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WOODSTOCK, VA., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY, 6 1878.
18 PCBLtKIIKP WEKKIY BY
SHENANDOAH HERALD PUBLISHING CO
tlf Sabicri|>tio:i, Two Dollar? per .Yearpay? ble
in a.l.i ice. If u it ;>>'1 iu aJvauce, Two Dollar?
ami ifty Cent? will bo charged.
All c ivaMteaM m* >t a privat* uit ire will be
charged tot a- a advertising.
All ktada o; Job Work doue at abort notice and
.- 'liable rate?.
i'ntft MKMMf* ((l/dt.
.1 r r or ne v at i a w,
Office on Maill Streit Opposite the Court Home.
Wi 11 ra?/tico in Iheeoortl 04 >beu*udoab and
tJT Sp cla attention given to the collect.o i Ol
claim* and a legal biuluoM entrusted ti> his care.
Wiunu '.I r. F&cuoif OB the '.hid. 3rd and
ttbdaysol erery monta. At l?r. L. H. Jordan'?
M>-F?\V*L. M. Ik WAI.TOS
\\r?LTOS k WALTON,
> I V. Ui::N!'YS at law
Ursio.iE? WALT' S ilso practica* la the Conn.
District and Circuit
i tu< United State?,in Virginia. He U
prepared to -i U mrt*.?
b tviuk ?pecial atten Bankruptcy,
H. . \ i. M. aUtUpn
A LLEN \ M VGRUDER,
ATTOKNtYS AT LAW.
WOODS TO ( K,
SHENASDOAll COUNTY, VA
AS. II. WILLIAMS, .'. .'. WILLIAMS
WM. i. WILLIAMS.
IWII LIAMS ? BROTHEB,
ait ).i\?;vs at law
bam, : irr u l'ountio? ; al- ?
\ ir.;iuia and iu the
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s! atleuiiou giren to the collectou of
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ATTORNEY AT LAW,
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Nkh M V..KET, Va
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"a commission depastment
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A. E PHILLIPS,
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Mr. ; . i Ah t Udria, Va.,
win gi. the Virginia
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Apr. 11 BABBUtlt A UAMILTOS
? M. HI9EY,
?'MUNIT MAKKR AND
ID'I and for taie ?t lowmt
Fl?l:MTG K OF EVEBV HKSCltlf
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a ?ho-t r.oticc.
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N i: W GUNS A L.W A VS ON i ! A N
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An gima ol material furnished, aoeh u H:i
r^l^ vlouutitiirs, Loi;?. Triggon, cVc.
Zf-'i*i and l'r>li,:-" for work.
M RIDD?.VBARGE R
mai n. h?o.?ii
Enlargt I and tirw?y improved
am pli: ACCOMMODATIONS
FOR l h h
laMra?t? ttommm<* or Pnbilo
Thia hott?l has been reeently improved by
tho erection of a t>rick aillition to the main
buiMiag ?vtiioh will ?jive c'lTsiderablv more
room, ami a Ford a nple accommodation tor
he tea't'lina (lublic.
THE rABU will bo well supplied at all
time< with the bo;t the market attorda and
no paiaJ shall be -,iared to satisfy the wants
<>f/ucsts i'i thi- .loinirttnent.
fill ?AR ?rill bo stocked -cub the best
L|H'rs. A fall supply ol Wilson's pure
R.ve whialty. (the only home-made whiskv
? I I in tU? county.) can be found by those
>vi?i|inj a pure article for aaahcal i>nrpoi
Jumrs attaavliaf c.i.irt will b? boarded
or their fees per diem, and the.r certificate?
alen in pajnioai ii io-irel
Okarys Moi-r."". A r?An rPSpectfuilv
ROB .RT WILSON.
0. K. Calvcrt, - ? New Market
II. H. Uiddleberger, .... Wooddtock
CUUtK Or TIIK C01KT8.
RwOlgl \V Miley, .... Woodstock
Win. H. Rice, - New Market
Josiah StickVy, .... Strasburg.
Qeo W.Wta !e, .... Edlnburg.
15. W. Windlt. "
T. J. Burke,.New Market.
lohn K. Bice,. " _
D. F. Spiker,.Saumsvtllf,
W. Kvoutz, .... Woodstock.
COMMISSIOSF.BS 01 RKVESVK.
(Vru-ge CHamroan, - - ? Woodstock.
<4?o J. Grandi-taff, .... Edlnburg.
Christian Miller, .... Mt. C.ifton.
William Tismger, .... Mt. Jackaou.
SITKKINTKNDF.NT OF l'OOR.
J. D. SLeffier, - - - Maurertown.
.las. H.Slbert,.Mt. Olive.
iMeph ili.loi, .... Saumaville,
John Hausen fluck, ....
U. M Lsnt?,.Edlnburg.
I.evi Kinker,.Mt. Jackson.
I!. C. Bowwau.New Market
Edward Zea. - . - - Strasburg
S. V R. Ciowar, - - ? Woodstock
Nirarod Bowman. - - ? Seven Fountsina.
s. M. l*uu, - - - Lantr Milla.
Irael Alien, - - Hawkinntown.
C. E. Kioe, - - New Market.
D.?. Henkel, - ? ? Ne,w Market,
Geo. R. Calvert,
I>. F. Kagey,. "
Jacob Lan?.. Lantz's MiU,
.!.*. T Kronk, - ? - Tom1! Brook
I Hupp, - ? - Strasburg.
P. W Magruder .... Woodstock.
... . M. liorum
l ->ph Perry, Mt Jackson.
\Sm. Tisiuger, ...
'L. nplett, - - - Mt. Jackson.
Jas. 11. Mbert, ... Mt. Ulive.
I nuiuga, .... Edlnburg.
Joa, I.. Miiey, ...-??
Jl'STICKS OK THE PEACE.
Davis Dut.?Dr. O. A. Brown, Obed Funk and
.no. H. Snarr.
stoskw?ll.?J. H. GrabillJEli Coffelt, 8nowden
JoHSCToN ?1 H. Rodeffcr, Martin Strickler,
I.evi H. Culler .
M AMsos.?Samuel C, Campbell James J.
C'offu.an, Samuel Rinker.
A shut ?Saml. llamman, Samuel Kingree, Jacob
B. Mi 1er.
Lit.?M. White Williamson D. P. Zirkle.Jobn M.
laue rainier, - - Strarsbug.
D. H. Oo beaonr, - ? oodatook.
P H. Grandstaff, - - Edinburg.
rkot J. Burke. ? - Sew Market .
SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS.
J U. Crabill, ? ? - Woeditoci,
lUvis,?G. A. Brown, Joaepb Windle.J Jno. H.
s ( newaLL?Jas. W, Smoots, D. F. Spiker, Jacob
Joarmow,?E B. Sharer, Daniel Bowman, Silas
Mawrpn,?Jos. Comer, 8. M. LanU, Samuel
A siiB?.?Monroe Funkbouser, A. J. Myers, Saml
Lee.-G. M. Tidier, Jacob Neff, Mark Thomas.
us Hockman ? - - Mt. Olive.
.1 x?ph Maphia, ? - - ?Saumsville.
\brauam liosa - - - ? ditb
Saml. C. smuc?er ... Columbia F
Isaac Bowmau, * ' - Hamburg.
Muk Thomas, .... Foreutville.
BHkXAXDOAH COtTMTY BANK.
Moses Walton, - ? . Prealdent.
George M. Borum, ... Cashier.
J. W. Magruder, - 4set. Cashier.
new market bakk.
?I'hn O. Meem,.President.
bivid F. Kagey, ..... Cashier.
COMMISSIONERS IN CHANCERY.
C'inrriT Cotrt.?P. W. Magruder, E. E. Stick
It y, Oca W Miley.
t'oiNTT Covkt.?P. W. Magruder T. E Hick
ley, L. Triple?. Jr.
COMMISSIONER OF ACCOUNTS.
P. W. Magruder ... Woodstock, Va
NFW MARKET, VA.
'?[ us. S. IIoltzmav, Prop rietrea.
Il \i?i fully refitted aud repaired this well
kuowu Hotel it Is now open for the reception of
g lents and boarders. New Ma ket is aurroundtd
by a number of excellent sp-ings? among which
are Sulphur. Chalybeate, Free, Stone, kc,?easy
of access, and situated amid the most beautiful
and ji.turesque scenry.?Persons Id the cities de?
siring a few wecrs of country air, with quiet corn?
il rt, at reasonable rates, will bo accommodated.
I be table will be an especial care ; the Bar sup?
plied with choice liquor., and the Stables provided
with beat of provender.
OLD DRU6 STORE,
established about IMS by Dr. John G. Schmitt
B. 80HMITT. - - Proprietor.
Drugs, Medicines. Glass, ?
PERFUMERY. BOA?B, BRUSHES,
Stationery, etc., etc.
War As cheap as tbc cheaper*'. "??
l'urity and Reliability
of goods always gaarranteed. Prescriptions care
fully compounded at all hours.
HE ORIGIN A LITRE
COD LIVER OIL
This Oil unlike others Is not the fishy
rancl(l.<lisajfreealiie smelling and worse,
ttvtlnc article, but m a pure. binn(l.
t're'h Oil. without imy admliture, eaMly
accepted and retained by the in?>?t
?tolicate stomach, and HMM ill the
medical properties and efficacy In to
much greater degree tbanany other
COD LIVER OIL
akes it mont valuable for psuiert? or
ali'N requiring the use ?I COb
VKR ??[!,. For-talehy
m 10 -If* B. 0VHHiTT, DrnffiM
PO E T I C A L.
My feet ar* wearied and my hands are tired?
My soul oppressed?
And with desire have I long dealred
'TU hard to toll?when toil la almost vain?
In barTftn waya;
'lia hard to sow and nevor garner grain
lu harvest daya.
The burden of ay daya la hard to bear
But Ood know, beat;
And I have prayed, but vain has been my prayer
For rest?sweet rest.
Tis hard to plant in Spring and never reap
The Autumn yield;
"ft. hard to till?and when 'ti. tilled to wsep
O'er fruitless Seid.
Aud so 1 cry a weak and human cry,
So near oppressed;
And so I sigh a weak and human sigh
For rest?for rest.
My path has wound aeroaa the desert years,
And caree infest
My path; and through the flowing of hot tears
1 plued for rest.
'Twas always so; when still a child, I laid
On moth -r'e breast
My wearied little head; sen then I prayed,
Aa now, for reat.
And I am restla?, still. 'Twill soon be o'er;
For, down the West
Life's sun ia setting, and I see the shore
Where I shall rest
She promised him that she would
mend the lining of his new overcoat, if
he would wear another and leave that
at home. And so he left it, and she
took it from the hall-rack and carried it
into her sewing-room.
She was Mrs. Wilton, and she had
been married five years, and uever?
never?nerer during that time had one
unhappy moment. Mr. Wilton had been
very attentive, very kind, very gener?
ous, and never made her jealous. She
often said she wr.s the happiest womau
living. Now, as ?he looked at the liu
ing and compared the silk with wnich
sil? wa3 about to replace the torn por?
tion, she wa? thinking these thoughts.
They had never had any children, bul
with people all in all to each other, that
is no very great grief. All her care was
for him?all his for her,
"And he is just the best, dearest,
truest felluw in the world,' said Eva
Wilton to herself. 'I'm not ha!f good
enough to him. 1 wonder what this is
in his pocket ; it bulges it all out of
She put her hand in the breast pocket
as .?he spoko and drew oui a little
package wrapped up in silver paper
aud tied with blue ribbon.
'Something he has bought for me, I
expect,'said Eva. "I wonder what it
i?. I think I won't open it until he
comes home ;' then she laid the silk
across the hole and cut it out aud bast?
ed it down. 'I wonder what it is.'said
she. 'Tom did mean to get me an op?
era glass, I kuow ; but this is not the
shape of the parcel. It doesn't seem
like a book. It might be lace on a card
She looked at the package again.
'Idowouder what it is,' said she,
and hemmed the patch down.
'There wasn't much to mend after
all,'she said. 'I thought the tear was
much longer. He ?aught it on a nail at
the office, I know, Now, I do wonder
what there is in that package.'
She put the coat over a chair and took
up the little parcel.
Tom wou't mind?I will just take a
peep. I'm sure it is for me.'
Then she undid the ribbon, unfolded
the paper aud saw letters.'
'Dear Tom,' said she, 'he must keep
m.' old letters next to his heart, as he
his told me.'
But the writiug was not hers ; the
saw that at a glance.
'His mother's letters,'she said; 'he
loved his mother so.'
Then she began to tremble a Utile,
for the letters did not begin ; "My dear
bou,: nor anything like it.
She cast her eyes over them. They
were love letters.
'Tom has loved some other womau
before he met me,'she said, beginning
to cry. 'Oh, what shall I do ?' Then
?he cried out, 'Oh, foolish creature that
lam. Of course she died, before we
met. I must not mind'?but there she
paused, gave a scream, and threw the
letter from her as though it had been a
a serpent aud bitten her. it was dated
last week. It was not four days old.
'Oil ! oh! oh!' cried Eva. 'Oh, what
shall I do ? Oh, where shall I go?'
At every cry a thought pierced her
breast like an actual stab. 'Tom !?he
is falsa ! Oh, have I gone mad ! No,
there they are ! They arc there?those
letters! Why do I not die? Do peo?
ple live through such things as these?'
Then she knelt down on the floor
and gathered up the letters aud steadily
read them through. There were ten of
them. Such love letters! No other
interpretation could be put up on them.
They were absurd love letters?such as
are produced iu court in cases of breach
of promise. And they called him 'Pop
sy Wopoy,' and 'Darling Darlingv,' aud
7,ovey Dovcy,' and 'Own Sweetness,'
and 'Your Own Nellie.'
'It is all true,' said poor Eva, wring?
ing her hands, 'and it's worse than any?
thing I ever heard of. I trusted him
so. I believed in him so, My Tom?
'Tom shall neveT know.' she said.
'I'll not reproach him. I'll never see
him again. When he comes home I '
be dead. I'll not live to hear this.'
Then she sal down to consider the
means of suicide. , She could hang her?
self to a chaudehcr with a cord, but
then she would be black in the face,
and hideous. She could drown herself,
but then her body would float down the
river to the sea. and drowned people
look even worse than strangled ones.
She was very much afaid of firo-arm?.
She would take poison.
Yes ; that would be the bc?t ; and
though she would never ace Tom again
he would ice her, and remorse would
?ting him. Here she mad? a grave
A man who could be coolly tn
crous to a woman never has an]
morse. Remorse in love affairs
purely feminine quality, and even
words of the sex are not withou
However it is natural to believe
remorse is possible to a man v
one has heretofore believed to b<
angel in human form, and Eva ? toi
little miserable comfort in the the
that,Tom would kneel by her coffin
burst into tears and passionate ei
mations ot regret, which she, perl
might sec from some spiritual poi
observation. So. putting on her
and thick veil, Era went around
corner to the nearest druggist?a I
The druggist was an old man, i
nevolent looking one, with red ch
and a smiling mouth ; aud when
asked lor 'poisou for rats,' he
'So !' aud beamed mildly upon her.
'I waut it very strong,' said Eva.
'So !' said the druggist.
'But not to give more pain thau is
cessary,' said Eva.
?To the rats ?' usked the druggist
'Yes,' said Eva, 'of course ; an
must be quick, aud not make one b
iu the face.'
And, then, with perfect gravit]
countenance he compounded a po>
and hauded it to her.
Eva took it and paid the few cont
asked and walked away. Once ho
she went at once to bed, taking
powder with her. Once or twice
tasted it with the tip of her ton?
hoping it was not very disagreca
Then finding it sweet she bra
swallowed it all.
'It is over,'she said. 'Oh Hea'
forgive mc and forgive Tom.'
And then she laid herself down
her pillow. Justas she did so the f;
liar sound of a latch-key in the i
below started her. Tom never ci
home at uoon?but there he wa? nc
no one else would walk in that <
way. and now he was calling her.
'Eva?Eva?wliere are you?"
Never before had she refused to e
Wer that voice. Why had he cc
home to torturo her dying moments
Now he was bouncing up-stair?,
was in the room.
What is the matter ? Eva you
Eva V he cried.
'No.' she said, faintly, 'only tired.
Ah ! you do look tired, little ou
said We. 'I came home to get the ov
coat. I suppose you've found out
this time that the one in the hall is i
mine ; I wore Johnson's overcoat hoi
from the office last night by raistal
and he is anxious about it. He ask
mc if there was any one iu the hot
who would be apt to meddle with t
papers or anything in the pockets,
said I thought not. I hadn't a jealo
wife?ch ? What's the matter ?'
'Oh, Tom. say it agaiu ! it was n
your coat ? Oh, Tom !
Why. what on earth is the matter
cried Tom. 'You must be ill.'
Then Eva remembered it all.
?Oh, I am a wicked woman, Tom
she cried. 'There were letters in tl
pocket?love letters. I read them,
thought you false to mc. I?I tof
poison, Tom. I loug to live now. O!
Tom. kiss me !'
'Yes. yes !' cried Tom. 'Good Hea1
ens, what poison ?'
'Mr. Hoftman will know. I beup.1
it of him. Perhaps he can save me
IL. burs? into the druggist's shop lik
'The lady !' he gasped. 'The lad
who bought poison here an hour ago
She took it by mistake. Can you sav
her? Have, you an antidoto? She i
'No, no,'said the old Gtrraan. "B
calm, be at rest. No ; she cannot di
of dat. When a lady ask me for poiso:
dat will not turn dc rat black in d
face, I say to myself, 'so ? I smell some
dings.' and I give her in de pape
shoots a little siynr and someding*
She could take a pound. Go home am
tell her so. I never sell poison to i
woman dat cry and do not wish de ra
2et black in de face. So bo calm.'
So Tom flew home again, and Eti
rejoiced ; and, hearing that Jokniot
was a singlo man, who acknowledge?
himself to be engaged, she did not rij
the patch as she first intended to.
Pretence ef lTa4,
About the interior of the dome St.
Paul's. Loudon, arc a series of pictures
illustrating the life of St. Paul. An in?
cident occurred during the painting ol
these which affords a remarkable in
stance of presence of mind. The artist
Sir James Thornhill, painted standing
on a scaffold at a great height from the
ground. This scaffold was securely
built, but not protected by any railing.
One day, while, fortunately, a friend
was with him, at his work, having just
finished the head of one of the apostles,
he forgot where he was, and, with 'his
hand over his eyes, stepped hastily
backward to sec how the picture would
look at a distance. In a moment he
stood on the edge of the platform?an?
other step backward was certain death.
His friends dared not speak for for fear
of startling him. but, catching up a
large brush, he dashed it over the face of
the apostle, smearing the picture
shockingly. Sir James sprang forward
instantly, crying out:
"Bless my soul! what have you
'I have saved your life." replied
Thornhill's friend, calmly. '
The next moment they stood face to
face, thanking God ?n their loud brnt
"Mother, I'm afraid fever would g*
hard with me." "Why, ray son?"
"Cause, you see, mother. I'm so small
that there wouldn't bo room for it to
"Iread in the papers," said Mr
Tompkinstoa New York Timu re,
porter, "that there was to be a great cat
show at a museum in New York, and
that handsome prizes were to bs given
for the best cats. Now, I had a cat
that would take the first prize. It was
a very large Maltese, and its strong
point was that it ate tacks. It lived on
tacks. It ate two or three papers a day
?eight-ounce, ten-ounce, no matter
what size, it ate them all. I knew that
cat would take the first prize, and I
brought it down to New York. I had
never been to New York before, but I
went to a hotel and went to bed. On
Monday morning before I went out I
left word with the waiter to have the cat
fed with tacks. He started at the first
as if he thought I was crazy, but I
happened to have two or three iu ray
pocket, and when I gave them to the
cat. and the waiter saw him eat them,
he was satisfied. So then I came out
out to see the city. AC dinner time,
when I went bnck to the hotel, I went
up to my room to sec how the cat was
getting along. How do you think he
was? He was dead. Yes, sir, he lay
stretched out ou the floor, dead as a
door-nail. There were two empty tack
papers on the floor. I sent tor the
waiter, and asked him about the cat's
dinner, and he h: o. said he had fed him
the two papeus of tacks, just as I had
told him. I picked up one of the papers
off the floor, aud then it was all clear
enough. What do you think that care?
less waitcr'd done? Yes, sir, he'd fed
that cat tacks with leather heads. Of
course, that killed him; it would kill
i auy cat. You never saw a cat in your
j life could eat tacks with leather heads,
i nor no other live man. Well, it was?
fall up with the cat. and there was notli
j ing for it but to box him up and ?end
j him home."
"Did you get all these cuts and
; bruises in a misunderstanding with the
j waiter?" the reporter asked.
"No," said Mr. Tompkina. "I was
i coming to that. It was late in the
! evening when I got the cat boxed and
ready to go to the depot.ami then I went
dowu to the cat show. When I told
the manager the tack cat waa dead, he
was the d?!?appointcdeat man I ever see.
I thought he was going to cry. and he
was going to cry, aud he says to me, as
kiud as could be: "??o right in, Mr.
Tompkins. it shan't coat you a cent.
No man as has met auch a loss as that
shall pay me money. No, sir, walk
right in." I wentiu, aud looked at the
cats and things. It was pretty late,
aud while I was in one of the rooms up
in the third story all the lights went out
like a flash?turned off iu the cellar,
you know. There wasu't no one else
fs the room where I was, and I thought
it was about time to go, but I went to
go down stairs there wasn't no stairs
there. I'm sure I went to the very same
place* where I'd come up. but the xtairs
was gone. So I was in for it. \> hat
to do I didn't know. I felt about in all
my pockets for a match. Without any
foolin', I'd gin a half a dollar for a
match. It must have been an hour or
more that I was tryin' to find the stairs
and at last I gave it up, and lopped
right down on the floor for a rest. I
don't know how long I'd sat there, but
I must have gone to sleep. All ofa
suddeu I was woke up by the most aw?
ful noise close to raj ear. It sounded
like some wild animal. It went pretty
reg'lar iike'jrcathiu', and I was afraid
to stir for fear it would spring. Alter a
while, though, I put out my hand to sec
if I could feel it. and where do you
think my hand went? Well, sir, if ray
hand didu't go straight into some wild
animal's mouth right between his teeth
then I never owned a tack cat. Hut he
didn't close on it quick enough, aud I
jerked it out ; you better believe I got
away quick and ran across that room. I
was hound to find the stairs whether or
no. and I found them. I ain't find them
till I struck the last step though, and
that's how I got this bruise on my
"You mcau you fell downstairs?"
"Fell down t Yes, that's it. Then I
didn't know which way to tuiu. aud I
went three or four steps ahead, very
careful like, and first tiling I knew I
touched a man's arm. It was sticking
out alright, and 1 think he was waiting
to grab me. I saw through it all in a
minute, They'd got me up there aud
and turned oil' the lights, so as to rob
me. But I wasn't quite so groen as
that, you know. I made a good calcu
tiou by touching the man's arm agam,
and made up my mind jest where the
face was. Then I drawed back and let
him have oue jest as square between the
eyes as I could in the dark. Drop?
Well, I guess he dropped. He dropped
so hard and lay so still I began to be
afraid I'd killed him, and alter a while
I stole up to him and touched his face.
It was cold aaice. I felt down his arm
for his pulse. His pulse didn't beat.
I had killed him!"
Mr. Tompkins, as he spoke, re-licked
apiece of court-plaster that had drop?
ped from his forehead.
"Then I knew I'd got to get out of
there. I'd como down one story, and
knew I was on the second floor, and I
thought the best way would be to get to
a window and jump out. 1 calculated
which was the front, and started. I
hadn't gone five steps before I ran
against another man. He was sitting
down, and fell over him and right
square into a third man's lap. Dut I
was gwod for 'em. I turned over quick,
aud grabbed the nearest man by the
collar. He never moved, and I gave
him a h'iat that sent him heels over
head. Then I grabbed the other oue,
but as I went to ?ling him too, I st?m
?ded over the third man's chair, and
%way I went. What do you think I
?treek on f More aw ! Tue room was
full of 'em. They were laying for me.
But I was good for 'em. That was when
old Steuben came to my rescue. Wha
did I do ? Why I just grabbed a chair
and laid about the room till there
couldu't have been a man in it as big
as a mouse without getting bis head
cracked. It was murder, I know, but
my blood was ?p. wouldn't care if
there was one bundled men in that
room, I'd killed 'em all. No man
ruusn't lay in and wait in dark for mc !
Then I went up to the window aud gave
her an all-sender with the chair. The
window.gave way. of course, but there
was a big canvass nigu outside of that
yet. I was pretty well exhausted b\
this time, so I give it up aud yelled
murder just as loud as I could.
I expected somebody would come
with a ladder and get me out the win?
dow; but they didu't. 1 heard some?
body pounding on the sidewalk with a
club, and in a minute afterward the
frontdoor was broke in. But wasn't
I a happy man ! There was a little
streak ef light came up the stairs, and
iu a minute it got bigger, and I saw a
victim lying on the floor. I swear to
goodness I never knew before I was so
strong. The floor was covered with 'em.
And while I was looking at them, who
do you think come up the stairs ? Four
policemen. As soon as I saw the first
one coming up I tried to hide behind a
I table that stood there, but it was no
good?they had me out in a minute.
"Your'e the man wot's been making
i all this racket, are you?' said one of the
"I tried?' said I.
"Oh. yes; you tried.' and another
policemen, 'and you'll soon be tried,
What kind of swag did you think you'd
! get out of this place? Been assaulted,
have you'. That's'too thin. You come
along with me.'
"When we got to the station-house.I
got them to send for the mana?er. Aa
soon as he came he told the policemen
about the te*,' eat, and how I wentiuto
| the museum very late, and must have
i got locked in. So they let me go. But
I when the manager came to see me this
; awning, he said I spoiled a stuffed ti?
ger worth $300, and mashed Ben Frank?
lin and Roger Sherman so nobody could
tell them from the wax ?mages in the
'Last Supper;'aud as for John Hancock,
he had a dent across his cheek big
enough to put your fist in. It's a bad
thing. I suppose it'll cost mc three or
four hundred dollars before I get
through. The mauager says what I
heard up stairs was the fat boy snoar
itig, and that the tiger I found was stuff?
ed: but that's too thin*"
Tenure In India.
A paper published in ludia says : The
following facts, elicited at the trial at
the recent sessions in North Arcot of a
case in which five natives were charged
with having murdered five of their caste
people, show that torture is not yet ex
tiuct in that part of the world ; The
prisoners' fields were robbed of a small
quantity of eumboo and the deceased
and three others being suspected of
having had a baud in the robbery, they
were, by the orders of the first prisoner,
who was the village reddy (headman),
seized and tied, some to the trunks of
trees and others to large stones. In the
first caRe the feet of the unfortunate
victims were tied above ground, but the
mode adopted subsequently was even
more cruel, for the men were bound
with their faces exposed to the scorch?
ing rays of the sun, with their hands
tiod above their heads. The whole five
having been firmly bound, cold water
wa3, by the orders of the first prisoner,
poured upon the ligatures with the ob
jectof tightening the bonds and thereby
increasing the suffering of the snspeeted
men. After this the first prisoner pour?
ed scalding water over the hands and
arms of the sufferers. The object of
this was to extort a confession of their
guilt, and a statement implicating oth?
er.-. After the men had suffered excru?
ciating agony for eight hours, and were
released, it was found that one of them
was dead, while the others were unable
to move. Two of them died in the hos?
pital, whither they were sent for treat?
ment; one expirsd in his village, while
the fifth was able to give his evidence
before the committing magistrate, but
never rallied from the effects of the
torture, and died after the case was
committed to the court of sessions. The
medical evidence was sickening in its
details, as it is described how the arras,
hands and lower extremities of the vic?
tims had become gangrenous and how
the Hegers had rotteu and dropped off.
The authority and influence a reddy us?
ually has in a village weut in a great
measure to deter the spectators of this
wholesale murder from interfering on
behalf of the tortured nteD. The court
convicted the first, second, fourth and
fifth prisoners, and seulinced the first to
death and the others to transportation
for life. |
A gentleman speaking of his wife toa
friend said ; "Before we were married,
she used to say 'bye-bye' so sweetly
when I went down the steps." "And
now what does she say ?" asked the
friend. "Oh. just the same," exclaim?
ed the man, buy. buy !" "Ah, I see,"
said the other, "she only exercises a
little different 'spell' over you.
What shall I give? To the hungry,
give food; to the naked, clothes; to the
sick, acme comfort; to the sad, a word
of consolation; to all you meet, a smile
and a cheery greeting. Give forgive?
ness to your enemies; give patience to
the fretful; give love to your house?
holds; and, above ?ill, give your hearts
A widow once said to her daughter,
"When you are my age it will be time
enough to dream of a husband." "Yee,
mamma." replied the thoughtless beau?
ty, "fora second time,"
ne flack eft lark?.
Ir Mougel's building is now on exhi?
bition in all probability|the most won?
derful clock in the world. It was built
by Stephen D. Engle. a watchmaker, at
Hazleton, Pa. He is about 45 years of
age, and was about twenty years in per?
fecting the clock. Mr. Iteid paid Engle
$5,000 for it. Engle never saw the
Strasburg clock. In fact, he has never
traveled more than tw? hundred miles
from home at any time This clock
stands eleven feet high. At its base it
is about four feet wide and at the top
about two. It is about three feet deep
at the base, gradually less towards the
top. Its colors arc dark brown and
gold. The Strasburg clock is thirty feet
high, yet its mechanism is not so in?
tricate, nor has it as many figures as
the Hazletou clock. The Strasburg
clock'? figures are about three feet high,
and the American clock about nine
inches. Three minutes before the hour
a pipe organ inside the clock plays an
?anthem. It has five tunes. Bells are
'? then rung, aud when the hour is ?truck
j double doors in au alcove opeu aud a
j figure of Jesus appears. Double doors
i to the left then open, and the apostles
j appear slowly, oue by one. in proces
j sion. As they appear and pass Jesus
I they turn towards him. Jesus bows, the
apostle? turn again and proceed through
! the double doors iu an alcove on the
right. As Peter approaches Satan looks
out of a window above and tempts him.
Five times the devil appears, and when
Peter passes, denying Christ, the cock
flaps its wings aud crows. When Judas
appears Satan comes down from bis
window and follows Juda? out iu the
procession, aud then goes back up to
his place to watch Judas, appearing on
both sides. As the procession has
passed, Judas and the three Marys dis?
appear and the doors are closed. Thai
set ue can be repeated seven times ?n
an hour it necessary, and the natural
motion of the clock produces it four
| time? per hour, whereas the Strasburg
I processien is made but once a day, at
| 12 o'clock. Below the piazza is the
! main dial, about 13 iuches iu diameter.
j To its right is a figure of Time with an
| hour-g!a?s. Above this is a window,
j at which appear figures representing
I Youth, Manhood and Old Age. To the
| left of the dial is a skeleton representing
? Death. When the hour hand approach?
es the first quarter, Time revene? his
: hour-glass and strikes one on a bell
! with hia scythe, when another bell in
i side responds ; then Childhood appears
instantly. When the hour hand ap
proachea the second quarter or half-hour
there are beard the strokes of two bella.
Then Youth appears and the organ
playa a hymn. After this Time strikes
two and reverses his hour-glass, when
two bells respond inside. One minute
after this a chime of bells is heard,
wnen a folding door opens in the up?
per porch and one at the right of the
court, when the Saviour comes walking
out. Theu the apostles appear in pro?
cession. The clock also tells of the
moon's changes the tides, the seasons,
days, and day of the month and year,
and the signs of the zodiac ; and on
top a soldier in armor is constantly on
guard walking back and forward. As
the hrurs advance Maohood, Old Age
aud Death take part in the panorama.
1 tare Bettrtee a Carrier Ngeei an4 a
Dover is twenty miles from London
"as the crow flies" and seventy-six and
a half miles by railroad ; and a few days
ago there was an exciting race between
the two cities. The French police
wished to forward to London a very im?
portant document as quickly as possible
and the question was whether a carrier
pigeon or the "Continental mail ex?
press'could take it the sooner.
It was determine J to try in a com?
petitive manner both means of con?
veyance. The railroad company selec?
ted its strongest and fastest engine ;
and the French police hired the ser?
vices ofa "Belgian voyageur," which
is of the best breed of homing pigeons.
At the moment that the train started.
the little messenger with the document
fastened to him, was toaaed out of a
wiudow of a car. Flying about half a
mile high, for a minute or two ho circled
about as if in search of bearings, and
then took a straight course for London.
His apparent hesitation led the railroad
officers to feel coulident in.their own
success. They made their iron horse
ttretch every nerve, and they scored a
mile for every ruieute. But in the
hazy, suuuy atmosphere, and borne
along by the Weat win?!, the bird beat
the train by twenty minutes?a timeal
lowance repreaeuting eighteen miles.
He accomplished in nflytsix minutes
what the ?mgine was aeventy-aix min?
utes iu accomplishing.
A Handy Thin?.?A woman ta a
mighty handy tlnng to have about the
house. She doseu't cost any more to
keep than you'll give her, and she'll
lake a great interest in you. If you go
out at night she'll be awake when you
get home, and then she'll tell you all
about yourself, aod more, too. Of
course ahc will know where you've
been, and what kept you out ?o late,
and will tell you ; yet, right after she
gets through telling yen that, she will
ask you where yoe have been and what
kept you out so late I And after you
tell her, and she won't believe you,
musn't mind that; and if, after
going to bed, ah? say? she hasn't cloaesj
her eyea the whole night, and then
keeps up the matinee two hours longer
and won't go to sleep when she has a
chance, you musa't mind that?it's her
Hot lemonade, it is said, will re?
move ? cold however, severe.
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T?e Reliable flan.
Of all the quautitles that combine to
form a good character, there is not one
more important than reliability. Most
emphatically, is this true of ?he char?
acter of a good busiuess man. The
word itself embraces both truth aud hon?
esty, and the reliable man must neces?
sarily l>e truthful and honest. We see
so much all aruud us that exhibits the
absence of this crowuing quality that we
are tempted,in our bilious moods, to de?
! ny its very existence. But there arc,
, nevertheless reliable men, men tobe
? depended upon, to be trusted, in whom
I you may repose confidence, whose word
' is as good as this bond and whose
promise is performacc. II any tine of
you know such a mau make him your
frieud. Youcau ouly do so, however, by
assimilating his character.
The reliable mau is a man of good
judgment. He docs not jump at con?
clusions. He is not a frivolous man.
; lie is thoughtful. He turns over a sub?
ject in his mind and looks at it all
around. He is not a partial or onesided
man. He sees through a thin?. lie m
apt to be a very reticent man. He does
i not have to talk a great deal. II
moderate man. not only in habit") of
body, but ab-o of mind. He ?snot a pa.-.?
sionatc man.if so by nature.he has over?
come it by grace. He is a sincere man,
not a plotter oc ichasner. He doe? not
promise rashly. What he says maybe
relied on. He is a trust worthy man.
You feel safe with your property or the
administration of affair?, in his hind-.
He is a watchful, vigilant man. Vou
feel secure within his protection. Hc.is
a brave mau, for his conclusion? are log*
icallj deduced lrom the sure basi? ol
truth, and be does not fear to ma':nta;ii
them. He te a good man, for no one
can be thoroughly honest aud truthful
without being good. Is such a quantity
attainable? Ifoat a?-.anlly so. It ?s
uotbom.it is made. Character may
be formed, of course then its component
puts maybe tnolued to that formation.
Let Tour \elgbbor Alone
No j?eople are such thorough nuis
anees a? those who are perpetually
meddling with the business of their
neighbors?who are always on the alert
for anything suspicious, always ready
to believe the worst of everybody.
W hat is it to you if your neighbor does
briug home a brown paper package and
a covered basket ? You will live ju:t as
long if}ou never know what they con?
tain. It is none of your business. And
if your high-flying neighbor. Mrs. Light
foot, indulges herself in a new bounct
while her devoted husband wears
patched boots, you need uot fret about
it?he is the ouly sufferer. No need o?
making a hue aud cry over her supposed
extravagance. The money did not
come ont of your pocket, and conse?
quently it is none of your business.?
What if the minister does call on Ann
Smith twice a week? Why exercise your
brain aboutit? Suppose she has an aw?
ful temper, and powders her face, as
you say she does : her temper will not
tron?le y eu. Mind your own concerns.
What difference does it nakc to you if
bold Maria "cuts out" modest Mary?
You need not torture Mary by long
stories of what y*u have heard con?
cerning the matter. "I thought I
would tell you. Mary. 1 speak for
your good. Sonn body should put you
on your guard agaiust that treacherous
girl." As a natural consequence.
medestMary ha* her womanly pride
aroused, shrinks into the background,
and leaves the field open to her
victorious rival. Bo you crush a
heart because you will not mind your
own business. What if they had three
dozen pairs of stockings at 'Squire
Hill's? Haven't they a right lof ?
long as yon don't do the washing, it
oughtn't to trouble you a bit. Never
mind your neighbor's cloth, s line. If
we had our way, meddlers should be
punished like auy other offenders
against the rights ol others.
?range *>eae la a f ouri.
Mrs. Mary I). Hoepcr. a beautiful
and fashionable-hulking woman, who
was convicted of panel larceny, lor
having stolen the diamond ?ewe!
her friend, Mrs. William Delanev. of
?12 High street. Brooklyn. N. V.. was
arraigned, a few days after her cou
vietion, for seuteuee. She WaW d?
in a becoming -uit of black cashmere.and
wore an aureole black hat, from
which dropped a thin veil that was drawn
close about her faro. Her eye? were
swollen with weeping, and her p;>lo
face indicated that she had passed a
sleepless night. She walked slowly to
the clerk's desk, aud trembled as tin
usual questions were put to her. She
said she was tweutv-ninc years of age,
and that she had never been in prison
before. Ou being asked whether she
had anything to say why sentence
should not be pronounced ou her, she
seemed to be thinking of a reply, ae
Judge Moore addressed her. saying,
"It is the uniform practice of this court,
in cases where persons are convicted of
crime for the first time, and nothing is
known against their previous character
aud the crime is not one of particular
atrocity or enormity, to impose tho
lowest sentence prescribed by the
statute,and the lowest sentence in a case
like this is ouc year. That is your
Mrs. Hooper buried her face in her
hands. and theu. letting her
hands fall, she said, pitcously: "Oh,
mercy, Judge, have mercy ! Have pity
on me! have pity!"
She tottered, aud was about to fall,
as officer Hamilton seized her about the
waist and supported her. She was led
out of the court-room, aud just as sho
reached the door she ?ell. fainting. The
stalwart officer picked her up bodily and
carried her into the sheriff's office,
where she quickly recovered. She
seemed to be crushed by her sooteuce,
and said, over and over, "Oh, my poor
father! It will kill him !"