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VOLUMEOQIT. 1 t 5- ' - AVELLINGTON, O., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 1879. '. : . NUMBER 10.
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mlana aaipiojea. aad oatj lb beat Mock aacd.
AH work doaa aader mj aaperrialoa. Aonk Hoa
MackaaleStrent. . - ,
"W. H. ASHFDBD, Maaafartarer aad dealer la
Boat, aad Sboea and all kind, of flnt daascaataai
wwrk. AJ1 work and aiatartal. folly warraate
BaarA atd. at Uberty Btrret, WeUlagtoa, O.
B. V. eQODWIK. Tao lan.nce Acaat. wtn ka
atora, vaera aa win be plwi to aee hi oM
a.ilT aaytalat la al Baa, ataadard
I aad aaid at bat ateaer.
If yea waatadra maiSaara. Hair Cat. or Soaar
aaxcaaatBMaaaaVaOcX. Bbarlms SalooB. lAert
Hair BaworHtra., . W. aan) keea the beat braad af
Baaota, aad wanma$ an.v Baaora boaador rroaad
to order. - X. -s-r . . i B. T. BOBL5SOX.
WBIXIKSTOV JlAMTMk. KIU. btaaalailaiei
i ta Baaa. Daora, . BUada, Breekata, Baa-
rroa. OBlce. aear raU-
H. VADSWOBTH SON. Planta Mm. SeroO
Bavtac Matrhlac Planlac etcL doaa ta order.
Daalera fet Lanber. Lata. Shlaalea, Doon, Saab,
BUada, MeakBasa aad Draaatd Lanber af
Yard aaar HaaUla'a Deed Stan, WeUlagtoa, Ol
X H. WIGHT, Dealer hi Clocka, Watebea, Jewelry.
Gold rena Bta.. Saoa la Hoacbtoa'a
" H S. HOLLXNBACH, Mercoxat Tailor, la Unloa
Btoek. Booat .
, A. 8. POWXB3
Mat of ClotaaawJ
Tailor. A See ant-
which will be Bad.
aad at reaaooaWe prlcea.
No. X Beawileri Block.
Meat Markets. .
. B. 8. FULLEB, Dealer la Ttrth aad Salt Meaav
Bjnlnaaa aad Pork Saa-aaa. Blsbeat atarket prlea
aaid lor Ban at, Swnep, Hoo, Hldea, te. Market,
MOBBHOU8B MINER. Dealer ta an kind, of
'Cat Meiav fiaah and aill.'w abetar quality thaa
aa. kemlirfia. beeaaald la.Wamnotoa. We hara a
aew p. teat cooler and all. Um appUaaceafor dotasa
SiW ill baataeaa. Oar yrleee are ao blcberOua
etaetecaarca for mfarlor Bteata. Market Bank
WM. CUSHION SON, Urny aad Bala Stable.
Caoie. taraoata faraUhed aad cbargea reaaoaaole.
Sooth aide Morhanlr Street, oaa aoor eaat of Amert-
a. bl pxtota-i ' nn vj
.11 1 I'l II m a- i i
V09TB; ; WABirKK, Urery aad Sale Stabta.
Wm rlaaHei aaddataoata at raaeoaabte ntea.
tmcm Booth a Liberty Stiaefc
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J.P.ETDT. Baker aad Grocer. Preah Bread, Cak
aad Ptcarrary day. AJeo acboace aad complete ae
iil af Groearlea. Vaaafaetares aad Bella,
wholesale aad retail. Candle, and Confectionery.
Wait Mae Berth Mala Street. - ,
Cijpuw aad Tel
i North aMe of Liberty Street.
a. a, ataaaia, . i
. ETEIMCTT ST ABB hfaBBfaetarlaa Caemtata,
aad Wheleaale aad BetaO dealer, la Draxa, Meat-
ch aad a faa nae of NoUoaa.aad ITranl Soar
aorta ataaubeny Scraec -
ttaaa. Laataer. IUitaUa. Lata. Cbeew aad Battel
Boaaa. Scroll aeaai Malablnt aad PtaaiDsaoB.a.
in. D. Iw WaiVrwei lb.
A. P. DmOCK Maaafaetarer. Who lea. la aad Ba
tao daahw ta Capua. Tobaeooa, ate. A aae mart
aaeatalwaya heat a amk at knrart caak prlcea.
SEED-TIME 4XD HARVEST.
Beneath the dark November ekr, ' '
With tb. cold rain fallm drraxilT.
And tbe bleak wind rnnaainf aau ""'d
The aeed o'er the land ia caat:
In tbe arare-like furrow, the eraia doth lie
TlU the weary raontha are peat. . , ..
In enrline mist and frosty air.
And weeping akiea. it lieth there;
Or buried in the vtiowh; or bare ' ' I
To ewery wind that blowel 1
And nisht'a deep dWbieaa. like deapair,
Hanga e'er it wbjje it growa. - .
It trowa ia apite of clond and bleat . .
Ami .alien rain, descending faat; " -. .1
And now-wreath. thickly o'er it east, '
And tfannd'maa dark 'nine alciM. -
And every tempest, roarina peak. ,
otmidtbena it aa It lies.
Anon, a kindlier aea.na shine.-
Warmth and light the spring's soft signs.
rr iui many a Deaauooe twines
The hnait of irw dh; '
And tbe grain, in delicate, emerald lines
BpnngB op, a fairy birth. a
Then sunny months. In swift career.
Bring np the lusty ripened ear;
And tbe golden bsrrsstime draws near
And the resner whets his sevthe:
Till on tbe day, tbe rich sheaves rear
Abeir abapas on tne laodaoapa bUUae.
Sown In the dark, old, desolate dare
Reaned in tbe annahine's mellow blain
Tbns. in the dim and won'drona waya
d rate, are toe areas ox men
Sorrow and trial, defeata. delate.
I ,w- .1... il. ,
Most teat tbe heart', aspiring claims
Bnt ererr jnst and nohM aim
Bhallnsss tbe ordeal, clear of blame;
Ano ut the appointed hour.
Bring forth its fxait of wealth or fame.
Of knowledge, wisdom . power.
Ia the winds af acorn, the storms of hate.
in tbe darkness of bone, deferred foil late
Through days when the world ahowa desolate.
Meat sleep the good deeds thoa hast done.
FatieaUy labor, patiently wait.
Thy week ea.ll sea tbe ana.
That which waa sown in the wintry air,
Phail blnasom and ripen whaa skies are fair; -
loottgn uune anooja be many an aaxtoaa care
Cre the harreat ia satherej in .
Be atoot to toil, and steady to bear. :'
abb Deart tnat is tree anail win.
ZEPH PARKER'S STRATEGEM.
"Sleenv. babvfaoed aat o mot1
Air they ! Baby -faced enough, yon bet;
but I tell von. sirree. that I believe
they're 'beout born with all their eye
lee in cat m tneir oeiesaai jaws; and
yew're got to get np airly, sir, if you
want to taKe in a uninee: '
The speaker waa a hard-faced, hoi
low-jawed gentleman, in a glossy black
suit, which fitted him Tery badly, and
ue rem ark waa made in the smokine-
room of the ' Continental." There he
was to be seen daily, and he waa sup
posed to have " given the speckylators
fits in iles;" in other words, he was be
lieved to have made a fortune in petro
leum. - At all events he had plenty of
money, and was very generous in the
spending ol 1U -- :
lit oonveTsatioQ had turned on the
vexed Chinese question, and he had
struck into tbe discussion.
1 reck'lect," he said. 1' thee was
epn rarrer. ue was a deep no. was
Zepht "He was long 'o me .and a few
more np to Nevada, jus 'beout the
time of tbe silver craze. Tha boys had
been , washing for gold; honestrlika.
neow cittin' it oui- o' Dockets, neow
outer the stream; and when they'd done
with a bit o wash dirt,' and gone oft to
another claim,, Miater.Waab.ee Washee
Chinee would come and go over the
dirt after them, and be satisfied with
what, he trot. . Then come the aUver
craze . All on us goes off and lease all
we d made in gold, gits no silver, and
comes back disappointed to try after
the gold again. ......
uuess we mifirnt trv and try afain.
but bo gold could we get; and all 'beout
us waa them smooth-faced, pie-tailed
Chinamen, gittin on prosperous and
contented. . . .-
"IteUvew. said Zeph. I shall eo
and murder one. o them smilin' teav
pots. I can't stand it much longerf
Ahia here was in our bit of a tent.
where we were trying to make our
selves happy, play in' - poker on credit
and keepin' no account.' -
" What forP I sea." '
"WhatforP cries Zeph. Dew Yew
think that I, an enlightened sittersen of
free, country, am gwine to set down
and be robbed 'o my mess o' golden
pottage by a pack o' smilin' washer
woman-faced opium smokin celestial
Jaoobsf No, sirree, this dog's gwine
But I don't kinder see what this
dog's gwine to bite fur,' 1 sea. . Tea
pot ain't done nothin to you. .
MAieys,' ses epo, teuinir on the
barrel as had been his seat, 'things has
come to a purty stand pass with us,
neven-s tney r
Kigbt, old hoss, sea some one.
hammerin the chest lid as had been our
lias any man here crot any tobao-
cor aesZeph. .
"Has any man here trot any old
Bourbon whisky P
" or -'I
' Has any man got any dustr ,
" Any flour, or pork, or boots, or
No, no, no, nor
"Then them Chinese has.' contin
ued Zeph; and what I sea is this as it
is a sin and a shame to let a pack of
heathenish cusses like them teapots, as
never goes to churches nor listens to
"i say, z.epb. aez some one. when
did you go to meetin' last?'
Never you mind,' sea Zeph. and
don't interrupt a man as wants to give
you suthin' to eat, A set o' cusses, I
sex, as never goes to meetin' and
Jieves in nuthm' but ioss-housesti I
say it's a sin to let 'em be gittin fat on
our land, while we're as thin and
starved-lookin as as aa '
As ole Zeph Parker himself, sex
TomPaggins. -n. :--ir: 'i "
" Wal, ea thin ea I am if yon like,
sex Zeph. . , . . , .. .
This Js all very purty, I sea. but
we can't go and take a claim from the
teapots, Zeph; nor we can't rush em
M4 annex the dust and nuggets"theyve
" No,' said Zeph. winkin' one eye:
but we kin strategise 'em.- ! t
"Howf I sea. 'Don't kinder see
it. .They're too deep to be done;
' V Yahr sex Zepb, they're 'beout
ex deep ex a two-cent plate. Give jue
the means and I'll self the lot and put
a good pocketful o dollars or dust in
every man's pocket six on usr
"But what means d'yerwantP I
sea. i. .
'One handful d' duet, sea Zeph. .
And where are we to get it?" aez
'This how, says Zeph. Morrow
mornin, every man hyars got to go
round the camp and cadge. Tell the
boys we're hard up, but we've got a
good thing on. They'll subscribe a lit
tle all reound. Yew see if they don't.'
r Well, we'll try,', sex we; and we
went to sleep hungry and got up rave
nous. .. - - .
. There was nothin' for it but to go
to work, and off we went, getting back
to our tent about eleven o'clock, when
five out of the six had got a little gold
dust, I was the unlucky one, being, a
bad beggar, and bad got none. . . ..
I Now then!1- sex TomPaggins, as
soon as the dust was all put together
' I let s no up to tne store and get
' That yon Jest wont, sex Zeph,
grinnin. I'm kinder srwine to throw
all this here dust away I'm gwine to,
sow it, boys, for a crop ta come up.:
''We all crumbled, for we were al
mighty hungry; but we all had a kind
ol trust in 4epn, and gave way. .
'. ' Lookee byar lads,', he sez; 'it'
jest twelve o'clock now, so let s go
round and eit a mouthful wnere we
can. - '
Let's go up to Billy Bolly's store.
and as, mm to give us a square meai,
and stick it up, I sez. He'll trust us.
Think he would f sez Zeph.
" Sartain, I sez, if you show him
that gold, and tell him there's some-
thin' good on.
"And so it was: Bill, on seeing that
gold and hearing as we'd got sometbin'
good on, gave us a tight square meal,
and a taste round o Bourbon, endin'
with the cheerful remark: I shall take
it out o some o you if this here ain'
squared up.' i
"That didn't make a nice dessert
for Bill was a wonderful clever fellow.
and would think nuthin' o pluggin a
man; so we Kinder sneaked outer mat
store, feel in' oncomfortable.
" It's all right,' sez Zeph, laughing.
' Come on, boys, and get yewr tools.'
We took our tools then and went
off up the gulch to where a strong com
pany of Chinese was at work, and they
watcned us curiously as we began pros-
pectin' about, washin' a bit o dirt here
and a bit there, and always goin off
uiscunteniea ana sour use, mi we came
to one place close up to the rocks.
where it ran sheer up 400 or 600 feet:
and after working with our picks a bit,
we begun to wash the soil in a pan.
gatheriu' round it afterwards an know-
mt mil U n tw.A K a . a n. Wa Ur
teapots had an eye on us.
U BU .uu uuiv fcus uuu v. VU1C V bua
Then we washed a bit more earth
gravelly, quartzy stuff it was and
Collected again; and then we grew ex
cited, and began to dig faster, and to
wasn more, and examine what we nad
done each time arter pickin over the
pan, thro win' out the rubbish; and
when this fell, yew could see a few
specks o' gold dust glitterin in the sun.
while what we got went into a leather
bag as Tom Paggins held.
We marks out this here claim as
ourn!" sez Zeph out loud; and, takin'
a shovel, he chops out a bit of a rough
trench, Inst to show the extent we
meant to hev; and as he did so first one
pigtail and then another comes up to
watcn us, and l saw mem look at the
specks o' gold in amongst the refuses
we had thrown over the side beyond
' No goodee, washee washee, Meli-
Mn mani oof Ana iiinfff atojl Bmilm1
cuss. - No golee, no roleef
" O, no; none at all. Mister Teapot,'
sex Zeph. . 4 Jest yew keep a bit further
Off, or' . . . .. -.. i
" He touched his six-shooter, and the
Chinamen scurried back a little ways,
while one of us fetched some water,
ni vt IwMran tA wnah .nnthar iIiavaI.
fui of eartS.
1 It pans out finer sez Tom Paggins
out . loud, as we all gathered round
once more, and the top refuse, with
specks o. gold in, was thrown away
" we kept on at that for two hours.
and with Zeph to manage, we washed
out that little lot o gold we had bor
rowed about four times, but it was a
good deal less at the last than when we
started, for some on it was sprinkled
in each o the holes we made, and half a
teaspoonful o' dust was lyin' to waste
in tne re ruse.
'All this time the Chinees were
comin up from their bit of a camp.
about a hundred yards away. Zeph
was awfully Jealous, an kep' drivin
em away not as we were skeartol
em for they're a quiet sheepish lot, but
to keep up the play.
" Then half on us went down below.
and got our tents and odds and ends,
and set up as if we meant to stay:
while the others went on washin' and
pickin' steadily, gettin four Chinees to
fetch water and to do a few rough jobs
in movin- quartz blocks outer the way.
"Somehow or other, there were a
few specks o' gold under each o' those
blocks that the Chinese carried off; and
when that was done, Zeph gave the
smilin' chaps a bit o' gold each, and
sent one of 'em with some dust to buy
tobacco; - :
" It's a workinT sez Zeph to me.
" 'Think son sex. -
" Wait a bit, old boss, and yew'll
"That night, after we'd been a bit
nasty and threatenin to the teapots.
who kept leavin their work, we could
hear a deal o' chatterin' go in' on; and
bime-by a kinder deppytation of six on
'em comes up, headed by a smilin' cuss
who looked like a big fat boy.
" Neow, then.' sex Zeph, tell you
what; ef yew don't make yew'resefves
skeerce, t her' 11 be holes threw some on
yewr .. ,i
" roor Uhinamanr sex the big fat
fellow; and be puts his bead on one
side and smiles his head half off. Then
other five says, in a sorter o' whinin'
sing-song chorus, 'Poor Chinamanr
and all half-smiled their heads off.
" Don't want any to-day. sez Zeph.
HookitP ., ., i .. , krf .. ......
We all sat smokin' and lookin' on.
and every man with his hand on re
volver and bowie, as - ef we was sus
picious, :?. .,. j,Di ...... -j. i .-.
roor Chinamanr w bines the big
'nn again. .: ,, , . f.,...
Don't want any. 1 tell yew aarain!'
roars Zeph -savagely; and the 'deppy
tation only holds' their heads on one
side and smiles. ' i -
' Air yew gwine to outf sex Zeph.
seizin' number one by the tail, when he
goes down on hia knees, and others the
same, rabbin' their, chests, and wag
glia their heads from side to side.
Why don't you speak out? sez
"Meucan man let poor Chinaman
washee washee? sex the fat fellow,
p' in tin' to the heap o' ruSbish.
You want to wash that dirt over
again?' sez Zeph.
- " The whole party began to nod their
heads fast, .
." U. noP sez Zeph: we don't want
yew here oh, lads?'
" Ho, nor we all groweied.
"Send 'em off!' sez Tom Paggins.
But they wouldn't go. only smiled.
and at last Zeph seemed to be struck
with a notion; and the long and short
of it was that, if we'd allow 'em to
wash our refuse over again, the Chinese
d make a bit of a stream to lead water
up to our claim.
Well, that s no good, Zeph,' I sez.
as soon as they were gone.
Wait a bit. lad. and vew'll see '
sez Zeph, with a wink; and we sat there,
in the pleasant evening, smoking, while
mere was eviaenuy a mignty commo
tion in the Chinese camp, and before
long the deppytation came back.
Poor Chinamanr aea the fat chap
"O, ves; we know all 'beout that P
sex Zeph. Now. what is .V
Melican man sellee claim two hnu
der dollars P sex the .fat-headed chart
and all the others nodded their beads.
' Will we sell yon this claim for
f200P" sex Zeph.
"They all nodded till you'd ha1
thought their heads 'd come off.
' Cutr sex Zeph, catching hold of
the fat 'nn by his tail and kickin' him.
"Yew mayn't believe, gents, but
them same chaps came back twice be
fore it was dark, and made fresb offers,
advancin a hundred dollars each time.
and we swore at 'em, and said we
wouldn't sell, and if they warn't up to
time in me mornin to see about the
water, they shouldn't be allowed to
wash the dirt.
1 Fust thing next mornin' them six
fellers were up ' again, just as we had
got a good panful o' stuff in course o'
wortin , and l saw meir eyes twinkle
as mey caught sight o me gold.
lhen they offered sooo, and we
said we'd shoot 'em if they'd come
s gen; but come they did, and offered
vbuu, and as the mornin' went on.
seven, eight, nine a 1.000.
lake it, we said, as mey came
this last time. . . - - - -
a hey 'li give z,uuu, l tell you.
I'm sure they will, sez Zeph.
" 'But 91,000 is enough to chisel the
oeggars out of.' sex i. ; : ,
xes,' sex Tom raggins; and It'll
take till this time to-morrow sure to
get up to the two thousand.
Ef I warn't so 'tarnal hungry, I'd
hold out,' sez Zeph, hesitatin': and
then, turnin' to the six Chinese as was
waitin' fur our answer: Look hyar,
yon cheatin cusses, he sez, takin' up
a shovelful of earth, in which the dust
were a-sparklm' in the sun, 'this
claim's worth -20.000P .
No; only worth thousand dollar.'
said fatty, shakin' his bead,
"bhall we let 'em have it, boys?
sez 4epn, turnin' to us.
" Yes, let 'em have it,' 1 sez. We
can find plenty more.'
"Come on then,' sez Zeph: and he
and two more went back with the dep
pytation to the tent o their head man,
and a thousand dollars' worth o' dust
and nuggets was weighed out into a
baa-: Zeuh put his mark to a kind o'
dockyment in Chinee; and half an hour
after, we went back to camp, leavin'
the smilin Chinamen to their purchase.
" it's a darned shame to cheat the
poor innercent bobbies like that, I sez.
Mot itr sez Zeph. 'It's only like
playin poker with em, and winnin'.
Let's go and liquor.
Y e didn't expeck any row. for them
Chinese had to keep very quiet for fear
o' bein sent off; and Zeph sed they'd
put up with their loss, clear out, and go
to some other gulch.
" But they didn't: for the next day
Tom, who went up to see what they was
a aoin , sea tney a moved their camp
up round the hole, and were workin'
away like a swarm o' bees.
"That night as we weresittin' smok
in' at Bill's store, some chaps strolls in,
and one of 'em says, in a bit of a tem
per: call this Here a free country p .
Yes, stranger. I dew.' sez Zeoh.
rattling some nuggets in his pockets;
wno sez it am tr
" ! do,' sez the newcomer. " Here
are we, workin' like slaves for . a few
dollars' worth o' dust, and a pack o'
heathen cusses comes and settles down,
and grabs all tbe best on itr
liew they!" sez Zeph, winkin' at
Yes,' he sex, they dew. . There's
that pack o' Chinese moved np higher
in the gulch, and they've hit on a big
pocket. They got a two-pound nugget
out on it this very afternoon.'
" A hat!' roared Zeph, with his eves
starin' out of his head like a lobster's.
" A two-pound nugget and the stuff's
panning out awful. I say it's a shame
and trovernment ought to stop it'
- aoiar groanea zepn.
Next day it was the talk o the
place. The Chinees were panninsr out
gold at a tremendyus rate frum the
cltim and drivin' the heathens away.
but the party of order was too strong
and they know'd if the rowdies was al
lowed to get the upper hand here they'd
be just as likely to seize anybody else's
claim; so it was decided to temporize
with me heathen and try to buy the
They were 200 strong up there: and
when we went up to see the place
which we did in a kind o' desperate
feelin' the fat chap smiled and clipped
nis nanas and gave zepn a little round
nugget as big as a pea.
" A meetin' was held and we con
cluded to make a company an' buy back
tne claim, x wenty thousand was the
most as was to be offered.
" 'Twenty thousand doHarsP groaned
Zeph. O, boys, what fools we wa.il
But I did want to hold out fur 52,000!"
It's no use to erowl. sex Tom.
How much ha' we got now?
Beout $900, 1 guess, sex Zeph.
" Wal, then, sez Tom, let's go in
for shares as far as our money goes.'
The money was nearly all sub
scribed; but we got on for $800, and
could ha' sold our shares the next hour
for $1,000. -
Next mornin' the party settled to
do the business went up to the Chinees' ,
camp, but mey wouldn't take tbe
money. Ihey said they'd begun work,
and meant to have the proceeds of the
day; but the boys looked dangerous, so
the heathen finally said they'd settle
up that night, take the money, and give
" a his made the gulch worse than
ever, and shares changed hands at a
nne rate, men seuin' theirs and then
gittin' so excited that they bought back
I shall never forgive myself, boys,'
sex Zeph the next mornin. as we sat
over some fried bacon and biscuit; I
throwed away a fortune!'
uaiioi What's the rowr sex I.
" a here was suUUb' afloat outside.
for there was a heap of excitement, but
no one kinder seemed to know what it
Arter a while we got to know that
there wasn't a single Chinee left in the
gulch; they'd gone off, no one knew
wnere. in the night.
'They're darned artful,' sex Zeph;
and he was right, for we soon knownd
ust what had happened.
" we six bad cheated the Chinees re
tail; they'd cheated us by wholesale,
for there wasn't, and never had been a
grain o' gold in that claim that wasn't
put there iirst. it was only a small
show that we made; but the heathen
had clubbed together their dust and
nuggets to make a big show. That
day they packed it all up agen, and
hen they d got me twenty thousand
dollars they sneaked out from the camp.
guess me gulch would ha' massacrec
.them, but the heathen hadn't left behind
so much as a trail.
xes, gents, yewve got to git up
ainy to take in a cm nee. waiter!
whisky and seltzer and ice." All the
L'- An Oasis la the Desert,
In the Timet of October 31 the follow
A dispatch from Tucson. Arizona,
says intelligence has been received that
the Apaches captured the station on the
Jornado del Alierto, near Fort Craig,
and killed thirteen persons. The Nav
ajoes have broken out, and the troops
a 9 . Mr; . , . .
at r uri rringate were aispatcned
against them. They stole all the stock,
including mail mules."
The history of this station is a sineu
lar one, and is related to us by an old
army friend, in whose mind the above
narrative revive memories of the arid
region surrounding it. The - country
borders on the west bank of the Rio
Grande river, bounded on tbe north by
ton Bicnae. on tne Boutn by Aiesiiia.
and on the east by the Organ mountains.
and its passage is known as the iournev
oi aeain. 1 he region is over sixty miles
in jengtn, unuiied, without life, unin
habited, save at Aleman. and as desti
tute of moisture as the desert of Sahara.
All travel between southern New Mex
ico and the Santa Fe portion of the ter
ritory nas, nowever, to be across this
terrible sand waste, and its danerers are
evinueu Dy tne Bones oi arait animals
frequently seen bleaching in the sun.
Every traveler dreads the passage ttf
the Jornado, (pronounced Hornarda)
because all know that the journey is fre
quently one ox death. When lien. John
Pope was a Lieutenant of Topographical
Engineers, he was sent to bore artesian
wells with a view to finding water.
This was for the benefit of Government
trains and army people in general.
The passage of the Jornado then re
quired and now takes two days, involv
ing the necessity of hauling water for
animals and ' human beings. Water
weighs about six and one-half
pounds per gallon. Six mules will
drink two barrels in twelve hours.
While Lieutenant Pope was engaged in
boring, a rough Scotchman named John
Martin conceived the speculative idea
of shoveling for it- He struck a spring
at a point nearly in the center of the
desert, and for years thereafter sold the
aqueous fluid to patrons at the rate of
twenty-five cents a bucket. It proved
a bonanza to him. At no other place
within a circle having a radius of thirty
mues nas water ever been found.
John Martin's well at Aleman. on the
Jornado, became known to thousands
of people. The Government mode Mar
tin a forage agent. This sinecure car
ried with it the exclusive right of sale of
forage, fuel and water for the Jornado.
tie was a generous charitable man a
diamond in the rough. The Vicarillo
Apaches from the reservation at Fort
Stanton were always kindly treated by
John Martin, and, by tacit consent.
they were allowed water free as long as
they left undisturbed the persons and
property of the few people who centered
at Aleman. Martin was a married man.
His wife, children and his son-in-law
lived with him.
The writer of these lines has fre
quently seen as many as a score of these
Indians camped at Martin's ranch, and
the confidence of the hardy Scotchman
in their peaceful intent was nnshaken
by the frequent disturbances in that re
gion. Unhappily, the savage instincts
prevailed over grateful memories of fa
vors received. The telegraphic message
above tells the rest. Martin was the
master of a lodge of Free Masons at
Mesilla, over thirty miles south of his
well, and never missed a meeting, reg
ular or special, during the time he lived
at Aleman. Troy Times.
The Campaign Against Jesse James.
The story of the killing of Jesse
James, tho famous Western bandit, is,
so far at least as the preparations for
it were concerned, very thrilling. Doubt
still exists, in consequence of an ina
bility to nnd bis body, in regard to tbe
truth of the report.- It was the result
of a carefully planned campaign on the
part of Marshall Ligget, who became
satisfied that James was at the head of
the robbers of the express train at
Glendale, Mo., a few weeks since, and
that they were still at their old haunts
in Clay County. One of their former
band, George Shepherd, having, after
a term in the Kentucky Jfenitentiary,
returned to a life of industry, was per
suaded to enlist as a detective in the
expedition against them. He was fur
nished with a printed slip purporting
to be cut from a Kansas City paper,
which stated that he (Shepherd) had
been identified as one of the Glendale
robbers, and that detectives were now
on his track. Shepherd first went to
the homestead of James' mother, Mrs.
Samuels, situated three miles ' from
Kearney and concealed from the main
road by a heavy growth of timber. She
eyed him suspiciously, but he succeeded
in convincing her, by means of the
newspaper slip, that he wanted to re-
oin his old companions. . she left the
room and on returning bound a hand
kerchief over his eyes, assuring bini
that he could only remove it at his
peril. He then became aware that
another person was in me room, lie
was taken by the arm and conducted
out of doors. Then he was led quietly
long distance, apparently, and oc
cupying about three-quarters of an
hour. . At length he was halted and
found himself confronted by - Jesse
James and surrounded by several other
men. There was some rough talk at
first, all parties appearing to harbor
some suspicion of his motives, but" all
were at length satisfied. He was
solemnly sworn into the brotherhood,
invoking upon his own head the ex-
tremest penalty for any breach of faith
or act of perhdy. The gang were an
effectively armed and their horses were
concealed in the brush. He was subse
quently permitted to return to Kansas
Citv for the purpose of equipping him-
if for the road, and gave xuarsnai
Ligget all the information he had
gained. He told them they intended
raiding a bank at short Creek and clear
ing out for Texas. Ligget stationed a
posse near the stream where the gang
intended crossing, but Shepherd, know
ing it to be impossible to surprise
James, or to attack him openly, con
ceived the idea of killing him himself
and drawing the rest of the gang, in
their pursuit of him, into the Marshal's
ambush. - He had discovered, too, that
James had found out that the bank was
guarded which is said to have been a
blunder and that he would have to
kill J ames in sell-defense. He shot him,
or says he did, but the other members
of the gang did not pursue him as far
as tho place of ambush, and so escaped.
Doubt is therefore yet expressed in re
gard to James' death.
' Prettier than a picture The orig
nal of it sometimes. H. T. IVetct.
Tossing tbe little one in our arms;
Trotting and rocking it to and fro; . . .
Seeking by every art that charms.
To qoiet its earliest notes of woe :
No time of our own by day or night.
What a boundless care ia onr heart's delight!
Mockine the sheep dnd the baying bonnd.
The call of the crow, aad tbe whistling qoail;
Gathering toys that are scattered aroand, ,
Trying a new, when the old ones fail '
He rales his realm with despotic away, .
This autocrat of the night and day.
I . , . '. . . - !. ..
Feet mnst not tarrv. nor hsnds move slow.
The wits and the fingers mnst work with a will
for baby is king, be will bare yon know.
And baby is cross when amnsements fail.
If the king be ont of aorts. take eare!
No peace in tbe kingdom anywhere. -
Bnt tell me now. if anv one can.
With hia notions and whims and crotchety
'Twixt the petulant baby and petulant man.
Pleasures and follies and schemes called Brand.
is rnere reallv eerv mncn to enooser ...
x nese tne employment ox neart ana nana.
Through aU the years that fly so fast '
From the infant's crib to the old man's pall.
What are we doing, from first to last.
But pleasing a baby after all?
But a baby still on the bench or throne.
There was once a man so runs this
fairy story by the name of Adam
Crook, and he was a curiosity in his
wav. His neio'hhora nullnrt him "n
odd fish," and he called himself a
most unhappy man.' He had quarrel
ed with everybody and made every
body quarrel with him. In short, . he
had detested all mankind and all man
kind had come at last to detest him. '
His wife was almost beside herself.
and the prospect was that she would
never have another quiet hour so leng
as alt. Adam crook remained in me
flesh. Poor woman! , She had talked
her breath away and cried her eyes dry.
but Mr. Adam Crook continued to scold
and to vex her soul; and he did not for
get to torment the children and make
Time went on, but he grew no better,
and his wife was tempted to take the
children and flee into the desert or be
yond the sea, to get away from him.
But she 'was a good woman, so she
said: "Though Adam Crook should
raise the roof from .the house with his
scolding, I must stay with him," and
she stayed. The years came and went,
and still she stayed, stayed in the din
that Adam Crook was forever making.
And what did Adam do one day but
declare to his wife Miriam his intention
to retire from the world; not that he
had any thought of going entirely out
side of me planet be lived on, but only
to get as far . away from the haunts of
men as he possibly could.-- . .
ma wife tried to dissuade him, but
all her words were lost on him. '
"Go I will," he said, " and go you
shall. I have good reasons for separa
ting myself from the world. There is
not a living man who is willing to live
in peace with me. Besides, I don't like
any of the ways of tne world. Men
are - continually- ringing' in my ears:
Give! give! give!' - They want money
for churches and school houses and hos
pitals, and even for the poor, who will
not work and support themselves. And
because I will not give and Impoverish
you and the children, they are always
raising a tempest of words about me.
Why, even tbe children me miserable
little wretches throw stones at me
when I tell them that begging is as bad
as stealing, and that I will never give
them another cent. Ah, Miriam, I will
retire from the world." '. ?
" And where will you go?" replied
Miriam, in despair. " Surely, you can
not get away from men, either in this
world or the other.' Live, or die, you
cannot be alone."
Adam Crook smiled and answered:
Do , you see that high hill over
yonder? It seems near, but it is at a
great distance from nere. ine sound
of church bells never reach it. It is far
away from all the noises of this world,
and there we can live in peace."
Miriam had little faith in. Adam's
plan, but as to " live in peace" was
something she desired above all things,
she said no more.
"The house will be a palace," con
tinued Adam, and I will make all the
land about us like fairy land, for greedy
hands will never be stretched out for
our substance. All our riches of silver
and gold we shall have for. ourselves
and we will make the hill a garden of
A sigh was me only, answer mas
Adam received, and he was at once in
Whatr he exclaimed. " Sigh over
such a prospect as that woman! Can a
paradise fail to delight your way.
fountains will sparkle and dash and lit
tle lakes glisten in the sunshine, and
green fields smile and flowers bloom,
and birds sing ail, an. lor you ana tne
children and me. And, to make our
pleasures more secure - and our rest
more sweet, the gates shall be of iron,
and they shall be bolted and barred by
day as well as by night. The palace
shall be surrounded by a high wall, and
no man shall be able to scale it and look
over into our garden of Eden." -
And wbat shall we do merer" asked
Do? Why, enjoy ourselves, to be
sure. And what could do oetter to an
that? To live where neither thief nor
beerar nor wrangler can molest us will
be nappiness without alloy." f.
" But men can reacnyou even mere.
"Ah. but they , can never climb the
walls nor open the gates. Such a wall
as I am going to have was never before
built. And the gates !; They will be
tbe wonder of all : who look at them.
Like tbe wall, they will be so high that
no mortal can ever climb over them,
and the man nowhere lives who will be
able to break or pick the locks, or move
the bolts." ' ' '
" And will you let no friends come
near us?" -; i ..
"Friends!" answered Adam, with
mingled scorn and bitterness. "All
men have, in some way, ' made them
selves unpleasant to me, and I shall be
only too happy to live without them."
; But what" can we do with all onr
."Spend it, of course spend it on
oiirsefves. And wo shall never be
afraid of exhausting our supply of sil
ver and gold,. Those' beggars those
gentlemen beggars who have always
held out their greedy hands to me.
counting me rich, will never trouble me
more. Their churches and hospitals
and orphan asylums, will never again
empty my pockets. I am determined
that we shall at last have the pleasure
of living for ourselves. Besides, I
crave peace, and that I cannot have un
til I retire from the : world of quarrel
Even now I feel a shadow over me,"
repli-d Miriam. " - ''-
"Well, imagine evil if yon will. It
i3 like a woman."
Resolved to wait patiently and see
what the end would be, Miriam said no
more. In due time she saw the walls
of the palace in the distance. They
had risen with marvelous quickness.
under the hands of the workmen, and
now, on the outside and inside, men
skilled in all curious workmanship
were busily engaged. And long before
me paiace was nnisned everybody was
talking about it. - '
This was by no means unpleasant to
Adam Crook, for he suddenly found
himself both admired and envied by
many; but he took the greatest delight
in thinking how soon the palace ana its
oeautifui surroundings would be con
cealed from all the world by. the high
wall and locked gates. No one dreamed
mat ere long an that wealth of beauty
was to be hidden from sight. ' No one
suspected Adam Crook's plan. . And so
the lovers of beauty were almost : wild
over the ponds and fountains and
groves and birds and flowers.
" Adam Crook is not only blessing
himself," they said, " but all- others;
for the rich and tbe poor all of them
who have a taste for beauty will be
satisfied, and it will cost them nothing.
To delight their souls they will only
have to go on the hill and walk around
the palace, and they will have as much
joy in it as if it were their own. Many
a tame, no doubt; they will have the
free range of the grounds and of the
palace, too, for now that Adam , has
grown so generous to himself he will
be generous to others. But even those
who never pass the gates will be bathed
in beauty, for the trees and the birds
of rich and varied plumage that sit in
the branches, and the flowers of every
hue and odor, and the ponds where
the snowy swans float, all will be spread
out before them. - Blessed be -Adam
Crook for what he has done for man
kind." . ...... , ..
The lovers of beauty were the first to
be disaDDointed. bnt thev were mora
puzzled than disappointed as the walls
rose higher and higher. For some
time after Adam .Crook moved into his
palace the town was all alive with talk
about him, but as neither he nor his
palace could be seen any more, people
ceased by and by to trouble themselves
even to think about him. . ..
After a year or two. however, his wife
began to trouble herself with most
anxious thought, for the rolls of fat that
had enwrapped his bones were fast dis
appearing, in short, he was as thin as
At nrst be closed his eves to it. as if
determined not to see tbe great change;
but his wife saw it. Every day she ob
served some new loss of flesh and won
dered what the end would be. He was
still firm in his decision to have noth
ing to do with mankind. But physi
cians were sent for, -and they came
from far and near, and the heavy iron
gates were unlocked to let them in.
Then each one looked as wise as he
could and examined Adam Crook's
tongue and felt of his pulse. And then
they all resolved themselves into a kind
of council to consider and decide upon
tne facts of ms case, a hey soon came
to the unanimous conclusion that he
was very thin ! Of that they were sure,
but they were not quite so sure what to
do for him. And yet it was necessary
to do something.
we must prescribe for him. they
said to each other. So they opened
their saddle-bags and their well-stuffed
morocco cases and prepared bitter and
sweet compounds, hoping that some
one of the remedies would reach Adam
Crook's case. , Haying done the best
they could, they informed their patient
that he would either grow thinner or
fatter very. soon, and left.
roor Adam crook did not grow fat
ter; he grew thinner, and - Miriam was
greatly distressed for him. Flesh and
jowl and fruit, soups and broths, and
all nourishing things were set before
him and he partook freely of all, but
they put no fat on his bones.
i u, wbat can be doner said Miriam
to herself. "His staring bones will
soon come through his flesh. He looks
even now like a manikin. He has
everything that money can buy and yet
one would think he was dying of star
vation."-- - -
The sight of his own emaciated body
at last began to affect 'Adam Crook's
spirits, lie grew . very melancholy,
and although he lived in a little world
of beauty and abundance a world
built with his own money he lost all
power even to smile, and his wife and
children lived in the shadow that his
presence made. - -
After awhile it was rumored outside
of the 'palace walls, and in the city
where Adam lived before he separated
himself from his race, that he had
grown very singular and even frightful
in his appearance. This made every
body very anxious to see him. And
several of the most daring urchins in
town took it into their heads that they
would be me nrst to get a glimpse of
the strange-looking man. But that
towering wall was in the way, and they
knew that a whole army of men could
not batter it down or climb . to the top.
It occurred to them, however, that they
could, make a ladder long enough U
reach at least very nearly to the top of
the wall; so they set themselves to work
to construct one; but when it was fin
ished it proved to be only thirty feet
long, and as tbe wall was sixty feet
high the ladder was a failure. But,
one after another, they climbed the
ladder to test its soundness and
strength, and when they - could go no
further, what was their surprise to find
themselves suddenly caught up, as if
by a whirlwind, and carried to me very
top of the wall. There a fairy sudden
ly appeared to them.
l am me lairv Benevolent,' she
said. "I brought yon up here, and
now look yonder, under that tree, and
you will see how - Adam Crook enjoys
The eager eyes of me boys were at
once directed to the tree, and there,
under its broad-spreading branches,
sat, in moody silence, the man mey
bad so longed to see. But be was hard
ly the semblance of a man, for the
cheeks, once plump and round, now
hung down like empty bags, as did the
clothes he had on, and his sunken eyes
were fixed on the ground, while he
moved restlessly under some .hidden
Why, what can be the matter with
him?" asked the boys.
lie has the leprosy," answered the
fairy. - . ..
, Then he must have a doctor!" ex
claimed the boys. , " We'll go now and
get one for him." .. . . .. .
An, no. rnysicians can ao notn-
ing for him. His Case is in his own
hands, for his leprosy is me leprosy of
selfishness. He must cure himself or
never be cured." : -.
He is. the thinnest and saddest
looking man we have ever seen."., re
plied the boys, and it is very strange,
for he certainly has everything goodte
eat and drink and every thing beautiful
to look at." .
The first glimpse of Adam Crook's
broad, green fields and magnificent
tiees and rare flowers had made the
children almost wild with delight, and
they were puzzled when they saw the
rich owner of it all, with hollow cheeks
and sunken eyes and despairing face.
The fairy Benevolent divined their
thoughts and said: ' With such leprosy
as Adam Crook's, even birds and fruits
and flowers and a home in a palace fail
to give pleasure and often give positive
pain. This man has everything, as you
see, but he enjoys nothing, i His lepro
sy has brought leanness into his soul
and into his body, too."
- " And will he never be cured?1'
" That depends upon himself, as I
told yon." .. .. 1 . . -
-' The children looked perplexed, for
they did not fully understand the fairy.
We should like to live here," they
said, " and have- all-these trees and
birds and fruits and flowers and foun
tains, and the great palace, too, tor our
for our own" repeated the fairy,
in a tone of mingled sorrow and pity.
"Ah, then,, perhaps you, too, would
have a lean soul and a lean body like
Just then, as the children stood gaz
ing at the emaciated, Bad-faced man,
he cried out: ....
Have pity, oh! have pity upon me,
fairy Benevolent. You delight to do
men good, and I crave a- blessing that
my.- food may once more nourish me,
and my palace and fields and gardens
again delight me."
Break ' down this high wall that
separates you from all mankind," re
plied the fairy. " It is an exceeding
great wall, and not even an army of
men could, without your leave, break
it down; but yon can do it Have but
the will, and it will fall." "
Adam Crook rose . and came with
trembling limbs to the wall, and at the
first touch it fell before him.
" The wall that selfishness built has
fallen!" exclaimed the fairy,' with an
approving smile, that went to the heart
of poor Adam Crook. "And now,''
added the fairy, " open your heart to
all men, and bless all the needy every
where with your- silver and gold, and
all blessings shall come to you."
Adam Crook heeded the . fairy's
words, and soon his face was again
plump and fair, while trees and birds
and flowers and sunshine and his palace
yielded him continual delight.
All things were changed, . for Adam
Crook was himself changed. Paul
Cobden, in Philadelphia Times.
Tlmbnctoe The Mysterious City of
- Africa. '
Perhaps no foreign name thanks to
the rhyme of "hymn-book-too' is
better known in America if we except
Mesopotamia, .which ' is supposed to be
a religious word, than Timbuctoo. And
yet a very few persons can tell exactly
what Mesopotamia is; so still fewer
have any definite notion of Timbuctoo,
except that it is a mysterious city some
where in Central Africa, which may be
a rival of Pekin, and may be of no more
consequence than Barkhamsted. And
it is only fair to say that the world at
large, even the geographers, have not
much more definite information about it.
But the Geographical Society at Oran
in Algeria, has just been so fortunate as
to catch a Jewish Rabbi, on his way
from Paris to Timbuctoo, who has twice
traversed Central Africa, and was able '
to give some definite information about
this mysterious city. According to the
rabbi. Timbuctoo is an Arab city in
every respect, built like all those in the
interior. We know what this is; it is a
collection of mud-houses, thatched per- '
haps with grass or straw, with- narrow
alleys and dark and dirty bazaars. It
has no white inhabitants except tran
sient travelers; ..the residents are all
Foulah negroes. It contains about 50,
000 people, being larger, he says, than
Oran, (which is six miles around) and
smaller than Marrnlles. It is, in fast,
a collection of small villages, extend
ing over a considerable area.
It is situated in the midst of a very
rich country, and lies about a mile
north of the Niger, which there flows
from the west to the southeast and is
very broad. The natives call it the
"Nile," or in Arabic El Bar (the sea.)
It overflows its banks periodically, like
the Nile, the flood extending up to the
walls of the town, and fertilizes the
land, and the land which is not so irri
gated is not cultivatable. But with this
inundation the soil is very fertile, and
produces crops of sorgho, millet, rice, -tomatoes,
onions and turnips; indigo
grows wild. There are near by forests
of valuable timber, many cocoanut
trees, and a gum tree from which the
natives get oil for illumination.-' The'
river supplies fish in abundance, and
the natives navigate it by means of
oared barges ana rafts constructed of
pieces of wood, bound together with
- The present ruler of the country is
Sultan Mahomet-el-Bekoe, who resides
at the Capital. This is a large town of
which we have not before heard, called
Ahmet-EUah, . situated about twelve .
leagues north of Timbuctoo, and con
tains a population of about 100.000.
The highway connecting these two
cities must be very pleasing and pic-;
turesque, as it is lined all the way with
villages and gardens.. Timbuctoo is
governed by a kaid, who has full au
thority, and has under him a rigorous
tax collector. There seems to be no
spot in the world where a pilgrim could
escape taxes. .
. The Sultan has no regular army, but.
everybody is a soldier on an emergen
cy; the fighting is done with' bows and
arrows, only the chiefs carrying guns, '
pistols and sabers. The liveliest trade
is in slaves, which is conducted on a
very large scale.' Salt is a valuable im-
port, a slave often being exchanged for
a kilogramme or . two. Trade is car-.,
tied on by barter, or by means of
strings of shells the fiat money of the
country; The caravans, which seemto
be largely conducted by - Jews - from ,
South Africa, who cross the Sahara,
bring in cotton and linen goods, glass
trinkets, arms (mostly of English manu-'
faotnre), knives, needles, etc.; and
carry out rice, sorgho, millet, ostrich
feathers, gold dust, gum, ivory, lead .
and coffee. To the north of Timbuctoo '
large quantities of camels are reared,
and on the plains to the south the na
tive tribes .wander about, - after the
fashion of the Bedouin Arabs, with
herds of sheep and cattle, it seems a
pity that white civilization should ever
disturb this serene and comfortable"
black civilization, it they would only
follow the example of the United States ,
and Spain, . and give up slavery, we ,
should have no call to interfere with
this colored paradise. " -
- According to an official report 160 .
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AU1MU aiivwjui.n wBAAVa, uvij s7vuwa nva,
destroyed in Koumelia and Bulgaria
uunn Llitt xvussiau occupnuvu oi wwo
provinces ( and about the same number
of mosques and schools have been de- -stroyed
since the Russians left.