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"5 VOL. 58.
WOODSTOCK, VA., WEDNESDAY, MARCH, 13 1878.
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?HENANDOAH HERALD PUBLISHING CO
tsT* Subscription, Two Dollars per yearpayable
lo ejvi toe. If not pall in advance, I'wo Dollars
and Ifty Ceuta wiU be charged.
AU c .rnaajni.-ati. ns of a privat? nal'ir? wiU be
charged for as a advert isiu?.
All kinds of Job Work doue st short notice add
the most reasonable rates.
Profi tsiomil thirds.
i G. vTYNKOOP,
AT T 0 A'.V/; Y AT L A W.
Office en Main Street Opposite the Court House.
Wil practice in the courts of Sbeuandoah and
HT" Special attention given to the collection of
claims sad all legal business entrusted to his care.
Sept. US St.
Will at in Mt. laOMoa on the 2nd, 3rd sod
4th days of every mouth. At Dr. L. H. Jordsn's
Mohks Waiiow. M. L. Walton
WALTON ft WALTON,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
IWM?8E8 WALTON" also practices in Lie Coun
tlea of Page, Warren ana ltocktnghsi*.
Having qualified in the District and Circuit
Courts >f the L'uited State-, in Virginia. He is
prepared to >roeecute claims in ssid Courts.?
Oieiug special atten-iou to cases in Bankruptcy.
A LLEN 4 M \G RUDER.
ATTOKM-.?S AT LAW,
SHENANDOAH COUNTY, Y A.
AS. H. WILLIAMS, J. .1. WILLIAMS,
IV?. T. WILLIAMS.
yiTlLLIAMS ft BP.OTHEB.
raetlre in tas Couru of Shenaadoah. Rocking
ham, t*ag?. Frederics and arren Counties ; als >
nthcC'iirts of Appeals of Virginia and in the
0. s. outrict Curt.
Special atMstfcas given to the collectou of
A.IORNKY AT LAW,
rw-A'iU practise lu all the courts.
ma INsllltS 1 AciLNTS.
* e ?re prepared to Insure property n tue Vir
Ktn'a lire and Marine lu.urauce Company, and
the Lyuchburg linking and lu-uran.e Company.
Bota are nrst casas empa?ica and i^-ure a. the
^KORGER CAL VERT,
Nan MauKBT, Va
ill practice in the I : -benandoab
Coanty, and in all the Coarta of Kockiugham and
page t ,.untie-.
1 have made an arrangement with Messrs. Walton
ft alto J Altorasye at law, by ?hieb anj- mattei
?>t I'.jmuea? at t\ iKidst'.ck Sffl receive attention
with "it any additional cha gas to niy Clients,
I have made the same ar-aiigement with promi?
nent lawyers in liuckuighaui and Page Counties.
OUce?Saal door to Henkel Keiner ft Co'.. St. re.
If A MARTIN,
Respect! u I ly Intorai* the puMlc thai
he has re-umeil the pr.ietit-e ol his ?ini
fession ?niera left at tlie store ol P. J.
Fru ei. in VVooUstoek, will leeeive pro
?Ja-B?HW-" .. -?I -
Mitcdlantons ( ardt.
(1 KEEN S MANSION not"?E.
? ALEXANDRIA, VA
la S Or?t-da?? hotel. In ?very respect. The eitt
sens uf the vsUey, having busines in Alexandria or
Waahmgioii, and travelers going North or Soutn,
?ill find this in agreeable resting place on the
rout?, as it doe. not require the early start by
several hours ss from Wash ngton or Baltimore.
Cars and Steamboats leave Alexandria for Wash?
ington and return every hour from A M. t o T\
P.M. Jan 7?tf
I H. HI EY,
CABINET MAKER AND
K eeps constantly on hand and for aale at lowest
?ash prices, FU'ISITC E OF EVERY DESCRIP?
He has en hand an aisortmant of Lounges,
Chairs, Bureaus, Bedsteads, Safes Ward
robee, Wa-uitan is. Tables. Writtina
Desks and will always bave
Be will b? prompt to furalsb cofBna at abort notice.
?W \ . work warranted for s reasonable time.?.
nit as?tf. l.dinburg, Vs.
I HAVEcesum-d ma ol.l u~dt, and oft
to rav ol.l friends
NKW GUNS ALW AYS ON IIAN
Repat'.n,. ?...I- ,?,) expediently ? (lll
An aio u ol -iiatertal funmhed. .iicli as Ba
.??I- ?faajitinga, lo-eka. Trigfara, .\c
?.taf"1'!*1! anJ ProdttOS for work.
uar 31 HTo -|>
WILSONS 110 TEE.
En< irtji.J iivi ttr.'ithj Improved
(ii(>rM?ri i>t';ii in I* of Public
This hot-l has lieen recently improved by
th? erection of a briete H Irtiuti tu i he main
buil lin* which will give considerably more
r on. and atfonl ample accommodation for
ha t.-avelin.' ?ublie.
TUB r\BI.B will be wpI supplied at all
times with the be it the market adonis and
no pains ? 'all ne scared to satisf, the wants
?ffnest* i'i this de-part ment.
TUB B V It ?rill hvatucaeJ with the rwat
Li-i'i-ra. A full supply of Wilson's pure
Ry? whisky. ethe only home-made whisky
a 11 in tu? ounty, ) can l>e found \y those
wi? nn_r a pur- article for mediial ,.orpo. ?
Jurors attending court will be lioard'-d
or their fee-? per diem, and ttie.r rertiticates
ak-n in payment if desired
Charge? "Modet??t?? \ rail respectful)
Me? I t
COD LIVER OIL
This Oil unlike othersn >iui the fl*hy
ranelrl.disagreeatuc smelling and worse,
tasting article, hut as a pure. (?land.
fresh (.>il. without any admixture, easily
accepted anil retained by the most
delicate stomach, and poleas ?.1 the
medical properties and ?mette? In to a
much greater degr?e thanan* other
COD LIVER OIL
makes it most Ta!nable for patierts or
invalids requiring the uso ol i'Ol?
may 10?1 y. B. M H MPIT, Drnggta
A prampl end p?ltlve remedy in ?11 ohmnra
limit! of the Wonsb Bladder ?ad Kidney,
D. D. CARTER.
Dec. 35?6mo. Nile Agt.
T aaap fi*?u ?a, ?.-un??., brace? Ctnriasaiaupar
JLipMtBT it Carter? Drag Slnra,
i otNTY jrnr.r..
O. B. Calvert, - - KaW Market
H. H. Riddleberger, ... - Woodctock
CLERK OK THE COURTS.
Georg? W Milev, - ood?toek
Win. H. P.ice, - - - - . .*'* *?
losiah Stickley, .... Strasburg.
P Hoshour,. Vi^'^?
Creo W. Wir le, - - - Kdlnbaff.
R.W. Windle ? J
T. J. Burke,.*ew Marke?.
John B. R.ce,.
D. F. ?piker,. Sawnsvttle,
George W. KoolU-, . . - - Woodstock.
COMMISSIONERS 0? REVENUE.
UeorgeC.H?mir?n, - ? W'^*??
Or? jdnud-taff, - ? ")?*"*??
Caristiau Miller, ? - - - Mt. Cdftoa.
riiHiai Tliisgr. - - - - Mt.JMkeon.
SUPERINTENDENT OV POOR.
J. B. Pheffler, - ? - Maur.rtown.
-las. H. Ribert..Mt. Olive
,,,.,(! b,!,?, .... Haumsnlle,
Jobu Hausenfluek, - _,.'.
K. M LaDtt,.Edlnburg.
Url Linker..?<? *?**??*?
R. e.'. B'wmau,.New Market
j Dr. R. Grave?, - ? Maurertown.
Edward Zea. - ... Strasburg
' s. V !.. (.'lower, - - - Woodstock |
N'iureJ Bowtnaa, - - - Seven Fountain?. >
H.M. tanta, - - - L?ntz Mills.:
lr?el Ulan, - - Hiiwknistown.
C. E. nice, - - *? aUr-et.
NO rv RIES PUBLIC
D.s. H.nie', - - Xa?Maskat,
(Jan, B. Calvert,
?. r Kagev, -
.laeob Lautz. Lanti's Mill, ;
Joa. T Krouk, - - - Tom's Brook
Qeo. A Rupp, - - - Mrasburg
I'. VV Magr?der .... Wooastock
fjl o, M. Ilorum - - ?
Joseph Perry, - - - Mt. Jackson.
Wui ThSugar, ...
L. rtplett, ... Mt. Jackson
Ja?. 11. ?ibert, - - - Mt.elhve.
Hanry J< nninga, .... Edmbug.
?tos. i.. .viiicy, ? ...
JC8TICKS OV THE PEACE.
Davis Piht ? Dr. G. A. Brown, Obed Funk and
no. H. sjiarr.
Stos?wku..?J. It. GrabillJJEIi Coffelt, Snowden
Johnston ?J H. Bodeffar, Martiu Strickler,
Lev! II. Culler .
Mamson.?Samuel i Campbell James 1.
Coliman, Samue flinker.
Amur?Sa?n:. Hammam Samuel Elugret, Jacob
It. Mi 1er.
LKS.?M. White Williamson D. P. Zirkle.Jchn M.
Irt?a- Painter, - - - Strarsbng.
li. ?I. ei., heuour, - - oodstoci.
I' H.Grandstaff, - - Edit*barg,
i hos. J. Burke. - - New Market .
Hiram Baucermau, - - - Woodstock
SUPERINTENDENT OK aCHOOl.h.
J. H. Grabill, - - Woodstock.
SCHOOL TRUSTEES. ?'
Davis,?0. A. Brown, Harrison White, Jto. H:
S.onxwali. ? Jo?. Dol!, D. P. spiker, Jacob
Johnson.?E B. Shaver, Daniel Bowman, Silas
Madison,?Jos. Comer, rbilin Bower?, Samuel
\hubv.?Joseph Perry, A. J. Myers, H. H. Cofl.
Lkp.-G. M. Tidier, J- H. Kagey, M?rk Tboma?.
Cornelioti? Hockmaii - - - Mt. Olive.
I ?r;hMaphi8. - - - Saumsville.
Vbrauaui Koss ? ? ? rdlth
Harul. C. Smucii? - - ? Columbia >'?
Isaac Bowman, - * - Hamburg.
Mark Thorn??, .... i'orestville.
SUI.NANDOAII COVRTY BANK
Moses Walton, - ? . President.
?jecte M. Borum, ... Csauier.
J. VV. Magruder, - ?mt. Cabbier.
REW MARKET BANK.
John U. *'oem,.PreMdcnt.
David F. K?Kf j,.Cashier.
COMMISSIONERS IN CHANCERY.
CinctlT CovBT.-P. W. Magruder, E. E. Stick?
ley, ?leo W Mlley
CotsTi Cot ht.?P. W.Msgruder E. E stick
ley, L. Trlpietl. Jr.
COMMISSIONER OF ACCOUNTS.
I' VV. Magruder ? - - Woodstock, Va
K.\ ni\i. hotel
NRW MARKET. TA.
I us. S. II.ii.T/.MW, Prop riet re?.
H ?tag fully refitted and repaired this well
known Hotel it Is no? open for the reception id
gleets and boarders. New Ma ket Is snr.ouiid.d
by a number of excellent sp lugs?among which
are sulphur. Chalybeate, Free, Stone, fcc,? easy
of access, and situated amid the mo.t beautifu
and picturesque scenry.?Persons in the cities de?
siring a few weel-s "f country ail, with quiet com?
fort, at reasonable rates, will be aceommodatid.
I he table will be an especial care ; the Bar sup
plied with choice liquors, and the Stables provided
nth beet of provender.
OLD DRUG STORE,
established about 18? by Dr. John O. Schmitt
B. 80HMITT- - - Proprietor.
Drugs, Medicines. Glass,
PERFI'MERY. SOAPS, B1UMHES,
Stationery, etc.. etc.
<:a:ni>y, cSiri'M, Fitt;nAo.
Bjjp As cheap m the cheapest. ?'esSJ
Purity and Reliability
of goods always guaranteed. Prescription! rare
folly compounded at all hours.
BARBOR ft HAMILTON,
Louisiana Aveno. Washington, B.C.
We bare connected with our ? holes*)? Oroeary
and I Jqac.r Basin??*
A 00.0088101 DEPABTMTiT?
I'NoF.KTHE SIAKAOEUFJU OF
A. ? PHILLIPS,
for the ?ale of Hoar. Or?ln, Hay, Lam'erJWt
Butter. Cheese, rot?to??, Poaliry, la fan> ?niad*
of Country Produce
Ml consignments will recel?e our beet etUotian
aad nrompt returns made for the aame.
Mr. R. r 2NOX, formerly of Alex ndrla. Vs.,
win gi.e his personal stteutlon to ths Virginia
aud Mary lend trad?. KeepectfuUy,
Apr. 11-lyr. ?AB?QCR* HAMILTON
PO E T IC A L.
TBK BAIDEVS PRt?ER.
She rose from her delicious siseo
Vnd put away her aeft brown hair,
And in a tone at low aud deep
As love's Sr.t whisper, breathed a prayer
Her snow-white hands together pressed.
Her blue eyes sheltered in the lid,
The folded linen on her I reset
Just swelling with the charme it hid.
And from bar long ?ad flawing dress
Escaped a bare aud snowy foot,
Wb.se at.p apon the earth did pre?.
Like a sweet enow-flake eoft and mate;
And then from slumber cheat* and warm,
Like a young spirit freah from heaven,
Bhe bowed that young and witchless form;
And humbly prayed to be forgiven.
Oh, Ood ! if ?obI* as pars m 'heat
Need dally mercy from Thy throne?
If she upon her beaded knee.
Oar holiest snd oar purest ?n?-?
ath. with a face ao clear and bright
We deem her some at-ay <-hild, of light;
If aha, with these soft eyes sad tesrs.
Must kneel snd pray for graos from Thee,
How hardly If she win not heaven
? ill our wild er roi s be forgiven!
?'WHOM ?BT QUIT fstlUBT**
BY BKKT HARTX,
'StraBger !" The voice was noi lo
but clear aud penetrating. I lool
vainly up and <lown the narrow dark
ing trail. No one in the fringe of al
ahead ; no oue on the gullied slope 1
'O ! stranger !'
This time a little impatiently. '1
California vocative, "0,' always mc?
I looked up and perceived for the fi
time, on the ledge,thirty feet above ri
auother trail parallel with my o?
looking down ?n me through the bui
eye bushes a small man on a bis
Five things to be here noted by 1
circumspect mountaineer. First, t
l.xalitv?lonely and inacessible ai
i way Iron? the regular faring of teai
ster? and miner?. Secondly, the stra
gcr's superior Vnowledge of the ro
from the facts that the other trail w
unknown to the ordinary traveler.
Thirdly, that he was well armed at
equipped. Fortnly. that any distru
or timidity arising from the contempt
tlon of these facts had butter be. kept
All this passed rapidly through rr
mind as I returned his salutation,
(?ot any tobacco?' he askod.
I had. and signified the fact, holdirj
up the poueh inquiringly.
'All light, I'll comedown. Hide or
I'll jine ye ?n the slide.'
'Theslide?' Here was a new ge<
graphical discovery SB odd as the sccon
trail. I had tidden over the trail a do;
en times and seen no communication bf
tween the ledge and the trail. Nevei
Uieless I went a hundred yards or so
when there ?as a sharp crackling in th
trail, and my triend plunged througl
the bushce to my side down a grade tha
I should scarcely have dared to lead m
hors?. There was no doubt he was ai
accomplished rider?another fact to b
As he ranged beside me I found I wa
not mistaken a? to bis siae; he wasquitt
under the medium height, and but for;
pair of cold grey ayes was rather com
monplace in features.
? You've got a good horse there,* 1
He was filling bis pipe Irom mypoucr
and looked up a little surprised, auc
said. 'Of course.' He then puffed away
with the nervous eagerness of s man
long deprived of that sedative? Finally,
between the puffs, he asked rae whence
I replied from Lagrange.,
He looked at me for a few ?nruetits
curiously, but on my adding that I had
only halted there a few hours he said
'I thought I knew every man between
Lagrange and Indian Spring, but some?
how I sorter disremembsr your face
and your same.'
Hot particularly caring that he shoulii
remember eithiT. I replied, half laugh?
ingly, that as I lived the other side ol
Indian Spring, it was quite natural. He
took the rebuff?if such it was?a* qui?
etly, that as an act of mere perfunctory
paliteuess, I asked him where he came
'And arc you going to?
'Well ! that depends pretty much on
how things can pan out, and whether I
can make the riffle.' He let his hand
rest quite uiaonacioiiBly ou the. leather
bolster of hi? dragoon revolver, yet with
a strung suggestion to me of his ability
?to make the rime' if he wnnted to, nud
added; 'Hut just now I was reek'niu'
on taking a little patear with you,'
There was n?sthing offensive in his
-peeeh, save ils fnmiliaritv and the re
flt-ctiou. perhaps, that whether I object?
ed or not, he wna quite able to do as he
said. I only replied that if our patear
was prolonged beyonal Heavy tree Hill,I
should have- to borrow bis beast. To my
surprise.he replied quietly. 'Tiiat's so,'
adding that the horse wasat my disposal
when he wasn't using it, and half of it
when he was, 'Dick has carried double
many atime before this; when VT?Tmus
tang gives out. I'll give you a lift, and
room to ?pare.'
'I could not help smiling at the idea
ofappearine before the boys at Red
Gulch ?n croupe with the stranger; but
neither could 1 help be'.ug oddly affected
by the suggestion that hi? hors? had
done double duty before. 'On what oc?
casion,aud why V was a guestion I kept
to myselt. Wo were ascending the heavy
flank of the Divide; the narrowness of
the trail obliged us to go slowly and in
file, so that there was litte chance for
conversation, had he been disposed to
satisfy my curiosity. f ja f/T
We toiled on In silence, th; buckeye
giving place to ekim?mi, the wesUrn
sun reflected again from the bank wa^ls
beside us. blinding our eyes with Its
alare. The pines In the canoa below
were olive gulfs of bast, over Which
hers and there a hawk drifted lazily, or
rising to our level, cast a weird and gi?
gantic shadow of slowly moving wing?
on the oaouulaia aide. Th? superiority
of the ranger's horse led him oite:
in advance, and made me hope tbi
might forget me entirely, or push
grown weary by waiting. But ret
ly he would halt by a boulder, or I
pear from some chimital, where he
patiently halted. I was begionin;
hate him mildly, when at one of I
reappearances he drew up to my
and asked me how I liked Sickens !
Had he asked me my opinion of J
ley or Darwin, I could have been I
astonished. Thinking it were pos
that he referred to some local celet
of Lagrsngi, I said, hesitatingly:
'Charles Dickens. Of course yo
read hlan ? Which of his books ao
I replied with considerable embarr
meat that I liked iliem all?as I
tainly did. He grasped my hand f
moment quite unlike his usual phel
and said, 'That's me, old man. O
ens ain't no slouch. You can count
him pretty much mrr"the time.'
With this rough preface, he launc
into a criticism of the novelist, wl
for intelligent sympathy and hearty
preciation I bad rarely heard equal
Not only did he dwell upou the exut
atice ef his humor, but upon the po<
ot bis pathos and the all-pervading <
ment oi his poetry. I had conside
myself rather a diligent scholar of
great master of fiction.but the Strang?
felicity of quotation and illustrai
staggered me. It is true that
thought! were not always clothed
the best language, and often appeal
in the slouchiii1,', slangy undress of I
place and period, yet it was rustic
homespun, aud sometimes struck i
with its precision -and fitness. Consi
erably softened toward ni in, I tried hi
with other literature. Uut vaiuly. I
ynud a few ol the lyrical and emotion
poets he knew nothing. Under the i
t?uciice and enthusiasm of his ov
speech, he himself had Softened consi
erably; offered to changa horses wi
me, readjusted my saddle with profe?
sional skill, trasntferrod my pack to h
own horse, insisted on my sharing tl
contents of his whiskey flask, and., i
ticiug*that I was unarmed.pressed upn
me a eilver-nmiint? d Derringer, wliic
be assured me he could 'warrant.' ?
These various offices of good willandtli
diversion of his talk beguiled me froi
the fact that the trail was beginning t
??row obscure and unrecognizable. W
were ev deutly pursuing a route unknnwi
before to me. I pointed out the fact t
my companion a little impatiently. II
distantly resumed his old manner an?
?Well, I reckon one trail is as goo?
as another, aud what her ye got to saj
1 pointed out with some dignity, thai
| I preferred the old trail.
'Mebbe you did. But you're jiss now
! takin' a patear with me. This yer trail
' will bring you right into Indian Spriug.
ad unntliced, and no questions asked.
j Don't you mind now, I'll see you
It was necessary hare to make some
stand against my strange companion.?
I said firmly, yet as politely as I could,
thai I had proposed stopping over night
j with a friend.
I hesitated. The friend was an ec
centric Eastern mau, well-known in th
locality for his fastidiousness ?and hi
habits at a recluse. A misanthrope c
ample family aud ampia means, he ha
chosen a picturesque but secluded val
ley in the Sierras, where he could rai
against the world without opposition.
'Lone Valley.' or 'Boston Ranch' a
it wns more familiarly called, was tin
one ?sot that the average miner botl
respected and feared. Mr. Sylvester
it.? proprietor, had ?ever affiliated ?ntl
'the boys,' nor had ho ever lost the?
respect by any active opposition to theii
ideas. If seclusion had been his object
he certainly was gratified. Neverthe?
less in the darkening shadows ol tin
night, and on a lonely aud unkno.su
trail, I hesitated at repenting his mum
to g Btrailger of whom I knew so little.
But r.(V mysterious companion t >ok the
mutter out of my han da.
'Look yar.' he said, sudden'y, 'thai
aiu't but one place 'twixt ret and In?
dian Spring whar you can stop, and
I assented, a little sullenly.
"Well, ?aid the stranger, quietly, and
with a slight suggestion of conferring a
favor on me, 'Ef you're pointed for
Sylvester's? why?/ don't mine stop
ping thar with ye. It's a little Oil' the
road?I'll lo?u some time?but taking
it by and large I dou't much mind.'
I stated, as rapidly and as strongly as
i could, that my acquaintance with Mr.
Sylvester did not justify the in trod action
of a stranger to his hospitality?that he
we? quite unlike any of the people here
?in short that he was a queer ma'
To my surprise my companion an?
swered quistly : "Oh, that's all right,
I'vo heart! of him. Ef you don't toe
like cheering me through, or you'd rath?
er put 'C. O. D.' on my back, why it*?
all the same to ine. I'll play alone.?
Only you i>ist count rae in. Say 'Syl?
vester, all the time. That'? me.'
What could I oppose to this man's
quiet assurance. I felt myself growing
red with anger and nervous with embar
rassmcut. What would the correct Syl?
vester say to me ? What would the girl?
?raj was a yonog man then, and had
won an ?-Ursa to thair domestic circle by
my reserve?knowu by a less compli?
mentary adjective among the 'boys'?
what would they say to my new ac?
quaintance? Yet I certainly could net
object to lilt assuming all risks on his
own personal recognisances, nor could
I resist a certain feeling of shame at my
Wo were beginning to descend. In
the distance below us already twink!
the lights in the solitary ranche of Lo
Valley. I turned to my coinpanio
'But you've forgotten that I ?lm't kn?
your name. What am I to call you
'That's so.' he said, musingly. 'No
let's see. 'Kearney' would be a go
name. It's short and easy like. Thai
a street in 'Frisco the same title. Kes
ney it is.'
?But-.' I began Impatiently.
'Nowyou leave all that to me,' 1
interrupted, with a superb sclf-conf
dence that I could not but admire.
'The name ain't no account. It's tl
man that's respouaible. Ef I was i
lay for a man lhat I reckoned was nan
ed Jones, and after I fetched him
fouad on the inquest that his real natr
was Smith?that wouldn't make no ma
ter, as long as I got the man.'
The illustration, forcible as it wai
did not strike me as offering a prepo
sessing introduction, but we were al
ready ??* the rancho. The barking c
the aw r ' -ht Sylvester to the doc
of the pretty little cottage which hi
taste had adorned.
1 briefly ?ntroduci i Mr. Kearney.
'Kearney will do?Kearney's goo
enough for me.' commented the toiditan
Kearney half aloud, to my horror an
Sylvester's evident mystification, an
then he blandly excused himself for ;
moment that he might personally super
vise the care of his own beast. Whei
he was out oi earshot, I drew the puz
tied Sylvester aside.
'I have picked up?I mean I hav
been picked up on the road by a gciitl.
maniac, whose name is not Kearney
He is well armed and quotes Dickens
With care and acquiescence in his view;
on all subjects, and general lobmlseiot
to hi? commands, lie may be placated
Dcubtless the sprctade of your helpless?
family, the contemplation ofyourdaogb
ter's beauty und innocence may toucl
his fine sense of humor and pathos.?
Meanwhile, Heaven help yon, and for
I ran up stairs to the little den thai
my hospitable host had kept always re?
served for me in my wanderings. I lin?
gered some time over my ablutions.
bearing the languid, gentlemanly drawl
af Sylvester below mingled with the
squally cool, easy slang of my mysteri?
ous acquaintance. When I cama down
to the sitting-room I was surprised,
however, to find the Belf-etvlerl Kearney
quietlv. seated on the sofa, the gentle
May Sylvester, the "Lilly of Loue val?
ley.' sitting with maidenly awe and un?
affected interest on one side of him,
while on the other that arrant flirt, her
cousin Kate, was practicing the pitiless
archery of her eyes, with an excitement
thai seemed almost real.
'Wlirjn^ your deliriously cool friend ?'
she minted to whisper to me at sup?
per ?^^Hr utterly dated and bewilder
sd betlWj the enrapt May Svlveater,
who see'aed to hang upon his words.
and this giddy girl ot the period, who
was emptying the battery of her charms
in active rivalry upon him. 'Of course
wc ktiovr his name isn't Kearney. But
how romantic! And isn't he perfectly
lovely ? And who is he V
I replied with severe irony that I was
not aware what foreign potentate was
then traveliug incognito in the Sierra? of
California, but that when his Royal
Highness Was pleased to iuform me, I
should be pleased to introduce him
properly. 'Until then.' I added, "I feat
the acquaintance must be Morganatic'
'You're only jealous of him.' she said
pertly. 'Look at May?she is com?
pletely fascinated. And her father too.'
And actually the languid, world-sick
was regarding him with a boyish inter?
est and enthusiasm almost incompati?
ble with his nature. Yet I submit hon?
estly to toe clear-headed reason of my
owii Ncx. that I could see nothing more
in the mau that I have already deliver?
ed to the lender.
Iu the middle of a sxoiting story of
adventure, oi which he. to the already
prejudiced minds ol his fair auditors, seat
evidently hero, he stopped suddenly.
'It's only some pink train passing
the bridge on the lower trail.' explain?
ed Sylvesi. r. 'Go on.'
'It may be my horse is a trine on easy
in the ?table.' said the alleged Kearney.
?IK- ain't used to board-- and covering.1
Heaven only knows what wild snd
delicious revelation lay Is the state?
ment of this fact, but the girls looked at
each other with cheek? pink with t-x
citencut as Kearney arose, and with
quiet absence of ceremony, quitted the
'Ain't he just lovely !' ..aid Kate
gasping for breath, 'and so witty.'
?Witty !' ?aid the gentle May, wit!
just the slightest trace of defiance in he?
sweet raice. 'Witty, my dear! why
don't you see that his voice is ju*
breaking with pathos '; Witty, indeed
why. when he was speaking of tha
Mexican woman that was hung I saw
the tears gather in his eye?. Witty, In
'Tears.' laughed the eyiical Sylvester
tears, idle tear?. Why, you silly chil
dren, the man is a man of the world?
a philosopher, quiet, observant, una?
'Unntsuming !' Was Sylvester intox
icated, or had the mysterious strangei
mixed Die 'insane herb' with the family
pottage? He returned before 1 coult
answer thi? self-asked inquiry, and re
suimd coolly his broken narrative.?
Finding myself forgotten in the nun 1
had so hug hesitated to introduc? to my
ft ?ends, I retired to rest early, only ti
hear, through the thin partitions, twr
hours later, enthusiastic praises of tin
new guest from the voluble lips of th.
girl?, as they chatted together in tin
next room before retiring;
At midnight I was startled by tin
sound of horses' hoof? and the jingliiu
of spur? below. A conv-;r?atiou be?
tween my host aqd some mysterioui
personage in the darkness was carric
ou in such a low tone that I could n<
learn its import. As the cavalcade rod
away I raisedthc window.
'what's the matter.'
'Nothing,1 said Sylvester coolly, onl
I another one of thoso playful homicida
j freaks peculiar to the country. A ma
I was shot by Cherokee Jack over at La
! grange this morning, and that was th
Sheriff of Caleveras and his po?se hunt
iug him. I t'ild him I'd seen uo urn
but you aud your frieud. By tha way
I hope the cursed noise has not disturb
ed him. The poor I'd In v looked as i
he wanted rest.'
I thought so, too. Nevertheless, ',
went softly to his room. It was empty
My impression was that he had distanc?e
the Sheriff of Caleveras about two hour?
Lately M ?nun and Bcr Ways.
The following few remarks on somt
of the habita of the gentle sex we cUf
from the Louisville Courier-Journal :
'It is indeed a funny and riiikulou*
sight to see a lovely woman stop at a
street crossing, give her body a fearful
twist, stoop low und reach backward
and downward nearly to her heels, aud
grab from forty to fifty pounds of dress
tail, full of dirt and dust, shake it five or
six times, like a bur.r.ard fixing its wings
to fly, then hobble across the street like
a lame turkey to the other side, tliTe
to 'let go,' turn round four or five times,
and start off like a stern wheel boat iu
a storm. Such fantastic, fashionable
freaks of folly as we see sometimes up?
on our streets are certainly very unbe?
coming to all that is modest, beautiful
and lovely in womau. Think of it.
The idea of a fashionably dressed blonde
or brunette stopping dead still upon the
Street, kick out and up like a cow at an
army of loose hornets, grab her clothes
in her band, aud with a body bent, look?
ing out from under a little hat perched
upou one side of the head, and making
a public exhibition of her heels aud
hose as sho skip? across the street like
an ostrich ou a run, au exact copy in
style and dress of the woman who rides
aspotte'l horse iu a circus and jumps
through a paper balloon for $15 a week
and applause. Look at the modestly
dressed, sweet iaced, humble girl, walk
im: homeward, having been on a mis?
sion for her mother, perhaps. No fool?
ishness about bur. ^he lives, dresses,
acts and looks; plain. Sue aud fashion
are strangers. Loafers and blackguards
don't stare at her and make ail kinds of
remarks about her. No! She com
mands respect by her dress andcoodm i
upon the public streets. See her in
spotless white, looking like an angel.
Kneeling at the bedside with her face
and eyes lifted heavenward, and in ac
ceuts low aud sweet, breathing from
her pure lips the language of her soul in
humble prayer : 'Our father who art in
'heaven.' Angela put their ears to tin
twinkling star? and listen to her pray?
era. The one a meek, humble, Chns
; tian young woman, whose affections are
: fixed on things above the foibles anil
i follies of a fashionable world?whose
vt-rv soul pants for the light aud love uf
a home 'over there.' The other, a thii
visaged, ?made-up' wcman of the fash?
ionable world, whose whole heart am
soul is engulfed In the great whirlpool
of mock happiness aud tolly; who nev?
er looks in the Hilda oue-huinlreilth part
as much as shrj does a looking glass,
whose winde idea of life is to 'have fun
with the boys' until she is forty, and
then take the chance of fooliug some old
man into'buying ht-r, if she can. The
one breathes her prayer aud lies down
on her downy bed to dream of heaven
and the angels. The other comes out
of t le parlor at a late hour, like a tired
and hungry coach horse, rushes to the
pantry, grabs a pickle in one hand and
a cold ham-hone ?u the other ; then to
her room. She swings her 'harness'
over the backs of half a dozen chairs.
Scatters the other 'muke-up' about the
tloiu, and forgets the duty ?he owes to
God aud herself, and dives into bed like
a wharf rat into the eauul, rolls aud
tumbles all night as it the bed wire full
of hornets, and rises at eight nine or
ten o'clock tin- next morning, as stiff
and lifeless as a billy-goat that has beau
run over by a freight train. Now.
which one of the two think you God and
the angels smile upon most?the beau?
tiful woman or the fashiouable young
Gen. Lee's Desire to End the
W ai:. ?The Mobile (Ala.) Register ed?
itorially says: "The December huiiber
of the Historic Magazine contains the
reply ofllon. R. M. T. Hunter, of Vir?
ginia, to the ret ?ni letter of ex-I'resi
dent Davis. Mr. Hunter'? communica?
tion discloses a number of very remark?
able facts, among which is the ?tale
ment that both fien. Lee and Gen.
Hrecktnridge despaired of the issue of
the war, and earnestly desired that
some Steps should be taken to secure
peace a considerable time before the
dual catastrophe, lien. I.ee went so
far as to seek a personal interview wiih
Mr Hunter, urging him to accept the
responsibility of introducing ?uch a
measure to the Senate of the Confed?r?
ete States. Mr. Hunter represents that
Mr. Davis was at that time for soms
reason so prejudiced against him that
the views expressed by him (Mr. Hun?
ter) in private conlereuce was retailed
and exaggerated so a? to injure him ?o
that In: Wfts compelled to decline to
communicate with the 1'resident for fear
el misrepresentation. The article paint?
a gloomy picture of the distraeteu con?
dition of affairs at the ( onfederate cap?
ital just prior to the final collapse, and
ipphes ?oine heavy charge? to Mr.
Out of respect for his feelings, the
lymn "When I can read my title clear.'
s never sung as a religious service at
Washington when Hays? is present.
i story of the War.
The following is narrated by a wat
correspondent; Atone time during the
winter of li?Cl I was on duty at tin
headquarters <?f the Department of
West Virginia, then in charge of (?en.
F. W. Laud.-r. One day it wasr*porled
to me that certain prisoners in a build?
ing near by were suffering for fooJ. fuel,
medicine and a chance to wash. I ini
mediately visited them and found tln-m
to be West Virginia Confederates in
Charge of the West Virginia University,
and between these two classes there
was uo love lost.
1 went back to headquarters an?! soon
found iiivbelf engaged with the generals
and colonels tin re assembled in an ani?
mated discu?siou. I maintaining ?thai
though it was impossible for us to giv<
all our own sick the- attention they ought
to receive, aud our own soldier? must
necessarily sutler from the cold, that,
uerarthless, our honor demanded that
we stte to it that our prisoners had every
comfort. I Was iu the minority, but
not alone in the debate, and if it .had
not been for Gen.-ral Lauder I could
not have carried my point. lu a few
hours I had the prisoners and their
quarters well washed aud led, an abuu
dance of fuel, the sick made as comfor?
table as possible, aud the guard chang?
ed. In a few days most of them had
taken the oath of allegiance to the
United States and beeu released. They
were mostly men who bad been arrested
on suspicion of being spies or bush?
whackers. They took occasion to call
upon me in squads and thanked me for
what 1 had doue for them, till 1 got
heartily sick of it aud used to avoid
?u the 17th of Sept., '&2, I lay on
the battlefield of Autietam, faiut,bleed- :
lug and helpless. Our hue had beeu I
driven back from where I fell, aud the :
Confederate ambulance cerps was busily ,
at work near me. I raised myself on ',
my elbow, aud in doing so, attracted
(beattention of two men who were,
about to carry off a wounded Souther?
ner. They immediately abandoned
him, and called me by name, made
themselves knowu to nie as two of the
men whom I haei befriended iu Western
Virginia. They curied ma off the Add
aud deposited me ?n the rear of a straw
stack ; then one o! thein went away a j
moment and returned with Stonewall j
Jackson aud bis Staff.
The headquarters surgeon examiued
my wounds and gave me brandy. One
of the aids knelt down beside me aud
made a record of my name, company,
residence, etc., and asked rue who was
in cotninaud of our army that day, aud
if I knew the number of men we had
and what that uuuibcr was. To which
I replied that Gen. M. ?Mellan was in
command, that I knew bow many men
we bad but should not tell the number,
but that be would liud before night that
we had enough to lick him out of his
He ruse up inhaste. aud stepping t
the title of Jackson'? horse, ?are in th
inforitiatiou he had obtained, ami
knew from tnc quick glance aud hal
?mile ot Jackson when he was renvrtiui
to him that he kuew tue exact uuinbe
Of men sve had on our s de. Then tin
surgeon had a monieut'? COUfereBci
w;th Jackson, and returning to tin
?laid; 'Gen. Jackson tells me to say u
you that you will be immediately starte?
foi Richmond in an ambulance aud will
a guard, that y ou will be detaiued iu ll?
city till the close of the war. uudei
guard or on parole as you choose."
He then mounted his horse to procure
an ambulance, but had ridden but a few
paces before a shell from one of our
guns burst in trout of his horse, winch
reared and threw itself over backward,
breaking the ueck of the surgeon and
causing instant death. The shells came
thick and fast, and Jackson ami his stall
rode toward to the line. But my two
West Virginia Mends stayed by me aud
gave me every care and attention, till a
cannon shot passing through the upper
part of the straw set it on fire, when one
of them went up and put it out ; but as
he was sliding down another ball passed
through and entirely served his In ad
from his body.
Still the other one remained faithful.
and, as night came on. he told me that
orders had been given to fall back, and
asked me which I would choose?to be
left to fall into the hands of mv own
men. or to be taken back and rcctive s
great deal he'.ter care ami attention ir
Richmond than I would iu my own lines,
1 told him my kindred lived Norlh, and,
if I was left 00 the tield, I should, if 1
lived, soon be at home, and I chose to
From that time forward I had no tur
ther recollections until some time the
next day, I came to myself and heard
voices, and, calling out to them, it was
discovered that stakes from the fence
had been set against the ?tack, and the
straw had been pulled down ov.r them,
?o that I was shel.cred from the cold
night air, and coticcaled. A cantesn
full of water, a full havt rsack and a
loaded revolver were beside me. aud my
watch and pocket-hook were under BBS,
soaked iu blood.
It is said of Ethan Allen that he once
attended a church where the minister
made an estimate, the result of which
was that out of the whole human tac?,
not more than one out a| a thousand
Would be -?av.'tl. On the announced!, n
of this result. Allen to<ik hi? hat and
walked out, saying a? he wt-ut, '"Gen?
tlemen, if any of you want mv chance
you are wedcouie to it It is not worth
'I never sot mv mind to writin' poetry
till two years ago."ssida y>ung rtiralist,
lilting back in a grocery cTiilr ; 'but the
miaute I took to goin' with that Johs<?n
girl, by gosh '. I couldn't help it,'5
??It ?ri t-l na Kalt-?:
Advertas?meuU?ill be luserloj at Oa? Dollar
per square of ten Hues, or lea?, for th? fir?t iu?er
tion, and 50 et-ut? for each subsequent InMrUoa.
Cine?? the number nt insertions be marked opus
j tin- ra?umeript, it will be r>:ibH?b?1 until forbll
?ud Charged accordingly.
j Notice? iu tiac local n.'.uuin wilt b? inserted a
I double tbe advertising rates.
! Advertisement? for three luonlu? or long?r will
be inserted st lower'r?Ua
A flan Anxleu te WsC
The afternoon services had ended,
and the congregation were arranging
themselves for the benediction, wnen
the [?arson de-cended from the pulpit
to the desk below, and said, in a calm,
clear voice :
'?Those wishing to be united in the
holy bond? of matrimony will now
please come forward."
A deep stillness instantly fell over
the congregation, broken only Ly the
rusiliiu; of silk, as some pretty girl or
? xclted matron changed her position to
catch the first view of the couple to be
married. No one, however, arose, or
seemed in the' least inclined to rise.
Whereupon the worthy clergyraau,
deeming the first notice unheard or mis?
understood, repeated :
"Let those wishing to be united in
the holy bonds of matrimony now coma
Still no one stirred. The silence be?
came almost aajtsiaU. .?ivd a payant
sense of awkatdness among those
present was felt, rhen a young man,
who occupied a vacant seat in the broad
aisle during thu service, slowly aro?e
and deliberately walked to the front of
the altar. He was good-looking and
well dressed, but no female acorn
panied him. When he arrived within a
respectful distance of the clergyman he
paused,and with a reverent bow itepped
to one side of the aisle, but neither said
anything, nor seemed at at all discon?
certed at tin idea of being married
The clergvmau looked anxiouily
around for the bride, who, he supposed
was yet to arrive, r.nd at length re?
marked to the young man in an un?
??The young lady, ?ir, i* dilatory."
??Had you not bettor defer the cere?
?'I think not."
"Do you suppose sha will be here
"I, sir."said the young man; 'how
should I know of the lady's move?
A few momenta were allowed to
lapse in this unpleasant state of ex
nectanaj, when the clergyman renewed
"Did the lady promise to attend at
the present hour, lirf"
"Why. the lady to be sure, that you
are waiting here for."
"I did not hear her say anything
aboutit." was the unsatisfactory n -
"Then. sir. may I ask you why you
are here, and lot what purpose yon
thus trifle iu the Sanctuary of the Most
High?" said Um somewhat enraged
?T came sir. simply because you in?
vited all those wishing to be onited iu
the holy bonds of uiatrimeny to fctep
forward, and I happened to entertain
such a wish. I am very sorry to have
luisuuderstood you sir, and I wish you
i very good day."
The benediction was uttered m a
solemnity of tone very little in accor?
dance with the twiching of the facial
nerves, and when, after the church was
dosed, the story g-H amongst the con?
gregation, more than Otto girl regretted
that the young man who really wUheJ
to be unitedlo the holy bonds of matri?
mony had been obliged to depart with?
out a wife
When l'bilip Henry, the fatln r of the
great commentator, was preach ng. to?
ward the end of his lone miuistry at
broad Oak. on the words, "My yoke is
easy, and my burden is light." ho ap?
pealed, iu a manner, that affected many
that heard .t. to the experiences of all
that had "drawn in that yoke." in (hi
following words: "Cali now if there be
any that will answer you. and to which
of the saiuts will you turn? Turn to
whom you will, and they will all agree
that they have found wisdom's ways
pleasantness and Christ's commands
ti(it|grievous ; and (.lie aefded) I will
here witness foroue who. through ?.me
has in some, poor measure been draw?
ing tin-yoke now aUotit thirty jcars.
and I have found it an easy y? ko, and
like my choice too well to change.
There Ir many ?t true word spokeu t:i
a joke. At the time that Jenny Lad
was singing in America the London
Punch began an article on the subject
by saying: 'It appears that songs aud
pieces of music arc now scut Irom
Boston to New Y or* by electric tele?
graph.' No doubt Tund? thought this
very funuy, but time has changed the
so called joke into a prop'iecy.
Daniel Ifebster was very fond of
salmon. One day a pretentious person
of small size, ?iltiug opposite to him
[at table, exclanied, 'Why. Mr.
j Webster. I didn't knowj that you great
' wise men liked good ti.'mgs s I much !"
?"Did you suppose that Providence
| made all the good things for foolish
?little men?" significantly a?k??d the
It has been d sc V led that then1 is
something ptculiar about dour. Wl en
wher.t goe? up ten cents ? bushel, flour
gets the news in half a minute by tele?
graph. But whin wheat goes down,
flour gets the new? by mail, and a mighty
alow mail at that.
A girl who formerly lis e 1 iu St. Louis
write.? from Colorado to an old friend:
This is the handsomest ?00 acres I ever
nut my foot ? 'w:i nsj,' H r father
I ought to get 100 acres more and have a
j lawn around htr foot.
There is no excuse for this country
having so many tramps. If our able
bodied young women ss ould marry and
th n take in washing to support tliem,
there would tie no necessity for the
poor fellows going about stealing.