thi-rc lived, many3"cars an, on the
custurn shore of Mount Desert, a largo
isiuliu 011 inc ccasi 01 Aiauie a now
fashionahle summer resort an old .fish
erman by the name! Jedcdiah Spinnet,
who owned u schooner ol some hundreu
tons burthen, in which he, together with
four stout sons, was wont to go about
once a vear to the Grand Dank for the
purpose of catching codfish. The old
man had five things about which he
liked to boast his schooner "Betsey
Jenkins" and his four sous.
The four sous were all that their fath
er represented them to be, and no one
ever doubted his word when he said
that their like was not to be found for
titty miles around. The oldest was
twenty-two, while the youngest had
notched bis sixteenth rear, and thev an
swered to the names of Scth, Andrew,
John and Samuel.
One morning a stranger called upon
Jeilediah, to engage him to take to
Havana some iron niacluncrv belonging
to steam engines for sugar plantations ;
the terms were soon agreed upon, and
the old man and his sons immcdiatcly
et about putting the machinery on
board ; thai accomplished, they set sail
for Havana, with a fair wind, and for
several days proceeded on their course
without an adventure ot any kipd. One
tiiorninir. however, a vessel was descried
oft" the starboard quarter, which, with
some hesitation, tlicolUman pronounced
to be a pirate. The e was not much
time allowed them for doubting, for the
vesfcl soon saluted them with the not
verv agreeable whizzing of an eighteen
pound shot just under the stern.
"That means tor us to heave to, re
marked the old man.
"Then I guess we had better doit,
hadn't we ? " said Seth.
Accordingly the "Betsey Jenkins"
was brought up into the wind, and her
main boom hauled over to the wind
ward. " Now, boys," said the old man, as
soon as the schooner came to a stand,
"all we can do is to be as cool as possi
ble and trust to fortune. There is no
way to escape that I can sco now, but
perhaps it we are civil, tlicv will take
such stuff as the- want and then let us
go. At any rate, there is no use crying
about it, for it can't bo helped. Now ijet
your pistols and see that they arc surely
loaded, and have your knives ready, but
be sure that you bide them, so that the
pirates may sec no signs of resiUnc."
In a few moments all the arms which
the schooner afforded, with the exception
of one or two old muskets, were secured
about the persons of our Down Eastcrs,
and they quietly awaited the coming of
" One word more," said the old man.
just as the pirate came round under the
stem. now nrn cmtv luouuii x
make, and be ready to jump the moment
As Captain Spinnet ceased speaking,
the pirate luffed up under the dshartnan's
lee-quarlcr, and in a moment more the
hitter's deck was graced by the presence
of a dozen as savage-looking mortals as
eyes ever looked upon.
"Aro j-ou captain of this vessel?"
asked the leader of the boarders, as he
approached the old man.
" Yes, sir."
" What is your cargo ? "
" Machinery for steam ingincs."
"Nothing else," asked tlie pirate, with
a searching look.
At this moment, Captain Spin net's eye
caught what looked like a sail off to the
southward and the eastward, but not a
-ign betrayed tho discovery, and while
a brilliant idea shot throagh'his mind, he
hesitatingly replied :
" Well, there is a, little something
"Ha! what is that?"
" Wnj. sir, p'rap, I hadn't ought to
tell, said Captain Spinnet, counterfeit
ing the most extreme perturbation.
You see it was gin ml , a of
trust, and it wouldn't be right for roe to
give it up. You can uke anything else
you please, fori can't help myself."
" You arc an honest old codger, ataay
rate," said the pirate ; " but if you would
live ten minutes longer, just tell toe what
you're got on board, and exactly the
piaco wncre u iay.
The sitrht of s cocked nmUl Brourkt
the old man to his sense, and w
"Don't kill me, sir, don't; I tell vou
all. We've got forty thousand silver
dollars nailedup in boxes just for'ard o'
the eabi$ bulkhead, b'ut Mr. Defore didn't
suspect anybody would have thought of
looking for it there."
"Perhaps so," chuckled the pirate,
while his eyes sparkled with delight.
And thon turning to his own vessel ho
ordered all bat three of his men to jump
on board the Yankee.
In a few minutes the pirates had taken
off the hatches, and in their haste to get
at the silver dollars they forgot all else,
but not so with Spinnet; he had all his
wits at work, and no sooner had the
last of the vidians disappeared below
the hatchway, than he turned to his
" Now, boys, for your lives. Seth, you
clap your knife before the fore and peak
halyards and you, John, cut the main.
Be quick, now, and the moment you
havo done it,'jump on board tho pirate.
Andrew and Sam, you cast off the
pirate's grappling, and jump then we
will walk into them three chaps aboard
the clipper. Now for it."
No sooner were the last words out of
the old man's mouth than his sons did
exactly as they were directed. The fore
and main halyards were cut, and the
two grapplings cast off at the same in
stant and as the heavy guff came rattling
down our heroes leaped on board the pi
rate. The moment the clipper felt at
liberty, her head swung off, and before
the astonished buccaneers could gain the
deck of tho fisherman their own vessel
was nearly half a cable's length to the
leeward, sweeping gracefully away be
fore the wind, whilethe three men who
were left in charge were easilj- bcctircd.
"Halloa, there!" shouted Captain
Spinnet, as the luckless pirates crowdod
around the lee-gangway of their prize,
" when vou net them 'ere silver dollars,
just let us know, will you ?"
ilcre a uozen pisiot sinus was tne an
swer the old man got, but they did no
harm, and, crowding on sail, "lie made
for the vessel he had discovered, which
lay dead leeward of him, and which
he now made out to be a large snip.
The clipper cut through the water like a
dolphin, and in a short space of time
Spinnet luffed up under the ship's stern,
and explained all that had happened.
The' ship proved to be an Kast Indiaman,
bound for Charleston, having all told,
thirty men on board, a portion of whom
at once jumped into the clipper and of
fered their services in helping to take
iieford dark laptain-npinnct was once
more within hailing distance of his own
vessel, and raising a trumpet to his
mouth, he shouted :
"Schooner, ahoy! will vou quietly
surrender yourselves prisoners if we
come .011 board?
"Comoand try it," returned the pi
rate cantain. as he brandished his cutl:is
above his head i 1 a very threatening
manner, which indicated that he would
light to the last.
Hut that was his last moment, for Seth
crouched below the bulwarks, taking de
liberate aim along the barrel ol .1 heavy
rifle, and as the bloody villain was in the
act ot turning to tho men the sharp crack
of Seth bpinncts weapon rangits death
pcnl, and the next moment the pirate
captain fell back into the arms of his
men, with a brace of bullets through his
" Now," said the old man, as he level
ed the long pivot gun, and seized a light
ed match, " I'll jivo -ou just five min
utes to make up your minds in, and if
you don t surrender, I II blow everyone
of you into the other world."
The death of their captain, and withal,
tho sight of tho pointed pivot gun the
peculiar properties of which they knor
full well brought the pirates to their
senses, and they threw down their weap
ons and agreed to give themselves up.
In two daj-s from that time Captain
Spinnet delivered his cargo safely at
Havana, gave the pirates into' the
hands of the civil autho ities, and deliv
ered the clipper up to the government,
in return for which he received a sum
of money sufficient for independence
for the remainder of his life, as well as
a very handsome medal from the Gov
ernor. A Boston journal gives the following
"recipe for extemporizing a life-pro
"Lay a handkerchief on the ground,
spread open, then place on it, brim down
ward, a hat (ono of the chimney-pot sort
is the best,) ami tie the four corners of
the handkerchief together over the crown
ot it. This is held with both hands un
der the chin, will float a person a long
time in the water." If yoa happen 'not
to have the right sort of a hat about vou,
and find it impossible to beg, borrow or
steal one, the best thing you can do is
to go aahore and hire a yawl.
A gav fellow who had taken lodging
at a public house, and got considerably
in debt, absented himself and took new
quarters. This so enraged tho landlord
that he commissioned his wife to go and
dun him, which the debtor having heard
of, declared publicly that if she came he
would kiss her. "Will he?" said the
lady, "will ho? Give me my bonnet,
Moll; I will see whether any fellow has
such impudence!" " My dear," said her
husband, " pray do not be too rash; vou
do not know what a man may do wnen
he is in.a-pasiron."
Death was represented as a cupid, with
inverted torch, by the Greeks and Ro
mans, before the birth of Christ, aad
not as a "goblin shape, brandishing a
dreadful rpear, as asserted ta Park
street pnlpit, in a sermon on "Heath a
GaiisT AM. of bombast aad bad taste.
, J " m -. '
A Western natter say that the water m
so low in the MisiisaiDDi river that steaa-
Doau save 10 seep waisuing u, a.cri
COWl Ol UW caMIHCI, sou aa aaua
state of rhiajs-ppstiaae, feu proposed
to atacVtawatrtcvfij IfMOfjiof tfco
Trsaats wTSafat BeaU.
In the completion of the difficult and
delicate task of restoring the royal
church of St. Denb, will lie M. Viollct
Lcduc's chief claim to consideration as
an able and clever architect. The un
dertaking was one demandm-i tho great
est possible care, judgment and labor.
and M. Viollct-Leduc has brought all
these to bear, with a result that leave
nothing to be desired, it was not mere
ly a question of replaeinj; displaced
tombs, raising fallen columns, and mend
ing statues, but tho notions of former
governments had evidently been very
vague and indistinct on the subject of
"restoration, and these notions bad all
tended to spoil St. Denis rather than to
improve it, so that it has now been
necessary to destroy much, before tho
work of restoration could 'be begun.
Yet it was this disfigured church that
was tho glory of the sight-seers of the
reigns of Louis the Eighteenth, Charles
tho Tenth and Louis Philippe! Tho
lightness and elevation of its dome were
vaunted by our fathers, yet its flooring
had been raised more than a yard above
the ground to avoid damp; its windows
had given place to medhvval portraits of
Kings and abbes, whose likeness to the
originals was very doubtful; and its
tombs had been removed into a dark,
damp crypt, exposed to the indiscretion
of visitors. There were columns, statues
and busts some among them of persons
who had never been buried at M. Denis
all unchronologically and incorrectly
arranged. lhc ht. Denis ot to-day pre
sents a very different appearance, even
111 its unfinished 'state.
The royal mausoleum stands before us
brilliant in renewed beauty and fresh
ness, and carries us back at once to tho
days of its past glory. 'With this differ
ence, however, that it is now less a mau
soleum than a museum. Mr. Georges
d'Heilly, in a very interesting account
lately published m 1'ans ot tho extrac
tion ot the royal coffins from St. Ienis
iu 1703, says : " Death no longer sur
rounds us when visiting "t. Denis. The
tombs which once sheltered the bodies
of our kings are empty, many of them
re-made, the ashes ol Dagobert and
Henry the Second thrown to the winds,
and their bones burnt in quick-lime.
Tho fault, therefore of this admirable
restoration is, tliat the royal church is
no longer a church, nor a necropolis.
It is simply a museum which we visit,
as we visit the Louvreand the differ
ence between the old tombs, painted
windows and chapels ot. the past, and
those ot the present, whfeh are the wwrk,
of 31. ViolIet-liCduc, is toe difference
which exists between an admirablv
executed copy and an utterly lost origi
On the 31st of July, 1703, at a sitting
of the convention, Barrcrc, in the name
of the Coniite du Salut Public, read a
paper in which he proposed that the
anniversary ot tho loth ot August the
day on which the throne had been
levelled should bo celebrated by me
destruction of tbo royal tombs of St.
Denis; the sumptuousness of which, he
argued, was vanity tending to the flat
tery and glory ot monarchy. The Con
vention unanimously gave assent, to tne
proposition, and the work of destruction
commenced on the tith and finished on
the 8th of August, to tho end that on
the 10th it might be publicly announced
that a great and just act had been ac
complished, and that it only now re
mained to open the coffins and disperse
the remains of the royal tyrants, which
would be effected as soon as circum
stances permitted. Accordingly, in the
following October commenced tbo open
ing of tho coffins the first being that ol
the great Turenne. Tho shape ot his
body was well preserved, and his features
were very little altered. He appeared
liko a dried mummy of a light Bhade ot
bistre. A large opening was then made
in the vault in which lay the Bourbon
princes and princesses, and the coffin ot
Henri the Fourth was discovered. His
body was perfectly preserved, and his
face recognizable, an enthusiastic soldier
threw himself before tho corpse, and,
after a long and silent worship, drew hi
sword and cut off a lock of his lcard,
which ho held to his own lip, crying in
loud tones, ' And I, also, am a French
soldier ! And I am henceforth sure ol
conquering the. enemies of France, and
marching to victor-.'
On the same day, 14th of OetolK.r, the
other members of the house of Bourbon,
to the number of tortv-even, were taken
out of their coffins. The body of Louis
the Thirteenth was whole and surpri
ingly well preserved ; he was recogniz
able by Ins mouHtaciic, railed a ia royaie,
which remained intact- The body ot
Louis the Fourteenth was black as ink,
and the skin shiny. The coffin of Louis
the Fifteenth was opened at the entrance
to the pit, which had been dug ready for
tho recention ot the royal remains in the
court-yard ot the church where formerly
stood the bcautitut chapel ol the alois.
This chapel was destroyed iu 1719, being
unsate; but some oi us nnoi remains,
consisting of arched columns, Ac-, arc to
be seens at the present day in the Pare
Monceaux. The body of the-roya! lover
of the Du Barry was entire and well
bandaged the skin white, the nose vio
let; some portions of the trunk red. It
floated in water forme I fry the dissolv
ing of the sea salt in which it bad Iain.
The bodies of the other princes and
princesses were in a state of liquid patre-
raction, aad gave lonn a Diacx anu
thick vapor, the odor of which kurut
vinegar and gunpowder naruiy aitfipai-
ed. The intestines of tho illustrious
dead were placed in leaden vessels at
taehed to the iron trestles that sapport
ed the codas, which were also ot lead.
The whole were dispatched to the melt
er'aatavtatecetenteaWhaeieaaptid into the pit.
la ta raau t i.aatisa ta nw,
several janrs of lis RMtHv had he:n
baried. Ia his come, Iwsides some dried
Dos'wMattJMMBaatd sceptre of gold,
aatBaaaVaBBBB BeaCMBftT CATTed
Bourbon, his wife, were the remains ot
a crown, a gold ring, a spindle in gilt
wood half eaten away, and some pointed
shoes covered with gold and silver em
broider. Part of a crown and a gilt
sceptre were also found in the coffins ot
Charlcs the Seventh and his wife Marie
d'Anjou. The tomb of Henri tho Second
held nine coffins, containing the bones
and decomposed remains of tho princes
and princesses of his line. Louis tho
Tenth had no coffin. His body had
been simply placed in a stone hollowed
into the form of a trough and lined with
lead Bones aud part of u sceptre ami"
brass crown were found iu it much
rusted. Charles le Chauve had been
placed in a similar receptacle, as had,
also, Philippe-A uguste. In the cotfiu ,
tho latter, nothing but dust was found.
Tho body of Louis the Eight was en
veloped n a leather sack, beside which
was part of a wooden sceptre, a d adem
of gold tisue ami a brass gilt sceptre.
A statue of Dagobert stood in front of
his tomb, and this the workmen were
obliged to break in order to get at tho
c ffin. In the tomb was a wooden coffer
two feet long, containing the bones of
Dagobert and Aantilde, his wife. These
remains were wrapped in some silken
stuff, and separated one from the other
by a plank, dividing the coffer in two.
The head of the queen was missing ; that
ot the king was complete, even to the
teeth, 'lhc rkelcton ot Duguesclin
buried by favor at St. Denis was f und
intact in" a lead coffin, the head perfect
and the bones wonderfully white. The
vault of Francois the First contained six
coffins. All the bodies were iu a state of
liquid putrefaction, and a sort of black
water issued from the coffins during their
carriage from the pit. The body ol
Francois himself was of extraordinary
statue and build. In the coffin of Philip
pe le Jjong was his complete skeleton,
clothed iu royal robes. On his head
was a gold crown, enriched by precious
stones; his mantle was decorated with
'old aud silver. After the completion
of the ghastly work at St. Denis, the
coffin of Madame Louise, daughter of
L mis the Fifteenth, was' fetched from
the Carmelite convent, of which she was
superior, tier body was in the dress ot
of a Carmelite nun, and in a state ot
putrefaction. It was taken to the ceme
tery of Yalois, and thrown with the rest
Into the fosse commune. On the 12th
ot October, a grand ceremony and pro
cession took place, in order to transport
the gold and treasure found at S. Denis,
witn becoming dignity, to the Convcn
tibn"7fationale." In this way .Revolution scattered tho
treasured dust of kings!
In the Woods. The following conver
sation, or colloquy, occurred between it
cute New York "perforator" iu real es
tate, travelling by pocket-compass iu one
of the very best sections opened in the
government laud regions between Goth
am and Alaska. His interlocutor was a
woman, standing in scanty but airy rai
ment, at the door of a log shanty, to
whom he thus addressed himself:
" Do you like to live here in the wood,
these distant woods, so far away from
any other human habitation ?"
" Woods! like to live in the woods!"
she echoed and repeated ; " bless your
lawful sakes, you don't call this woods,
do ye ? There are no bears, nor wolves,
nor catamounts, nor mat-nau-gert around
here not within twenty miles! Why,
we've got bedsteads in this cabin ; we
don't sleep in big hollowlogsas we used
to. Tho stumps are out of the middle of
the road, most of 'em ; nnd, bless you,
don't you see we've got somo fences?
Look over there! We raise our own
good sized pork; we lay our own eggs;
we have tame hens and roosters, and
pumpkin pies, and twisted neck soti.-tsh-
es, and appctiziu' cookin'. Wood I" she
rejicated again "live in the woods!"
Patoxize Home Industry. The Plats
mouth (Neb.) Tribune put in thus:
"A druinnmr from a printing house in
Cleveland called upon one ot our mer
chants on Front street last week, and
proposed to show him samples of cards,
bill heads, trie, with a view ot securing
an order. The merchant politely but
firmly replied: "Sir, 1 do not wish to
examine them. We have good printers
here who give us satisfaction iu work
and price, and they publish palters here
and represent our interests), beside pay
ing taxes and contributing to thegencr
al welfare and public cnlcrprii-e; weferl
it our duty to give them our work, and
think it wrong to send printing elsewhere
that can Ise done as well here.
Such business men can consistently
ask their fellow citizens for their custom.
But what claim has one upon this com.
rounity who goes elsewhere himself when
he has money :
One of the most sacred privileges of
a compositor on a morning newspaper,
ami ono in the exercise of which he is
seldom interrupted by the proof-reader,
is the use ot the comma. There are
some printers who are not addicted to
the comma, and who do space their lines
with it, but no reader ought to question
their right to do so. When it lccuinca
nt-ssarv to announce that "Mr. John
Smith has always been a good Democrat,"
a few comma making the exnrcsaion
read, " Mr. John Smith, has, alwaya,been
a good Democrat," arc ornamental and
never do any harm. There sectas to be
an insane prejudice against overwork
ing toe comma, out. win prooaiiy soiien
this feeling. Courier JcmrnaL
Vhcn Brigfcata Yoaag received the
tea boxes containing the imported silk
dresses aad cashmere shawls for his
thirty wives, be said to a friend : "Ah,
if yoa kaewtae cost of those jroda,yoa
woald not believe for a moment that I
practiced polygamy as aa earthly pleas.
are. No, air! it is with ass a stern dn-
A New Yorker aera that Pimharg at
MtNt atta sa awaavot asei wna ass
Peaaaat laatrn aad Itsry Mrrrn.
What a vast number of object are
made of ivorv ! Not to mention kuile-
handles and iaiKr-c-utter, and all sorts
ol useful and ornamental objects, carved
work of all kinds snuff-boxes, albums
and prayer-book covers, pen-holders,
chairs, ami even thrones; it tho ele
phants had teeth and tusks enough peo
ple would probably make cannon balls
it ivorv too. In Kuasia, floors ot irrund
and sumptuous apartments are made of
inlaid ivory, and one African sultan has
surrounded his straw-thatched palace
wiui a lence ol elephants tusks.
that tbo elephants annually slain in
Africa and India could furnish half the
ivorv used in one vear. thoso trim m
, j - - -
acquainted with elephant hunting, as
with the quantity ot ivorv used in Vi
enna, Paris, London und St. Petersburg
know very well to bo impossible. The
ivory diggers, therefore, have to assist
the elephant hunters.
n itli the same seal with which the h-
troleiim-borcrs in America seek to dis
cover a new oil-weil, do the ivory-dig-gors
around tho Arctic coasts search for
mammoth tusks, hvcrv stirm. u-Iirm
the ice begins to thaw, the marshy Und
of Eastern Siberia reveals new mines ot
fossil ivory. The traders who maintain
a monopoly over those coasts and is
lands mke every effort to send off at
least 50,000 lbs. of fossil ivory, annually.
It is a strange si.-ht to see an ivorv
caravan, which silently hurries onwards
through the desoiato plains in the ex
tremo north. The closely muttlcd up fig
tires, their facos hidden, balanced on lof
ty saddles, jourucvou and on by the
strange light of tlie aurora hnrealis,
through the long nights, across stepjies
so swampy in summer that they are
scarcely passable. Nothing seems to
rouse these quaint figures trom their
stolid apathy. The snow storm does
not terrify them, nor does the biting
cold affect them. Hut if in the midst ot
the bare, treeless plain, the roaring bu
ran, or north wind, comes upon them
with its snow-drifts, some ono of the
company is almost certain to be separat
ed from the caravan. Soon every trace
of them had disapcured ; they sink to
the ground, and soon stttieu beneath the
MifWy covering which gives no sign to
betray the grave which it covers. Olteii
alter a lapse ofytars a load of ivory close
to the skeletons of horse and man is
found iu these barren plains.
ftemethlas Jofea Bark BMat Fine tat.
Once at a "commencement ball giv
en by tlie mviatiers ot the senior class
of Dartmouth, two of the class made
their appearance so intoxicated that it
became necessary for the floor managers
to insist upon them retiring from the
room. One of them knew enough to
get out aud go home. 1 he other, John
Ituck, alter reeling about for some time,
found himself in the ladics'drcssing room,
where he att-mpted to lie down upon
the sofa, but fell flat to the floor, when
he lay, to much discouraged to get up
or care where he was. Smii alter he
rolled under the sofa, and immediately
was last asleep. However, he wns not
destined to rest in iieace. tor shortly af
ter, he was awakened by the entrance of
two vouug ladies engaged in earnest
convcratiou,'.vho sat down on the same
s'-at under which our friend was lying.
Alter talking awhile on various subjects,
one said to the other, " Did you hear
anybody say anything about me ; ' I cs,
I heard nuite a nutiilM-r av vou were the
b.'st dancer in the hall." ' Did you h'ar
anybody say anything about m ?" "Yv,
they all said you were the prettiest young
lady hen to-night." Now John was
awakened by this earnest cotiverali"ii,
and began to share the intwrest felt by
the young ladies. Poking out lii head
from between their feet, he thus deliver
ed himself t- the horror-stricken couple:
" Did-did you hear (hie) any body -s.:ty
anything 'Hint me?" The shrieks of the
affrighted damsels were their only re
sponse, as they fled in ditnay to the ball
room, and John's question remained itit
Some years ago, when Tom Corwin
nnd Tom Ewing were on a political pil
grimage to the Northern pnrt of the
Mate, they were inviusl to tarry ovrr
night with a distinguished local otitic
tari. The guet arrived rather late, and
die lady ot the mansion being absent, a
- .uug lady, a niece, undertook to pre
side on tfie Kraion. She had never
seen great men, and npjoed thc were
elephantine altogether, and all tafkol In
great language. "Mr. Ewing, will yim
Uke any condiments in your tea, sir?"
inquired theyounglady. " Ye, Mi, if
you please,"" replied the quondam Salt
Itoilcr. Corwin'a eyes twinkled. Hrrv
was fun for him. Gratified ith the ap
parent success of her first trial at talking
with big men, the young lady addressed
Mr. Corwin in the ssroc manner. " Will
you take condiment in your tea?"
"Pepper and salt, but no mutard," wa
the prompt rep! of the facetious Tm.
Ofcourv nature must oat, and Kwing
and the entertainer roared In spita of
themselves. Corwin cayeJ to mend
the matter, and was valuable in anec
dote and wit and compliment. Bat the
wound wu iratnedicable. The young
lady to this day, declares that Tom Cor
win is a coare, vulgar, and disagreeable
man. TUrJ Blade.
At the funeral of the Duke ot Wei.
r.,.tin & littlriViUl araa alaixiJiiif with
"ft " --..-- r
her mother at Lord AshbarUin's window,
to - the fuaetal go by. ."ibe made no
remark antil the Dake's hone wis led
by, the saddle empty, aad the Loot rr
versed in the stirrup, when she looked
ap into her mother's toce, and tid,
m wtaea, we? die? will ihn Im
nothing left of u bat our boots V
H. iii TLaf. fatk wta that Lsatsiaat
of life. Hop heaauaes them, aad Char.
Hy makes then immortaL-'Jafmi, J. . .
Josh Jaill'ia-a aara,
Msrj f aassamare of the Var.
In the year 1861 a young msn, then
living a few miles from this city, wen:
into the Missouri State Guard a a sol
dier. At Springfield, and on the isrgait
isation of this branch ot the army li.
took service as a Confederate. AlW
ward's he joined a coinp-iiiv m il. Up
Hays rcgmicnt, and participated in tho
liattle d Lone Jack.
Before leafing home, however, hi
mother gave him An old-fashioned -gold
ring, which had a heart UMn it, and the
letters " K. S." engraved uikiii tne heart.
She placed it up.iii her son's UmA with
a wish, or rather a pntyvr, that h might
go through the war aafelr and get saHv
Wk to his home again.
It is not known that either tho ring or
the prayer acted as a charm, but the
young man went unharmed through'
many bloody fight, being hit in but one
of them, tlie wound then proving to bo
oniy a siigni scraun.
Iu ISC the young man wa very sick
with a fever atVlarksville, Texas. Dar
ing the delirium attendant upon it, and
while he was tossing to and tro the rirnr
slipped from his finger and was Itit.
The closest search failed to find it and it
was given up for gotd. There waited
upon the young man, however, a very
pretty and" amiable girl, who seemed to be
sorry when he got well enough to rejoin
his command. When he left he laugh
ingly told her that if she would find Tils
ring, and he lived, ho would come hack
and marry her. If this promise was
made at nrst with any degree ot sincer
ity, it was soon forgotten in the excite
ment and care of a soldier's life, aad onlr
at rare intervals, jierhapa, did he recall
the sick room and the ministering angel.
When the war was over the young man
returned to his father's farm in Jackssu
county aud went to work in good earn
est. l'wo years ago his mother died, aad
once more tho loss of the ring came back
to him with redoab.'ed sorrow. He de
termined to write to the lad' who had
nursed him, and to enquire whether eae
was married or not, and whether she had
ever seen or heard any thing of the pres
ent his mother had made him.
The letter was written in Attguit, llMK),
and in March, 1970, what was his sur
prise to receive an answer from the ident
ical girl he had left in 18AI, and to whom
he had made a light promise f marriage.
She wa still single, she said, and watt
in'gfor liitn. And what was t ranger still
only five days before writing to himairS
had found the lost ring. toraBstaar
of finding it wasaatswaam: Tataataar
of the young ladj'kad davmaalwai-la
make so'me rep4ir;lfcl Me ! .wWr
repairs necessitated the taking tip of the
floor of tht room in which the soldier had
lieeu sick. Alter doing thl. and whilt
digging away nome rubbish iteueath, the
workmen came UHin tho ring. It bad
slipped through a crack in the lloor, and
had been laying there safe aud sound,
for nearly "five long years. Tho lady
took M)seMMott of it at once, and wrote
immediately to the owner a; no. have
stated above. Perhaps she lookasl upon
its recovery as an omen, and perhap It
was. At any rate it was n little roman
tic with all St attending 'irvnnUnc a.
The correspondence thus commenced,
or rattier renewed, was continued with
an ever iiiereaseing ardor on tho part
of the gentleman, until in the cud the
made a new and an im;''u me olftr of
marriage. Without that the t try would
be incomplete. I.at week, with money
in his pot'ket, a go.i noma in jacon
county, and great happiness in hu heart
this young soldier now somewhat M
er nnd more cUlsl and wdate a'artM
for t'lrrksvilje, 'frxa. the hotn- of hi
Itcthrolhed. ho tan dotibt tho fault;
lie will remain there roh-itdi a mouth
and return a ''m to Mu-iJdri With his
bride. When he does vte pmiiu- to
give bis name. I'util then It b fmjKii
hie, for the condition of s(Tey was at
ttched to th infrmntion In-foro wn
could obtain it. Th" cm umitaiiea .
however, arcjutawe have narrated
them in every articuUr and furnishes
another to tfie long liat of romsuliv In
tideiits that have grown out of tb war.
K'tf'ti Ci'y TtmM.
A writer in liver Oplir's Magazine
has made a rollcitloti of curious jasralUI
passage, which hoW the familiarity of
the great dramatiata with the Scripture,
and account tor the common vig If
rr-g-ird to the orogin to many a feraiiisr
quotiUoti : " It mut be found either ia
the Bible orShakr.art-'
Othello - Hide I am in my ajsi-seh."'
Bible "Hut though 1 U rede ia
cccii." 2 Cor., xi. 1.
Witches in Marl. "Show hi eye
and gnoTc hi heart.."
Hibfe. " Conaarne thioe eye and
grieve thine heart-" 1 Sam-, ii, 33.
Ms Itli "Life's but a walkint; ha
dow," Bible "Man walk-tb In a vain sha
dow." Point xxxix. .
Macbeth " We will die with amraeae
on oar baHt
Bib, " Xicanor lay dei !n bis lar
ae," 2 Mac. xx. 2.
Bsnotto - Wo to the land that f er
ernrd by a child."
Bible-- Woe to thee, O land, wars
thy king a child."" Bcdes. x. M
Timon of Athens " Who can tall biff
bis friel that dips in the same difcf
Bible "He that dffrta hi ban J
with me In the ame duh, the se wi i
S.vswr sagactou gntlri.fa In N
ataapabirr-, betrjr a frrir-rr f t-w
Lnwrll (Ma-.) Curler, n-l bearfrx; tUt
the maltpox ,M rampawt la that eriy,
tvMsrd hie psprr, - few '-'
lk( iL. k.LIeefl saieat CatTr) Ik-S di-Wi
areas it." Iff- em ofcjawtF-a .
lee jad t the drjr
fa ami leeiw.
ma wim PM
iJmamdiaaaaaV the JaVavd
tarn taaafaW a-tes af -Htw '
"J1 " " " laBBBKai. a a ' -
ia MwawSMh f Jeaa-ae de
PatWAt eT. wVajflNTSafttffVb
eating tone he muttered;