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HARTFORD, OHIO COUNTY, KY,, SEPTEMBER' g, 1875. NO, 36.
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J So. IVBtBBITT Car., YaMnhns,
Of all the poor fool who Inhabit the earth
Fools by mb fortune, or fools from their birth,
Ilich fools and pocr fools, and great foots and
The man who gets drrink is the greatest of all.
The spendthrift Who UitU is rlcrtotfs living,
In rpendin, or losing or lending, or giving,
Is foolish enough; bat hat not yet tank
To the lerel of him who it constantly drunk.
The miter, eternally starring and tlaring:
for what he it earning, or stealing or taring,
Hay be reckoned a fool; bat he it not quite
Bo foolish at he who will get on a "tight."
The man who will wager, and dicker, and lie,
On the ton of a cent or the cast of a die,
Ton would think at foolish at foolish could be;
Bat the drunkard it eren more foolish than he.
Investments in "wildcat" are mostly a curse,
But investments in whisky is something still
Xorttocks do not alwayt their farori refuse,
Bat whisky investments are certain to lose.
And to I'm convinced of the truth of my text,
That of all the poor fools, for this world or the
The rich or the poor, the great or the small,
The man who gets drank it the greatest of all.
THE BLACK TULIP.
BY ALEXANDRE DUMAS,
Author of the "Count or.llonie Crlato,"
"TheThree Gnar4smen,n Twenty
Tears After," "Braselonne, the
Hon of AthoV "Unite Is
Valllere." "The Iron
Mask," Etc, Etc.
tub ruriL or john de wittc.
'Whilst the clamor of the crowd in the
square of Buitenhof, which grew more
and more menacing against the two broth
ers, determined John De Witte to hasten
the departure of his brother Cornelius, a
deputation of burghers bad gone to the
.Town-hall to demand the withdrawal of
It was not far from the Bnitcnhof to
lloogetraat (High-street); and a stranger,
who since the beginning of this scene had
watched all its incidents with intense in
terest, was seen to wcnd.his way with, or
rather in the wake of, the others towards
the Town-hall, to hear, as soon as pos
sible, the current news of the hoar.
This stranger was a very young man,
of scarcely twenty-two or three, with
nothing about him that bespoke any great
energy. He evidently had bis good rea
sons for not making himself known, an he
x hid his face in a handkerchief of fine
Frisian linen, with which he incessantly
wiped his brow or his burning Hps.
With an eye keen like that of a bird of
prey, with a long aquiline nose, a finely
cut mouth, which he generally kept
open, or rather, which was gaping like
the edge of a wound; this man would
hare presented to Larater, if Lavater had
lived at that time, a subject for physi
ognomical observations, which at tbe
first blush would not have been rery fa
vorable to the person in question.
"What difference is there between the
figure of the conqueror, and that of the
pirate?" said the ancients. The differ'
ence only between the eagle and the vul
ture; serenity' Or restlessness.
And, indeed, the sallow physiognomy.
ttie thin and sickly body, arid the prowl
iog'ways of the stranger, were the very
type of a suspecting master, or an unqui
et thief; end a police-officer would certain
ly have decided in favor of the latter sup
positional! account of the great care which
the mysterious person evidently took to
lie was plainly dressed, and apparent'
If unarmed: his arm was lean but wiry;
and his hands dry, but of aristocratic
whiteness and delicacy, and he leaned on
the shoulder of an officer, who, with his
hand ori his sword, had watched the
scenes in the Buitenhof with eager curi
osity,- rery natural iff a military man.
until his companion drew him away with
On arriving at the' square of the Hoog-
etrMt,the man with the sallow face pushed
the other behind an open shutter, from
which corner he himself began to ecrvey
tbe baleony of the Town'-h'alf.
At the savage yells of the mob, the
window of the Town-ball opened, and a
man came forth ttfadtfress the people.
"Who is that on (he balcony?" asked
the young man, glancing at the orator.
"It is the deputy Bowelt," replied the
'What sort of a man is he? Do you
know anything of him?"
"An honest man; at least I believe so,
Hearing this character given of Bowelt
the young man slowed signs of such a
strange disappointment and evident dis
satisfaction, that the officer could not but
remark it, and, therefore, added,
"At least people say eo, Monseigneur.
I cannot say anything about it myelf,
as I have no personal acquaintance with-
"Well," the young rae.iv muttered, half
to himself and half! to his companion,
"let us wait, and we shall soon see."
The officer bowed his head in token of
his assent, and was silent.
"If this Bowlet is an honest man,"
His Highness continued, "he will give to
the demand of these furibund petitioners
a very queer reception."
The nervous quiver of his hand, which
moved on the shoulder of his companion.
W the fingers of a player on the keys of a
harpsichord, betrayed his burning impa
tience, eo ill-concealed at certain times,
and particularly at that moment, under
the icy and sombre expression of his
The chief of the deputation of the bur
ghers' was then heard addressing an in
terpellation to Mynheer Bowelt, whom
he requested to let them know where the
other deputies, his colleagues, were.
"Gentlemen," Bowelt repeated for the
second time, ''I assure you Jhat in this
moment T nnf htro rfln'np. with Mvnheer
d'Asperen, and I cannot lake any resolu
tion on my own responsibility"-
"The orderl we walnt ..the order I ' 1
cried several thousand ?6Tcea.-
Mynheer Bowelt wished to speak, but
Ms words-were -not-heard, and he was
only seen moving his arms in all sorts of
gestures, which plainly showed that he
felt his position to be desperate. When,
at last, he saw that he could not make
himself heard, he turned round towards
the open window, and called Mynheer
The lattar gentleman now made his ap
pearance upon tbe balcony, where he was
saluted with shouts; even more energetic
than those with which, ten minutes be
fore, his colleague bad been received.
This did not prevent him from under
taking the difficult task of harranguing
the mob; but the mob preferred forcing
the guard of the States which, however,
offered no resistance to the sovereign
people to listening to the speech of Myn
heer d' Asperen.
"Now then,'' the young man coolly re
marked, whilst the crowd was rushing
into the principal gate of the Town-hall,
"it seems the question will be discussed
in-doors, Captain. Come along, and let
us hear the debate. "
"Oh, Monsigncur I Monseigneur ! take
"Among these deputies, there arc many
who have had dealings with you; and it
would be sufficient, that one of them
should recognize Your Highness."
"Yes, that I might be charged with
having been the instigator of all this
work; indeed, you are right," said the
young man, blushing for a moment from
regret of having betrayed eo much eager
ness. "From this place we shall see
tbem return with or without the order
for the withdrawal of the dragoons, then
we may judge which is greater. Mynheer
Bowelt' s honesty, or his courage."
But," replied the officer, looking with
astonishmeut at the personage whom he
addressed as Monteigncur, "but our
Hij:liues3 surely does not suppose for one
instant that the deputies will order Tilly's
horse to quit their post?"
'iWhy not?" the young man quietly re
Because, doing so would simply be
signing the death warrant of Cornelius
and John De Witte."
"We shall see," His Highness replied
with the most perfect coolness; "fiod
alone knows what is going ou within the
hearts of men."
Tbe officer looked askance at the im
passable figure of hiscompanion,andg rew
pale; he was an honest man as well as a
From the spot where they stood, His
Highness and his attendant heard the
tumult and the heavy tramp of the crowd
on the staircase of the Town-hall. Tbe
noise thereupon sounded through the
windows of the. hall, on the balcony of
which Mynheers Bowlet and d'Asperen
had presented themselvos. These two
gentlemen had retired into the building,
very likely from fear of being forced over
the balustrade by the pressure of the
Alter this, fluctuating shadows in tu
multuous confusion were seen flitting to
and fro across the windows: the council
hall was filling.
Suddenly the noise subsided; and as
suddenly again it rose wite redoubled in
tensity, and at last reached such a pitch
that the old building shook to the very
At length the living stream poured
back through the galleries and stairs to
the arched gateway, from which it was
seen issuing like water from a spout.
At tne neaa oi the first group, a man
was flying rather, than running, his face
hideously distorted with eatnic glee: this
man was the surgeon Tyckelaer.
"We have it! we have itl" he crisd,
brandishing a paper in the air.
"They have got the orderl" muttered
the officer in amazem ent
"Well then," His Highness quietly re
marked, "now I know what to believe
with regard to Mynheer Bowelt' a honesty
and courage: he has neither the one nor
Then, looking with a steady glance
after the crowd which' was rushing along
before him; he continued:
"Let us now go the Buitenhof, Captain;
I expect we shall see a very strange
The officer bowed, and, without mak
ing any reply, followed ia the steps of his
There was an immense crowd in the
square and about the neighborhood of
the prison. But the dragoons of Tilly
6till kept it in check with the same suc
cess and with the same firmness.
It was not long before the Count heurd
the increasing din of the approaching
multitude, the first ranks of which rushed
on with the rapidity of a cataract.
At the same time lie observed the pa
per which was wavingnbove the surface of
clenched fists and glittering arms.
"Halloa!" he said raising in his stir
rups, and touching the lieutenant with
the knob of his sword; "I really believe
those rascals have got the order."
"Dastardly ruffians they areT' cried
It was i needlthe order, which the
biirghcr-giia,T3C5received with a roar of
triumph. They immediately sallied forth,
with lowered arrqs and fierce shouts, to
meet Count Tillydragpons.
iiut tne taunt was not tne man to al
low them to approach within an incon
"Stop!" he cried, "stop and keep off
from my horse, or I shall give the word
of command to advance."
"Here is the order," a hundred inso
lent voices answered at once.
He took it in amazement, cast a rapid
glance on it, and said quite aloud:
"Those who have signed this order are
the real murderers of Cornelius De Witte.
would rather have my two hand cift
off than have written one single letter of
this infamous order."
And pushing back with the hilt of his
sword the man who wanted to take it
from him, he added:
"Wait a minute, papers like this arc
of importance, and are to be kept."
Saying this, he carefully folded up the
document, and put it in the pocket of his
Then turning round towards his troop,
he gave the word of command:
"Tilly's dragoons, wheel to the right!"
After tbia he added in an under tone,
yet loud enongh for his words to be not
altogether lost to those about him:
"And now, ye butchers, do your
A savage yell, in which all the keen
hatred and ferocious triumph, rife in the
precincts of the prison, simultaneously
burst forth, and accompanied the depart
ure of the dragoons, as they were quietly
The count tarried behind, facing to the
last the infuriated populace, which ad
vanced at the same rate as the Count re
tired. John De Witte, therefore, had by no
means exaggerated the danger, when, as
sisting his brother in getting up, he hur
ried his departure. Cornelius, leaning
on the arm of the' Ex-Grand Pensionary,
descended the stairs which led to the
court-yard. At the bottom of the stair
case, be. found little Rosa trembling all
"Oh ! Mynheer John," she said, "what
"What is it, my child?" asked De
"They eay, that they are gone to the
Town-hall to fetch the order for Tilly's
horss to withdraw.
"You do not say so!" replied John.
"Indeed, my dear child, if the dragoons
are off, we shall be in a very sad plight."
"I have some advice to give you," Rosa
said, trembling even more violently than
"Well, let us hear what you have to
say, my child. Why should not God
speak by your mouth?"
"Now then, Mynheer John, if I were
in your place. I should not go out
through the large street.''
"And why so, as the dragoons of Tilly
are still at their post?"
"Yes but their order, as long as it is
not revoked, enjoins them to stop before
"Have you got an order for them to
accompany you out of the town."
"We have not"
"Well, then, in the very moment when
you have passed the ranks of the dra
goons, you will fall into the hands of the
"But the burgher-guard?"
"Alas! the burgher-guard are the most
enraged of all."
"What are we to do then?"
"If 1 were in your place, Mynheer
Johh," the young girl timidly continued,
"I should leave by the postern, which
leads into a deserted bye-lane, whilst all
the people are waiting in tbe High-6treet
to see yotr come out by the principal en
trance. From thence I should try to
reach. the gate, by which you intend to
leave the town."
"But my brother is not able to walk,"
"I shall try," Cornelius said, with an
expression of most sublime fortitude.
"But have you not got your carriage?"
asked the girl.
"The carriage is down, near the great
"Not so," she replied. "I consider
your ccachman to be a faithful man, and
I told him' to wait for you at the postern-."
The two brothers looked first at each
other and then at Rosa, with a glance full
of the most tender gratitude.
"The question- is now," said the Grand
Pensionary, "whether Gryphus will open
this door for us."
"Indeed he will do no such thing,"
"Well, and how then?"
"I have foreseen his refut nl, and juet
now, whilst he was talking from the
window of the porters lodge with a dra
goon, I took away the key from his
"And yon have got it?"
"Here it i. Mynheer John."
"My child," said Cornelius, "I have
nothing to give you in exchange for the
service you are rendering us, but the
Bible which you will find in my room: it
is the last gift ot an honest man: I hope
it will bring you good luck."
"I tbauk you, Master Cornelias, it
shall never leave me," replied Rosa.
And then, with a sigh, she said to her
self, "What, a pity that I do not know
how to read !"
"The shouts and cries are growing
louder and louder." said John, "there is
not a moment to be lost."
"Come along gentleman," said the girl,
who now led the two brothers through an
inner lobby to the back of the prison.
Guided by her, they deecended a stair
case of about a dozen steps; traversed a
small courtyard, which was surrounded
by castellated walls; and the arched door
having been opened for them by Rosa,
they emerged into a lonely street where
their carriage was ready to receive them.
"Quick, quick, my masters, do you hear
them?" cried the coachman in a deadly
Yet, after having made Cornelius get
into the carriage first, the Grand Pension
ary turned round towards the girl, to
whom he card,
"Good-bye, my child, words could nev
er express our gratitude. God will re
ward you for having saved the lives of
Rosa took the hand which John De
Witte proffered her, and kissed it with
every sbo of respect
"Go for Heaven's sake go," she said;
"it seems that they arc going to force the
John De Witte hastily cot in, sat him
self down by the side of his brother, and,
fastening the apron of the carriage, called
out to the coachman,
The Tol-Hek was the iron gate lead
ing to the harbor of Schevening, in which
a small vessel was waiting for the two
The carriage drove off with the fugi
tives at tbe full speed of a pair of spirited
Flemish horses. Rosa followed them
with her eyes until they turned the cor
ner of the street, upon which, closing the
door after her, she went back and threw
the. key into a cell.
The no'i6e which had made Rosa sup
pose that the people were forcing the
prison door, was indeed owing to the
mob battering against it after the square
had been left by the military.
Solid as the gate was, and although
Gryphus.to do him justice, stoutly enough
refused to open it yet it could not evident
ly resist much longer, and the jailer,
growing very pale, put to himself the
question, whether it would not be better
to open the door than to allow it to be
forced: when be felt some one gently
pulling his coat.
He turned round and saw Rosa.
"Do you hear these madmen?" he (aid.
"I hear them so well, my father, that
in your place "
"You would open the door?"
"No, I should allow it to ba forced."
"But they will kill me!"
"Yes, if they see you."
"How shall they not see me?'
"In the secret dungeon."
"But you, my child?"
"I shall get into it with you. We
shall lock the door, and when they have
left the prison, we shall again come forth
from our hiding place."
"Zounds, you are right there!" cried
Gryphus; "it's surprising how much
sense there is in such a little head!"
Then, as the gate began to give way
amidst the triumphant shouts of the mob,
she opened a small trap-door, and said,
"Come along, come along, father."
"But our prisoners?"
"God will watch over them, and 1 shall
watch over you."
Gryphus followed his daughter, and the
trap-door closed over his head, just as the
broken gate gave admittance to the popu
Hie dungeon where Rosa had induced
her father to hide himself, and where for
the present we must leave the two, offered
to them a perfectly safe retreat, being
known only to those in power, who used
to place their important prisoners of 6tatef.
to guard against a rescne, or a revolt.
The people rushed mto the prison
with the cry of,
"Death to the traitors! To the gal
lows with Cornelius De Witte! Death!
Continued next week.
A curious indication of the fact that the
country has seen hard times the past
year or two- is testified to by paper
malcers, who say that the rags sold there
of late have been more ragged than-formerly.
It seems that people have been
wearing their clothes threadbare, and
there must be a good time coming, con
sequently, for the dry-goods and clothing
Tlie Teller of t'lse Planter's National
Iiank UoM the Vault or About 8100,
OOO IlrFlntTellwtlicDIasrrilied nob
bent Ntory Then 'FeMes up Like a
Not for years has Louisville been so
ngitatcd as it was yesterday mbr'mVg'.
When citizens began to wend their way
to their business bouses, they were met
by the report that a gigantic bank rob
bery had occurred; that the Planter's
National Bank had been raided, and any
amountfr.qm ".hundred thousand dollars
i -1 1 1 . t mi :i .1 .
ujj iu u-'iuiiiiuii uuuurnsiuieii. mc wnu-
est consternation followed these reports.
Speading sharp and fast, the story was
soon told that the Planter's National bad
been robbed of a prodigious sum of mon
ey; that the teller, Louis Rehm, Jr., had
been drugged and taken from his bed by
the robbers, anil afterwards cut so nearly
to pieces by the robbers that he could
live but a short time; that he had been
made to open the bank, witness the rob
bery, and had then been locked up in a
vault and left to die.
This was sufficiently startling to give
that dramatic tinge to the affair which is
eo nuch beloved of the multitude, and the
anxious stockholders and depositors were
made to feel a hundred times over that
they were paupers almost. v
But this was rumor's work, and never
had her thousand tongues wagged so rap-
dly, and, indeed, seldom have they in the
main come so near the truth, barring
that embroidering of plain facts which
naturally comes to many men with any
unlooked for excitement.
About six o'clock Thursday morning,
President Duncan and Detectives Bligb
and Gallagher visited Rehm's house.
where he was in bed, and what followed
is thus given in the Courier-Journal
The family were asked to leave the
room while the three held a private con
versation wiih'youg Rehm. He was then
asked to state' all the lacts of the alleged
robbery. He said he didn't feel well du
ring the previous evening, rfnd went boat
rowing. After taking a row, he went to
Justa's coffee place on Main, above Fifth
etreet, for supper, and then went to the
bank. "I worked," he said, 'till about
a quarter to ten o'clock, when I thought
of the Gymnasium Society. I was afraid
I wouldn't get there in time, and I went
to Link's stable, where I hired a buggy."
Rehm had been keeping a buggy and
horse at Link's stable, but his horse was
lame, and his buggy not being handy, he
hired a horse and buggy. While tbe ne
gro was hitching up, he remarked that be
thought he would go to the bank again
to get a blanket He told the negro that
if he did not get back before he hitched
up to meet him with the buggy halfway.
In the bank he found an empty satchel,
and throwing the blanket over it he took
both to tbe stable. He got into the
buggy and drove up home, going in the
back way. After getting out of the bug
gy, he went to the gymnasium back of
the house, where found some of the mem
bers of the society. He asked them if
they were going to the parade in tbe
morning, and they said they were not
quite ready. He gave them instructions,
and then went into the house, where he
found his wife asleep. He went back to
get his buggy, when he met a young man
employed at Dr. Bull's factory. He
stopped and spoke to him, and learning
he was coing down town be told this
young man that he might just as well
ride down with him. The two got into
the buggy and drove down to Bull's
place, on Main, between Seventh and
Eighth streets. Thence he drove to tbe
stable and put up his horse. He went
back to the bank and put back the blank
et he had taken away, having left the
satchel up home. Having closed the
bank, the hour being about 11, he then
went to John Duerman's saloon, on Sec
ond and Main streets, where he got a glass
of sherry. A Main-street car having ar
rived, he boarded it and went borne. He
found his wife asleep. He undressed
and went to bed. He tossed about for
some time before he fell asleep. While
tossing restlessly about his wife awoke
and asked him if be smell anything. He
answered he had a bad cold and couldn't
smell anything. His wife put her hand
out of the bed under tbe mosquito bar,
but couldn't feel anything. Both then
went to sleep. He woke up he did not
know when, ant found somebody had
hold of his toes.
The gas in the room was turned up to
full blaze, and on looking up be found
two masked men, one at each end of the
bed. The man at the foot of the bed
raised tbe pistol in his band and said to
him: "If you say or do anything, I'll kill
you." They then- ordered him to get up.
He got up and put on his pantaloons
They took him down stairs barefooted,
not allowing him to put on his socks.
His shoes were in tbe dining-room and
also hid coat and these be put on down
there. He carried his socks in his hands.
The two men took him out of the back
way, and when they got some distance in
the alley or short street near the house
running east and west, they demanded the
keys of the bank from him. He said he
did not have them. They told him they
knew better and would make him give
them up. They cut at him, inflicting a
Might scratch on the neck. Further up
the alley they cut him in the left side of
the abdomen. He gave them the keyi
They took him up to Leib's pork'-houjc",
then turned towards the creek and crossed
th'e trestle work. They walked him up
the bhrik of the river to
Sdcchd'sfredt On their way he saw two
me'n' ahead of them, but did not know
whether or not tbey belongen to' th'e same
party. At Second' etieii one of the men
dropped off arid the other took him dow'n
as far as Third street, thence in Third to
Main street. At Third and Main they
started diagonally across the street' and
struck the sonlh pavement below Clarke
& Thompson's. They got as far as Miles'
saddlery shop next to the bank, when the
eecond man again came u'p'a'n'J whispered
something ia the ear of the other man.
He moved slightly at this point, w'h'en
one of the men said: "I won't slibbt you.
it would make too much noise, but I'll
cut you if you move." The bank was
already opened, and the two stepped in,
when he heard somebody lock the door
after them. Some third party locked tbe
door on the outside. Two men inside
ordered him to open tbe safe, and on hii
refusal cut his coat-sleeve lining and
shirt on one arm. When they found
they couldn't open the.safe, they cut him
slightly in the thigh. He was finally
forced to open the safe, but plead with
them not to take any money away.
After taking the monev and when they
were looking for bonds' be again begged
them not to take any more. They an
swered: "Damn the bonds 1" They took
two packages of bonds of $5,000 each.
One of the men had a black bag under
bis coat hanging from his neck. After
taking what they wanted they locked him
up in the safe, locking both of the vault
He fainted and lay unconscious, bow
long he did not know. After he was re
stored to his senses, finding the doors
locked, he went to work to open them.
He found a screw hook in the vault,
which he took and tried to turn the lock,
but found it was too big to suit He
then found a piece of wood to fit on the
taps, and with this, managed to take off
the first lock. The second lock he man
aged in the same way. After he got out
side, he put the lock on outside tight
enough to lock the door. He found the
key in the front door, and locking tbe
door put the key in his pocket He
walked to Second street and staggered
out Second to Market, thence up Market
to First and out First to the station
house. He was so frightened that he
could not talk, and fell down in the sta
tion. He wrote on the slate that the
bank was robbed, and the station-keep
er sent for the doctor and Bligb, who
took the keys from his pocket when be
came to the station.
HE CONFESSES TO TUB ROBBERY.
Rhera was finally taken down to the
Gait House, where be was confronted with
several of the directors of the bank, who
plainly told him that they were perfectly
satisfied he was tbe robber, and demand-
ed restitution. He asked permission to
sleep over it He was awakened in an
hour, and confessed that he had perpetra
ted the robbery, and told where the stolen
treasure was concealed on his back prem
lses. The missing property waa found
where he indicated that it was hidden.
Rhems is in jail.
Refused to Sequester.
Detroit Free Press.
Joseph Muldoon bad scarcely touched
tbe mark when he informed the court
that he was notouly a poor orphan, with
out a relative in the world, but that he
belonged in Canada.
"I can't help it if you belong in Color
ado," replied the court; "you shall have
a fair trial and truth and justice shall
stand out here like freckles on a Chicago
woman's noee. Are yon guilty?"'
"I took a drop, sir."
"Where did you drop from?"
"I mean that I sipped a little brandy,
sir, and it flew to my head."
"Joseph Muldoon, native of Canada,
you've spoken truly," said his Honor.
"The brandy flew to your bead, you flew
to an alley and the police flew to you. It
was a flying time. Do you make a prae-'
tice or drinking brandy '
"No, sir I drink wnisky as a general
"Yes um yes," mused Iris honor,
as he looked over at the grinning Bijah
"Well. I'll sequester you."
"Thanke, sir, thanks."
"I don't want anv thanks: 1 said I'd
sequeatcryou for thirty days."
"I'm greatly obliged, sir, and I'll go
now right off."
"Sir, don't yotr know what sequestw
means?" exclaimed the court.
"Yea. sir, I'll be in Canada in ten min
The clerk grinned.
The reporters anxiously waited.
"Mr. Joe, let tbis man out," continued
the court as he looked up from bis pa'
pers, "and warn him that he'll catch it if
he ever corner within thirty-six miles of
"How many children! ' the census
taker asked a Dubuque woman. "Dun
no," replied the dame, "they was eleven
last fell, and I b'lieve there was one or
two come alone in the winter; call it
People who are puzzled at the technic
al phrases used' in base ball reports are
commended' to the perusal of the follow
Field The cow pasture where the
leather hunting is performed.
Base Salt bags" scattered around the
graSf for' tie Madera to jump on.
Nine The number of roosters in knee
breeches that constitute a base ball deck.
Umpire The chief Caller he balls
out' "strike." His other dutv is to sit on
the'tojofa bat and smell' the ball as it
Judgment The umpire's opinion
talrin'g siicli a smell.
One ball What the umpire eays when,
the smell proves unsatisfactory.
Stnlte A mtecneby the batter.
Put out The felfo'w who' tries to get
in without paying fifty cents.
Dead ball One that comes to' life
again after being- buried fn' the bantfa of
Foul A ball which bounds just the
way one is positive it will not
Fair foul A little one for a cent
Balk A' breath of promise indulged
in by the pitcher.
Stealing a" ba's'e-Stufiiing a bag in th a
ear and walking off to the next when the
catcher isn't looking.
Beauty A ball so hot that the second
baseman lies" on hla stomach id avoid it.
Hot Sail One that singes the short
stop's head as it goes hr.
Fly A ball which scorns the earth.
and, like the gentle horse fry, huzzes
around the elevated atmosphere.
Wild throw Slinging at the . third
baseman and killing a' B'm'all boy in the
A Bit; Cattle Steal
From the Sbercttn Regis'tsr, August Si .J
Saturday morning, Officers Donglas and
Potts received information to the effect
that a party of cattle thieves were in
camp near Howe, in this county, with &
large nnmber of cattle which they bad.
stolen from the prairies of Denton county.
Procuring a warrant, they started' in pnr-
suit, and about twelve o'clock caae up
ith a body of cattle which th'ef after
wards ascertained were a portion Of those
stolen, but failed to arrest the thieve.
It appears that something over one
hundred bead were driven through Howe
on Friday afternoon, but that evening
the cattle stampeded and the thieves had
to gather them again before they could
aeenre money on them. They had sold
the cattle to Jim Lindsay, of this city,
and the purchase money waa to hare
been paid Saturday. One Joe Horner,
well known in tbis city as a rulSan and
desperado, ia represented' aa being the
leader of this band of dbring robbers,
and he had contracted the-cattle to Lind
say for lees than one-half their vaJup!.
About seventy-fire head of the cattle
were stolen from a Mr1. May, who resides
on Hickory creek, in Denton county, and
up to the present fima he- has not been
able to recover more than half that num
ber; the others being; scattered in the
timber. The officers- elamv that they
would have secured Horner and hU des
perado confederates; had- not em or two
citizens of that neighborhood notified
them of their approachv Tbtsc men who
assisted Horner and his gang to evade
the vengene'e of the law; are well known,
and at the proper time will be arrested
and punished to- the full extent of the
A- Towns Statcatnan.
From the Vie&tbuTj Herald.
The" Other day, when a Vicksburg boy
had troiihle with another neighbor' boy.
and came out' first-best, he realized that
something must be done at Ijome, and he
slid into the house and said:
"Mother, you know how good and
kind you- have been to Mrs. B , next
"Yes-,-1 have tried to be a good neigh
bor to her.''
"Well, do yoa know that she saya you
clean your teeth with a white-wash brush.
and that father craght to have a pension
for livfrrg with you!"
He elfc mi, arid when Mrs. B reached
the grate, on' her way to the house to ask
why her boy must be pounded up in that
way, she' heard a shrill voice calling ouU
"Vile wretch, don't you enter that gate,
or you'll get scalded 1"
She returned home, and the young
statesman droopped down tinder a shade
tree, kicked up his heels and softly
"That settles her, and now 1 want to
catch her Tom again for just fourteen
A man at Fort street, going home at a
late hour in the night, saw that tbe occu
pants of a house standing flush with the
street had left a window up, and he de
cided to waru tbem and prevent a bur
glary. Putting his head in the window
he called out: "Hello! good peop !"
That was all he said. A whole bucket of
water strck him in the face, and as he
staggered back a woman shrieked out:
"Didn't I tell you what you'd get if you
wasn't borne by nine o'clock.
A young Irishman, who had married
when he was abont nineteen years of age,
complaining of the difficulties to which
his early marriage subjected him, said he
would sever marry youngagain.ifhelived
:o.be as old as Methusalem.