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WELLINGTON O., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, ; ,1879,: y:;Jli
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I sad a faB Baa a Notions aad Prmcglsu Baa-
w ' - The scheme of instruction in cook
ery in the London Board Schools, pro
vide for the erivicx be older girls
in onYtaia. seaooU'aA least twelve lee
- sons ia praotieal eookerv, the lessons
to be given upon one half-day la each
weei The instrnctor is appoiated by
the board nod reoeivee a yearly salary
of $300. TWnty-one of the London
schools Bare to have ritchens; fir' are
. -sow in aetnat operation. Then is no
' Braste as the food eoeked is sold.
" A Baltibtu drag-fist attributes the
great prevalence of Bright' s disease in
this r "Btry to the immoderate use of
toeJ t Before ice came into 1 ego
lax l "ssebold nse he asserts that the
palawj wwBwgarewly known, j.. .
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TBS CIDER MILL.
Under the blue New England akiea,
Fkwiled with annahme a valley iiam, .
Tlie BMBncaina elaao it. warm and
Like a aunny ebild au their rooky feet.
Three pearly lakes and a hundred
lae on its quiet beaotal treaina. j
barreat fields bare the brightest aheeQ;
Thrnoch ita trera the aofteat annHEht ahakes.
And the whitest lilies gem ita lakes.
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Oomce down by the old brown cider mill
Abaiaw'tbeleaiaiaincmittoont "i , J
And the apper moadowa wind abuat;
Then JoliaradWwilkTwa Bow 1
Uound knouawoere blue beach whip stocks
To raat in a shaded pool that keeps
The oak trees claaprwt in ita errata! deeps.
Sheer twentr feet the water fa 11a
Down from the old dam'a broken walla.
Spatters the knobby bowlduis si ay.
:ka. throach troait poola atiU.
unble down the null.
All the wbt down the nut treeagrow
And aqnirreb) aid shore and below J
neorna; neeenmra, enessnnm anera
Drop all the fall through the haay air;
And bam roll down with curled ap haTW.
La the mellow light ox narrest area.
Forerer there the still, old trees
Drink wine of peeoe (hat has no leeaf
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By the roadaioje atanda the cider-mill.
Where a lowland elnmber waita the rill;
A SN lnl bruwn baildins. two stories htsrh.
On the aresteiu hUl-faeij warm and dry;
And odorous oilea of armies there
Fill with incense the golden air;
And heana of namios. mixed with straw.
Xotaeiranalrarsweat the lata naadxaw4V f I
The carts back aprto the apper door.
abb apul toetr treasBxa. ia oa tne noor;
Down through the toothed-wheels they go .
To the wide, deep eider press below.
And the auewa are turned by slow degrees
Down oa the straw laid cider cheese;
And with each tarn a fuller stream
But wherefore gods J These idle toys
Were sinilliaa to real Mew r.ngiana boys.
What classic eoblet ever felt
Booh thrilling touches though it melt.
Aa throb electro along a straw. j j )
When the boyish Ups the eider draw? ,.
The years are heavy wttH weary aonnda.
Aaa war aisooras uu s saees mas
But vet I hear, oh! sweet, oh! sweet.
The rill that bathed my bare, brown fact;
And yet the cider dripa and falls
Ob my inward ear at iBtervale; ' 'f -
And I lead at times ia a sad. sweet dream.
To the babbling of thatnttie stream;
And I sit ia a visioned aatnmn still, ' '
In the snnaTdOor of the eider-mill.
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JAKy'GBEAT PERIL. '
A BtartttBa- Btery ef a aaallrwaA ABveaU
I never saw each a oba'age Lb a man in
my life! When we last r t. Jack well. I
ennst not Rive his Teal- name, eonaidar
Ine what I am coing to relate, so I'll
call bim Jack Pallaatwaa. aabe had
ever been since I knew htm; one of the
Egnteet-hearted, -cheerteet . fellows i ia
the world, full of fnn, ana np to everr.
thino;, ienUe and tender as a woo-
Bn,4...e courage ox a lion. . juta
bobC what did I find him P Even thoac-h
TT a erave, ' dejected, saddened
man in a word, nardly- recognizable,
either mentally or physically. I was
shocked, and of course he saw that I
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was. He came to see me, indeed., the
rn orient be heard I was in towii rfeat I
might learn from his own mourn what
had happened, instead of at second
Jack had always been more or leas a
spoiled boy-only sons are always more
or less . spotledr-And having lost his
mother when quite a ahild, h sraa- not
wonderful that bis poor odd faths). aaade
much of him: But bi'had taken the
spoiling kindly, and beyond making
him perhaps a little idle and thought
less, it had done him no harm.'4 There
Was no harm in the feilowr he spent.
more money than he should, bat manv
young soldiers do that without coming
to much grief in the long t-nnv and his
father, a soldier before him. regarded
the failing leniently, paid his bills, and
looked pleasant. Beyond adding that
be was a rather abort, dapper Juttle fel
low, I need not say much mors about
him; 1 have only to. try and put into
coherent shape the strange aad tragical
Dusujees wpkotv naa so Xeartniiy altered
him. . ' .noii
lie was ooming to town one sntunrn
evening for a few days' leave from Gnn
hersholt, where.. he. was qnarteged.i t I
can see him as plainly as if I had been
there, springing into the . first carriage
that rofferea room, without regard to
who was in it; for he was the' least fas
titCPJhl - of -meat -BTrehomV thcrsttghtest
particle of haw-haw" pHde and nojt-
seaee, or. that stand-offlsliBees jof man-J
aer, too usual wiin men in nis. position;
ready to make himself happy wherever
he was, or in whatever company. ; t
Bat it so happened, it appears, ,on
this occasion that he got into an empty
carriage; at least Jie thwht: so, for it
was twilight, and lf ud no observe
for the nrst moment. the-figure ef a
woman, seated pt a farther - corner,
dressed in . dark clothes, aad thickly
veiled.- -a-- -'
- The sadden discovery that he .was
not alone rather startled bim for mo
ment, and it may be, aa he said, that
the.evening before having been a guest
njght at mesa, his nerves were not quite
np to their uaeal tone. He was not-the
lad. however, to .be long in such a ait-J
uaUocr without raaklag some remark to
his fellow-traveler, though in this case
aa unusual hesitation to , do so eame
I over him, owing to her mysteribna ap,
.Tnaararim and .fixtnms at.i 1 1 n naa Tha
between-Gghts of-' the ' carriage-lamp
and the evening, sky prevented him
from discerning details, bat there she
sat, perfectly rigid, and with not a ves
t7e. of her face visible, through the
tejt black veil. A
f'Aheml ahemP be . said at last,
shifaing one seat nearer to her and
nearlv OTOTKMite: I hcm T hara not
in traded o--jrou; I thought theearriage
wasmpVrr,.I mavbe distarbing vou."
I fear." . Y, would say any thing in
random v-yrttjri to break the toe.
as he called i
No . answer.
A long pause.' .YA"Ved and etinAppalledtae."
sinrnlaDs1' he thoutrb;-nd he rt
to a. seat exachryojTfnvWtheffg'w
ofaktng another commonplace obawrca-J
tkMM Ho response or any movement.
Asleep, I sappoaw,'-hwa3'aohim-self;
:and ne satnntly watching her
while the trar aided on for sv ruCe ,or
two. I A station was' reached and a
stoppage made, with the usual accom
paniments of screech, and whistling,
and slamming ' ef doors,, bat without
producing any change in the posture
of the occupant of the opposite corner.
" Can't be
The window was shot close; he let it
down with a tremendous clatter and
banir, remarking that he hoped.
the evening was fine, the weather warm
and the carriage close f for he declared
to me there was a peculiar odor hang
ing about which struck" him from the
nrst,) she would not object to a lime
Still no reply. Then he said "he
feared she was not well; would she like
him to pull the bell for the guard and
have the train stopped again?" But
nothing he could say or do elicited any
sign of life from her.
Jack now became seriously uncom
fortable and alarmed on her account.
He thought she could not be asleep, but
had fainted. Suddenly it crossed his
mind that she was dead. Night had
now closed in, but as the last tinge of
twilight faded from tne sky tne car
riage lamp gained its full power and
revealed every object more plainly than
Jack leaned toward the motionless
form. A long black veil., failing from
a close-fittiajn frafrliB bonBeVetivsl-
opea nearjy uwotne oppsx pavnox rut
Harare: indeed! on 'close inspection," it
hardly looked like an ordinary veil, but
more like a large DiacK suit nandker
chief. Her dress was of common black
staff, much worn 'and frayed, ..from
amid taaa fadswjueb appeared the
endao j fciscef nfhnt rivst have
bee&i&aTened round her waist; and one
hand,' incased in an old ill-fitting black
glove, lay placidly on her lap. i
Full of uncomfortable sensations.
Jack was about to lift the veil, when,
fosJJ9 fijavtftne, thtvfignre moved; its
otf hand (stole slowly from beneath
thtftoWs of tne dresBvind the veil was
gradually lifted and thrown np over the
Involuntarily my friend shrank back
into the- corner of his seat, for a face
was revealed to him "which no one
could have looked upon without a sene
of awe. It was that of a woman some
what past middle age, thin, haggard
and pale to a degree whioh only death
could parallel. The features, finely
Siseled and pro portioned,, showed th at
one tinie there' must have been su
preme beauty; while, though the. iron
gray hair looked a little-disheveled and
nnkernptvtaiB glaaae pl fchej ejejwas
steady, calm and determined.
: I In, this glance lay, chiefly therawe-in
spiring expression of the face,' for, in
addition to the. penetrating look, there
was a persistency in it, and at the same
time ,S) fsfloiBatidn,: quite terribloVV It
fixed itself upon Jack "from the first
moment that eye met eye, and for sev
eral rnjnnbes-not a word was spoken on
eitherjpidsi a Presently however, he
tried Uf fmlrhtrnself aogetber'-atid to
assume bis usual light-hearted manner
which had thus for a minute been so
strange rand nnuaUy dUturbed, and
he said, "briskly:
' i "I, beg your pardon:. I .was afraid
you were ill." " r"- - '
I ISb slightly bent her head, bat spoke,
not a word nor withdrew; her glance.
y He felt more.. and more that It. was
costing him an effort; to be himself.
Her slow, stealthy, albeit lady-like'de-rneano
added greatly ;to-the effect al
ready prodnoeo, and a curious sensa
tion was graduaHy-eareeping over aim,
that-Jnipoaaible r aa'it might seem
thai laee- waw noajenige to him. Lit
tle as he, with bis temperament, was
given' 16 speculation l en intToepeetien,
be fonnd himself striving to look back
for 'Seme' eveni of- bireamstanos in his
life which rqiftht jivehim a olew. Had
he ever dreamed of such a face, or bad
he seen it in childhood t Hewas nnz-
aied,' aflfeoted.juite'pnt oat. And stiH
the deep, penetrating eyes were fixed
on his, piercing, as .t were, into; his
very souL And the bands what were
they doing Taking off the gloves as
with a set, deliberate purpose; and the
long, white, thin almost claw-like fin
gers work exi 'strangely' nd nervously.
Slowly closing, and openinr upon the
palm, as if preparing to grasp some-
. 'Again ba strove to throw jobT the un
pleasant, unusual sensation which had
i j" I can't stand this," he thought; "I
was never so uncomfortable in my life!
I rrrust do something o say something
to put a stop to this to make her take
her eyea off met"
Ha moved abruptly to- the farther
corner of the -carriags-njid to the name
side on which the woman sat.
'-, ."Til try and dodge her in that way,"
he said to himself; "she shall not sit
and glare mt me in this fashionH
-si But she, too, immediately shifted her
place, and, rising tq her fau height,
which was very great,; went over to the
seat exactly opposite to him, never, for
one single second dropping her eyes
from him. . He looked oat of the win
dow with a vague notion of getting oat
of the carriage j when, 'suddenly,; pass-.
tag 'a Cttle station which he recognized.
J-but at whioh the train did not stop, an
idea struck him an idea after-bis own
heart a comic idea! He availed him
self of it on the instant, and assuming
an ease which" doubtless sat ill upon
him, and which he was far from feel
ing, he pointed with his thumb back
toward the station they had just passed,
as he said mysteriously in a hollow
voice: - - ,
r . lo yon know that placer
She seemed to answer in the affirma
tive by a slight inclination of the head
Ah! you do. Good! Longmoor,"
he went on; then I don't mind telling
you a secret." He paused (I'll fright
en her," he thought). " Criminal lu
natics," . he said aloud; I am one of
theta. I have just escaped from there!"
iHe leaned forward as if to impress
her (with his words; she also bent for
ward until her lips almost touched his
earj as she hissed into it: '
"So have I!"
' With what had already gone before,
this, put the finishing touch to Jack's
uneasiness of mind. It was not. as he
said, the mere presence of the woman,
or the revelauun which hia1 joke had
elicited, which scared him, though the
circumstance in itself might be un
pleasant errbugh. "
"I should have faced it rieht awav
freni the first, as any man would have
densyhad it not been for the remarka
ble influence her face and loo la had an
on me; that unaccountable feeting that
she Bras no etranrVerfto me! ii. was. that
Nm sooner had she uiteroVthe words.
sprdjcomninnicating with the guard's
vavn, (for he felt their truth, and saw in
theni a ker to the whole mvBterr. But,
ere his ban'rVbad reached, the cord, she
had seizeitvfiim -round the waist with
one arm as with the grwf of a vise, and
at the same instant helt one of those
terrible hanfte this atatoat, -
Every efforVwreJease himself was
fruitless; her strength seemed superhu
man, and was as far beyond his as was
The train again moved on.
asleep," ha. muttered,
matter with herP"
her stature. Her face glowered dose
down upon his now stilT with the same
fell expression. ,t .
"The onlv tning I could have done,!
went on Jack, in describing the. scene
to me aad just here he shall speak for
himself; " the only means by whioh I
might, perhaps have, made .her relax,
her hold would have been "by aiming
one or two tremendous blows wttb my
riirht fist f which was at liberty) at her
face. Had it been a man's there would
have been no hesitation; bad it been in
deed that of an ordinary , woman, at
auoh a pass I should not nave nesitatea
to strike her, to stun her. if I could, by
anv means; but Chatfaoe, that I seemed
to know so well, yet so mysteriously, I
could not raise my band against it, and,
as mv arm swung up with the first im
pulse to deal her a blow, it fell helpless
by my side. Vain were my efforts to
get her hand away from my throat;
mere was a terriDie swaying 10 ana
fro for a minnte or two, I felt the grip
of the long fingers tightening, and my
self choking.. Suddenly we -fell, the
whole carriage . seemed to be falling
there was a fearful jerk or two, a strange
ppheavlng of the floor, a. tremendous
rattle' and crasn I appeared to ce
thrown headlong to some great distance,
and all was darkness!" ......
The termination of that deadly strug
gle was brought about in a manner as
marvelous and unleoked fox as. could
well have been imagined-. , - , ': .
some tutv souls, say, were traveling
in that train, all save one in perfect se
curity. Jack's life alone was la danger.
when, lol . by one oi those .marvelous
coincidences which do happen at times
in the supreme moments of .existence,
the rescue came, but at the cost of
many a life, which just before would
have seemed worth treble the purchase
of Jack's. ;:. ;
At ' the very instant that his life
depended " upon another tightening
grip or two from the nana of a
maniac a ingnuui catastropne occurred
to the train. 1 he" tire of an engine
wheel broke, and hall a dozen carriages
were harled down a steep embankment.
The scene that succeeded Is, unhappily,
of too common an occurrence to. need
more than a i word o ' reference here.
Seven' passengers were .killed outright;
double that number slightly or badly
hurt; the remainder escaping, as .by a
miracle, 'With nothing else than a se
Hy friend was among the shaken.
He had been thrown clear of the debris
on to a soft grassy spot,' half bank, half
hedge; emphatically, Au life was saved!
But what followed it was that which
caused the suffering, that wrought the
terrible change in alack. . - , -
In the darkness of that- soft autumn
night he strove, foremost among : those
who had been spared, to render such
help as was possible to the less fortu
nate. . When the official assistance
eame, and fires were set blazing to give
light, almost bis nrst care was to try
and j seek ent his dangerous fellow-
traveler. : In the confusion, nobody was
prepared, of course, to listen to Jack's
aooouBt of her, even - had ' he been pre
pared then to give it. She was not,
ervidently,-' movipg abant: arnoog the
crowd; he assured himself of that; but
supposing her,' like himself, to have es
caped jnjury (and. he concluded .that
this was . likely), might she not. with
the stealth . and cunning incidental to
ber malady, be hiding, and by thus fur
ther, eluding . detection, -become, wttb
her homicidal mania, as dangerous to
the community at large' as some fierce,
wild animal would beP . The thought
made him shudder; he must . lose no
time in assuring himself of her fate. I '
'As soon as an approach to order
could be evolved out of that awful
chaos, he had convinced himself that
she was not among the injured., Then
he turned to the dead. His eyes fell
upon several mutilated and motionless
forms, which had been laid in an omin
ous row at the foot of one part of the
embankment. Hers was not among
them; he could find no trace of her.
At length, as a sickly dawn was be
ginning to make the search- easier, he
endeavored to discover the spot where
the carriage he had occupied had fallen,
and to retrace bis steps f quite to the
rear of the train, by. the way) to the
place where he found himself lying
after the catastrophe.
By this time he bad made known
briefly to some officials that a woman
was missing whe had been in the car
riage with him, and one or-two of them
followed him in his quest. Presently
he realized pretty well Wavare he had
spot. Then he scrambled through the
hedge, and there, on the opposite side,
on .the sloping bank of a ditch, he be
held, lying quite soli, ber dark, unmis
takable foran. ' -
He ran forward, and, bending over
her and looking down upon the marble,
upturned face, saw at a glance that
there was nothing dangerous about her
how those terrible eyes were closed
forever! Except for a slight wound on
one temple, whence a litUe blood had
trickled, and the distorted, but now
rigidly closed hand,, which had been so
lately at his throat, she looked as calm
and uninjured as if she were merely
sleeping, while death had restored for
b onu periuu niuca ox tana oeauty. tne
traces of which had struck bim when
her veil was first lifted.
One of the surgeons here came hurry
ing up in answer to a summons. -
uooa- heavens!" be exclaimed.
" here she is, then, at last! Why, she
must have been in the train? How on
earth did she manage itP"
Who is she?" inquired Jack.earnest-
ly, with a strange return of the old,
inexplicable sensation. " Who is she P
Xoq appear to know ber. 1 ray tell me.
"O, one of our inmates; she got
away yesterday morning, noonqknows
how,'' was the answer. : -.
"You are from Longmoor, -then.
How long has she been there P What
is ber BameP" "Jt:
"O, she has 'been there ofward of
twenty years, I believe; long before my
timo." .. ..... , .
And her namer,',,! .-?,
' Upon my word, at this moment,-1
cant hardly," : went -pn the dodos!
mechanically passing bia. nngers 'veB
one of the pulseless .wrists before hioaj
and with a calm hjantation, whlc. con
trasted strongly sVcith Jack's ucWt,
impetuous mannar'can -beedlyi re
member. I think. sM was committed
for the murder of her own little girL It
was fc sad case, I know. Aht her name;
I have it," wentonthedootor suddenly
" her name was Fall ant Rachel Pal-1
Jack sprang from the kneeling posture'
in which he wfcs, as tf he-had ueeb shot.
Why that was bis own. dead, mother's
nam! But, pshaw! what of that! Welfe
it waB rat her, a athrtUng- coincidence:
that was allL-AsT, but was it all? JLodeod;
no. . - a . -j ,
The inquest led to -a revelation.!
That inquiry folly explained wnat bill
hcen the nature of the influence
the wierd pale face and strange .pres
ence had had upon my friend. '
The strong but subtle link which, no
time or absence can quite sunder exist
ing between mother and son had 'made
itself felt the instant those two sat face
to face, for the unhannv woman was
1 indeed none other than Jack's owi
mother! . - .--wt rr-ii;j
He had never been told; in - tact, it
had . been carefully . kept from hira.
Why run the risk of clouding, for life
that bright and happy temperament?
He was only four years old when the
dreadful business happened; hence, he
had scarcely known a mother's care-
she was lost to him, to the world; as
completely as if she had died. Kay,
death would have been a mercy by com
parison, and it was generally assumed
that she was dead; only a few very in
timate friends knew, the truth;-. . ' -
The poor lady's mind had given way
suddenly . after the .birth of Bv child,
which did not live,. Within a week the
hcmlcidal mania possessed hereby the
merest ch'anoq she bad been- prevented
from committing some frightful out
rage upon her little boy. my peorfriend
Jackf and restraint not having been put
upon her in time for her malady had
hardly been suspected, so unlooked-for
was its appearance she consummated
her deadly propensity upon her eldest
child, a girl fifteen years "Of age killed
her, in a word, as she lay asleep. ' -, .
And fiere, after, a lapse of twenty
years, was the climax and end of the
tragedy, as -dreadful as any thing that
had gone before. The order for release,
when it came, brought with it as much
suffering (to all ' but one) as had the
order for captivity. No "wonder that
Jack was an altered man. I have never
seen a smile on his face sinoe-r-though
1 trust that time, with its healing in
fluence, may at least soften the blow.
English Paper. " , ' v
r ... s a a- '
" Pirates er theChiaese JCeast,. " '?
Of aU the dangers that beset the 'mar
iner, whether it be from storm, -fire, or
the hidden reef, pone have such terrors
for vessels trading- in the Pacific Ocean
as the pirates that, infest the Chinese
coast. With ordinarv skill and viet-
lance the former dangers may be guard
ed against, and it is seldom that some
one does not survive to tell the tale,
but an attack by these pirates is coo-
ducted with such winning, treachery
and skill, that if it is successful, it leaves
a mystery far harder to - bear than a
known misfortune, for those who watch
and wait for the ship that never returns
to port, ' Every year adda to the list of
stately vessels and gallant crews that
leave port forever, and are eventually
placed among the "missing." How
many -of these are captured and - de
stroyed on the - China coast can never
be known; their assailants show no
mercy, and the ocean " tells no tale." -i
The quaint junks that leave the Chi
nese ports at night-fall are to all ap
pearances the peaceful traders they
profess tto be; - but if an unprotected
vessel comes in view, the soene chaages
as if by m agio; deck loads of merchan
dise are thrown into the holds, and can
non take their place; the crews are
lfiarvelously -reinforced by men who
have been hidden below, and the for
mer lazy coasters glide swiftly along,
Iropelled not only by their Balis but by
ong and powerful oars.
The doomed - vessel is quickly ; sur
rounded by the pirates, and a cannon
ade soon brings her masts and yards
crashing to the deck. .Her crew may
defend themselves- as well aa they can,
but they are outnumbered fifty to -one.
Nearer close .'the pirates, who throw
rockets and " jingals" that leave an
unquenchable fire- and a stupefying
smell wherever they fall; the defense
grows more feeble, and now, running
alongside, the pirates board, and slay
all the crew that may survive. ; By the
busy hands of the plunderers the cargo
is soon removed, a hole ia bored under
the water-line of the captured ship, and
as the pirates sail away, the scuttled
vessel slowly sinks from view, and after
weary months of waiting ber name is
placed on the list of " missing." -
j. be pirate coasiers-sepair tneir dam
ages, send the guns below, divide the
booty and disperse. If- the battle has
been heard by a cruiser, she hastens ia
its direction, and meets two or. three
easy-going traders who are apparently
unconscious of any such thing as piracy
near them. If any sign of the conflict
remain, about them, and an explana-
tian is reauired. some plausible storv
is always ready, in which they are rep
resented as the real sufferera. Com
plaints against all , robbers are inter
mixed with cunningly invented direo- i
tions to the man-of-war, which is soon
in hot chase of an imaginary foe.
It oaugbt. these pirates meet with
prompt punishment, whioh is always
death. Knowing this, they will fight
fiercely, if discovered by a man-of-war
while attacking a vessel, and many in-, i
stances are recorded where all the
members of a pirate crew have destnop
ed themselves in preference to an Igno
minious death wbicb they knew they
would meet if captured. - '
A voyager on the waters of the East
often finds it difficult, when he sees the
Chinese trading vessels sailing peace-'
fully .around him, with their gay stream
ers and picturesque sails, and their
gongs sounding a salute as bis vessel
passes them, to. imagine-, that many ef
them are pirates, and that if a suitable
opportunity were offered them to make
attack, the vessel be is on would
never see port again. Bat if he should
happen to imagine such a thing, his
fears would probably be well founded,
for the records of the . Chinese coast
service are filled with accounts of ves
sels which have been attacked and de
stroyed by pirates that were cruising
aoeut in am guise of last stfeb harm
less-looking traders -as he sees about
bim. at. Aicwta. for aepfembtn .
a. a a f ,1Jt. V -C ' '
. . Thk horns of our cows seem to be
neither ornamental nor. useful. . As a
means of warfare they can pniy have
consideration, but warfare, and goring
is precisely what we, dee: to keep
away from the barn-yvd. . English
farmers, where herds are probably
more precious aaloser confined than
fin America, havtroduced the prac
tice of urmorn4ax cattle by clipping the
small . projections in calves when half
an inch long, 'using simply a strong
pair of shears .It is true it hurts the
calves, somewhat, '-7 here, will be a lit
tle bieeaing, out mat 'wiu sup in an.
hour or Jwo and- he .calves will soon
resume eating, j .
.ThkH' -Jc Frieidless Girls at
Deptf dfdA England, ' was a murderous
fraud. Lau,r - Addiscett, its founder
and matron? Iras assiduous In ablioiting
subscriptions? while she slowly starved
tho Inmates on swort rations of bread,
molasses' and pat-meal... Four little
girls diedi and an investigation dis
closed tne wretpheane8oi-tbe place.
The woman- was tried. oova charge of
manslaughter, hnd narrowly, escaped
i conviction. t
VDvcTnxnarm it i wo - 1
, JL AaAAJSAalV, A, . AAJA AAp a
COMBADBS AND FSUVOW ClTIZISS: 5 Altai1
almost a Tear spent in Washington, eogroned
In pnblle affairs. It Is a great pleasure to visit
again my friends la Ohio, and etpeclallr to
meat so many of my old comrades at this year
ly reunion of the , Twenty-thirdailasniewt.-Blnee
we last met at Wllloughby, a .year sgo,;
there has keen a Vast rmpravement In the bus
iness roBdrttoav of oar country. Whatever
differences ot opinion may be - still foand
among the people of this part of Ohio as to
the Import! nee of the resumption of specie
Kymanta, and as to the methods by which It
s been accomplished, there la one kind of
resump'Jou which Is very noticeable In Toangs
towa, and which la making, rapid progress In
the whole country, about which I Imagine we
are all heartily aKreed. When- I last visited
this beautiful valley of tha Mahoning, four
years ago, the naneial crisis, and the gloomy
outlook for business and labor and capital, oe-1
copied the thoughts and depressed tha spirits 1
of the people wherever I met them, whether
la public aaseoiblles, at 'their places of busi
ness, or at their hospitable homes. Now, how
ever, bow great and how gratifying is the
change I All around as here, and throughout
the country generally, we see cheering and
hopeful Indications ot better tlmesv Not only
have specie payments been resumed, bat bus
tares activity and profitable emplovment for
capital and labor save come also. The chief
Industry and Infest of this valleythe great
Iron Interest already begins to Share largely
In the benefit of oar Improved condition, and
I therefore heartily congratulate all classes of
citizens la. this larsrei assembler oa the pres
ent favorable business sitaatMa, and on tha
bright and encourAgint: prospect which th
futur bold oat.
There to a subject Interacting to every cftt
len, and especially to those who served in the
Union army, in regard to which I wish to say
a few words:
Sine our last reantoto, In several of the
State and in Congress, event have occur led
which have revived the . discussion - of tha
question aa to the objects for which we fought
In th great eonSkcc from 1861 to 1855, and aa
to what was accomplished by -the final tri
umph of the Union cause. The question Is,
what was settled by the wari What may those
who fought for th Union Justly claim; and
what .ought those wee- toughs foe iainile
faithfully to accept as the leaUBxate results
ot the-war.'-- ----- ' ' 7 '
An eminent dtlawa ef ear 8ta r. &roe
beek, Mid. some . years egnt that " way legbv
Is tes." He regarded the new coDattCutlonal
amendments a part of the legislation of the
war for the Union, aad said with significant
emphasis, "aui they will stead." - The equal
right amendment are the legislation ef ta
war for the Union; and they ought to stand.
Great war Away legislate.- A little more
than a hundred yearaaco. this land, where we
bow are, was claimed and held .by France.,
uenerel Wolfe, on the plains ef .Abraaaaa,
settled that etahn, and the result was the
transfer ot the title and Jurisdiction oT this
entire section of the country to Snglawa. For
a lew years its cniai roier was toe Aagilsh
King. The revolution followed, and the ques
tion of IU ownership was again the anbiect of 1
war legislation, and, it became a part oX the'
United States, no longer under a monarchy,
bat nnder a free Republican Government.
I need not eater Into any diaeosslon of the
cause of oar civil war. Wsall kaowthat the
men who planned the destruction of the
Union and toe establishment of the Confeder
ate States, based tneir attempt on a construc
tion of the Constitution called the State
right doctrine, andon tha Interest of the peo
ple of those States la the extension and per
petuation of sis vary. The doctrine of State-
rights was, that each State wa sovereign and
supreme, and might' nullify the law of She
Union or secede from the Union at pleasure.
They held that alavery wa the natural and
normal condition of the colored man. and
that, therefore, slavery In this country could.
ana snouia oe tne corner-stone oi a xree Uoy
ernment, 1 n-.o : . '-
Ao man ha ever stated the IssBeB of the
civil war more folly, more clearly, or- more ac
curately than Mr. Lincoln. In acf Inquiry aa
WV. WUMl-IMf - UUIJ U, IDCfUUUU BCXlOUg bilC
things settled by. oar victory. AU tost and
patriotic mind Instinctively turn 'to Mr. Lin
coln. - i o mm, more tnsn to any other man,
the cans of Union and liberty is Indebted for
ita final triumph. Besides, with all this won-
aerrui sagacity, and wisdom, and logical fac
ulty, dwelling; intently, and anxiously, aad
prayerfully, dining four year of awful trial
and responsibility.- oa
were continually arising to perplex and al
most eonfoond him, ha at last became the
very emooalment of tne principle by which
the country and It liberties were saved All
good citizens may now well listen and heed
at words, none nsve more reason to do It
with respect and confidence, and a genuine
regard, than these whom he addressed in hi
first inaugural speech ss "my 'dissatisfied fellow-countrymen."
The leader .of the Union
cause was so just and moderate, and patient
ana namsne, tnat many supporters oi the
Union thought be did not go far enough or
fast enough, and assailed his ODtnions and hla
conduct ; bat now all men begin to see that
the plain people, who at last came to love htm.
and to lean upon hi wisdom and firmness
with absolute trust, were altogether rlchL.
and that in deed and pnrnoea he was earneatlv
aevoiea to tne wen are ot tne wnoie country,
and of all It inhabitant. ... ....
Believing- that Mr. Lincoln's ooinions era
oi nigoer antnoncv on tne questions of the
war than those of any other public man on
either side of the controversy, I desire to pre
sent mem quite iuiiy in ni own language.
In the third year of the war, and while It
malt wa still undecided, Mr. Lincoln made
hi memorable address at the consecration of
the Gettysburg National Cemetery, oa the 19th
of November, 1863. He was standing on tha
Held ot the greatest battle of the war. He
was, no doubt, deeply tm pressed with the
heavy responsibilities whsea Be bad borne so
long. He spoke not a a partisan, embittered
and narrow and sectional, hot In the broad
sad generous spirit of a patriot, solicitous to
ay that which would be worthy to be ponder
ed by all of his countrymen throughout all
time.'' Ia his short speech of only twoor three
paragraphs he twice spoke of the object c- 1
the war, once in its opening and again in t I
closing sentence. The word have been of hi i
quoted, and they cannot be too familiar. Th!
bear clearly and forcibly on the question v.
are considering, - - ..-)-
-roar score sna seven years seo.
Mr. Lincoln, "our fathers brought forth on
this continent a aew Nation, eouceirew1a
liberty and dedicated to the pro position .that
all men are created equal. . Now we ar en
gaged In a great civil war, testing whether
that Nation, or aay Nation so conceived
and so dedicated can long endure." -.-
And again, in dosing, he aald : " It 1 rather
forts that we here highly resolve
that the dead shall not have died In ,Va(n ;
that th Nstlou shall,- under God, have a new
birth of freedom; and that Government of
the people, by the people, and for the peopae,
ball not oerish from theearth." -
So statement of ta true objects of the war
mors complete than this has ever .been made.
It include- tnem.aii nationality, Ajoerty,
Ecmal Right and Self-Government. These
are th pried pies for which th Union soldier
loognt, ana waica u was nis sun to maintaia
and perpetuate. ' ,
if anv one suDPOseS thstihat construction
of oar Nations! Constitution, which I known
as the State-right doctrine, Is consistent with
sonnd principles, Jet him consider a few para-
grapasirom nr. a.mcoin-a nrst messsge to
Congreaay at tha extra seesioa of 186L
Sneaking of-what was called the right of
peace! ill secession was
isioo that It, secession in aovkvery few citlxens an j where, BwuJ i wish to re
tie National Constitution h VesblSlw' slavery if they aul, and no on
... , - , . I would again attempt to. break np the Union
Cora an ce wiiu
"This sophism derives much, perhaps the
whole of its currency from tha assumption
that there I some omnipotent and sacred
premeey pertaining to a Alate to each Btate
of our Federal uaioa. tmrpiaau nave neitner
more; aor less power than, that reserved to
them. In the Union by the Constitution, no
one of them ever having been a State out of
tha I Tnlnn. The original one passed into the
Union even oifors they cast on tneir twiushf
colonial dependence, ana tne new oncaeaen
came Into the Union directly from a coaOlsfoa
of dependence, excepting Texas. And even
Texas, la ita temporary . lndependenee, wa
never destgnatea a otate. me new ones oniy
took the designation of State on coining into
th Union, while that nam wa first adopted
for th old ones in sad by the Declaration
of Independence. Therein the ' United Col
onies . were aeenvrea u n - tree ana inue
pendent States but even then, the object
plainly ..Was not tot declare their Independ
ence of enr oHotter, or ot .the . faaon, bnt
directly the contrary, as their mutual
pledge, and their mutual action before, at
th Umav.anA afterward.. abnaaeUy show.
The express plighting ot talis by each and
au of the original uurteen, in tee articles ot
Confederation, two year later. flat -the Un
ion anally ba oerrjetusl. 1 m&A conclusive
Having never been States, either ia substance
or in name, oarfafcb of the XTaton, whence this
magical omnipotence of State-rlghta, aetert
Ina a claim of power taf law tally destroy the
Uaioa ItaeUt Much It said about th ' sbv-
elgniyoi tne Dtaaes; .am inewvr
not bi th National Constitution, i
believed, in -any of the Stat aonstltaUona.
What is a ' sovereignty' in the political .sense
of tha term? - Would It be far wrong- to define
It A political community, without a political
superior!' Tested . by ihl no one of oar
States, except Tax, ever was a sovereignty ;
and even Texas gave ap the character on com
lire into the Union: bv which act she acknowl
edged tha Ostastltutton of tha Untied States,
and the law aaa treaties of tea aultadBatea
made la pursuance of thelXxisillauoaa-ta ne,'
for her,' th supreme law of the land. The
States have their status lit 'the ' union, and
they have no other legsrstalus. If they break
irom tills tneyoan only no aOAgauwi tawi ana
by .revolution. The Union, and not them
procured their indapend-
enee aad their liberty. 'Bv conquest or pur-:
chase, the Union gave each of them whatever
of independence and liberty It has. The Union
is older than aay of she State ; and, in fact, it
created taem a Btate. uruf many, some as
pendent colonic made the Union, and in torn;
the Union threw off their 'old dependence for
them, and stad them State, Such as they
are. - Not one ot them ever had a State con
stitution Independent ot the Union. Of course
It 1 not forgottea that all th aew States
framed their eonatitatioa before they entered
the Union; nevertheless, dependent upon and
preparatory to, coming Into the Union." . ... ,
- Unquestionably the State . have the power
aad rights reserved to-taent In aad by the
National Constitution, and apoa this point,
la this great message, alr.Xlnaoln Bays.- ,v
"This relative matter of National power
sad State rights, aa a principle, is no other
than the principle of gmtcrakty and- locmiity.
Whatever concerns the, whole should be con
fided to the whole to the General Govern
ment; while whatever conoarn oniy th Stat
should be left exclusively to the State. Ibis
Is all there is of original principle about it,"
' Mr.- Lincoln held that the United State Is a
Nation, and that tts Government possesses
ample power nnder the Coastitatloa to main
tale its. authority and. enforce Ita tears -ia
every part of ita territory.. The deals! of
this principle by those who asserted the docj
trine of 8tataratlKaY aad who rightly claimed
that it wa lrjconaastent with State sovereignty,
made ap an issue over which arose one ot the
leading eentroverslee which led to the crvli
wr. The result of the war decided that con-.
troversT tn favor of nattohIIty and In favor
of thersupreraacy at the National Govern
ments , ,.,,T !-. tii .'i..-'Tf :...'Vr-
.This dedtloa ls In accordance with th Brin
dples of the fathers: - On this day ninety-two
years ago Ur- ielegatea in convention at Phil
adeiphaa'agtaed to the Coosmotion -of the
United States, wbsttt was afterwards rsflOed
and adopted. On the same day Sentamber
17, 1787, General Washington sent a letter
traaamuttin; the Corrstttutjon' to the CJongres
la aeasaoa la NswXorkv - la that letter he
as Wit - j .-s.-; 'e-i ' la'-'i i'-A-
The friends of oar country have long since
desired that the power ot making war, peace
aad treaties, that of levying; money and regnr
latlng commerce, aad- toe correspondent ex
ecutive and judicial authorities should be
folly and effectually vested' in -the. General
Government ot the Union.. .. It to ob
viously Impracticable in the Federal Govern
ment ot theae Btataa to secure all the rights
of Independent sovereignty to' each aad yet
provide for, the interest and aafety of
all.- . In all pur deliberation oa this
abject, we kept steadily in onr view that
which appear to n the greatest Interest of
every true American the consolidation ef enr
Union In which I involved oar prosperity,
felicity,' Safety per hap onr National .exist
ence." . Again, in hi farewell address, Washington
taldr-..- - - - .-.i .7. 'i --
"The unity of govern meat, which- eonsti
tntea von one neoDlevla also lastly dear to
you. The name of America, which
belong to you in your National capacity raat
always exalt tne lust pride or patriotism more
than any appellation derived, from local dis
crimination." , - . i .. "i-r,. -ii'
On the question of human rights Mr. Lin
coln was equally explicit, and often declared
that it was Involved in the conflict, and to be
decided by the result. Ia -hie matchless mes
sage, already quoted, he aay;
' Oar adversaries have adopted tome decla
rations of Independence, In which, unlike the
good eld one, penned by Jefferson, they omit
the words. ' all men are created eauaL1 why I
They have adopted a temporary National Con
stitution, in toe praaraoie oi wnico, unuae
ohr good old one, signed by Washington, they
omit, We, the people,' and ' substitute 1 We,
the deputies or the soverebra- aad independ
ent States.' Why I Why thi den Berate press
ing out ot view the rights of men, aad th
authority of the people I 'This I essentially
a People1 contest, Oa th aide of th Union,
It is a struggle for maintaining in the world
that form and substance of Government who
leading obiect 1 to elevate the condition at
men; to lift artificial weight from all shoul
ders; to clear tne patna oi laueaoie pursuit
to all; to afford all an unfettered start, aad a
fair chance In the race t Ufa. Yielding to
partial aad temporary departures, from Becee
sity, this 1 th leading object of the Govern
ment for whose existence we contend. I am
most happy to believe that the plain people
BBderstand and appreciate this." . c -
i Oa the subject of suffrage, Mr. Lincoln'
guiding principle wa that no ataa ia good
enough to govern another man without that
other man's consent."
Tha we have from the lip aad pen of Mr.
Lincoln th great leader, aad renresentatlve
of the Union cans ia tha most solemn and
authentic form, a complete ttatement of the
tseuss of th war. He held that the Union 1
perpetual ; that Its Government 1 national
and supreme; and that alt of it inhabitant
should be free, and be accorded equal polit
ical and civil right, i 1
. These are the fundamental principles, af
firmed on the one side, and denied on the
other, upon which the appeal was made to the
God of battles. I do not undertake to review
the debate as to the nature and Bowers of the
Government ot the Union, and as to the doc
trine of Btate-rights, which began with-the
foundation of onr institutions, aad which was
eontiaoed until It was hashed by thecaaih of
arms. It Is enough Jor my treaeut purpose
to say that, aa a matter ot history, alLol the
political parties of the past 'when charged
with the responsibility of directing the af
fair of the woven meat, have maintained ia
their nraetical ad m Lxiiatrallnti of w nreclae.lv
.he same principle which were heWbyxVeai-
nt Lincoln. The principles aa to th pow-.
IB National Government which were
lef gsTfl'"-W'l,t&n aad' Jackson, and
the Union arl
rescued the Republic, are urn
mate and Irreversible reealta of the war
ourht not to be questioned, y.-? -i ti -.'
- Touching tha remaining lraaprtant coetro
versr setttor-by-tne was, file public avowala
Trf oplnlonare atmost all la favor of th f alta-
rful acceptance of -the new Constitutional
aumiuumiM. u. ww Num.. tu,nim,t vi -
public men sad the cree(BuJ ptatfcsjais of
the leadliuj political parties -have for some I
yeara paaa una eaiiivia, au aoiA, an parties
in 'their respective national tnawatwwa
adopted resolutions' -recognizing the equauty.
or all men before the law, and pledging them
selves, in the word of the Democrat! 1
tional Convention, "to maintain mnc. t
tion and enfranchisement, aad to oppose iuf!
reopening of the questions settled, by the re
cent amendments to the Constitution." ' in
1876, the great political parties agaia, Idlh
language of the St. Louis AsUoual Conven
tion, affirmed their "devotion, to tha Consti
tution of the United States; with la amend-,
meat awWaaify accepted as a final settle
ment ot the cootiestii! laal engendered the
civil war." - Notwithstanding th declara
tion s we are com pell ed to take nottnclaat while
by STirBsslon, there still rem alas in soma com
ra wellies a dangerous rraoticat aeniai to tne
colore i citizens of the political, righto which
as Know ta. In the crisis f th war Mr. Lin
coln appealed to the coloced ipeople to take
up arm. About two hundreu thousand re
SDonded to the call, enlisted in the Union
afmles, and fought for the Union causa under
' the unaoa nag. a-quauty or ngnts ior ta
.colored people, from that. time, thus became
one or tne essential issues oi tne war. gen
eral Sherman jal'l. " when the fight la over,
the hand tbav ovular, the musket cannot be
denied th ballot'" Jefferson said long before,
the Bun who flo-hta for -the mantr la enti
tled to vote.'? When, with the help of the
colored man, the victory was gained, . the
Fifteenth Amendment followed naturally a
one ot it legitimate results. No man can
truthfully claim that be faithfully accepts the
true settlement of the wax, who sees with in
difference the Fifteenth Amendment practi
cally nullified. '
No one. aaa overstate the evils which the
country must suffer if lawless and violent op
position to the enjoyment of constitutional
rightssi allowed to-be permanently success
fuL The lawlessness which to day assails the
righto of the-colored people wiu find other
victims to-morrow, - .This question belong to
no race, to no party, and to no section, it I
a question in which the whole country is
deeply interested. Patriotism, justice, hu
manity, and our material Interests, all plead
oa the right side of this question. The col
ored people are the laborers whe produce the
cotton which, going abroad to -the markets of
the world, gives us that- favorable balance of .
trade which is now .doing so much for re
viral of all business. The whole fabric of
society rest upon .labor.- If frv- aaborea
sailer from oppression sad Injustice, they
will either become discontented and turbu
lent, destroyers of property, and not pre
ducers -of property, or they will abandon
taa eemtniuiiUea which deprive these-of their .
inalienable right. . Ia either case wodal
Aer end the peaceful industries npon which
ar t imperiled, .-ana .
nerhans aacriftend. - It will, .not 00
to say that this ia an affair Which belongs sole
ly to th distant State ef th South. The
whole country most suffer if this question is
not soeeolly aettled, and - settled rightly.
Where the two race arendaieroa prosperity .
can only exist by the united and harmonious
efforts of noth the -white people' and the col
ored people. The Only solid fowndatioaa for
prase and prog res in such communities are
equal and ssssct Juee vo both races. Con-v
aider the present awaatioo. whatever com
plaint may nave Been nearoounng tae pro
gress of iweonstrnctioav candid men must '
admit that all sections aad U State are aow
t rfally regarded, and share alike the rights,
toe prirlllgea sod the benefit ef the eotmntoa
Government. All that is needed for the per-. , ?
manant pacification ot the country it the cor-.
dial co-operation of aU weU-dUpoaed ciUnen
to secure the faithful observance of the equal- '
rights amendment to th Constitution.
Happily la- the vary eommBattiee wber .
lawlessness has Been most general and most
suoceaaful, there are editors of newspaper
and other influential crUaea who speak out
and denounce these crime against tree Gov
etirnent 'Ulaplala that a sound public opin
ion Is forming where it B moat --Beaded. No V
community can afford to allow any of it dtt-, ,
sen to be suppressed to lose their rights; -To
be indifferent on the snMect- -is te dtore- "
gard Interest and daty. " Th Union, cltlsens ' '
sod aotdieni caa da much as reavoveUi evil
we are considering. Let it be and era tood that .;
no pnbfle man in any party wilt be sustained
aals he will nsdertake to -carry out la good '
faith the pledge made In all our piattoriBS in
regard to the righto of colored citUens; un- -laax
ho - will- support -'. lawa 4rovtdlg j
the means required to puniah crimes ;
against . -them,'- and Unless- be will ' op- -pose
the admlasioa of any man to eitaer Haaxs
of COngresswhose Seat baa been obtained by, '
taes'laaattoBOf he Fifteenth Amendment. ,
The right of suffrage Is the right of eeU-pro- -taction.'
It free exercise is the vital sir of :
reoahUcaa wstltatione. " ' '-'-
to esublish now the 8tat-rlght deetrlow- X
or tne supremacy oc tne states, ana an oli
garchy of race, is deliberately to threw away -sa
essential part of the frnitaof the Uaion.
tTletory. The settlement of the war in favor t
et equal rights sad the supremacy of th laws . '
of tha Nation are just and wise, and n sees -aary.
Let them not bit surrendered.'
Let .these La ... tal thf ofrv , accented - and.
firmly enforced. Let them stand, and, with
taw advancing tide of business prosperity,
may coandently hope, by the bleating ef
vine Providence, that we shall soon enter npon -an
era of hartaony and progress such as ass'
been rarely enjojed by aay people. -. . i .vi.'
! SuBniBg a Gauntlet ef Flaaie .
j Jhe Helena (M. T.) Independent baa- ' . .
fie following letter from Canyon Ferry: '
Messrs. Leon & Perry, , who , take .
possession of Canyon Ferry, on Sept, 1, -nave
for the past three weeks been in
the mountains, at the head of Magpie,' -getting
out timber for a large stablej- v .
The mountains in the vicinity oi Mag- "f
pie were et on fire some days ago - : .
ay a party of prospectors, and the fire ' v
had been raging, over quite - an extent '
of country, but until yesterday no dan- t . ...
ger was apprehended.,. About - three i
o'clock on the ' afternoon of the 14th
inst.'- Court Sheriff's wagon and team "
started down .the canyon loaded with .
fence-poles, and a few minutes: later
Leon and Perry followed with a heavy
load of hewn timber. They-had got
fairly in the canyon when the wind sud
denly increased to a' lively gale; and .
before they could realixe the extreme
danger of. their position' the- Whole .
mountain was in flames. Putting the
whip to their horses they commenced a
race for their Uvea. To turn baokwas
impossible, the mountains rising almost ' '
perpendieular-on each side of the cans,
yon. v Their only .hope lay in outstrip- -ping
tuS Ife, which was now. at their.
very Iveel.' aTudg- of " their surprise .
and rwnsternatkin on discovering, afew ' . '- .
rods a head. t& wagon which had pre-':-'
cfded them completely blocking up the'.s. -road,
the driver having abandoned it to '
save his horses, w bat was to be done
now must. be done- quick.' -Perry was
oa the point of giving the horses tho -whip
and tearing bis way through, but-
the Colonel, wUtuthe cool head of an..
Old soldier, suggested throwing off the
load of fence poles and' clearing- the
road.', ' Both sat to work with - '
Will, and in a few- Seconds -had.
the poles unloaded, ' the wagon .
unooupied - and tumbled ' down the
side .otthe . mountain.' ' The "roar
and crackling of the flames and the
booming crash of. falling timber was .
sufficient to strike terror to the hearts .
of older mouhtaineera fpta tose who
had etxly been iin . the Awudizy a few -
ililiii. at1"' ii I iiaiwinw b. v ii , w.Ma 1 '
thel- t .heat and A??e eevere.exer-i , . r. , !'-: ; .1
t(onW ' last few moments that thej t . ' , y
haiWaieie-' sufficient strength to clam-' l': ... i H
bee on the wairon and again eommenee ' r.; -
tbyf riul, race,The fire la theS:
ayOanuie had got ahead of them, and... , , . , -.. .'j
Satung the whip .to taeiv now maa-v ,i i
ened horses, began runninjjthe gaunt-" 'm , : J, i
lata X thai fins TW. .avMBj au..Ballina in ' -J
allyreotions aroond them; the atmoe- . S
rwnet of b"""
tiaoes Brarerbgiuning to - -r' tue
;ture of , leapsjS horytir ijver
srettine safelv thrvugh 1
A.kl t.AVT IV, mu .1, , nnul .a
BBmark tJiat e; Jol "Tel's e would t
words acted like 0.
prooaoiy uis,! a wiukwi auo -
words acted like matw oavthe Golonei,
who, raising to bisieet with a Not by ,
aTTfenceo 8ieAt,,"egar.4rging the
horses to "renewed exertions with' the "
end -oc ta4 banding chain, 4he- horses -'
literally tearing- their way over fallen .
irees and burnt timber, for a distance of , .
half a mlleVvfrhen they emerged into a . .
smalldeafitfg where the fire had taken ."
a turn astl again - gone up the mount
ain.i With the exception of some slight .
damage to theagon and a few bruises
themselves, they arnvea saieiy at tne
Ferry about nine o'clock last night and
are to-aay arouna as usual. - - , -
- - ; : ,. . .. in -''-' ; . - -v,
Thx Keokuk Constitution gives a lady . -..iSa
of that to wn away in the following man- r t ' .
her: Two ladies of this city were re- ".
oently disouesing a party, One, lady : -'
who had been, thece gave glowing aov :. '
counts oi tne various costumes worn,
Tea, rejoined the other, I suppose
the elite of the city were there."-' " Waa
ItP" replied the narrator, " who had it
- - 1 -, ,
Two women got mad at Union CHyr ' -Tenn..
the other .day, and .agreed to'f.fi.
seek satiaf action. on. the field of honor,
They went out armed -with- pistols.
measured paces, turned and Urea upon , .
each other, without effect," Throwing v-. :-V
down the pistols, they 'went .'for each -j
other's hair, and thus ended the fight, ';. a
; - - 1 . . ......r
Ohb great objection to the electrio
light will be- that it will light xrp the 'r ; ;
affairs of the entire 'neighborhood aad : ,V''i
an editor can't even visit a delinquent : i
subscriber's woodpile In a friendly '.
manner without exposing the subscriber "
to the indignation of the Pbliev-;'-,:..:.':l
McGregor News. '-v.V .-., i f'.-1 . " V" - !
A short hearro resembles
mart because he is not a tall blacku
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