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Beaullfol valley, through wboe Verdant meads
Unheard the Garigltano glides along,
The LIr, none of rushes and of reeds,
The rlvef Ucitnrn of elaiiU aong! ,
The fcan4 of labori and the Land of Best.
Where mediajvla towne are white oh all
The hlll-eldet, arid where every mountain cm t
'Ii an Etrurian or a Roman wall!
There is Alagna, wVre Pope Sonifaee
Wai dragged with contumely from hit throne,
Eeiarra Colonna, wai that day's disgrace
The Pontiff! only, or In part thin own?
There it Opraio, where a'renegade c
Wai each Apulian, ai great Dante aaith.
When Manfred, by hit men-at-arms betrayed,
Spurred on to Benerento and to death,
There U Aqnlnnm, the Yolieian town
Where Juvenal war born, whoa land tight
Still hof erf o'er'h'Ti birthplace lfkothe crown
Of eplendor over oitiei teen at night.
Doabled the eplendor b, that in its streets
The Angelie Doctor as a school-boy played,
And dreamed perhaps the dreams that he re
peats In ponderous folios foricnolastles made.
And there, uplifted like passing clond
That pauses on a mountain summit high,
Monte Casslno's convent rears its proud
And venerable walls against the sky.
TTell I remember how on foot I climbed
The stony pathway leading to its gate:
Above, the convent bells for vespers chimed;
Below, the darkening town grew desolate.
Weill remember the low arch and dark,
The court-yard with its well,tbe terrace wide
From which, far down, diminished to a park,
The valley veiled in mist was dim descried
The day was dying, and with feeble hands
Caressed the mountain tops; the vales be
tween Darkened; the river In the meadow-lands
Ebeatbed Itself ai a sword and wae not Seen
The silence of tb place was like a deep,
So full of rest it seemed, each passing tread
Was a reverberation from the deep
Recesses of the ages that are dead,
For, mnre than thirteen centuries ago
Benedict, fleeing from the gates of Home,
A youth disgusted with its vice and woe,
Sought in thete mountain solitudes a home,
tie founded here his Convent and his Rule
Of prayer and work, and counted work as
JX'it pen became a clarion, and his school
Flamed like a beacon in the midnight air.
What though Boccaccio, in his reckless way
Mocking the lacy brotherhood, deplores
The illuminated manuscripts that lay
Torn and neglected on the dusty floors?
Boeeaoeio was a novelist, a child
Of fancy and of fiitfon at the best;
This the urbane librarian said, and smiled
Incredulous, as at some idle jest.
Upon such themes as these with one young
I sat conversing late into the night,
Till in its cavernous chimney the wood fire
Had burnt its heart out like an anchorite.
And then translated, in my convent cell,
Myselfyet not myself, in dreams'! lay;
And as the monk who hears the matin bell,
Started rrom sleep; already it was day.
From the high window I beheld the scene
On which taint Benedict so oft had gated;
The mountains and the valley in the sheen
Of the bright son, and stood as one amated.
Gray mists were rolling, rising, vanishing:
The woodlands glisuned with their jeweled
Far off the mellow bells began to ring
For, matins in the half-awakened towns.
The conflict of the Present aad the Past,
The ideal of the actual in oar life,
As on the field ofbattle held me fast,
Where this world and the next world were at
For, as the valley from its sleep awoke,
I saw the iron horses of the steam
Toss to the morning air their plumes of smoke,
And woke as one awaketh from a dream.
THE UNLUCKY TICKET.
WSITTKK FOR TBI maTrOXD HftSALD,
BY OKOHOE M. KOWE.
Night waa near at band, and Will hav
ing no where else to go, went to a hotel
and eugaged a room. lie was nearly ex
hausted, and retired to bed early, but not
to Bleep. His mind ran back over the
events of the day he had spent in vainly
striving to disentangle himself from the
damning evidence against him. Then he
thought of Laura, and wondered what her
opinion of him was. He recalled the ma
ny happy hours he had spent in her so
ciety, the many airy castles he had built
in which she was installed as a fairy aueen.
the many fond hopes he had cherished of
some day leading her from the marriage
altar as his bride, and his brain seemed
to reel at the thought that' she con-
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Biuerea mm a uiiei. ui an tne reverses
be had met with, this was the hardest to
bear of any. He knew that all those
bright hopes were dashed to earth, but he
would have given millions had he posses
ed them for Laura to know that he was
innocent. Ever since his conversation
with Mr. Winter .hedespairedpf-beingao-quitted,
and lie concluded to" retain Air.
Kinney as his counsel only to get his time
at hue inuucuuary as euurv as possioie.
Thus he lay harassing his mind with
thoughts of hu past, present and future
surrounding with thoughts of what was
and what might have been, until near
morning, when he" sank into a troubled
Bleep which' lasted until after sunrise.
"When he arose he rang the bell and order
ed his breakfast in bis own room, wishing
to escape the notice of the hotel gossits.
The waiter that brought it brought also a
note which had been leltearly t bat morn
ng at the clerk's desk of the holeL
Hf took it. and recognizing the well
known band-writing of Laura Winter on
tbe envelope, tore it open, and eagerly pe-
rused its contents- The tiny missive was
unei.'ana ran mue
Lotus villi. Sent. 30. 9 p. x.
Mr Deak Fancxs: Laying aside all feeling
ef dellcacj.and disregarding the onioion others
may have as to the propriety or Impropriety of
what I am now doing, I write Jhese Jlnes to
jou vim me inn conviction that l am doing
nothing lees than my doty. I have heard the
accusation that has been brought anient nn
Everybody has beard It, and everybody except
jnyself believes It to betrne. Notwithstanding
the evidence against yon, I feel confident that
yon are Innocent. My object In writing this is
to Inform you that while you are considered
a thief by tbe people generally, if it will be any
comfort for yon to knowthatone person believes
juu looowoi, ucs near in nuna Mat then
not a doubt of your innocence In tbe mind
your friend, - Lara Wikkb.
"A thousand thanks, my dearest friend.
for these words of comfort!'-' exclaimed
Will, as he finished readme. "May lever
be found worthy to be called your friendl
mav. in all probability, never see you
again; I know not what punishment I may
have to endure; I know not bow many nor
how stinging maybe the sneers and scoffs
tbatwill be thrown at melrom the rest or
the world; but this knowledge that I am
believed, to be innocent by you, thrills my
heart with joy, and removes the cause of
mv keenest suffering."
Will took courage from the knowledge
that he had at least two friends who syra-
Dat hired with him in his troubles, and be
resolved to make every effort that:c6u!d
be made in delending himseil irom tne
charge against him.
Alter eating his breakfast, he met Mr.
Kinney at the clerk's office, according o
their agreement of the previous morning.
The lawyer procured all the-papers in the
case, and the two withdrew to an unoccu
pied part of the room to examine them.
A shadow of disannointment came over
the lawyer's face when he found the tick
et among the papers, and was told of the
testimony It would bear.
"i bis win be very strong against you,
he said, holding it in his hand, and turn
ing it over and over for wantol other em
It was very evident mat tney am not
DDreciate the kindness of Mr. Winter in
havinc purchased the ticket lor Will The
conversation ceased' for a moment, 'the
lawyer being in a deep study, and Will si
lent Will's epirits lowered in proportion
as the troubled expression became more
marked on tbe countenance of the lawyer,
and be was about to ask if he considered
is case hopeleos. but was stopped by a
sudden sparkle in the eyes of his compan
ion as he abruptly rose with the ticket in
is hand, and approached a window.
"What is it?" asked Will, eyeing him
"Hush! Don t speak so loud, but come
and see," answered the lawyer, and Will
could plainly see that he had discovered
aomething that gave him pleasure. He
lost ho time in going to ece what it wan.
Ml Godr lie exclaimed, alter looking
as directed by the lawyer. "I had some
suspicions in that quarter, DutTeouKea
myself for them. It is plain to tu, but
can we prove what we know to be true?"
Yes, 1 think we can, replied jut. iun-
ney. 1 his is good prool ot itseii, but we
must employ a detective to discover some
thing to corroborate this this, gay noth
ing about what we have discovered to any
one. No one, except the detective, must
know until the day of trial what defense
we will make, xou must look as down
cast as possible until then, and in the
meantime we must work for tbe end we
ave in view. I see that you fully com
prehend the couree to be pursued."
"Yes, 1 tnink 1 understand vou, re
plied Will, as discountenance brightened.
After some further conversation' be
tween the lawyer and his clients in ar
ranging their plans, the papers were re
turned, and the two departed. They left
the office in much better spirit than they
entered it In fact, Will succeeded very
poorly in keeping up the down-cast man
ner that his counsel directed. They soon
found Mr Bligh, the shrewdest detective
of Louisville, and were not long in em
ploying and instructing him in the part
e was required to perlorm. from that
time until the day ol trial, Mr. Bligh made
many secret visits to the lawyer; and his
client, to report the progress he was
Somehow or other no one seemed to
know how the rumor went through the
city that the plan of defense adopted by
the accused and nis counsel was to prove
the heretofore good character of Will, and
then try to to make it a case of sleep
walking. Some thought this a very flimsy
shadow of defense, but others considered
it good,-merely because theythouglit that
as able a lawyer as Mr. Kinney would
not adopt a line of defense .that was not
good. They all believed, however, that
it was a trick lor wmcb the lawyer was
well paid to cheat the penitentiary of its
dues. Now, we will say here to our read
er that this report (which was falsel was
caused to be circulated by the lawyer.
ma reasons lor it were 10 ui vert suspicion
from his real intentions.
The day of trial that day which will
be so long remembered by the citizens of
Louisville soon rolled round. The court
room was crowded witn persons full of.
curiosity to hear and see how the accused
would conduct himself. .Nearly all our
prominent characters were there in the
witness-room except Laura. It was re
marked by some that Will did not look
very sheepish for one who had robbed the
safe of his employer, and by others that
it was a sad sight to see sucb a noble
lookinging young man turn out so badly,
a tic bu'uuiuuncaiiu a uiiuruey ap
proached him, with a sickly smile, and
asked him not to think hard of him for
the effort he would be in duty bound to
make to send him to the penitentiary,
"lor, saia ne, l am swern-to do my du
ty according to law."
"i win nui ui&me you, remiea win
"The law is what I want to be judged
by." Then the attorney, feeling in such
a good humor because he was so certain
of convicting the young clerk, managed
lo uraw jur. xwiuucy away iroui lue im
mediate presence of bis client to have a
t r -it: r . i p
little joke at his expense.
"Can a man cet a ticket for a ride on
the Louisville and Nashville railroad, and
then travel on any other road with it?
asked the attorney for the commonwealth.
1 do not suppose he could if be cot it
honestly," answered Mr. Kinney, as so
ber aB if he did not know what the oppo
site attorney was driving at.
"Well," said the latter. "I think I can
prove to you that you are in. error. Here
is a ticket that was given to vour client to
go to Bowling-Green, and he is about to
go to f rankiort on it
"Oh! Well, we'll see about that," re
plied Mr. Kinney, as he turned away to
let tbe attorney and those around him
have as good a laugh over the joke as
Tbe case was called and the parties an
swered "ready." After the iurv was im
panneled, the attorney for the common'
wealth rose and stated the caee to the
jury, and enumerated the proof he expec
ted to bring forward to sustain the charge
in tbe indictment As the reader knows
all be said about tbe case, we will not re
peat his words. He did not attempt to
make a speech, He was saving all his
oratory until the close of the argument
COME, THE HERALD OF A NOISY
HARTFOBD, OHIO COUNTY, KY
when he expected to make a grand dis
play of his speaking powers. He took oc
casion to inform the jurors that they were
all under oath, all of the highest class in
society, and that villainy was very much
on the increase three things nearly al
ways mentioned by attorneys when they
want to gain a case and be popular.
Mr. Kinney then rose and denied tb
charges' in the indictment, and, acting
different from most lawyers, he did not
try to have it dismissed on account of
some omitted word or something else of
less importance, lie did not state what
proof be expected to bring forward for the
defense, and the most of those in the
house were under the impression that he
The trial then commenced. The wit
nesses for the commonwealth, were sworn
and Mr. Winter called first to the
stand. His statement was in substance
about the same that has been told to the
reaper In that part of our story where
he has figured as one of its characters,'
and we will not repeat it here. When
cross-examined by .Mr. Kinney as to the
occupation of the different members of
bis family and tbe time they retired on
the night of the robbery, he answered
that his wife at that time wassick in bed,
and that bis daughter was id the same
room with her all night The accused.
bad packed his portmanteau for his in
tended trip and retired to bis own Toom,
and, as heBupposed, to bed, early in the
night Charlie, he stated bad, about an
hour alter Will had retired, gone to his
own room to mark some new shirts that
had been left for bim thatevening, and he
(the witness) had retired soon alter that
One of the detectives that had arrested
Will at Bowlinz-ftreen was present in the
character of a witness, and he was called
to the stand after Mr. Winter was through
with his testimony. The substance of his
statement was that hehad helped to arrest
the acensed, and had found ten thousand
lollars in his possession, which amount
hail been restored to Mr. Winter. Mr.
Winter was then called back and asked
Du! you, without a chance of mistake,
recognize that ten thousand dollars as
"1 did, but it was only a small portion
of what bad been stolen. I could recog
nize the ballance if it were before me, for
keen a book in which 1 register the
denomination of every bill as I put it in
the naff, was the answer of the witness.
Chas. Lennox was called as a witness for
the commonwealth. His statement went
no further than lo corroborate that of Mr.
Winter. He stated positively that lie saw
Will put the ticket in bis vest pocket at
the supper table on the night of the rob
bery. When the witness was given over
for cross examination to the counsel lor
the defense, that gentleman, leaning over
with his mouth close to the ear of the
commonwealth's attorney whispered.
"Jf lease vet me have my own way with
this witness, for I want to make out that
I am doing my best for my client. You
need have no fears, for all will be right
for the commonwealth." continued he, as
he saw the attorney hesitated in granting
"Well, go ahead," consented the attor
ney. .My case is already made out, and 1
am willing for you to display your ques
tioning powers as much as you please."
"Thank yon," replied Mr. Kinney.
Then turning to Charlie asked him what
he was doing that night of the robbery,
after he had retired to his own room.
I was marking some new shirts, as
you have been told by Mr. Winter," an
"Oh! ves. I remember now. but I had
forgotten.'' said Mr. Kinney, and then he
had the appearance of trying to think of
other qnestions to ask the witness. "Well,"
he continued, as if still undecided what
question to ask, "id what manner was you'
marking your elurtsf Please tell us all.
Charlie, with a smile on his face that
seemed to say, "you can't tangle me,,' an
"Yes. sir. I will tell you all about it
You. perhaps, know that when a person
sends his clothes to a washerwoman, that
unless they are marked with his name
there are chances ol his never seeing them
again. If you do not know it, Ida. That
knowledge caused me to act as x did. i
knew that half a dozen shirts would be
left for me at Mr. Winter's, and having
lost some in the way I have mentioned 1
resolved to keep them, if possible, for my
own use. With this resolve firmly fixed
iu mv mind. I had. during tbe dav. pro
cured a stencil-plate with my name cut
in it and some indelible ink for tbe ex
press purpose of marking my new shirts.
I took the plate and ink home with me
and marked my shirts that night before
going to bed. The way the operation is
perlormed is to lay the plate wnere you
want your name to be, then dip a small
brush in the ink, and rub it over the plate.
You will, perhaps, blacken tbe plate all
over with the ink, but that will make no
difference just raise it off gently and
there will be your name in very nice black
letters. Jferhapa you would like to see
the plate, and have me explain tbe use of
it 1 have it in ray pocket-book, and will
show it to you, if you wish it," remarked
Charlie, as he finished speaking.
This answer and explanation caused
some tittering at tbe expense of Mr. Kin
ney. lor everybody was well acquainted
with tbe use of the stencil-plate, and it
was plain that Charlie was poking fun at
"Thank you, I will look at it if you
please,' replied the lawyer.
"Here it is," said Charlie, as he hand
ed it to him.
"Thank you,'' replied the latter. "Have
you carried it in your pocket-book ever
since you bought it?"
"Yes, sir, replied Charlie, "only while
marking those shirts I spoke of."
Here the Judge suggested that it would
be well to abandon that useless line of
questioning, and proceed with the case.
Mr. Kinney submitted very gracefully,
for in reality be seemed about through
with mat witness anyhow. The com
monwealth's attorney declared himself to
be through with his testimony, and Mr.
Kinney was allowed to bring forward bis
evidence lor tne deiense.
May it please you honor." replied he.
"I will first use a witness that cannot be
sworn, but nevertheless it can tell tbe
truth, and the evidence you have heard
will corroberate what it says. Will you
please to look at this ticket? ' he asked
handing it to the Judge and jwintiug to
tue back of it
WORLD, THE NEWSOF ALL NATIONS LUMBERING AT MY RACK'
Tbe Judge took a close look at it
through his sbectacles.and was very much
surprised. He and Mr. Kinney entered
into an earnest conversation In" tones eo
low that no one else could hear, and the
attorney' for the commonwealth was catt
ed into their presence. That worthy, see
ing that something was wrong, did not
look eo pleasant as he did before. After
they had conversed together a shorf time,
the Jndge commanded that the witnesses
should all remain and ordered the sheriff
to arrest any of them that might attempt
to 'withdraw. He4hen picked up a piece
of paper and writing: a few lines gave it to
Mr. Bligh, the detective, who was stand
ing close by. The detective seemed to
know what it contained and hurried out
of tbe room. The judge then wrote some
more on another sheet of paper, and after
folding it, he stuck it in a book which lay
by his side. Tbe crowd was by this time
worked up to the highest point of expect
ancy and excitement., Everfcthiiig waaat
a stand still, and absolute' silence reigned
throughout the room. Nearly everybody
seemed to ask ah explanation from some
body else, but no one seemed to knotf
what the delay was for, except those three
(the Judge and the two lawyers) who
were talking together in very low but
earnest tones of voice.-
Thus they waited and wondered until
about fifteen minutes had passed, which
seemed to them as that many hours, when
Mr. Bligh entered with a small trunk on
bis Bhoulders. He brought it forward
and deposited it on the floor in front of
the jury. He was not long in bursting it
open with'a chisel which he carried in hfl
pocket Rummaging over the contents
ofthe trunk, he drew from the bottom of
it a large package, tightly wrapped with
paper, and tied with stout cords. Cutting
the cords and removing the outside paper,
the contents of the package surprised
nearly everybody. It was a larger pile
of greenbacks than is commonly seen out
side a regular bank. By this time Mr.
Winter, who had managed to get near
enongh to see the money plainly, exclaim
ed: "It is minel It is mine! It is the
ballance of my stolen moueyl" He fairly
danced in his joy, until checked by the
Judge, who told him to examine the mon
ey carefully and state on oath whether or
not it wax his.
"Yes, it is minel" said he. after look
ing over a portion of it and firding sever
al numbers which he recollecte'd were on
Mr. Johnson was then called to examtde
the money, and picking out a bunch which
was separate from the main bulk, claimed
it as the money which he had deposited
in Mr. Winters's safe. Then Mr. Kin'
ney rose, with .smiles all over his face.
'Gentlemen of the jury," said he," I
think this case will soon be disposed of,
and my client and also my friend will
again stand as an honest man, and reotS 1
cupy the high and honored position in
society that lie has heretofore fields You
will remember the testimony of Mr. Win
ter and Charles Lennox, in regard to the
occupation of the latter, on the night of
the robbery that Wm. Neville is accused
of having committed. Now, keep that
evidence well in mind, and look at this
ticket which was found near the robbed
safe. Look closely at the back of it, or
you can see nothing. Pass it around so
that all of you can see it Ha! I see by
your faces that you understand the trick.
An innocent man is made to suffer for the
guilt of another. There, on 'that card, is a
slightly colored, though plain impression
of that very same stencil-plate owned and
exhibited before you by Charles Lennox!
His very name is plain toleseen on it by
a close observer. He says he has always
carried it in his pocket-book, and now is
it not plain that he used it that night af- .
ter the man now on trial was asleep and
put it back in his pocket-book after he
was done? Is it not plain also that while
that plate was damp with the ink be had
been using, he stole the ticket which he
knew to be in Will .Neville s vest pocket
and put it in his pocket-book by tbe side
of that stencil-plate? When the pocket
book was closed they were pressed to-.
getber, and the impression which you see
on the ticket was made there by this,
plate. If any of you wish to know how
Charles Lennox knew that Will had tbe
ticket in bis' possession, you will please
ask Mr. Johnson, and be will tell vou
that be caught Charlie eavesdropping that
evening, as he left the store, after depos
iting his money. Charlie overheard all
that passed in that counting-room, and
formed the plan to rob the safe and have
Will punished for it It is very clear that
the man whom I am accusing went to that
counting-room in the night, robbed the
sale, dropped the ticket near it on pur
pose to throw suspicion on Will, and then
went back and put a part of the money
in Will's portmanteau, to make the proof
so strong that there would be no possible
chance of getting clear of it Alas! for
Charlie, be did not know the evidence that
that ticket would bear against him when
he dropped.it Then, in addition to what
I have said, here is his trunk. You saw.
the money taken out of it, and it is recog
nized as being the ballance of tbe stolen
money, I have lo thank the detective, Mr.
Uligh. for discovering this proof for us.
It is needless to tell you how he found
that the money was there. And now I
have said enough, i he attorney for the
commonwealth has abandoned his case,
and has nothing to say to you. All 1 now
ask is, a verdict lor the acquittal ol my
"We give it," cried all the jury in the
same breath. And then such a wild joy
ful shout as rang out all over that vast
crowded assembly was never heard in that
court room before.
Mr. Winter seized Will hy the hand
and fairly yelled for pardon. All was con'
fusion. Everybody wanted to shake hands
with everybody else, but more especially
with the late prisoner, the lawyer, the
Judge and the jury.
This was one case where a ticket from
the Louisville and Nashville railroad was
good for a ride on another, for Charles
Lennox was sent to the penitentiary by
the ticket that was bought for Will
Neville to go to Bowling-Green.
Our story is now nearly finished. We
have only too add that Will Neville
now the happy husband of Laura, and
the partner of his former employer, and
if anjthing would induce Mr. Winter to
strike a man, it would be an insinuation
against the honesty of his son-in-law.
A clean shirt is one of woman's best gifts
APBH, 21, 1875.
A STREET CAR SKETCH.
The Old Gentleman Willi Hand Sawn.
On a Congress street car, the other eve
ning, was a very quiet lotof passengers,
and among them, a man about sixty-five
years old, having four or five hand-saws
under his arm, apparently a saw-filer.
Opposite the old man sat a woman with
a young babe in ber arms, and presently
a broad grin covered the old iellow's face,
and he nodded to the old woman and said:
"I never loved anything as I love chil
dren!, I can hardly keep from biting his
He waited a momeni and then asked:
"How old is that beautiful child, uiad-
"Eight months," she replied.
'Only eight months? Why, I've seen
children twenty-five years old, who didn't
know as much as that child does! I had
a child drowned in a bar'l once, and you
-don't' know howjtfloored me!?' . .
He looked around the car for a moment
and then said, reading ftom tbe card:
k" 'Change to the amouut of two dollars
will be furnished by the driver.' Well,
that's liberal enough. He hasn't offered
me any yet, but I suppose old customers,
will be served first"
The driver counted noses, saw that he
was one fare short, and he jingled the
"Are we near some station?". asked the
old man, standing up and lookfng.out
He eat down after a while, looked
around, and his eyes falling upon the,
baby, be asked of the mother:
"Couldn't you let me hold him a little
while? See him lookal me! I'll bet ten
dollars he think's I'm his father!"
She refused to trust the infant off her
knee, and tbe old man's face grew sad,
and he sighed as he said:
' "Just think of it that innocent child
has got to be buried in the ground and be
eaten up by worms, like the rest of us!"
lie wiped bis nose on one of tbe saw-
handles, held his hat in bis hand, and his
:re catching a sign on a grocery he ex
ilaimed: "Sweet milk for salel That makes me
think, madam do you bring that child
up on the bottle?" ,
tier face grew very red, and she made
no reply. Tbe old fellow kicked bis eaws
over, one by on, laid them dpwn, and
walking to the frpnt end of the. car
he picked up a basket coutainihg meat,
and asked: '
"Does any one own this meat?
A woman made a motion to signify that
it was her property, and he uncovered the
basket and'called out:
"Pork' chops and a small piece of veal.
People who want to eat Veal cangnaw.but.
I don't want any! What are pork chops
a pound, madam?" ' ,
.She did not'.an8wer, and the old man
picked up his saws, and asked:
"Does any one here know tbe name or
tbe man who invented saws?''
There was no answer, and he pulled
open tbe'ear door and continued:
"Yes I do love children. I was a child
once myself, but I didn't have any fun."
As he stood on the platform he went
It will be just like me to fall down
when I step off, but of course I can't stay
on this car forever. Well, goodby, every
body, and pleasant dreams to yon.
He stepped off the car, slipped and fell
fiat in the ditch, while! bis saws 'flew in
every direction. As the car passed on
be was heard saying:
"They ought to have a machine to lift
people off the cars." Detreil Free Press.
A Woman's Adventure With a Hoaae
A Keokuk woman immortalized her-
elf, and wants a crown of glory of which
very few-of the sex are worthy. She is
not afraid ol a mouse. Khe proved she
was mistress of the situation iu the very
face of the mouse himself. The lady;
while pursuing ber domestic duties, cor
nered a mouse in a flour-barrel. He bad
been there before. The lady had been
hankering after him. She slammed down
the lid, plugged up a hole with the butt
end of a. flour-scoop, and the ravenous
animal was nicely .caught in his own
trap. Now ninety-nine women in a hun
dred would have taken refuge in the gar
ret or cellar, as most convenient, uttering
piercing shrieks that would have alarmed
tbe whole-vicinity, like cries of "murder"
or "lire. the Keokuk heroine in ber
adventure with a mouse did no such
thing. She stood her ground manfully.
She summoned the hired man, He came
and a council of war was held in
the store-room. The man, according to
the settled plan of the campaign, got a
snot-gun and stationed a big, clumsy
bull-dog in a commanding position, fiv
ery thing being ready for the attack, the
lid was lifted and the lady vigorously
punched the flour-barrel with a pole.
Soon the mouse started across the floor
the dog in hot pursuit The man fired;
the dog dropped dead. The lady fainted
and fell down stairs. The frightened
hired man. thinking the woman was dead
and he would be-hung for murder.dropped
the gun, ran away from tbe bouse ar.a
has not been Been since, ihe mouse es
caped unhurt, butvery much scared, and
that lady walks proudly over her victori
ous field. There's nothing so noble aa
pluck in woman. SL Louis Republican.
"Mv dear." said an affectionate husband.
"I'm surprised that you will consent to the
degradation of wearing' another woman's
hair on your bead." "Is that any worse
than your wearing another sheep s wool on
your backi" retorted tne equally auection-
"My husband was poetical," said a wid'
on." and often expressed a wish to die in
the eternal solitudes, soothed by the rhyth
mic melodies ol nature a unutterable har
monies, and vet he was killed by tbe ex
plosion of a can ol kerosene."
A man who was in the habit of borrow
ing, and never returning, books, once com
plained in company that he was a very
bad arithmetician. "Nevertheless," said
a witty lady, "you are a good book-keeper."
A disenchanted swain, who has been
listening some night under hia lady-love's
window, eings ndly thus:
Oh Ihe snore, the beantlful snore,
Filling the chamber from ceiling to floor,
Over the corerlit, under the sheet,
From her dimpled chin, way down to her feet.
Now rising aloft, like a bee in June,
Now sunk to the Wiil of a cracked bassoon;
Kow flute-like subsiding, then rising again.
Is the beautiful snore ol Elisabeth Jane.
Tim Vlslta MaWfWfrt Whai .ne
Maw. and Heard There.
Correspondence of Ths Hastfokd IIxbald,
Cun-e Hollxb, April? tbe 12ye.
Well, Mr.Editur, I woe a tellin about
them fosanl remanes tba found on the
Hartford rale rode, rite whar I hed tn tare
mi leter in tew. -I axt him if tha appered
tu be all uv the same- speeee, and bt sed.
tha wos nv ol descripshnns and sum non
descripshuns. And so it sune cum time
tu slepe, and He betthar wus never enny
better time made in thet line by enny one
be4 thnn woa made bv this tr&vler. til tha
calld tu brekfass. Take it ol round, it
wos the best plaee. 1 wos ever at and it
went hard with me tu leve it 1111 1 hA
tu strike out, and'arter sum time I got tu
1 1 1, 1 . , ....
11 niuuru, nuimucn eniDruved bvthe mnd
I hed nerely. tu swim.tbruin oum.nlaiM-
ouu it. rua wuaa in xiartioni men enny
whar else. -
j s- tt . , r. -r r
Well, I wus goin alone a lookin iifcnnL
and X seed a big fat feller acrost the rode
he hollers tu sum I, and sea he. Bets, h 00
ia he? Bets sen. damfino. Then hecnm
up tu me, an ses. peres tu jne von fonnn
sura mud. Ses I. thets no sine nv umirk
ness" tu fine mud round here. Sea he. wos
yu looking fur sum 1? I ses,l want tu
see the editur. Ses he. eo over tn tht
big brick house, and go tu. the fnt rW.
on the left, and ax fur him. So I went
tbar, an the fust 1 1 met in thar wos the
sheriff what wanted tu sell me thetarreV
cete. Ses he. how ar yu, Tim, an he jest
went tu makin out mi recete. Ses 1 tu
him, whar's the editur? Sm bp tlA Vinnf
Ses f, a man Bent me here tu see the edi
tur. Ses be; this is the hed quarterauY the
sheriff, an here is yore tax recete. Ses I,
ol rite, an got out mi munny an pa.de him.
An then. I felt better. An then he tule
me about ol the nuse, ah axt .about ol at
home, an I thot the wa tn mulr a ah.Viflr
sivil wo tu pa yore taxes; Then I wehl
out, an the lust I L met wos Jedge Grego
ry, an he lookt so grand with his store
close an little cane. I thot he'd be glad tu
eee me like he wos last summer, an I went
rile up tu, him, holdin out mi Jiand, an he
lopktlike he didn't no me. Ses how.
air yd, Jedge7 He poked out I uv his
tig harrr-fingers fur me tn talc. nnTinV
holt uv it, an it felt so much like a. lams
Iaigl wnafeerd it mite kik, an I . let go"
-Sea I, not certikler. Sea He. IU h- in it..
f J wvo lit. UIU (U WUDLLU KRIflPr
onis arter dinner, on he went opb, hanlin,
mo cuc tu Kraceim osagai wags ber new
Well. I-wos a lookm ronn, an dreckly
I heerd'sum 1 call, hello, Tim f I lookt
ruuu au mar wns jar ananks. Ses he,
don't you knor me? Ses I, bow air you,
curnel? ,An we'got lo tockin uv ole times,
an I tole' him whut 1 woa lookin for, an
ses he, Ive got a pece uv lan up thar on
cune holler, art ef it antes yu He girtyu
abase onto it Ses he, yore father wos the
best frend T hed up thar, and, ses he, him
an yore mother is both ded. Ses I. ves:
when dad bot brother Joe s an Ben's ter
backer, and sole it an what w hum! tn
Chilton, an he cheted ol he cood, an tha
got holt UT sumnr it an tukit taEvans
ville an got nuthin frura it, so by the time
he pade Joe an Ben he wus pootv lite run,
an him so ole, and the bitr hova nun, on
.u.ucio ,u cluui iu ucip, iijisiworetbeole.
man aounj an men mat revnu bisness tnk
the farm, an that left us about e. no
wecudgit 8mn fokessedit wurashame-
ur onanns tu let that ole man's farm be
sole an them cKillun be scatterd with nuth
in" iu holp em. but dad sed that Shanks
wus ol rite; Then, sea he, cum, Tim, an
lets go an git our dinner, an awa we went
an got our dinner.
When we got back, thare trnx W
sevrul mere1 tockin aa lafljn, an Jedge
Gregory cum "doun on tother side nv the
m. jvuiuiuo, iar. n se. Mr. .inntnn n
rode, an stud thar sum time, an arter
wnue ne peerd to think I hadn t nm trot.
chin cumplaint, an he. cum over an wus
the fnnnyest 1 uv "the lot
ihen I tbot I hed better look wmn n
see ef I could fine yu, an I tola Mr. Shanks
1 wanted tu se the editur. He tuk me'up
tu the plase, tole me how tu go, an up I
..tu.ouuuvnn.il uicaore. oumbodysed
cum in. I opend the dora an lookt rnnn.
A yuog man ses. howde. hevafWi. anTi
lookt so plesent an wns bo well drest, an
wus so good lookin, I jist thot that's the
editur, an 1 went ritr up to whar he wus
doin sumthin an begin askin bout things.
things, an fixeir em in his ban, an I kep
acv Ull uicsm Un aim TP(r.lAMrin
-"--""i mo ju 00 1 ieu Boner at
bum mong frens. an he lookt at me an
then pinteri tu sutareedin on thewol. It
red "No., Talking. to thb Compositors!"
I lookt ol roun an cudnt se ennything tbet
iuai iiku a compositor; Then I tulc up
sum uv them pegs tu look at. n h
tuk em awa, from me. An I ken toofcin
an try in, to be agreable, an he peerd sort
er uicuuuuiue an woount lvt Arte
while he-lade doun. tbe thing he wus put
tin them pegs in, an I jist picktitupto
look et it. when he bilal rlt.
afeerd he sed sum words his mammy never
larnt him. Arler he stopt an got bretb,
he ses, stranger, yu better git from here,
ui li vub ne sena. tne devil fur Bo-
gardus. He's jest gone to help Lum Wise
passifi his gests, an ef he cums back an
fines yu here I woodnt be in yore plase
fur a stud boss. Well, yu se. I hed no
chance tu egsplane, an tbot I bed better
leve, an I cum nere runnin over Mister
Barrett on the stares. Ses he, Tim, what
the matter? Sea I, the editor's mad. Ses
he, thets not the editur, but a feller hehes
hired. Then I felt better, fur I wus afrade
our frenship wus quit I hed a longtock
wim .ouster .Barren m nis rume. .Now
yu must wate for the rest til 1 git more
iwjcr. i urea irooiy, im various.
OUR ROCKPORT LETTER.
Our Correspondent Inbnlrs a Breatb of
lonniry Air nuat Befell Hlsts:
Hockfort, Ky., April 17.
News, new or old, is scarce. Not even
a fight nor a runaway mule team to give
me an item. The Grangers are bouyant
-it. . 1. . 1 e 1 l . , . . -it,
wiiu iiicuupc ui Knuc&ing,me miaaie man
five times in seven, from taw, and at least
savin? expenses, at the election this year.
The mystery'to some t, that there is no
more practising in the dust of the street in
front of tap-rooms, as of old. 'They have
removed their playground to their plant
beds and fence corners.
I went to the country last Saturday, and
saw them practicing. Thev kindly asked
mo to take a game, but I did not wiih to
One squire, na insert on...-..f Ttsft'
On square, each addli ional Insertion- iff
Ona.sqatre, one jer. 10 CO
One-foarth column pet y er .r JO, fO
One-third column, per yr..,..i.'.V. 40' ub
One half column, peryearr.. 60 00
One column, one' yes'r 100 00
Tor 'shorter tfmi, at proportionate rates!'
One iueb of space constitutes a square.
The matter oryearly adrertisemest chanced
quarterly free of charge. For further particu
lars, addressa T M
ij.to. P. Bttarrr Co., rabUtiers,i!A
be in the way and mar llit'fjjnrs1o J ynzl
liiely declined, ,.!-'j
,1 want to tell vou of thatirip-.I..liitd
not been ont of town for a twelvrnioutii.r)
Oh, what delightful anticjiaiiotia I .iixlul-'-,
ed in for several dav before the: eveiithiLJ
morning dawned! 1 MCarcely slrpta nink-,
the night before. However, there wait no
good in" fretting; o!d Tempos was not to bei
hurried. And thank fortune he would.
not cet his back ui and stav, back for. finite.. -
So tbe time atlasldrrivid. 1 cliinbed-tn--.
to the wagon, and we set off hilariously for
The sights were strangr. yet familiar.!,
awakemncrecollrctiona of sweet, long aeoi,
Tbe beauty, of half-clad forest. trees,. ,tliaj
;ragrance oi newly op,n-ng urui, aM,,;
flowers, the joyous songs of birds.filjird- ,
me. with delight too exquisite for iitlefaice
I was, in imagination, carried back to the-.
days of my childhood. I was a boy again,
wandering at will through forest aniillcld-,.
listening (0 the. songs of, the eathereijl M
epnirs, asy wotio-enng iimeir nean wrajj
as joyful aa their' songs were joyous, 1-
was jn a rapture of delight, when tbe h.at
of the wagon, striking a tree too stubora
to bend, I was pitched head-forerapst intH
a pool of mud and stagnant water. Xuek-j-.j
ily mv bead did not come in contact with
a Rack. J . ' - . " '
I emerged' from that dace in a rueful -
condition; and found the driver, jo,a.$pai
vulsiop of laughter. Even the mules wertj
laughing. I don'tmean thattLey iDduIg-
ed in a guffaw, but I knew by -the wayia.
which they rolled their eyes, flopped tbeit aa
ears', and wiggled their caudal appendages
iu mey were jangning ai meano. ijwaj-Jt
furious. In vain mr old fivdrite. the-ied.
bird, carolled his merriest notes. All'the
meaning it had. for me now, was, "Mud
hole, mud hole, hal hai bal" Myeeliage
did hofreco'ver anytEing'of their Gprnpo-rf
sure till, at dinner;"! hademoliahed,.
To restore disturbed, feelinss or. a, ser-j
iurbed mind to tranquility, somingequaJ
a stomach comfortably,-full, of, tartUD-;,,
greens, "unless if is Tnyyioil " ' ' " P.' R,,
RATTLE AWAY, 0 LI SAl.? wv
, , .....
Aad What It 'Was tUat CaaVk JesUtW
TOttipltlns to Sober ay '
Trom the BransWlei'er;' 81
A woman AAt In is wacnn on a. ImpIi
streeVawaiting the coming of her' hoi-. 1
uaira, a mree year 01a cuiiu jeanea aa,
her knee, and prattled won Jeringlyof tbiat
curious things that arose on erery b'ausVvr
FmalIyJthe child grew .wearjcTighJ,
seeing and impatient of thedelay; ' -ik..
"Why don't papa comer askei tEelltCT
The woraanV'browV coatracled asiiaLjj
said: "I reckon" he's 'oft smpIaceett-Ro
"What is drunk; mamma.
'What is it liker coniinueoT.Uie S0a.
"It's Iiketo worry your mother rlnta.o
her grave," almost sobbed the wretched
woman. . ' ' '
For two long hours she awaited' hia
coming, and during that time ele got'out..
of the wagon and went and looked' around",
tbe corner at least fiAeen limes,. Each"
time she returned shaking her fist and ', .
muttering, and climbing back into the
wagon sat down on the seat with a force. '
which nearly bounced the chTd'.a.i.oig,.,
questioning eyes out of its bead. Asth
lamp of hope nickered and sputtered.ioa,
tbe point of going out, the" vile sinner .re
turned. Ha came with a hesitating step.
feeling- his way cautiously aong.the.bnild,
ings, until he got to the corner; Ther .
ne pansca a moment, put lue u&ix.upaocu .
of his eyes, drew his coat sleeve, acoaoU
hia mouth, and then skipped.outi. to'Mrd v
the wagon. He managed to nearlyreach",
the hind wheel;before Be felL HagoVupj'' ,
saying: - .
"Got back shaufck "Bconld: ' Tklkifie .
Vuhness to Mis'r Kennedy.'- """rt
- jon.u niijismson lorapKinevyour e) -drunk!"
solemnly asserted tha-wna'nl'l r
"You're prejdished m'3ean-o.&iy drank. r
glass-beer or two. ' Beera.,hajrn)lesa'n".in.- t
-"I don t see why you. Simula make - a ' .
beast of yourselfevery tiaaejou cornlo
town. I'll never be cnogbVawa. front
hornet with you a'gaio. "You disgraf
yourself and family.- 'Yjau'rea,. prt
looking specimen of i 4 V
"Battle away, o! galS'Ie: "waji.
You'd make a- gooodu aucshnetr hip
ra'le 'wav." and ai--John.'rfsPBdrbim-
'self around one of, the spoka gBothocIdetalT
strucK mm: . .
"You spoke, an. awheel snvke-a 'j ail re
these spokes an', tha .wagoa,Wogue cosldjv
talk, nobody could, hear, 'em't. yoaWM" -in
the'mediata, viciu'tyj wjtft ynuxwvisi;-'
(ashling ,ieii tc
"Via my papa. geV lruplu aaXBd-ta?;
little girl, reaching outlier bands.to.hiBi. ..
He straightened, upland. thereiLbluabo ?
of shame. chaaecL the recklr caaL oot ,of otc7
hia lace. le-.oiimDenintoi the., w&gos.i-s.
took the wins, and adHsrjing -his; heail -tb'at,
hUrbeer-ladened breatlicmight, navi-. .
sweep across the faic face cj'his. child, t
drove, silently away. V. -aI
The child will oaye John, Williaoaj-c
Tompkins,.!!!, spite aS hex, ahaip-iaBg.ued.tf?
lire. LNermora s- blood: hoila: and her.--
spipe rises wbea she comes to this par."0'''.
tier lecture: Among, tae -BrauDiina in ;
Southern. India, 'vhenthe. husband takeSj..
a wife, he binds around" her neck the, ,
badge of ownership"., as yoa bind your,
badge of ownership around lh neck, of
your Spitsbergen dog. She cooks her hus
band's food.etaqdsbehindandserveahlm. .
and when he has finished his meal she eatsu
wuai ne hub ieiiKn ,115 jcnve auyuungu.-
and if he does not, she gets along the beat
way sue uu.
lira. Julia' Ward Hove declares that1.
"there is nothing so benificially educating
to a voung man as tbe comnanionshiD of '
sisters," but neglects to explain' whether
. 1 t. .1 - .
oue means uus own sigiers or anoiner lei-
A woman at Tiffin, Ohio, fell and broke 1
her arm; but she refused two offers- of
assistance because the men were Mrangrrs "
to her. and there was no one around lo "
t itroduee them. ".
''la the shoe too small' tenderly, aake-1
a. fond swain of hi sweetheart, who was
moaning about cramped toev. SOh,- no!
The shoe is Just right,, but mv foot is loo
big that's all."
Baslifulneco is often like the plating on
apoonn when it wears ofl" it shows the