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Sweet the memory is to mo
Of a land beyond the sea,
AVhcre the wares and mountains meet,
Where amid her mnllx-rry trees
Sits Amalfi in the heat,
Bathing ever her white feet
Jn the tideless. Summer seas.
In the middle of the town,
From Us fountains in the hills,
Tumbling through the narrow gorgo
The Canneto rushes down.
Turns the great wheel of the mills,
Lifts the hammers of the forge.
'Tis a stairway, not a street,
That ascends the deep ravine,
Where the torrents leap between
Rocky walls that almost meet,
Toiling up from stair to stair.
Peasant girls their burdens bear;
Sunburnt daughters of the soil.
Stately figures tall and straight,
What inexorable fate
Dooms them to this life of tcilT
Lord of vineyards and of lands,
f ar above the convent stands,
On its terrace walk aloof,
Leans a monk with folded hands,
Placid, satisfied, serene,
Looking down upon the sceno
Over wall and red-tiled roof;
AVondering unto what good end
All this toil and traffic tend,
And why all men cannot be
0 Free from care, and free from pain,
And the sordid love of gain,
And as indolent as he.
Where arc now the freighted barks,
Prom the marts of cast aud west?
M'bere the knight in iron sarks
Journeying to the Holy Land,
Glove of steel upon the hand.
Cross of crimson on thn breast?
M'hero the pomp of camp and court?
Where the pilgrims with their prayers?
Where the merchants with their wares?
And their gallant brigantines
Sailing safely into port,
Chased by corsair Algcrines?
Vanished like a fleet of cloud,
Like a passing trumpet blast,
Are those splendors of the pnst,
And the commerco and the crowd!
Fathoms deep beneath the seas
Lie the ancient wharfs and qnays,
Swallowed by the engulfing waves;
Silent streets and vacant balls,
Ituiued roofs and towers and walls;
Hidden from all mortal eyes,
Deep the sunken c ty lies;
Even cities have their graves!
This is an enchanted land!
Hound the headlands far away
Sweeps the blue Salernian biy
With its sjckle of white sand;
Further still and furthermost,
On the dim-discovered cuast,
Pa?stuin with its ruins lie.
And iu roses all in bl.xini
Seem to tinge the fatal skies
Of that lonely litid of doom.
On his terrace high in air,
Nothing doth the good monk care
For such wild themes as these.
From the garden just below
Little pnffs of perfume blow,
And a sound i; in his cars
Of the murmur of the lc:j
In the shining chestnut trees;
Nothing else he heeds or hears.
All the landscape seems to swoon
In the happy afternoon;
Slowly o'er his sen'cs creep
The encroaching waves of sleep,
And he sinks as sink the town,
Unresisting fathoms down
Into caverns full and deep!
Walled about by drifts of snow,
Hearing the fierce northwind blow,
Seeing all the landscape white,
And the river cased in ice.
Comes this memory of delight,
Comes this vision unto me,
Of a long lost Paradise
In the land beyond the sea.
MY QUIET FELLOW-TRAVELER.
One bitterly cold evening last winter, I
was tilting- with niy old fcchool-fellow,
Charlie Foster, in my t-tiidy the most
comfortable room in the house, arran-icd
throughout with a proper regard to
warmth ami convenience.
"How jolly this is!" exclaimed Charlie,
glancing round. "I Mould rather he in
than out such a night as this. Just listen
to the wind, how it how's and Musters,
sitid yet not a. breath gets in here. 1 must
pay this is not a bad corner to occupy in
this weather, and 1 envy you not a little.
Things always goes straight with you,
Harry. 1 do believe you never had a slice
of ill-luck or a disagreeable adventure in
"You are wrong there, my boy," replied
I, "for once upon a time it i a long
while ago now, though I had a very dis
agreeable adventure, which might "have
ended in mr being hanged by mistake for
fume one else. You remember, no doubt,
that sixteen years ago, instead of being
one of the partners in the firm of Koss
llaviland A: Laurence, I was only a clerk
in their office."
"Yes. yes, I know," nodded Foster.
"Well, one day Mr. llaviland, not being
well enough to go himself, sent me to
C ci some rather iniiortant business,
some valuable documents had fallen into
the hands of an obstinate, fetupid old fel
low who had been guardian to a client of
ours. The client was now of age and wished
to act for himself and manage his own af
fairs, but old Brown, not considering him
fit to do so, persisted in retaining the pa
pers, and my mission was to persuade him
to give them up quietly, and in the event
of his refusing to threaten him with legal
proceedings. I had great difficult v in w
ducing him to listen to reason, but when at
last I succeeded, I telegraphed the news
of my success to London, and a little later
fctartcd homeward. I enrolled down to the
station, took a firet-elats ticket, and, alter
waiting for about tea minutes, the express
came up and I took my seat. As I got
intothecarriagen tall, good lookingyoung
fellow, fashionably dressed, got out, and
with that feeling of idle cttriosly that
sometimes conies over one when m lmu
nothing to do, I put my head out ol the I
wmuow anu looked alter luui.and, to my
ruiinac, gui niiu uuoiuer carriage a
little further on T l.pnn ...I...
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on earth that fellow got out as I got in,
and felt vaguely uncomfortable about it.
However, when I perceived that the onlv
other occupant of the carriage was an old
gentleman, apparently faat asleep, I con
cluded that the young man wanted to
emokc, and that the old gentleman, before
addressing himself to slumber, had ob
jected. "This satisfied me, and I began to go
over in my mind the events of the previ
ous day. 'Well,' thought I, 'certainly I
have managed the business very we'l. I
expect I shall receive the compliments of
the firm for it. I wonder if thev will give
me anything more substantial than com
pliments Jf they do make me a prcs-
cnt it will lie very acceptable just now,'
saw i io myseii; lor you see, unariic, nuoiil
eight weeks before, my dear Lizzie had
presented me Willi a, plump, red, pugna
cious little sprite. Well, all the aunts
and cousins to say nothing of my wife
pronounced it the prettiest baby in the
world, and 1 dare say 1 thought thev were
not far wrong; hut one cannot sac
rifice to a household idol of this kirn!
without a little extra outlay, and for this
reason nnd a few others not worth while
mentioning, Lizzie mid the baby were up
pcrniot in my thoughts. I amused my'
sell line a child ivitli spending the money
I honed to receive in a dozen different
ways for their benefit.
"At times 1 glanced nt my fellow trav
cler, who was all this time sound asleep
in the coroner directly opposite to me.
His head was thrown back, a bright vel-
low bandana handcrchicf covered bis faee.
and a thick railway rug was tucked light
ly arourd him. Now having started in
a great hurry, as Boss and llaviland had
got a hint that old Broivn meant to make
a lengthened tour on the continent, 1 had
forgotten to take my wrapper with me, so
1 contemplated my opposite neighbor with
rather curious eyqs. thinking how warm
and comfortable he looked, and how very
cold I felt. I Hied to forget mr discom
fort bv reading over my papers; hut when
at last I got through them I was as cold
as before, or perhaps a little colder. How
ever we were getting towards our jour
ney s end, and that was some comfort.
I determined to follow my fellow-traveler s
example, and take a doze. I wish hear
tily 1 had not done so.
First ol all, 1 had a singularly unpleas
ant dream; for I dreamed that on arriv
ing at home I found the street door open,
and, on going in, saw staircases in all di
rections. I went up the one I fancied led
to my rooms, hut it seemed as if I should
never get there! Flight after flight I went
up, aud thought the stairs would never
come to an end. Then suddenlv 1 found
myself in the drawing room, aud was
struck b the cheerless look of everything;
there was no lire in the grate, and the
room was so dimlv lighted that at first 1
did not see Lizzie. Then 1 became aware
that she was leaning back in her arm
chair with the child lying in her lap; her
eyes were closed, and her lace was deadly
pale. 1 cried out her name, hut she did
not move. ith an undefined dread that
seemed to make my heart contract, 1
rushed across the room to her; the floor
heaved and swayed with my weight; I
flung myself down by Lizzie's side, and
hail seized her hand, when the chair over
turned with a crash, and the seemed to
fall heavily into my arms!
"I awoke with a cry of terror, fhetrain
had run nearly off some facing points and
the tremendous jolt had thrown my fellow
traveler across tnv knees. 1 lifled hnlfiip
but he made no eirbrt to help himself.
With difficulty I replaced him on the seat.
The head dropped hack into the old po
sition, and as the light now fell on the face
1 saw to my horror that the man was
"I fell back into my seat, gasping for
breath; but the next instant 1 started up
an'J went lolhe furl her side of the carriage.
Dead?' said 1 to myself, 'no it is impossi
ble, he cannot be dad;' and turningjiur
riedly toward the old gentlemar. I endeav
ored to stammer out a possible hope that
the fall had not h-irt him. It would not
do; the words died away on my lip. I
felt the fact ol his death was hut too true,
aud the folly of asking a corpse if a fall
had hurt it crossed my mind and cave me
an abetird inclination to laugh, though I
never felt lees merry in my life.
'Then a terrible curiosity drew me back
against my will to look again at the life
less man. The blue, glazed eyes were
wide open; the jaw slightly dropped; the
once ruddy color hnd settled in patches of
dark purple in the cheeks. He was a tall,
stout man. about sixty-five, and must have
been handsome when alive; indeed, the
face would have been still but that the
half-open mouth nnd sightless stare gave
him such a ghastly appearance.
"The bad dream 1 had had, the sudden
ly startling awakening, and the horrid cer
tainty that I hail been traveling all the
way with a corpse utterly unnerved me,
and I vainly endeavored to regain my
composure. 1 could only gaze on the dead
face before me with vague feelinirs of won
der and distrc-s.
"Well, Charlie, I did about the most
foolish tiling 1 could havedone. A shrill
whistle and a slacking of the speed an
nounced our approach to Iligligate, and
in another moment the lamps of the sta
tion flashed their light in and out the car
riage window as we passed up to the plat
form. With a desperate feeliiin that. as.
after all, it was no business of mine. 1
might as well try to escape a bean of
questions that 1 could not answer, 1 snatch
ed up the old gentleman s yellow- hand-
Ketcluel, tiling it over his lace, seized my
travcliug-bag, and sprang out of the car
riage. "1 remember well the nervous dread
which came over me that the body would
be discovered before I could cive ui mv
ticket and get clear of the station. No
one stopped me, however. I haihd a cab.
jumped in, and in ten minutes more was
safely deposited at my door. There I dis
missed the cabman with a double fare,
and in another minute stood in mv own
bnght, cheerful sitting-room, with mv
dear wif. clinging to my arm.
"Everybody was as unlike my dream
as possible Lizzie loo ced rosy and smil
ing; her baby was in the cradle fastasleep;
there was a bright lire in the grate; the
supper table was laid, and our neat little
cook entered with a tray on which Lizzie
seemed to have assembled all the good
things she could think of. Hut in spite
of the comfort around me, I could not
shake off a feeling of disquietude, and I
suppose this was visible enough to a pair
i loving eyes nwe my wile s, lor she said;
What is the matter, dear? You look-
" 'O. Lizzie!' I burst out, 'I have had
such a horrid adventure! I must tell you
"Not yet,' returned she. '.Sit down
take some supper lir-t, and von shall tell
me afterward. However 'disagreeable
your adventure was, it has not ended bad
ly, since I have got you safe home again,
my darling.' And thereupon she mvn im
a kiss, which had such a reviving effect
V- i , ' ,u u,ere' mmer
the combined influence of my kind little 1
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"i na ' pencil.
"ream ami ,
told me not to be superstitious, but looked
'I COMK, THE HERALD OF A NOISY WORLD, THE NEWS OF ALL NATIONS LUMRERING AT Ml' HACK"
HARTFORD, OHIO COUNTY, KY,, MAY 19, 1875.
grave and liorrilicil enough over the ac-
' count 01 ine poor old man.
"When 1 had finished, my wife looked
so anxious and discomposed that 1 began
to regret having told her. hut, suddenly
raising her head, she iid: "Dear Harrv,
ou-jht you not to have slaved aud explain
ed what had happened? Might not
people think that that 11 r voice
broke and her eyes filled with tears.
" 'By .love! Lizzie,' cried I. starting up,
'you are right, of course! They might
think I had a hand in the poor fellow's
death. Why, how could 1 be such a fool!
I must go at once and give information
at the police otlic'
"1 put on my coat as I was ppeaking, hut
the happy thought came a little too late,
for, just as Lizzie was handing me my hat
there came a tremendous peal at the front
door! My wife and I looked at each oth
er. She turned very pale, and I burst out
laughing. That was not quite the right
thing to do, perhaps, under the circum
stances; but I could not help feeling
amused, as well as embarrassed, at the
scrape my folly had got me into, and I
had not at the time the slightest idea of
the disagreeable consequences that were
" 'Cheer up, little woman,' said I. 'It
is all right. I did not do it, you know.
Go to bed like a wise girl, and I will come
back as soon as I can and tell you the se
quel of my story.'
"Just then the cook opened the door
and said: 'Oh, if you please, 'urn, there's
two policemen at the door, and they 6ays,
'urn, they want to speak to master.'
' 'Very well,' said I, 'I will go to them.
It is very possible I shall be absent some
lime, cook, so take good care of your mis
tress till I come home;' and giving Lizzie
a hasty kiss I walked out and faced mv
uninvited visitors. Before I could speak
a word one ol them touched me on the
shoulder and said: "You are wanted about
that old gentleman found murdered in a
fuss-class railway carriage, at 'ighgate
"'Yes,' I said, 'I was just coming down
to the police station about it.'
'Oh! was von.' said the man. in a enm-
Iv facetious manner; and, looking up, I
saw he had stuck his tongue in his cheek
and was winking at his comrade. 1 longed
to knock the fellow down, hut knew it
would hardly do to yield to the inclina
tion; so I tried to console myself by re
membering that I had only my own stu
pidity to thank for the unpleasant position
I was in."
Foster grinned and nodded a friendly
and provoking agreement.
A ell, continued 1, "the police station
was not far off. and we were soon in the
presence of the inspector. As we entered
lie turned his calm, crave face toward us.
and fixed an inquiring look on me for an
instant; then, signing me to come forward,
he saul, quietly: 'Will vou state all vou
know about this affair?' and he pointed
with his pen to a bench on which the body
of mv late fellow-traveler was lying.
1 told him 1 knew nothing about the
matter that I did not know the man was
dead until a tew minutes before the train
stopped, and had been much startled and
shockfd at the discovery.
'Why did vou not give information as
soon ns you reached the station?' said the
ell. really, stammered I, '1 do not
know why. (Jf course I ought to have
lone so. 1 can only account for mv negli
gence to do it by the fact of my being in
a hurry to reach home, and the certainty
that he would be seen hy the officials di
rectly, who would know better what to do
than I did.
"This was a sorry kind of an explana
tion, and I was hardly surprised to find
that it did not satisfy the police, but was,
nevertheless, considerably dismayed when
the inspector informed me I was a prison
er. " 'Poor little Lizzie!' thought I; 'what a
fright she will be in.' However, I was
permitted to send her a message to the ef
fect that 1 was detained to give evidence,
and that she was not to he uneasy.
"I was taken in a cab to Bow street,
where 1 was charged with murdering and
robbing an old gentleman name unknown
My pockets were turned out, my papers,
purse, and watch taken from me. and
even my cigar case, which was at that
moment certainly the greatest privation
The charge was taken, and I was march
ed off to a cell and locked up There sil
ling on one bench with my legs on an
other and my hack fitted into an angle ol
the wall; I passed the night such a mis
erable night it was ! 1 should have per
ished with cold had it not been lor the
kindness of the jailor, who lent me a
thick, loosecoatand blanket. In wretch
ed discomforture I dozed and dreamt,
starting up now and then in bewilder
ment, wondering where I was, and then,
suddenly recollecting, sank back in my
corner to doze and wake by turns till morn
ing. After some cold colfee and bread I
was ag-iin taken before the court and ex
amined, and, to my horror, sent to the
House of Detention till the inquest should
be over, when it was intimated I should
be brought up again.
"Well, to cut short my story, for I sec
you yawning, 1 must tell you that the in
quest was held, and the doctors discovered
that the old man was not murdered at all,
but had died of apoplexy. So my ollcnse
was reduced to theft only; the fellow's
pocket's had been emptied and his watch
"I should, no doubt, have been sent back
for further evidence but that a prisoner
had been brought in upon whom the stolen
property had been found. The prisoner
proved to be the identical tall, good-looking
man who had Iell the railway carriage
as I got in. The young fellow, who, on
account of his gentlemanly, stylish ap
pearance had got the sobriquet of'thc
l'riuce,' was a professional thief, hut on
this occasion he had been on a pleasure
trip to the North to see some friends, and
he solemnly declared that he got into the
carriage where the old gentleman was
without any business-like intentions; that
he always traveled lirst-class because it
was more comfortable, besides heinc'.'Hii.
j teelcr." He said and, as you know, the
j statement was borne out by the medical
, evidence that the old gentleman had a
, fit, and that, though he-did bis best inns.
sist him by opening the windows, loosen-
Ami ed 'the Prince.' 'I thou-'it
the poor old boy couldn't want I is w uch
be very useful to me, so thev
n the cor-
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ner w here the other gent emfln found him
But 1 do hope,' continued he, looking
round with an air of injured innocence,
so well assumed that I fell inclined to ap
plaud, 'I do hope no one would go to say
as taking what nobody else didn't want
was stealing.' Unfortunately, some rath
er important people could not be brought
to see the matter from his point of view
and 'the Prince' did not visit his friends
in the North again for some vears.
"So ended my very unpleasant adven
ture, Charlie. I have taken many a clay's
journey since, but never again with such
a very quiet fellow-traveler."
The Formation or an Island nt
Mouth ufllip .ili-si-sippl.
At the outer crest of the bar at Pass-a-l'Outre
there is now in process of elevation
and formation a mud-lump island, which
now has an area of more than thirty acres
above the surface, and much of it is six
or seven feet above the surface of the wa
ter. No such extensive area has ever been
known to have been lifted by mud lumps
before, ipigs to the extent or half an
acre, or even one or two acres, have oc
curred. The elevating force seems nenr.
ly to have exhausted itself, and the island
is now nearly complete. It was formed
in about thirty hours. It is the most in
teresting phenomenon to men or science
that has occurred lately, and it is fortunate
that scientific observers were on the
ground and noted the whole process from
its beginning. Lieut. Davis, of the Engi
neers, with his capable assistants, have
noted every feature of the phenomenon.
The elevation began slowly behind some
old indurated mud lumps, and extended
into ten and twelve feet water. It did not
lift up the old lumps, which appeared to
be too hard and deeply rooted to be moved,
hut like the flow of volcanic lava, or more
properly like the flow of metals under tre
mendous pressure, the stiff mud yielded in
a thick layer up the sides and over the
top or the old lump. In one instance, as
a proorof the powerful pressure, a sixteen
inch cottonwood stake, which was so
jammed that it could not be moved by the
moving mass ol mud, was broken square
off, and one part was carried away by the
mud in a sort of glacial movement. In
numerable gas springs are spouting from
the surface, and immense quantities ol gas
are being evolved. As yet, the surface is
too soft to venture upon, and Lieut. Davis
is waiting for the ground to harden before
attempting to explain this new addition to
A Kentucky I'.dltor's Composition on
We have often heard of men iirowlino
around in their sleep, and a few times du
ring our eventful career have heard of
love-sick youtlis rising and clasping the
iieu post in a tender embrace, but until
recently our ears were never startled by
the astounding intelligence that a calf
had so far departed from its nature as to
engage in any somnambulistic perform
mice. I lie calf referred to is the proper
ty of a lady livinc in Franklin who will
bear us out as regards the truthfulness of
ine louowing statement: Last Wednes
day when said calf had yielded to the
somniferous influence of a hearty dinner
and was lying in the yard, a sudden no
tion of perambulation seemed to take pos
session orhia dreaming faculties, and with
one bound he arose like an extemporane
ous speaker and ascended the steps lead
ing to the hall. After promenading as
long as he desired, he bent his steps in the
direction of the parlor, which place he
entered with a liltlc less ceremony than a
boy brincing in coal, and advancing to
the center of the room swept all the
hooks, photographs and cards from the
table with his caudal nnnem!!, nml
walked out on the front porch, went half
uj down me steps, turned round and
walked into the sitting room, where
he might have enjoyed himself but for
his unfortunate tail, which came in con
tact with the fire He must have suff
ered greatly before he awoke, and his in-di-tmct
muttering!) testified, but never
theless he continued to sleep until his tail
was almost broiled.
An Unusual Texas I,aily.
An old lady, well attired, and whose
manner indicated some degree of refine
ment as well as eccentricity, was put upon
the witness stand in the Kecorder's court
yesterday morning to testify to some abuse
and "cuss words" u-ed bv a femme d'Af
riquc. But the elderly witness utterly re
fused to repeat the expressions used, say
ing she was not used to cursing, could
not he got to curse, and all the lawyers
in court couldn't and wouldn't make'her
curse. The counsel for the defendant
then suggested that some expert at curs
ing he introduced to whom the nitness
might communicate the billingsgate iu
writing. This she refused. Finally one
of the lawyers got her consent to put the
expression in writing. "Well, then," she
said, addressing a lawyer, "just vou write
down any kind of ciissin'; that will do,
and I will sign it." The testimony was
written down, and the attorney for the
city gained his caae.
An Ohio Cassnlilaiu-ii.
On Thursday ol last week, Charles Hud
son, a lad twelve years of age residing
near Rome, Adams county, Ohio, was
placed by his father to guard a certain
point, where they had been "fighting
against the fire" that was then raging
through the adjacent country. Not hav
ing returned to his home at the expected
time, search was made for the little fellow,
hut Iw was not found until the morning
of the following day .when his almost nude,
inanimate body was discovered, "burnt to
a crisp." It is not known how he came
to be overtaken by the flames. It is tho't
by some that, Cassabianca like, not wish
ing to betray his trust, he stood at his post
until the sweeping flames had approached
so near that escape was impossible.
The- Texas Way.
Saturday night the pursuers of Dave
Land, the murderer ol Craig, came up
with him while asleep at a friend's house.
He was taken and hound across his horse,
ivei ami ueciv yeing ueu logeiner, both ex
trrinities downward, carried about ten
miles from the plaeewhere captured. asked
his choice: "Jail or die!'' He chose the
latter and got a handsome eend-ofr He
was left in the woods completely riddled
with buckshot, lie was to have preached
a sermon on Sunday. He remarked that
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f he had been awake he would have made his life until a lew dajs before his deatb, love a man; hut when he commenced wear
two more bite the dust. ben he expressed a hope in Christ. ing snit curb I dropped him."
'OLD CERRO GORDO.'
II' IWInrrs Jllmspir n aildldnto far
I hi-1 .S. Senate, nml I'lins His ilil e
nt the t'evt or .llr. Ilocfc.
But perhaps the most remarkable in
cident of the day was the conduct of Gen.
Williams towards Hon. .las. B. Beck.
The defeated candidate for Governor went
to Mr. Beck and told him that he (Wil
liams) had been beaten by the influence of
Mr. Heck, Judge Lindsay, and others.
which Mr. Beck emphatically denied, so
far as lie was concerned. Gen. illiams
said that he had been beaten, but that he
had still some power in Kentucky, and he
wished Mr. Beck to understand that he
was a candidate for the United States
Senate; that Mr. Beck had some weak
spots, and that he would expose them to
the people helore the canvass was over.
Mr Beck replied: He wa9 glad to know
that Gen. Williams had at last torn the
mask from his lace, and showed himself
aa be was. He reminded Gen. Williams
that he had wme weak spots, and that he
(Beck) would, whenever it became neces
sary, expose them. He was glad that
Williams was defeated for Governor, be
cause then lie could not go into the race
with the State patronage ready to be used
in his behalf, and the two would stand
upon even ground. With this curt dia'
logue the gentlemen separated. There is
no doubt that Gen Williams is a candi
date for the U. S Senate, and that he will
use all his influence to defeat Mr. Beck,
unless the assertion made in a moment of
heat be modified or withdrawn.
A Tcjas Family Itovr.
An unfortunate and fatal affray occur
red at Moss Bluff, twelve mil below
here, late Saturday evening. Two broth
ers, Fortier and Ludolph Gillard, had a
difficulty with Azeno Lacour and his two
sons, Joseph and Archie, in which Mr.
Lacour was dangerously, if not mortally,
wounded. Joseph 'Slightly wounded, and
Archie killed. The elder Fortier is also
dangerousiy wounded, nnd the other
slightly wounded, Mr. Gillard alone es
caping unharmed. The Fortier party is
here under nrrcst. The parties in this
affair are all related No information as
to the cause of the difficulty.
Later. The tragedy that began at Moss
Blufl last Satuday, when Archie Lacour
was killed, had a bloody ending here last
night. My telegram of yesterday announc
ed that the parties implicated in the mur
der of Archie Lacour, viz , E C. Fortier,
C. S. Fortier and Lndplph Gillard. had
been arrested and brought to town (Lib
erty). For want of a jail, the three pris
oners were quartered in Bristley's Hotel,
where they had remained under guard
since Sunday evening. About 1 o'clock
this morning a party of thirty or forty
men, armed and masked, entered thehotel,
overpowered the guard and got into the
prison room. You can imagine the rest.
Your reporter was permitted early this
morning to visit that room and view the
ghastly forms of three dead men. By
this sad affair four men have lost their
lives, four widows have been made, and
ten children mourn the loss of their fa
thers. Mr. Azeno Lacour. who was
wounded on Saturday by the Fortier par
ty, is supposed to be dying. '
The iJrniicer's Dream.
A Granger dreamed that he died. He
went straight to the spirit-world, and
knocked at the gate of the New Jerusa
lem, and it was opened unto him.
The books were opened: he wa9 asked,
"Did you ever belong to any secret socie
ty?" He replied, "I did to the Grangers."
"Then, sir, vou can't be admitted here.
He then went to thedoor of the bottom
less pit, where the same question was ask
ed him by the Devil, and. on answering
thnt he belonged to the Gransers when in
the flesh, again he was told to depart
Sadly and sorrowfully be turned to take
the road to Fiddler's Green, when Old
Nick called out to him:
"I say, stranger. I cannot take you in
here; but I will sell yon two hundred bar
rels ol brimstone, ten per cent, off forcash,
and you can go oil" and start a little hell
of your own, with no agents or middle men
to.abeorb the profits'."
A Trljrsr fouiily Xrirro Who Should
Have lleon I.ct Alone.
George Havden, of color, made an at
tempt yesterday morning to kill himself
with a small pistol. He fired three shots.
One entered the month, inflicting a slight
wound, the second struck his left arm and
the last missed his head, at which it was
aimed, and lodged in the ceiling above
George was in trouble with the county
court about the maintenance ol a num
ber of children whose mother he had re
pudiated, and sought this way of shuflling
off the responsibility. After Dr. Cren
shaw had dressed the wounds of George
Havden nnd pronounced him a live nigger,
Georce made his escape from the room
iu which he was confined nnd made rail
road speed for Little river, delaring his in
tention to end his troubles iu its placid
waters. A large crowd followed in pur
suit, gathering accessions to its numbers
all the way until the classic ubsurb of
Lickskillet was reached, when the last
man, woman and child turned out and
n'ded in the chase. Upon the ragged
edge of the banks of Little river George
was overtaken and carried to the jail in
A Virginia .Mother's Way.
On yesterday an occurrence look place
in this city very much out of the usual or
der of things here, nnd which caused con
siderable excitement and discussion among
our people. A married lady having
heard a youth, son of one of.our citi
zens, and who is not more than fifteen or
sixteen years of age, had spoken disre
spectfully and slanderously of her daugh
ter, who is little more than a child, nnd
of several other girls about the same age,
went yesterday to the house of a friend,
and sending for the youth, on his arrival
proceeded to administer io him a genteel
threshing with a cowhide, with which
she had provided herself.
iooI i:noiisli lI.ivel.v,I)iit llnd to Die
Atlanta (Ga.) Constitution.
Mr. Solomon Pruett. of Monroe county,
who died recently at ihc age ol 02, had
peen a L'niversali-t during the whole of
The .Missionary M omnii Visits lhe Cnjv.
itnl of tin- ImIc Confederacy.
On the loth of last April a middle
aged female bearins the annearance oi a
lady, called at the First National hank of
this city, with a draft on the German
American hank, of New York, for the
amount or'JO SO, payable to the order ol
A. S Wentworth. When she nresented
the draft, the cashier of the bank told her
she must be identified, whereupon she in
timated to him that she was a missionh-
ry, and produced a pass-book with her
name in it, certified to bv the cashier of
the Citizens' bank at Norfolk, W, W.
Chambcrlayne. The money was then
promptly paid her. She soon after wnt
to the Richmond Banking and Insurance
company with a similar draft for the
same amount, and succeeded in getting
that cashed also. Yesterday the bank
officers learned that they had been swin
dled. It seems that a few days before the
draft wa9 presented in Richmond, the
same woman called at the Planters' and
Jlechamcs' bank, in the city of Peters
burg and obtained a draft on the German
American hank, of New York, for the
amount of 0 80, payable to the order of
. o. it ciunuriu. un me Jtn thereaf
ter the cashier of the Planters' and Me
chanics' bank received the following note.
not dated, from the same lady: Cashier
Planters' and Mechanics' Bank: Please
send me a draft on New York for $9 SO
to a. &. wentworth. An accident ha p-
peneu io me one J got. It was sent
wrong, and when it comes .back Io ine I
: 1 1 11 1 1 n , m.
ui tun uuu nave it nxeu. t ne rain
prevents my calling. Oblige, truly, etc.
Mrs. p. C. Elliot, of Chester." This note
contained in currency the amount indica
ted, and of course the draft was sent
without hesitation or suspicion to her
nt the City Hotel, where she pretended to
be stopping. Obtaining by this subter
fuge two authenticated drafts for the
amount ofS9 80 each, she or her con
federates, proceeded by chemicals to erase
the words, or so much as was necessary
to their purpose, and substituted S00 SO
each. With these two drafts she mm.
to iliclimond and obtained the nmnpr no
stated above. The police are looking out
According to the veracious Mnr A,l1,-
they have two very enthusiastic linil-Mn-
kers at Newcastle", Delaware. They are
always on the lookout for business" and
ever trying to cet ahead of each nthrr
I lie wile ola prominent citizen was known
to he quite ill for some lime, nml linth
undertakers made up their minds to pro
vide the funeral if she should die.
On I hursday night the hu3band dropped
the paragoric bottle on the floor.nnd scared
the invalid so thatahepaveaiittlo irin.
The next instant the family heard some-
oody staggering un stairs, bnrvlrlno l.
plastering off the wall with some kind of
implement, it was Jones, tue undertaker,
bringing tin one of bis nntent liormni;!-
ly sealed coffins. He had been waiting
on the front step, and hearing the scream,
concluded the end had come, and rushed
in all ready.
He dashed UD the sfaira na ibo T,,f0t,,,l
opened the door, set the end of the coffiin
on the carpet, and exclaimed ea-erlv:
"Gimme the first chancel flnr0t,; rn
$40. with silver trimming?!" Before the
indignant husband had time to reply, a
iui.-c una uciiiu in me attic.
Presently Brown, the undertaker, ap
peared on the third story landing, and
heaving one of his "incorrodable burial
caskets ' down the stairs, heslid down the
bannister suddenly and screamed- "Don't
do it; I'll plant her 33, five off for cash;
put a monogram on the casket and throw
in a tombstone."
Brown had been watching Jones, it
seems, from the roof the house next door,
and would have beaten him, but H-etrapI
door stuck. They were led away bv a po
liceman, but before they reached the cor
ner of the street, Jones had secured a con
tract for burying t hat policeman's mother-in-law
when she died. The policeman
was not particular about details. "Only
let it be deep." he said, "with something
solid on the top to hold her down."
Georse AVnshlnston-s Church.
On Sunday last, for the first time in fif
feen years, religious services were held in
Pohick church, Fairfax county. It was
built in 1773 through the active cxer
tions and influence of George Washing
ton. During the late war it was occu
pied by the Federal troops as a stable. It
became more and more dilapidated, until
within the past year, when some gentle
men of New York, learning of its condi
tion, and animated by a commenable de
sire to preserve this old link which con
nects us with the past and its great men
from obliteration through neglect, provi
ded the means and had the edifice rebuilt
and returnished in n most substantial
and handsome manner.
A ItemnrhnlileC'nsoori.ossnnd Recov
ery or Speech.
Alexandia (Va ) Qaiette.
One year ago this month, a young lady
of ibis city, daughter ol Policeman Chris
topher Lylcs. suddenly, and without any
nppaicnt reason, lost her voice, and re
mained dumb until a week ago, when, hav
ing received a potion from a man in New
York, to whom her condition had been
reported, she took it one night before re
tiring, nnd it acted like a charm, for when
siie awoke the following morning, her
long-lo-t voice had returned with more
than its former sweetness, and so delimit
ed is she in consequence, that she has betn
eiuuuig annual ever since.
The Intelligent Virginia -jarj.
A singular instance of "ue uncertainty
of the moods or a jury was given nt the
Hustings court yester jav. Wm. James,
a married man, and Annie Kobinson, both
colored, were trird separately before the
same jury fcr r.nlawful cohabitation, and
apparei.tly n-rcconcilable verdicts render
ed. The Woman wa3 tried first, and was
fined fifty dollnrs and costs. The man
was tnen arraigned, tried and acquitted,
though the evidence was the sume in both
eases. Ilobinson was sent to jail in default
of payment of the fine.
"I loved Charles," said she, wiping her
cyea with the hem of her overskirt "I
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A (icorsln Trnsnly.
I?ome, Ga, May II. Our community
was thrown into a state of excitement bv
a rumor thnt Colonel Jeff Johnson, of
Chattooga county, had been killed Up
on investigation, j our correspondent round
that Colonel Johnson, who lives at Sun
merville, was on his way to hi plantation
in Chattooga valley He left home at 1
o'clock, baring just finished dinner, and
had ridden eight miles, when he was fired
on by a party of ten or twelve men, who
were hid in the woods, nnd killed instant
ly. He was accompanied by a negro boy,
who was riding by his side in the buggy.
When he was attacked he was aboutoiie
mile and a half from any house, but a
Mr. Mostellcr, who was working in .-. field,
heard the firing, and having seen Colonel
Johnson ride down the road, rushed at
once to the spot. He saw the horsr run
ning away with the buggy, ar.d Colonel
Johnson and the negro hoy lying on their
faces ir. the road, riddled w-th bullet, and
dead. He saw no man standing near or
running away, but he heard a dozen or so
shots fired simultaneously, and is certain
that several men must have fired at them.
The Colonel and his servant seemed to
have leaped from their buggy when they
were shot, and fell dead. Mr. Mostelle'r
gave the alarm, and, help being summon
ed, the bodies were carried back to Sum
merville. Gen. Woflbrd, of Cartersville,
has been sent for to investigate the matter.
Colonel Johnson has been for years a
prominent citizen of Chattooga county.
He had been engaged in some difficulties
before this. He killed a Colonel Jones
some years ago, but was acquitted of any
TT- .1 I . 1
ruu. ue was engageu in a urou some
weeks ago, in which Mr. Lawgon Kirhy
(son or Judge Kirbv) killed Levi Akridce.
and which was a continuation of an old
feud, in which Colonel Johnson was a
strong friend of the Kirbys. This fuss had
created a disturbance in the county, which
had raised ap a Johnson party and an
A k ridge party; and it is suspected that
this feud had something to do with Colo
nel Johnson's killing.
A Itellglonsly. Xnsnnc London Mnek
N. T. San.
The American revivalists. Moody and
Sankey, have driven a man in London
into insanity. James Caetle. aged twenty
eight, a hackney carriage driver, who
appeared in the dock, with ribbons at
tached to his cap, was charged at the
Clcrkenwell Police Court the other day
with disorderly conduct, an I causing a
crowd to assemble at Islington. A po
liceman stated that on Monday nigdt,
April 26, he found the defendant in the
midst of a large crowd, declaiming about
Moody and Sankey, anu singing. He
threw his stick about and caused a creat
disturbance; and finding that he would
not go away, the constable took him to
the police station. All the night he had
been raving about relizion.and singing the
songs of Moody and Sankey so loudly that
me men wno lodged mere could not get
any sleep. The mother of the defendant
said that he had been a little strange for
some time past, but since he had paid
visits to the Agricultural Hall and heard
Messrs. Moody andSankry he had become
worse. She would like to have him ex
amined by a surgeon, as she was afraid!
that ir he was not attended to he might
get worse. The magistrate directed that
he should be seen by the surgeon of the
House of Detention.
A Cnnibler- D07.
San Francisco Chronicle.
A quiet came of draw, ouarter ante
in progress the other evening at Chico.
One of the party managed to get a heart
flush, ace at the head, out of the deck,
and laid it ir. his lap, waiting a chance
to play it. Presently the chance came.
The guileless gentleman counted out $40
better with one hand and quietly went
down with the other hand for that flush.
It wasn t there. He had to clay his
original hand. Two of the party called
his 10 better, and cne of them in the
show-down produced the identical heart
Hush that he had been at such pains to
secure. He knew it was the same, for
the ace was crimped just as he had done
it. The secret was that Ira Wetherbee's
dog "Patsey," had quietly put his nose in.
picked up the Uusli, carried it around to
his friend, waeged his tail knowingly.
and walked off.
As an illustration of the character of
Col. McCreary, alter the third ballot for
Governor in the Convention, a friend of
Ins made u proposition which, cenerallv
among politicians, would have been ac
cepted and by which he could certainly
have been nominated, and he promptly"
answered: "No; that would sacrifice a
friend, and I would not do that to be-
Governor." The words uttered by Henry
Clay, which will outlive any sentence he
spoke, are these: "I would rather be right
man ue I'resident." uol. JlcUreary saicL
he would "not betray a friend to be Gov
ernor. Such a declaration gives the-
highest assurance that the Dsmotratic:
party have committed the executive trott
to him who is worthy and Col McCrea
ry has written in these words bis 0rec
A Lneky Alalmnin Latlj--Jacksonville
A lady Arbachoochee, Cleburne
county, 80-jie dajs ago picked up, a nug
get ol 'old weighing twenty-three pen
nyweights and valued at 23 00. A sci--
'entiiic gentleman of this place says thav
1 1. u.i: , 1 : .: .1 l i.i.
lie uciictca wic.c is iiiuic 11111jc1.11 nsnilll
in Cleburne county than in all Xhti othjr
counties of the State put together.
The Old Virginia AVny.
We had a prompt Vase of justice in this
city the other day-, A man named Smith
visited the penitentiary in the morning to
see a friend; in the evening he stole fifty
dollars; next day tried, convicted and sen
tenced, and the same night he slept with
his friend in the institution, as a regu
larly initiated member.
That Nelson County Mule Asnln.
Nelson county has the gamest mule in
the State, and George Hite owns him.
Two weeks ago we noted how he ran a
fox down and killed iL Last week h
killed two rabbits. If he keep-on he will
tire of small game hy next fall aodotatt
on a deer hunt.